Gainesville, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
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Reviews 5282 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Parking: I like a mile or so off campus, so I can ride my bike to school. It is not a big deal.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Honestly, becoming an engineer is tough. They expect a lot out of you as a student and it does not matter if you have a lot going with one class. They build self-discipline and multitasking, however.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Engineering specifically speaks for itself. Ranked in the top 25 in the country, UF has a strong program because of the faculty, curriculum, and expectations.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The fan base in the Swamp is tremendous. Despite a losing season this year, the Gators still support a strong student body.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are a lot of places to eat.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's good to have my own space in my apartment but it's inconvenient when I have club meetings at night.

2 College Freshman

Parking: There's not much parking in school but there are so many students. Parking situation is bad.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: So many restaurants to visit and museums to see. There are a lot of parks to relax to too.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Sometimes, the bus times aren't so great but on regular school days, they're pretty convenient.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most Greek students wear something signifying their chapters. The rest, including me, are average. I don't really pay attention to much guys because I am in a long-distance relationship with a guy fro my hometown.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am just a freshman but so far, I can say that I am going to one of the best schools in the state. I love it here.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I do feel safe on campus. Also, the police department on campus has a self-defense class which I took. it made me feel so much safer when i walk alone.

College Freshman

Academics: I just started pursuing my major so I can't make an informed opinion about this.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The classes require a ton of work to do but it's doable. Also, when I do work, I do feel like I am actually learning. So far, the professors I had were concerned with their students' success.

4 College Freshman

Computers: I have a big laptop so I don't bring my own computer when I go to school (and I live off-campus). When I do use school computers, they're pretty reliable except it takes so long to open. Also, I don't have a printer in my apartment so the student government's printing lab is an extremely useful resource for me when I need last minute printing.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I am a minority and I never once felt like an outsider. Even in a club where the members are mostly Caucasian, I didn't feel different being the only Asian member.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Florida's weather is all over the place. It doesn't affect my campus experience much but I do have to make sure I have my umbrella in my bag everyday.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in a sorority so I'm not much involved with the Greek life in my school. Although, I would say it is pretty big because almost anywhere you go, no matter what class you take (small or big), you will see a sorority girl or fraternity boy, or both.

3 College Freshman

Majors: If by program, you mean major, it was easy to go into my major. However, I'm planning to go to vet school and that one is harder to get into.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The nightlife parties are super fun and lively!!!

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had the opportunity to participate in an internship program, but there are several advising workshops given to students to prepare them for the future.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't participated in an internship program, but I plan to in the future.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The college of liberal arts and sciences is a great college, which includes my major, biology. The biology major has a marvelous staff who are always available for advising and supporting their students.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are very experienced and offer a wide variety of exercises to master the subject area. The workload is bearable and necessary for success in the courses.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the school spirit on campus. There's not a day that goes by that I don't spot someone on campus donning a UF shirt or some variation of blue and orange. I've also met so many friends here. The students and professors that I have met so far are very friendly!


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Chris Kirschner
Bronx, NY
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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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