Location
Gainesville, FL
Undergrads
30,241
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a great variety of choices and not everything is so expensive.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Parking regulations are very strict. You have to park "perfectly"

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: People have more spirit when a team wins than loses

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Living on-campus will have more restrictions than living off-campus but overall it is decent

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of great restaurants and new places open all the time

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a great diversity of students on campus and there are so many nationalities represented as well

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: When it rains it can get pretty flooded in certain areas but for the most part it stays warm and sunny not during the winter time.

2 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live on-campus so this doesn't apply to me.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life since I am not involved in it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on if you get good roommates and great neighbors, living on campus isn't that bad.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't enjoy going out in Gainesville. Every place gets very crowded, is too loud, and I end up being crushed by sweaty people and sometimes being thrown up on.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Computers: Printing on campus is only free in the Reitz Union, with a 250 page limit. Computers are hard to come by for the most part and if you are planning on studying on campus, you should bring a laptop.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus so I do not know. I live in an off-campus apartment that is fairly convenient.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Florida, it changed whenever it feels like it.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses are great and I really appreciate them. But they die fairly regularly in the middle of a route so that's inconvenient.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are good for the most part. Curriculum is challenging but effective. Registration is a pain. I prefer to study alone but if I need a study partner, it is not hard to find one.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I have never lived in a dorm so I wouldn't really know.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have never seen anyone drinking or doing drugs on campus. However, people do talk about it fairly regularly. But I have never seen peer pressure applied to force others to join.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Everyone has good school spirit and cheers for the teams.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school seems to be pretty diverse in most areas. However, they seem more concerned with offering aid to foreign students, first-generation students, or those of other races than to average, white students. I am a white female and have received Pell Grants every year and was just told that my parents make $100 too much for me to receive a Pell Grant this semester. My parents are supporting my sister and doing the best they can on their own; they do not help me pay for anything. I pay for my own rent, utilities, groceries, clothes, books, and anything else I need. However, I was told that there is nothing the school can do to help and I would have to take out a loan if I can not come up with the tuition myself.

I find that extremely unfair and can't help but wonder if I was a student of a different race if they would be more accommodating to my situation.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Close to campus, however they're not the greatest-- especially communal bathrooms. However, you can make your dorms very homey.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Not much to do unless you have a car. Gainesville is a typical college town ruled by college kids.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's only four places you can really go Midtown, Downtown, Frat parties, or friends house parties. Not too many options. However, transportation is great.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Tons of parties where alcohol is available. People don't make you drink, it's ultimately your choice.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of ethnically diverse people on campus and generally everybody finds their own niche, even though it may take a while. I've noticed that a lot of people stick with their ethnic groups.

1 person found this useful Report
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Chris Kirschner
Hometown
Bronx, NY
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2014
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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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