Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: I resided at Springs Residential Complex, which is a suite still dorm room. My experience was good, the bathrooms were always well maintained and the room itself was very spacious for a double. I made lots of friends in my hall and the cost was reasonable. The Resident Assistants were also very friendly and helpful.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: It really depends on the dorm. Some, like Hume, are pretty nice, with suite style accommodations. Others, like Broward, are a bit run down and traditional dorm style. However, the social atmosphere is the best at Broward, and if you're looking for a social place to live try to get in at Broward, Rawlings, or Jennings.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Best dorm is probably Hume Hall, but I like living in East Hall. It's the Engineering dorm, so I live with other students who are in my classes. Location of East is really convenient too, for Engineering majors. We have RA's who organize social activities. Dorm life is very convenient. Everything you need is within walking distance. Housing process is online and easy to complete

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The worst part is the communal bathrooms and the difficulty of getting a dorm that does not have them. The social atmosphere is great. The cost is average but you are paying for the convenience.

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.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 137th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 968th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 987th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1306th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Chris Kirschner
Hometown
Bronx, NY
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2014
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The most important thing to remember is that dorms are dorms; they all involve nasty linoleum or industrial-strength carpeting, cinderblock walls, possibly irritating neighbors, a lack of automatic dishwashers, and a bathroom to be shared with at least one (but as many as 50) other kids. On the other hand, you are offered all kinds of practice with choosing carpet remnants, applying posters in an artistic and wall-obscuring fashion, getting along with your fellow (wo)man, and achieving parent-surprising levels of immodesty. The surprising part is that it doesn’t take seven semesters or a ridiculously optimistic mind to realize how much fun dorm living can truly be.

UF’s “residence facilities” (unofficially known as “dormitories”) are about as good as those in most other large universities. Your floormates truly are like your family because everyone is in the same position, and people are just looking for friends. Yes, your dorm room is not that big, but if you are in your room all day, then you are not truly experiencing college!

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
10,858
Average Housing Costs
$5,240
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
Undergrads Living On Campus
20%
Freshmen Living On Campus
87%
Number of Dormitories
21
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
Broward Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Keys Residential Complex
Worst Freshman Dorms
Lakeside Residential Complex
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Broward Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Kitchen appliances (suite-style rooms only)
Also Available
  • Honors-only housing
  • Special-interest housing
Available for Rent
MicroFridges
Did You Know?
Living in a temporary triple room can be awful. You have no room to breathe, and if you do not get along with your roommates, you may be out of luck. Even though the University says you will get moved out of your room, you will not unless you complain about a problem, in which you must nag the housing office to the point where they actually listen to you.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Broward Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Broward Hall has a large grassy area dubbed, "Broward Beach," where students like to hang out.
Buckman Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Buckman Hall is a part of the Murphree Area.
East Hall
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: It's very close to the Gator Corner Dining Center and has central air conditioning. It's also a part of the Tolbert Area.
Fletcher Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Fletcher is a part of the Murphree Area.
Graham Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Graham Hall has a large brick barbecue pit, swimming pool, dining area, and pond retreat.
Hume Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: None of the dorms are really far from classroom buildings, but the lucky honors students living here sometimes have to go no farther than the first floor of their own building for class.
Jennings Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: It's right next to the police department-`nuff said. It houses a ton of kids, but it's not usually quite as social as the less-gigantic dorms, like East and Weaver, where many people prop their doors open during the day.
Mallory Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: An outdoor swimming pool and a series of tennis courts are near Mallory Hall.
Murphree Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: This building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
North Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: North Hall is a part of the Tolbert Area, and it's close to the baseball stadium, soccer field, track, and football stadium.
Rawlings Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Rawlings features a weight room and a nearby outdoor swimming pool.
Reid Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Reid is near an outdoor swimming pool, a series of tennis courts, and "Broward Beach."
Riker Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Previously known as South Hall, it's across the street from UF's collegiate baseball stadium, soccer field, track, indoor activities building (O'Connell Center), and Ben Hill Griffin Football Stadium.
Simpson Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: There's a volleyball pit, large brick barbecue area, swimming pool, dining area, and a nearby pond retreat.
Sledd Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: When viewed from the air, Fletcher, Sledd, and Murphree form the letters "UF."
Springs Residential Complex
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: The only place with single-room suites (two people, two bedrooms, one bathroom), Springs also has double-room suites (four people, two bedrooms, one bathroom). A lot of athletes live here, as well.
Thomas Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: One of the first buildings on campus, it's in the immediate vicinity of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the O'Connell Center, and a dining center.
Tolbert Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Tolbert hosts the Mudfest games each year, is across the street from UF's collegiate baseball stadium, soccer field, track, indoor activities building (O'Connell Center), and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Trusler Hall
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: There's a volleyball pit, a large brick barbecue area, swimming pool, and a dining area.
Weaver Hall
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Home to the Weaver International House, Weaver is across the street from UF's collegiate baseball stadium, soccer field, track, indoor activities building (O'Connell Center), and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Yulee Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Yulee Hall opens up to "Broward Beach," a massive grassy area where students can often be seen studying, sunbathing, or playing Frisbee or football.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Beaty Towers
Floors: 12-13
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Beaty Towers is across the street from a swimming pool and several tennis courts.
This building opened in 1967.
Keys Residential Complex
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments (singles)
Special Features: Central air is also available.
Each apartment has a living room, two bathrooms, and a kitchen.
Lakeside Residential Complex
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments (singles)
Special Features: Lakeside is near Lake Alice.
Each apartment features two bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchen.

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