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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have learned that a degree from the University of FLorida is one of the most valuable degrees in the country. Students with a degree from UF are looked at as highly qualified candidates with real world application.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The quality of courses has been good, although some are difficult to access. I would prefer if all courses were available to see through Canvas. The online courses I have experienced have been difficult to access and confusing to implement. I have enjoyed the opportunity of Rec Sports and of the Career Resource Center.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel the University stives for a safe and healthy campus. There will always be conflicts on a college campus. For being such a large school I feel the University of FLorida does a very good job of enforcing safety.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Unless you are getting off campus, extremely new, expensive and hard to get housing, the general housing options are fairly poor. The buildings are old and not renovated. The cleanliness is low and the buildings are dirty both on the outside and the inside. Where most colleges offer bathrooms inside the dorms, most of the dorms here have community style bathrooms. There are very few apartment-style or even split dorms available.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Although I am not a member nor have tried to be a member, I have heard from many girls currently rushing that the process is extremely biased and unorganized. Many of the girls have noted how picky the Greek life sororities are and how they seem to be biased in looking for a specific type or person.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic opportunities at the University of Florida are some of the greatest in the Country. The range of activities students have to opportunity to participate in is vast and incorporating of all different interests and activity levels. From RecSports to club sports, to the gym facilities, to the fitness classes, to intramurals, students are encouraged to get active and have fun with athletics.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The family of the Gator Nation has made Freshmen feel very welcome and important in the Gator Family. Online classes; however, remain very confusing and vague. Most of the professors I have encountered between the summer classes I took and the current fall courses I am taking, seem very dedicated and concerned with their student's success.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: My time at the University of Florida has been one of the best times of my life.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Never used housing at UF.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its really about what you put into it that ultimately determines what you get out of it.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience with the school has been a great one

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center offers many opportunities and advice for students

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health and safety on campus is relatively good

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus dorms are relatively clean and the bathrooms are cleaned once a day.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is an important factor at UF. Almost 50% of students participate in it.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: You are not a Gator until you have attended a Florida football game.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UF is the best school in Florida due to its academics and athletics.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't have much experience with Greek Life

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't really have much experience with sports

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far my experience has been good at this school

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: One of the most contributing factors as to why I chose the University of Florida over my other top colleges is the overall feeling of safety and security I had while walking the campus. Unlike other schools, there are no spots that you are warned to avoid or told to never walk alone at because the campus is safely patrolled and well lit in all areas. The emergency towers are located at every corner. The SNAP is very convenient as it provides free, late night rides for students who need to get across campus and may not feel comfortable.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Beaty towers and to start off, the view was just phenomenal. I was on the 12th floor overlooking the Gator Nation. The cleaning staff came once a week, and they were very sweet and often asked us how our transition from home to school is going. The cost was about average. I loved having a kitchen and bathroom in my room.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Personally, I chose not to take the Greek life route. It isn't really my scene. I wanted to focus on other things. The fraternities and sororities do a ton of fun activities together, but they don't really interact with any non-Greek life students. There's no tension or anything, they just kind of stay in their own bubble.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I can't even describe the shock of electricity that ran through my veins the first time I stood in the Ben Hill Griffin stadium with my fellow Gators. It was louder and more exciting than any concert or other sporting event I have ever been to.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is the most unique because the professors still manage to get to know their students on a personal level even though they may have close to 500 students per class. The student government creates opportunities for everyone- if you're not into greek life or partying, they make activities for you to do. Every Friday is gator nights, and it is a great way for the gator nation to come together as a community and play games as well as watch movies and eat free food. The RA's were very personal. Overall, UF helped my transition from home to living on my own go smoothly. I felt very supported. It seemed like everyone wanted to see you achieve and succeed.

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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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