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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As I stated before, the few weeks that I have been attending UF have been great. All my professors have been helpful and flexible with the corse work and notes given. The lectures have been interesting and engaging, and the course work itself hasn't been too bad as of yet. My roommates have some classes with 300+ students, however thankfully the highest amount of students in my classes has been around 30 tops.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I currently live in Infinity Hall and its been absolutely amazing! I love that its a brand new building and how convenient it is to all my classes.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I wouldn't know much about the Greek life at UF, however I do find it absolutely stupid that some friend had to skip some of their classes due to rushing!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of the Gator lifestyle. Without them, UF wouldn't be the same.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Ive only been a student at UF for a few weeks now and its been nothing less than absolutely amazing. My roommates have been so respectful, friendly, and reliable, my professors have been nothing but helpful and approachable, and the school itself is like I'm in an entirely different world. Deciding on UF was partially because of the "party" aspect, however, the academics have been effective and amazing. Did I mention the different clubs, organizations, and programs offered? UF is a school for just about anyone, no matter your major, interests, or background! It truly is GREAT to be a Florida GATOR.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some of the professors are really great and obviously take pride in what they are teaching. The large lecture hall style class isn't overly horrible, it just puts the responsibility on the student to pay attention during the class. Most of the lecture classes have HITT Q questions, which are like mini quizzes in the middle of class. They can be difficult but that is how the professors ensure that you are present every day and understand the material (are paying attention).

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are a multitude of ways that a person can find an intership or a job through the school. There are many professional organizations and clubs that introduce their members to companies in a much smaller setting than Career Showcase. Career Showcase is a very good event run by the CRC, but it is very crowded and intimidating. I went and talked to one of the CRC advisers and she as very helpful with my concerns and helped me figure out what I needed to do.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe around campus even at night, UFPD is always driving around day and night monitoring for suspicious individuals. At the beginning of last year, many of the incidents reported by the text alerts didn't get solved that night, but I never looked up after the fact if the suspect was eventually caught. UFPD has been much better over the last 6-8 months, however, and have reported catching the person that same night.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Rawlings Hall was a very good location with quick access to most of the classes within a 7 minute walk. Also very close to Broward dining which was good for quick snacks. The building was a bit older but I still enjoyed Rawlings very much. Community bathrooms and kitchen aren't a problem although having to walk all the way down the hall can get annoying at times. The rooms were big enough but it's a dorm so don't expect too much space.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big on UF's campus and they host a lot of events. They are a big part of student government and do a lot for the community. Most of the girls that I've encountered have been really nice great people!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Gator Nation has a great respect for and support of our Gator athletics. It doesn't matter the sport from basketball to gymnastics everything is held in high regard and we have good teams for almost everything. Football gamedays are usually the most widely appreciated though as the entire campus comes together and overtakes campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would totally choose to go to the University of Florida again if I was given the chance. There is a wonderful culture of inclusiveness, and sense of community within the campus.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There probably aren't many hard drugs circulating, just weed and booze.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Academics are probably the redeeming factor of this school. For every class that I have had so far, the professors have been extremely engaging and passionate about what they teach. They encourage you to go to office hours and also provide several extra tools to help you succeed, like old practice exams.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's a career resource center on campus that will help. A degree from this school will definitely get you somewhere as long as you have other experiences to help build your resume as well.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I definitely wouldn't recommend walking alone at night. There seems to be a lot of crime around Gainesville- I occasionally will get text/email alerts from the police about sexual assaults and other crimes.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: This is probably biased because I don't like Greek Life, but it's a huge part of campus life. You never go a day without seeing several people wearing their fraternity/sorority shirt, and their attitudes are generally cliquey and snobby. I live across from frat row and every night, there's a party. Literally every night, I hear music blaring from one of the frat houses. You have to wonder if they're actually getting anything done academically.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are probably the staple of this school. Everything revolves around football. Game day is the biggest day of the week.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school, but sometime I wish I went to an academically easier school. It would make my GPA look much nicer! Hahaha Other than that, our classrooms and auditoriums need major remodeling, and our teachers need to learn how to actually teach the information rather than just babble.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of a degree at the University of Florida is taken seriously.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The police and administration take sexual assault very seriously, but I feel like many students don't.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Lived in springs. It was a good community, but at certain times of the day, by the time bus got to our stop, they were full and I'd have to wait for 2-3 buses to go by before i was able to get on one.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks run the school, they favor each other, so if you're not greek getting a position in Student government, and other major organizations on campus is pretty much never going to happen.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletes are very much "taken car of." A good chunk of our tuition is solely used for sports and the athletes on scholarship.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are plenty of things that need work, but over all the University of Florida is the best school in Florida, and one of the best public schools in the nation for a reason!

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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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