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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: its great!!!!!! socially, academically great, and plenty of athletic activities to do

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the University of Florida. From an academic standpoint, it's coursework is highly engaging and challenging, and truly validates the reputation that UF has for excellence. Furthermore, I love the social and athletic aspect of UF, as I love sports and the Gators are some of the best in every single college sport.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The University of Florida is such a unique school that I could not imagine myself attending college anywhere else. The atmosphere on campus is very unified, even though the school is so large. Fellow Gators are always willing to help each other out, and I love the fact that we all have a common thread because we are Gators.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The amount of people I have met and the opportunities I've been given have made my first year at college so amazing. In just one year, I've learned more about myself than ever before. It's important that people find something they are passionate about and the people I have surrounded myself with have really introduced me to something I can hold on to forever. Dance Marathon at the University of Florida is a year long fundraiser, all leading up to a 26.2 hour event where students stand on their feet for those 26.2 hours to raise awareness for the Children's Miracle Network. I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in this and meet all the families and hear their stories. We are now the number two school in the nation, raising over 2 million dollars for the UF Health Shands Children's Hospital. It was truly a life changing experience and something I find myself committed to for the next three years at UF. Seeing so many students who are so passionate and dedicated towards Dance Marathon really inspires me. I don't think I would have gotten this experience at any other school. I'm proud to be a Gator.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: the school pride is easily seen and felt throughout campus, and the students are some of the brightest individuals from around the country.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the University of Florida! It feels like my home away from home. You are always seeing new faces and meeting new people (the joy of going to a large school). There are so many things to get involved in and so many new things to try. I have enjoyed my time spent here so far and I can't wait for what these next two years bring!

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have only visited and attended orientation. I love the energy of the students and faculty and the diversity of the individuals and opportunities on campus. The infectious school spirit and the care and concern the faculty seems to have for the students make me sure that I chose the right shcool for me.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've learned a lot about stress management and prioritizing, aside from general studies. One of the most important aspects of higher education is adapting to the fast-paced and ever-changing nature of the college life. The environment, people I've met, and lessons I've grown from make the pressure and deadlines bearable.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I wouldn't choose another school if I could do it all over because my school offers me the best in every aspect of college. Our sports teams have many nationals championships which makes out school spirit very strong. Our academics are unparalleled to other schools and in just three years I have learned so much in my classes as well as in life lessons.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: UF is a great school for someone who can adapt well to new environments. It can be consuming and difficult at times due to its largeness, not just with regard to the size of the school and getting around, but the number of students. As such, it can be difficult to adapt and develop a comfortable social life, especially for transfer students.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love this school, but often times I wish the academics were easier. A commitment to studying and putting in the work is required for decent grades.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I recently attended Preview, an orientation session at UF intended on welcoming and further providing assistance to incoming freshman. It was so much fun and every staff member was extremely helpful in answering everyone's questions. Not only was this Preview informational, but it was entertaining!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The academics and clubs and organizations are great however, it gets a little boring.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school gives me the best opportunities for success.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Bad options, far from campus, not good amenities.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: So many options and all great

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: Not strict, respect the students desire to do what they want. Too strict on parking.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I had an unlimited meal plan at the beginning of the semester, then switched to declining balance. The dining halls are gross, with low quality food.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have bright futures and the process was great. It shows up directly in my university account and someone is always available when I call the office with questions.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are okay, but they are old buildings and just refurbished a little bit. Some don't have air conditioning. It was nice to live on campus, close to class. There are not many single rooms, and the few single rooms are pretty gross.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Great life i great. They bring positive vibes to the campus

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't done off campus housing, but I heard t's great

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties are great as long as you enjoy being around a lot of people

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's just a lot of fast food places. They need more healthy options

4 College Freshman

Administration: They have very serious about implementing rules. Not many schools like this

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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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