University of Florida Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Gainesville, FL
Website
www.ufl.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
30,241
Part-Time Undergrads
2,535
Setting
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
$6,143
Out-of-State Tuition
$28,420
Room & Board
$9,370
Acceptance Rate
44 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1740–2030
Average ACT Scores
26–31

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • UF has the best college sports bar according to Playboy Magazine (The Swamp Restaurant).
  • The University is called "TitleTown" for a reason. The school always competes in national championships.
  • Gainesville is one of the best college towns if you are looking for the full experience.
  • Most classes are actually small in size.

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • If you do not win the football lottery, you must be online at the exact time tickets get released for the unclaimed sale.
  • The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) vans take forever to pick you up to go to your desired location.
  • Do not park your car on the white lines in the parking space; you will get fined. Also, good luck finding a parking space in your designated decal area.
  • Even though there is not a speedometer on your bike, you must obey the speed limit or you will be fined.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Florida Student Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It is not extremely easy, but it is possible to get financial assistance and receive a good amount of aid from the school.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Most students seem thoroughly happy in Gainesville while attending UF. There is enough to keep life interesting, but not enough job opportunities to continue residing in Gainesville after graduation.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I'm asian and have many cultural differences with most of my friends, however I have never received any negativity or experienced racism. The economic and political sphere seem to be a little more homogenous, shifted to upper middle class and republican. Religions are diverse but there are many are believers of different variations of Christianity.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am living off campus next year in an apartment with my friends. Apartments are typically very affordable, with prices increasing as you are closer to campus which is reasonable. The landlords are very lenient and friendly, offering help whenever they can with payments. The process of leasing an apartment is very straightforward and simple, with most apartment complexes offering lots of help to the students when applying. There are lots of apartments close to campus so it is very safe.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a huge part of UF. Many greek students are involved in multiple organizations and event committees, as well as many community service programs. Greek life allows students to meet other students by creating benefit events, participating in sports, and going to get togethers. I am a part of a greek organization and I highly encourage my non greek friends to consider rushing a sorority or fraternity. Most chapters allow brothers and sisters to live in house. Non greeks and Greeks typically get a long well, but the 2 groups primarily tend to hang out with there own social circle.

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