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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.

College Senior

Scholarships: I was on athletic scholarship during my undergrad here at UF so I did not apply for any financial aid.

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2 College Senior

Campus Food: I had a meal plan for my athletic scholarship and I rarely used it due to the bad quality of food that they serve in the dinning halls. I even had training table, which was in the back end of the dinning hall for athletes and I still feel like the food quality could be better.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived on campus for only one year and the living conditions were alright. They kept it clean for the most part but they need new laundry machines.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration could do better. They crack down on students for having harmless fun but don't focus as much on general university safety. It is very easy for anyone with harmful intent to get anywhere on campus. We have had way too many assaults in the past year which is not okay.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Honestly the school does not offer enough help for student financially. Besides financial aid students have to pay for everything on their own.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's okay for first year students in order tot ease themselves getting adjusted on campus otherwise I would not recommend it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus because I am so close to my classes. It easy to walk to class and walk back in between in case you forget something or for lunch. I personally also think it is safer to live on campus since most of my exams take place from 8:00-10:00pm at night.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is more than enough to choose from when you are looking for off-campus housing. Its just up to you to find the right fit.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is almost always something going on, no matter what day of the week.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You have a lot of choices to pick from without having to pay ridiculous amounts.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They are lenient in most places you want it, but strict when needed.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Scholarships are limited as it is such a large school. Talking to people about financial aid is not a hassle, and they can be helpful. However it is up to you to force the issue of finding aid. I would suggest talking to them in person, not email as they probably receive nuerous emails a day.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have only ever lived on campus.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: During the week many students go to midtown which is not preferable as venues are small and overcrowded. However on the weekends there are usually good frat parties as well as lots to do downtown.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall gets really old towards the end of the year. I would suggest not getting the unlimited plan, after a month or so you don't use it as much. Otherwise, you do have a decent amount of options that are included in you rmeal plan if you plan the use of your flex bucks right.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many great restaurants in Gainesville. University drive has Kebab house, karma cream and many other great quick eats.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration helps ensure the safety of the student body without being too overpowering.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great because you are in close proximity to the various events on campus. It also allows you to form some close bonds to people. However, as we are somewhat of a party school, if you live in a dorm with community bathrooms, be prepared to deal with the after effects of others' partying. Fair warning, custodians don't come in during the weekend and most of your peers won't want to clean up after themselves. Other than that, the rooms are adequate for what you need during school. The AC units in my experience were always working well.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid, I only received Bright Futures scholarship.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are numerous restaurants on campus such as Chick Fil A, Papa John's, Subway, as well as many others. Many of them are inexpensive and quick in theory but when lines are long the on campus places take a long time in order to get food. There is a good variety but it would be better if the variety included more healthy options because much of the on campus food is pizza, Mexican food, and other unhealthy options.

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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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