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

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is great. Options very close to campus are available but fill up fast. Many are in walking distance and others are near bus stops. Buses are free for students with university ID.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The overall environment is very supportive and students are given a lot of help to be successful. I would choose my school again because it really feels like home, and there is something special for everyone.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a decent variety of places to eat. Some places are kind of expensive but most are fairly priced. There aren't many student discounts. There are some good places for late night meals also. Relish has great burgers, and Tatu has pretty good sushi, both are very close to campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: On campus the rules are strictly enforced. A lot of people get into trouble for a large variety of things; ranging from underage drinking to minor "fire safety" issues, such as having too many things plugged in. The process when going through a punishment given by the school is irritating and feels like a waste of time.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms are extremely small, and the "economy triple" rooms are ridiculously small. There is a decent social atmosphere. The cost is pretty expensive for what little space you get, but it is convenient being so close to classes.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options for off-campus housing. Prices are definitely high though and are mostly in areas that aren't considered very safe. In comparison to on-campus housing though, it is nice to have the freedom and the price really isn't much different.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is very diverse and I have never seen or encountered any issues in regard to ethnic or racial differences, etc.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid is rarely given, unless the student has an extremely low family income or is a minority. If you have neither of those aspects, the best you will get is loans.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are a tons of opportunities, academic and social, for students. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of clubs students can join.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Facilities in general are really nice for the most part. There are a lot of events and traditions students can take part in.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is often campus crimes, but not enough to be worrisome. At night it's common to not feel very safe, especially when walking alone. Police are pretty involved and prominent on campus in general.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining halls have okay food, that is too expensive. The chain food places, like Chik-Fil-A and Starbucks, are nice to have but the prices are a little higher than normal and Chik-Fil-A does NOT have a full menu like a regular one would. There are a lot of places to get food, but nothing that stands out.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek life is pretty big at UF and while some people involved in it do seem to be "snobby", a lot aren't. Non-Greeks have varying opinions of the greek life--some hate it and some take part in a lot of the greek activities anyways. A lot of the houses are nice, but there are a few that are pretty bad (mainly fraternity houses).

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Overall the academics at UF are very good. Students are given a lot of support and amazing opportunities. Some teachers and classes are a little over the top and make things difficult, but most are great.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: My major is microbiology and cell science. I think it is pretty hard. The workload and curriculum are definitely challenging, but do-able.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The workload is tough, but there are great professors and classmates to help support you in any way possible.

College Freshman

Majors: I plan to get an internship eventually. This will allow me to gain experience in my field and will help me get a job after I graduate.

College Freshman

Campus Dining: I have never ate on-campus yet.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are strict about most things, but that helps provide a safe environment for us.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are good places to eat, but not a huge variety to choose from.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are the best in Florida, especially for Engineering majors.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is a lot, but that is required anywhere for Engineering majors. UF has a great program to help find internships for students.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The cost is very efficient for the amount of amenities provided. The parking is not so bad and most of the off-campus apartments have a bus station nearby.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: People who come from all kinds of backgrounds attend UF, the diversity is great!

College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not qualify for Financial Aid.

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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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