Location
Gainesville, FL
Undergrads
30,241
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4847 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: The campus is overall excellent because it is constantly maintained.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No clear drug use is noticible of students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: As far as what I've seen and heard the campus is strict in certain areas and not so much in the others.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is definitely diverse which is normal because of the amount of students there are.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: There are not a ton of printing labs or computers for use. It would be ideal for every student to have their own computer.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are definitely a huge part of the school and they receive a large amount of support from the students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is a great variety of food and it is decently priced.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The process of getting it was not too difficult for me.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I think our campus is very diverse and is hard to put into specific categories.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is definitely a split between Greeks and non-Greeks. I think Greeks have unnecessary stereotypes put on them.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is usually nice, but it does get very hot and very cold sometimes.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The night life is fun and there is a lot to do usually.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like my school because I have formed a lot of friendships, have been presented with many great opportunities, and have received a great education thus far.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is definitely a wide variety of student life and a lot of different options for individuals to engage in.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe on campus when I am alone in the day. There are usually police around, but at night I would not feel comfortable walking alone.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation at my school is very convenient. The busses pick up at many locations and run frequently. We also had vans that pick up at night.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Have not had an internship yet, but the Aerospace engineering major at UF is very intensive.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I don't have a concern with finding a job coming out of UF.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are around at most parties, but usually it's just marijuana and if you don't want it you don't need to do it.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: On campus, I always feel safe. However, if you leave campus alone you have to be a little more careful.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Everyone in Gainesville loves and supports the Gators.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Again, I just started so my major barely started. However, so far so good. Classes are challenging enough that it keeps my interest.

4 College Freshman

Academics: So far the academics are great, and the professors are very easy-going with questions and issues. They all are very intelligent and helpful. The registration process is simple to do as long as you know what you need and want to do. If you don't, there are advisers to assist you when needed. Workload is decent; as long as you do not leave it to the last minute, you should be fine.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: As far the people on campus, they are all very unique in their own way. We have over 50, 000 students on campus; there is bound to be someone who fits your personality, just have to find them.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Computers: I'm not sure to be honest because I use my own personal laptop and printer. It is just simpler that way.

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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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