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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The farther from campus or the older the apartment, usually the cheaper it is, unless it is on a bus route, and then the price quadruples.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You can eat at once place every week and not go to all the locally owned restaurants in town. These local places are often very high quality, great cost and provide large portions.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Very strict about ticketing students for parking outside their decal even though the parking situation is abhorrent.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Was never sure I would get financial aid until the day it came in.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The city is very college oriented, large party scene.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Campus has tried to get better about providing variety and healthy food.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing on campus is adequate for first year life, and allows residents to get involved in the freshman community.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: I live off campus so I can't say much about the campus housing, however, the lottery system could be better. It appears that graduate campus housing near the hospital is very limited.

3 College Student

Campus Food: This campus has a lot of fast food readily available. If you like Panda Express and Chick fil-A, then it's all good. Fortunately, there are Krishna meals (delicious) available as well as actual food in the hospitals (which is not cheap).

College Freshman

Athletics: I am not a student athlete, but there are two gyms on campus for non-athletes and athletes. Athletes do have their own facilities. The stadium is also open for everyone, and many people use it for exercise.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus, but a lot of people move off campus after a year or two. It is apparently cheaper and there are many, close options.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of variety off campus, on 34th and University.

College Freshman

Administration: I haven't had problems with violating restrictions, but I know they take alcohol and drug use seriously.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I have Florida Prepaid and Bright Futures, but nothing specifically from Florida. So far they have, together, covered my tuition and housing.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If I go out, Midtown is fun, and it's easy to walk to. It's right off of campus. Anyone who goes downtown needs a car or a ride.

College Freshman

Campus Food: I'm not on a meal plan, but anything can get old after having it too much. I know people on the meal plan go back and forth between the dining halls sometimes for variety. But a lot of people grocery shop every once in a while, too.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It serves its purpose, and it is better and cheaper than living on campus.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of great restaurants with many diverse options.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Scholarships: Applying for financial aid was easy, I did not have any problems. I wish there were more scholarships available to students.

1 person found this useful Report
College Senior

Party Scene: I do not go out and party, so I couldn't say.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: I would prefer a greater variety. There is a lack of healthy options on campus, and too much fast food options.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of places to live off campus ranging from right next to the main part of campus to a few miles away. Obviously the closer to campus you are, the more expensive it is so its a tradeoff between price and location but it is overall not bad.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Midtown and downtown have a good number of diverse restaurants super close to campus that range from affordable to a nice spot for a nice date/ask your parents to take you when they visit. Butler plaza and Archer are a bit further but are also good options to grab food that is highly diverse.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: They are very lenient about a lot of things as long as nothing is blatantly obvious. Mostly things like noise complaints are issued by fellow students so as long as you have a good relationship with your neighbors then you will probably be fine. Nothing really gets too out of hand as to prevent a person from being able to get work done when they want to. As long as things don't get too out of hand or loud, nothing is really stopped socially.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Applying from out of state, I was already put into consideration for a variety of scholarships without needing to fill out any extra applications. I received a scholarship that covered a good portion of my tuition which is good. Definitely make sure you apply to the university early because obviously the earlier you apply, the earlier they can consider you for financial aid.

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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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