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4 College Senior

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

3 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties at UF are awesome as long as you know where you are going and what you are doing. Parties happen all the time. Organizations will thrown house parties for its members. Fraternities will throw mixers with Sororities. Fraternities will throw house parties. Midtown is active tuesdays, thursdays, fridays and saturdays. There is typically a party going on everyday if you know how to find them. It is up to the student to decide how many he or she will go to or pass on.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: For college food I don't think it is that bad but it is nothing like what your parents are going to cook for you at home. The dining halls are actually really good somedays and there are others where nothing looks or sounds good, at least for me. We have five Starbucks on campus now which is awesome, but always expect a line at them. You can use your meal plan at places like Subways and Moes after 4 and you can use your flex dollars at the Pod markets or at any restaurant on campus not on the meal plan.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live at lakeside and it is super far from everything, especially without any form of transportation outside of the bus and my own legs, but it is really nice. It is super close to the better gym and has its own full kitchen and living room in each apartment. You also get your own bedroom and share a bathroom with one other person which is super nice. Most other dorms are located closer to classes but they all have their tradeoffs. Hume is large and pretty close but super expensive and mostly for honors students. Beaty is close to campus and apartment style but the rooms are small and you share them. Overall, it isn't too bad and you figure out how to live with the tradeoff and like where you are.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: tons of places to live off campus, research before you sign a lease

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lot of places to eat, and always new places opening

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Administration: not too strict on much

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Scholarships: didn't deal with financial aid office

College Junior

Party Scene: I don't go to parties on campus

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in a double in Jennings my freshman year. It was just a normal dorm experience. There was a big shared bathroom - if you're living there I would recommend shower shoes and a towel wrap. It was also pretty loud and you could hear people talking when they walked past your door. The location wasn't bad, but if I were to be a freshman again, I would probably pick Lakeside or Windsor so I wouldn't have to share a communal bathroom.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of different restaurants close to campus.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to meet friends and make the campus smaller. Also a great way to get involved on campus.

5 College Senior

Academics: We have the best academics in the state and are extremely close to becoming a top 10 public school.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a bunch of options in different price ranges. It's easy to find your perfect fit.

5 College Senior

Majors: I love my major. I bounced around a little but my major turned out to be the perfect fit for me.

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5 College Senior

Administration: Depends on the dorm, but they pretty much just let you be.

5 College Senior

Scholarships: Bright Futures just gets deposited in your bank account - couldn't be any easier.

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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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