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Reviews 5504 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Administration: This school does a lot to ensure the safety of its students. I loved the late walk program where guards were available to walk students home late at night from areas like the library.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Large variety of differnet buildings and cool stuff

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a huge variety of off campus housing, but many of these housing options force students into year long contracts which is very inconvient. Also, most housing options for summer end before the summer semester which leaves students without a place to live.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I love the parties at UF. I have made a huge group of friends. Parties are usually close and most fraternities or groups will provide rides to ensure students are not drinking and driving or walking at night.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there are a huge variety of restaurants in the gainesville area. There are nice places which are more expensive as well as cheap places.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish the school had a better way of giving information to students because it was very hard to determine your finanicial aid status.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It was a nice transition from home cooking. I enjoyed the portion sizes but many times the meals were repeated which got tiring.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The student housing I resided in was very close to my classes, it was also very social which helped me meet a wide variety of my peers who I would not have met otherwise. Although the rooms were very small, I was very glad I decided to live in student housing for my first year.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Academics remains a priority, and athletics still perform at the highest level.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: There should honestly be more healthy options for the on campus meal plan. I've never had a meal plan personally but I worked at Pollo Tropical (one of 2 healthy options) and I can tell you that business was always backed up because those who look out for their health don't want to eat processed foods like Panda Express and Wendy's every day.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've never had to live on campus but I have heard nothing but great things about the on campus living experience. You make life long friends and forge unforgettable memories.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks are more prone to liking other Greeks because you get what you paid for. Greeks do promote philanthropy, but if you look at the number of times Greeks have represented our school badly, it definitely stands out on a national level and is more known socially than the amount of good they do for our community.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's Gatornation. Everything is united under that notion. Fan support is without a doubt on a national and global level. Athletic utilities are constantly being updated and developed to be the top in the country.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many off-campus options. The prices are very reasonable if you just do the research. Amenities and Space are wonderful especially compared to dorms. It feels more comfortable to have your own room and bathroom especially at a lower price compared to the dorm. Buses aren't a problem because there are so many stops and routes. But a shorter bus route is better than a longer bus route if you're not a patient type of person, so it's better to choose a place within 10 minutes of campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Every party has its ups and downs. Parties are pretty sloppy and not high class, but that's just because college kids can't afford to be high maintenance. Parties are every where on a Friday night because it's the day of the week where students can just relax and let stressful week wine down. The party scene allows for everyone to socialize and connect about their common experiences at UF. I've noticed that UF does have a more responsible party scene due to designated driving rules, SNAP, and convenient bus schedules late at night. However, I feel that group parties such as fraternities and sororities promote peer pressure in terms of feeling socially acceptance into an organization.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many places to choose from that are delicious in any variety. UF has one of the best vegetarian and organic selection of on and off campus dining. The cost is average and student discounts and specials are everywhere in abundance so searching for the right affordable place should be really easy.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's strict when it needs to be in order to protect students from trouble with the law as well as outside threats.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid is usually automatically updated and disbursed on time for me. However, it can be a hassle if you can't figure out where some money went directly to. Florida Prepaid became a hassle for me since I have a scholarship that requires survey taking in order to disburse its aid to you as well as contacting the university to make sure it is accepted.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is good on some days, but otherwise it can be sickening to eat the same thing over and over again. Sometimes it makes you miss a good home cooked meal time and time again.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus was a good experience. It helps you to ease into your classes better by becoming acquainted with the University's campus, directional wise. You don't have to worry about monthly utility payments/rent while in school because it was all paid for to begin with therefore alleviating the financial stress during semesters. You are completely surrounded by classsmates of varying backgrounds and cultures allowing you to open your eyes to your school's level of diversity as well as make friends with those in the same boat as you. The cost is a bit higher to live in a confined, cramped space.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: No AC but still good.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The few apartments I have lived in have been okay. I haven't had the best experiences with the maintenance people.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: The party scene is awesome here at UF. Although I am not a big partier I have enjoyed myself when I went out with my friends.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I love the options that we have off campus.

4 College Senior

Administration: Aside from the overly strict parking violations, the campus strictness is great.

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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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