Gainesville, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
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4 College Junior

Nightlife: The nightlife is really good, but you have to live to the North or the East of campus to truly be near any bars/clubs. Anyone living on the other side has to take a pretty long bus ride to travel back and forth, and it isn't exactly convenient. Once you are at the bars though, it is a pretty good scene and you can definitely have fun if you know what you are doing.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Truth is, with a campus of fifty thousand students, there truly is a wide range of types of girl. I would say overall, most of the girls are smart due to it being the best school in state and many are down to earth, but there's always a few bad apples. There's a lot of great girls at my school.

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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: There is a meal plan for most students (that I don't use), but from what I know, it does allow students to use many of the restaurant options in the area by using their student IDs.

5 College Junior

Facilities: There is a place for everything you need on campus. If you want to study, there are multiple libraries across campus. If you want to work out, there are a few great options that are somewhat convenient to get to (you can take a bus or run to them, but you might as well run if you are headed to a gym anyways). There are a few areas on campus to hangout, but really the bests places to hangout are the spots right next to campus that are conveniently located just across the street.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is currently going a lot of construction to improve what were already great facilities. They are building a new undergraduate business school (which I will only have the pleasure of enjoying for one year) and a new student union (which I will get for a semester). They are still nice facilities overall, despite the construction going on all around.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have only seen one student high on drugs. If they are, they keep it to themselves.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: what I have seen so far is good and I hope to be safe where ever I land.

4 College Junior

Diversity: I see all walks of life on campus and around town.

4 College Junior

Weather: Gainesville has a change of seasons, so it is great to me.

College Junior

Nightlife: I am not in school to party. I am here to learn and that is that.

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5 College Junior

Majors: Since U of F does a lot of research, it is a great place to go to school for agriculture.

4 College Junior

Majors: I hope to pursue the internship program.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: does not apply to me.

5 College Junior

Facilities: This is the petri dish of exploring agriculture.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Anything you are interested in, you can find on campus.

3 College Junior

Transportation: It's good, as long as you aren't an undergrad trying to find a place to park a car.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: It is easy to start a pick-up game with my group of friends.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The sense of community with in the school is very unique along with the spirit on campus towards everything and anything.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system is really easy to figure out and very helpful for such a large campus

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not know much about off campus housing, I am applying now to it.

4 College Freshman

Academics: With my major, Health Science, you have to apply at the end of your sophomore year, which is very unique.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at UF are some of the best in the state

College Freshman

Majors: Science I have not yet been admitted into my program I do not know

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: All the guys I have met are really nice and fun to be around

College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not really know about the drug scene on campus


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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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