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

Weather: Being from South Florida, it's nice to attend a school that has seasons without the snow.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are apartments in any location with practical prices.

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5 College Senior

Academics: Endless opportunities for any student.

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4 College Senior

Computers: There's enough technology to get the job done.

4 College Senior

Diversity: There are organizations for every ethnicity, economic background, political/religious followings, and sexual orientations.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I would highly recommend living off campus and closer to campus. I made that mistake one year, and I felt very out of the loop. I am also in a sorority, so it really helps to be walking distance to classes and Sorority Row. I could pop by, grab lunch and dinner quickly, and keep on going to class. I recommend checking out Trimark's website. A lot of my friends live at their properties and love it. It is really clean and pretty too!

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: It's safe, but everyone should always be aware of their surroundings.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big on campus, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to join to feel included. There are always parties and stuff going on. Most sororities and fraternities have houses, and rooms are reserved mostly for upperclassmen.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I felt right at home after a matter of a few days!

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options with lots of opportunity, just takes time and energy to find what works out!

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Many people tend to find a Greek life that fits their interest and their they find their own family of sisters and/or brothers!

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is something that needs to be done with time. Rushing it or doing it last minute could make it a hassle for yourself.

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Every night of the week there is something going on around school, on and off! Never a lack of activities to do!

5 College Freshman

Diversity: UF is so diverse that anyone and everyone will feel welcome here on campus! Also there are so many organizations with such a wide array of people that no one can feel left out at the campus, ever!

4 College Freshman

Computers: WiFi is offered throughout the campus which is extremely convenient! Also with a printing lab it works great for emergencies!

5 College Freshman

Weather: It is Florida! It is mostly sunny, warm and beautiful throughout the entire state! Not just in Gainesville!

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Being an in-state student from a popular area in Florida it makes it easy finding rides to make it back home by hopping in with someone else. However I know of buses that people can take to also drop them off without the need of depending on someone for ride

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus as a freshman is a phenomenal experience for meeting people and becoming accommodated at the school! It can be pricey compared to being off campus but the experience is well worth its value!

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Like any college there is alcohol on campus however it does not take over the lifestyle. Plenty of people are able to go out and have fun without the need of alcohol. And I personally have not witnessed any drugs occur around college.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are enough options to have a different meal from a different place every night for well over a month!

5 College Freshman

Majors: Finding internships is possible for everyone because there is a wide array of ways where people may get internship with help or themselves!

5 College Freshman

Majors: The business school here at UF is one where everyone is there to help each other with plenty of great organizations to help people with their major!

5 College Freshman

Academics: UF leads the pack in mulitple sports! This year having the Gators ranked number one in basketball with a chance at the national championship!

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I had no problems getting aid, but some students had to wait weeks until aid arrived. I would say to be a little patient, because they do have a lot of students to go through.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We do have UF Alerts that are sent to us whenever an incident occurs. Because are campus is so open, anyone can just come uninvited.

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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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