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

College Freshman

Majors: I'm not in a program at my school, but I hope to be.

College Freshman

Majors: I do intend on gaining experience for the nursing program through an internship. My concerns aren't that heavy in finding an internship since we have a hospital close to UF that has a very good relationship with the school and its students.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. I live in an apartment off campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Not that strict. I've never encountered any school policy that adversely affected my academic or social life.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most of the people I've met are very amiable and outgoing.

4 College Freshman

Computers: I've only used a computer on campus for printing and it's very convenient for those of us who don't own one. However, owning a personal computer is pretty necessary. Almost all of my assignments are online.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I only feel slightly threatened during the night when I have to walk home late from a night class or a night exam. Otherwise, I feel very safe on campus.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Your experience with academics really depends on the subject and who your professor is. Some professors are very lax and make the class enjoyable and an easy A. Other classes have professors who mean well, but aren't that amazing with communicating ideas. However, all my professors thus far demonstrate their compassion for their students and their successes.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I'm only in my first year of college, so I can't provide information that will enlighten anyone's comprehension of what it's like being a nursing major.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not very involved in sports at all, but a couple of my friends are and I've heard great things. Football is obviously popular at UF. The school spirit is really what makes it!

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Don't see much of the drug scene of campus. Well at least I don't.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's pretty average for a city. It has attractions, activities, and the shopping is decent.

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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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