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

Local Atmosphere: The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department has several big events throughout the year including festivals, concerts and shows. Most students don't go more than a mile or two away from campus. There is plenty of restaurants, shopping, and nightlife nearby.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Transportation: For the most part, public transportation meets expectations. There are buses that continuously run between campus and the apartment complexes around Gainesville. The best thing is that students are able to ride the buses for free!

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: There is an extremely wide variety of majors at UF. Whatever field you are interested in studying, there is a major or at least a minor that relates to that field. Most majors will accept anybody, but there are a few that you must apply for and compete against other students to get accepted in to the major. Also, most all of the academic majors and minors have excellent faculty advisers to help guide you along the way.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: My favorite thing about the University of Florida are the countless opportunities offered when it comes to studying abroad. The UF International Center really assists students in selecting unique programs that enable them to gain international experience while studying subjects related to their majors. I spent the past summer studying abroad with UF, and it was by far the best experience I have had in college up to this point.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Hard to find parking because there is so many students. Permits are cost a lot and tickets are always begin handed out.

4 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Most people are white at UF. But there is a little diversity.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The lovely ladies of UF are some of the sweetest girls I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The guys are really nice and everyone gets along for the most part. It really is an awesome place socially.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Gators fans are some of the best in the country. Sports are always a highlight of everyone weekend. Over 90,000 fans fill the Swamp every game day. As we say here at UF, "It's great to be a Florida Gator!"

5 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are always part of a college campus. If you want to participate you can if you don't want to be around it, you don't have to.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: You need to have certain credentials met if you decide to change majors into APK, however freshman should see their advisors and make sure they are staying on track.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: My major is awesome. I am pre-med but I am majoring in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. I enjoy my classes and have a back up plan if I change my mind about going to med school.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am in a fraternity and never thought I would rush. The doors it has opened is unreal, the parties are an additional bonus.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: As an APK major, I love the classes I am taking and its putting my on the right track to becoming a doctor.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: Great programs. Some intro courses' professors are hard to understand.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Academics: Elementary Pro-Teach program is very well organized. However the workload is almost unbearable. The curriculum is not flexible at all. I was forced to take 17 credits in my first semester! On top of that, we had to complete a certain amount of hours of field experience as well as tons of homework, which left little room for free time.

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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Campus security has improved drastically at the University. I feel safe walking around campus at night. Security guards at every corner as well as call boxes and security cameras.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a bus to bring you just about anywhere and its free. Really cannot complain much.

17 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are so many options here. Whether it be healthy or fast food we've got it. SO many different places to eat at its crazy.

14 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms do not have air conditioning but for the most part they are pretty nice.

6 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Greek Life: What Greek life? Not my scene

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: THere is a police presence but too much area to cover effectively. Better to have someone to walk to and from transportation with.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Lots of stops, free (part of fees), can follow it online

1 College Junior

Parking: The parking on campus is terrible unless you have a scooter.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: GO GATORS! Athletics are pretty big here at UF. It's called the "Gator Nation" for a reason.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: Amazing academic school with endless possibilities and unlimited resources. It is definitely harder than almost all other schools in Florida, but it is definitely worth it.

4 people found this useful Report
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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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