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

Greek Life: I am not in Greek life so I cannot give you an accurate explanation.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are a wide variety of girls and guys. Greek life is very prominent at this school.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: most people live off-campus because it's cheaper and you get your own space. definitely worth the bus ride.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Scholarships: My parents don't pay for school and I don't make that much money, so I get lots of money from the government! It comes in quickly and the refunds are nice.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Nightlife: There's midtown and downtown. Midtown isn't my scene but downtown bars are fun. There is something for most people.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: It was hard at first because I wasn't taking the right path (science vs. psychology). Now I'm having a great time!

4 College Senior

Diversity: There are all kinds of people here--with over 50,000 students, no two are alike.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: So many great restaurants here!!! There aren't a ton of big chains, though I wish we had a Cheesecake Factory. The local restaurants are great and food is tasty for a good price.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Gainesville is great for 4 years. After that, it's time to move on. It's a good place to learn how to live independently while still being able to go home for the weekend if need be.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Transportation: Great bus services throughout Gainesville during the week. It definitely helps to have a car though, especially if you have a job. You could get by without one though, or rent a Zip car.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Weather: Perfect weather 80% of the year. Bring your umbrella every day though... this is Florida, after all.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Campus Dining: I had a meal plan during the first semester of my freshman year and that was IT. It was overpriced and not very good. Near the end, I was just eating pizza and pasta and sandwiches. Gator Corner is better than Broward.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Facilities: Football and basketball are HUGE! And the Gators win at all other sports as well. Lots of intramurals, too. Gyms are fantastic, though it can be crowded in January and the fitness classes fill up quickly. Lots of space in libraries, but it gets packed around midterms and finals. Lots of places to hang out and eat lunch outside, especially when the weather is nice (which it is, most of the time). It's great to be a FLORIDA GATOR!

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Facilities: Gorgeous campus :D Century Tower always lets you know what time it is.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Everything look spretty good here

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Lots of people drink, especially underage. Well, maybe it just seems that way because the people who are always drinking are most likely obnoxiously drunk. UPD and Gainesville PD make it pretty safe though. They don't want to ruin your life--they just want you to be safe.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: I love the psych program!!! Super easy to figure out (I've never seen an adviser). I'm also graduating a semester early, and I have only been in the major for a year (I was microbiology before). Professors are great and there are lots of course offerings.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Parking: There's no point in parking on campus if you're an undergraduate because there is almost nowhere to park and you have to pay for a permit. Take the bus instead (it's free!!!).

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Computers: You get 250 free pages of black and white printing at the print lab. The Help Desk can fix most computer issues and problems connecting to the network. Connecting to wifi on campus can be a lengthy and annoying process.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you are looking for drugs, you can find it. However, no one is going to peer pressure you to do drugs. Alcohol is a different story. It is much more likely you will get peer pressured to drink.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere at UF is standard, there is plenty for people to do which includes night life and hiking, fishing, or boating. There is a museum on campus too, which is pretty neat.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I had to wait three days for an appointment just for the doctor to neglect testing me for anything and telling me I just had a cold. I ended up getting much sicker because she would not give me medicine.

3 College Freshman

Parking: It is pretty easy to find a parking spot on campus, and permits are a reasonable price. UFPD is really strict on parking, so if parked in the wrong place, you will be sure to get a ticket. You do not necessarily need a car because there are buses running all the time.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: As a part of the engineering program here at UF, there are so many wonderful opportunities to take! There is a plethora of clubs and organizations for each discipline of engineering that suits the need of each individual. The facilities are great for engineering here. The workload is heavy, but so is engineering anywhere to go.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at UF are top notch in the state of Florida. many professors came from Ivy League schools, and they do a great job teaching. Registering for classes is pretty simple, you just have to meet with an advisor to ensure you are signing up for the right classes and staying on track, and then you register online. Your workload all depends on your major.

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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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