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Reviews 5324 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The school offers a great infirmary for students as well as we have one of the best hospitals in the entire nation attached the the school: Shands.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Although the dorms and other living places on campus are extremely old and outdated , the opportunities and relationships you get from living in them and participating on campus are more valuable the probably anything else on the entire campus. Living on campus truly makes the college experience.

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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Gaiensville is a small town and you can tell my the minimal shopping places and lack of higher class night light . If the University werent here the town would probably blow away.

5 College Junior

Athletics: There is a team and/or sport for everyone. Every sport you can think of, UF has at least two intramural teams and there is huge participation

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5 College Junior

Scholarships: I got all the finical aid I needed and expected PLUS the university even gave me extra scholarships I didn't even expect that helped pay for lots of extra cost I originally planned to pay out of pocket. It is like the school is paying me to go there!

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: You cant go anywhere in the entire city of Gainesville without seeing someone or some type of influence from Greek life . it is everywhere!!

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have lived off campus for almost 2 years and had many good and bad experiences. Anything deemed student housing is a bad idea. The cost , location, and safety all very from place to place. one block might be extra dangerous and two streets over is the safest place. it all depends

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4 College Junior

Weather: The local weather here in Gainesville is almost always sunny and warm, like most of Florida. When the weather changes to raining or cold the university does a great job of keeping water cleaned up in buildings to avoid injury, turning the heat on to accommodate the comfort of the students and facility in the rooms and buses as well as many of the university instructors give additional time before starting class to give students a chance to get to class on days when the weather is extra nasty.

4 College Junior

Computers: The computers across campus all run on the most updated version of windows and are uploaded with all the possible Microsoft programs any student would need. As well as being connected to a multitude of printing centers, many of which are free, they are extremely fast. The only down side is that the windows 8 is probably the most confusing and non-user friendly operating system and can make things harder to navigate as well as make some computer lag . The compatibility is an issue as well with some of the already established publisher sites and the university sites as well.

5 College Junior

Diversity: From what I have observed walking the campus, participating in events, and in class is the most diverse group of people I have ever encountered. Ever day I meet someone new from somewhere new with so many different views, beliefs and background. Throughout my classes I hear all types of opinions from kids from all over the world and of all walks of life. There is no visually dominant section of the diversity wheel and I think UF has done an amazing job bringing together a large sea of different people

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I always find myself eating from somewhere new in Gainesville.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: The nightlife is almost too good. I often find myself comprising schoolwork to go party.

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1 College Junior

Weather: I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. Gainesville will be 34 degrees in the morning, 78 degrees in the afternoon, then start pouring rain in the early evening. It's the PITS!

4 College Junior

Computers: Although a few adjustments can be made, the technology at my school is good.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I wouldn't trade the athletic program at my school.

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1 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life on our campus is terrible. It is ridiculous how some people in organizations treat non-Greeks.

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2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I hate the local atmosphere here, and I can't to graduate so I can leave.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety and security on campus can defineitly be improved, but it could also be worse.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Transportation is not a problem for any student living in the city of Gainesville.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Overall, the school is average when it comes to strictness.


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Chris Kirschner
Bronx, NY
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Some schools have certain advantages over others. Small schools give a feeling of community; large schools have lots of resources; private schools are ripe for close academic relationships with faculty; and state schools offer a good value. Well, UF is not your typical state school, and Gainesville is certainly not your stereotypical small town. Because this place is so big, it has all of the libraries, dorms, athletics, courses, clubs, and services you could want at a good price. But if you put forth just a little effort, you’ll find that the University also has more compassionate, down-to-earth professors, locals, and students that any small, private school could ever dream of having.

The best thing about going to a school like UF is that whatever you want to accomplish in life, it is probably obtainable through going to this school. You will never have to worry about not fitting in with anyone because the campus is a huge melting pot. Students are never bored on campus because there is literally always something to do with friends both on or off campus. And who wouldn't want to go to a school where the immense amount of school pride is literally unexplainable? It sure is great to be a Florida Gator.

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