Location
Gainesville, FL
Undergrads
30,241
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4831 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: The nightlife at school is great!

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather hasn't really affected my campus experience.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek Life looks a lot of fun and it's really made me want to get involved and join a sorority.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: I haven't really started the courses for my major but I'm eager and excited to start.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors and classes are great.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great and it really gives you a great experience to experience the "campus life".

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is no drug scene at my school.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I haven't received financial aid as of yet and it kept saying I needed to turn in papers for it to be complete.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus and is very safe.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: It's very convenient and I can check when the bus comes on my phone and it's always on-time.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The wireless has its good times and bad times. Sometimes it goes and sometimes it is very reliable.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Gainesville is beautiful, filled with nature. The people here are friendly and it is generally a safe town.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: There's a lot of international students. There's also numerous cultural and religious groups on campus who are willing to educate others about them.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Parking: Too many students too few spots. The parking on campus is terrible, always a hassle. Permits are pricey and it is very easy to get a ticket here.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The gyms are top notch here. Sports is a large part of the community. Many people participate in some form of exercise on this campus.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship as yet. I do not have much concern about obtaining one my advisers have already given me some options.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love my program. The college is very community-oriented. I would do it again. I wish to become a wildlife biologist/ wildlife researcher. I am confident I can get a job.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's a great variety of off-campus housing. The landlords seem somewhat friendly and reasonable. Some apartments are gorgeous and way above average and some are simply average. Most are located near a convenient shopping area and public transportation spot. Security seems great and costs vary a lot.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I love my program and am very passionate about it. The course options for it are excellent and the faculty is the best. The workload is very manageable. They also greatly assist you with getting jobs and internships.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are very approachable and understandable. They try and make the courses interesting. Registration may be a hassle with all these students. The workload so far is manageable. There are many study areas and a lot of tutoring options.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe walking alone on campus at night. The police are always around and there are a lot of emergency phone stations. The student health center is above average.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a nice variety of food options from Jamaican to Mexican and Italian.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There's appearance is average. Some of them are very friendly and fun and value friendship.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have not heard of peer pressure besides in the Greek life. Alcohol is visible outside of clubs but that is the only exception.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I wish I had a better roommate match and my residence building is not within walking distance of the dining halls. The social atmosphere is average.

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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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