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

Academics: We are in the top in a lot of our majors. Many of the professors are nationally known and/or have had their work published.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Some places are great and some places just need to be leveled and re-built; it just depends where you look and who you are living with. There are places for everyone's price range.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather is very unpredictable. It can rain when you do not see it coming. It can also get pretty hot, but you are in Florida so that's nothing new.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: They tend to loose a lot of paper work and then you have to submit the lengthy paper work again.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: We have a good athletic program, but they do not do their best in football.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many apartments around the Gainesville area. There is no way you won't find one you won't like. The prices are fair. They depend on how nice the apartment is, how far from campus it is, and what style it is. I would tour all the apartments to see what you like best, but you will definitely find something.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Overall the food on campus is average. Personally, the amount of money you have to pay is not worth getting a meal plan. If you live on campus it is worth it only because it is the easiest and fastest option. However, if you don't mind cooking I would recommend you do that instead of the dining plan.

4 College Senior

Majors: I'm in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and I am majoring in Criminology. All of the criminology professors are super helpful and are very knowledgeable. They are willing to meet outside of the classroom to give you pointers and overall it is a great major to be involved with.

4 College Junior

Academics: Courses Offered – UF offers a wide variety of courses for students interested in studying many, many topics

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Overall, the campus is pretty safe in terms of drug use. Just like at most colleges, college students are going to use drugs. Since it is a public state university with a very large enrollment, numbers are going to be a little higher than some others.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Unfortunately, there are not a lot of academic scholarships at UF for students. You really need to search for them. If you know where to look, you can get a good amount of money. The financial aid awarded through the government has always been reliable. I haven't had any problems receiving my financial aid.

5 College Junior

Transportation: There are so many public buses running throughout campus, that during the day, you can get anywhere you need on campus very quickly. The off campus buses are also very reliable. The best part is that the buses are free for UF students, so that adds to the convenience.

4 College Junior

Computers: Every computer I have ever used on campus has been equipped with the latest software and has run fast and effectively. The computer lab in the Reitz lets you have 150 pages of free printing per semester, which is really helpful for class notes. The internet is always reliable, and is very fast.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: UF does a great job supporting fitness throughout campus. Hosting many fitness classes such as yoga, zumba, kickboxing and the list goes on. With all of the oppurtunites the campus provides it hard for one to say they are not satisfied with their body.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Dining off campus can be a pain. Just depending on where one decides to eat timing and comfort may become an issue. Not all resurants have the best service.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The police at the school can be a little annoying. They will stop you for going 1mph over the speed limit. The constant UFPD alerts can get a little annoying also, but I believe that just to keep students up to date with the crime going on around them.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: UF campus is simply amazing! Every resouce one could possibly dream of exsit on this campus with the exception of Coke products. Students and teachers are very welcoming. With many renovations being done to the school in places such as the Reitz, Broward Dining, Gator Corner, and the Murphee area its no wonder the Gator nation is the place to be.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: It often time extremely hot, but we are in Florida and that is expected. I do not feel as though the weather hinders my performance in my classes.

4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: A lot of free printing labs, free wi fi everywhere.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Bus is the best method to get to and from campus. Little parking. Shuttle so you don't have to walk alone at night.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Very strict on plagiarism and cheating. Lots of proctors at exams

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The dining hall food itself is not the greatest, options around campus such as chick-fil-a, panda express, burger king, Moes, etc. are awesome

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The town is centered around the University so its great.

4 College Junior

Academics: I know from visiting my program has its own building and Im looking forward to taking classes.

4 College Junior

Academics: I haven't started classes yet but what I have heard the University of Florida is a great school.

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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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