Location
Gainesville, FL
Undergrads
30,241
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 5295 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Rain doesn't bother or hinder me.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The Southwest gym has everything you want in a gym plus more. With an indoor running track it covers your every need.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Although I have looked at off campus housing, I did not live off campus this year and I cannot say much about the pros and cons of doing so. However, I can say that after having looked, prices do vary. Most places include parking. Most places (if you get a 4 bedroom) end up being cheaper than on campus housing.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Diversity: I'm Asian, so non-Asians tend to look past me since Asian people usually just hang out with each other.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Nightlife: It's good for people over 21 for sure. However, the scene gets old as your four years are coming to an end.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I cannot really speak for Greek Life since I'm not really into that or most of my friends.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: Go Gators! So much student pride and spirit. Sports are definitely a big part at UF!

5 College Senior

Computers: Computers are provided with plenty of software. For example, I did not buy Matlab for class since the computer lab provides it.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Scholarships: There are financial aid but UF does not just hand it to you, duh! If you need it, go for it! You must put effort in so how! Search.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: Super happy! I would not do it over again of course. I put a lot of hard work in and progress does not include repeating my curriculum. I want to be an engineer!

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4 College Senior

Majors: Lots of nerd in a good way. Talk nerd. Eat nerd. Breathe nerd. The faculty truly provide care into their department and students.

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3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Attractions die off quickly when you move away from campus

4 College Senior

Academics: Best school in Florida! Although does not "compete" with Higher ranking schools, Employers still seek Gators!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros: beats Dorm rooms obviously!!!

Cons: More expensive if closer to campus

5 College Senior

Transportation: Free city bus fare by showing student ID and free shuttle for drunk college students at night.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is a dorm...not much else to say.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I fall into a category where I don't get a lot of financial aide. I would love to have a campus job, but don't qualify for CWS.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are a big part of any major college anymore. I go to a few games, but it is not a major part of my day.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't think it is any different than any other college.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It is a definite college town!

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I work for RUB, so I participate in a lot of activities on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am moving off campus next year. Found a great place with good facilities.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus and have accessed the health center once.

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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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