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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There have been plenty of measures taken to further ensure safety on campus, but there are still many mishaps. Not specifically on campus but on the outskirts just beyond the campus lines there tends to be alot of crime. Near sorority row we receive "UF Alerts" often about a robbery of some sort and many time there never comes an update where the UFPD or Gainesville PD has caught the suspect. Its scary sometimes but I would say I feel safe alot of times also. I wouldn't walk home alone at night. There could be more accommodations for transportation in the later hours of the night.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've found for the most part that my professors have been passionate and interesting. Even in the courses I am not interested in, they've made it manageable and relatable. One of my favorite teachers who is actually still a grad student taught me so much, but she never ever answered any of my emails. That was one of the only problems I have had with the staff. There are a variety of different courses to take, which is nice, but alot of prerequisites which can be very annoying. There are options but you are still stuck in a way. My experience with TAs hasn't been bad. I've liked all but one. I like the use of TAs because it is easier for us to relate to someone more on our level, rather than a wise and experienced professor.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is an extremely high value on a degree from the University of Florida. This is identifiable just from telling people that I go here. Also, when I meet an alumni anywhere, there seems to be an understood connection. The career resource center is one of the best in the nation. There are so many resources and way to network here. This is considered the "Gator Nation" and it is really true that beyond the years in Gainesville, gators continue to have each others backs and aid each other in career prospects. I feel that it is an honor to get a degree from this school.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing experience on campus is overall average, nothing great but not bad at all. My dorm building last year was one of the oldest ones, and it showed. But, it was an experience and I would recommend incoming freshman to share this same experience. There are now new dorm building such as infinity hall, it looks beautiful and new on the outside. The froward area is probably the most popular, it is in the center of campus and close to everything. I would recommend living here if possible for a freshman.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I joined greek life as soon as I got here because everyone told me it was the quickest way to meet people and that "everyone does it." I wish I had waited to join greek life, I wish I got to know all of my options and alternative ways of meeting people besides greek life. I came from out of state and did not know anyone, so I thought it was the right move. I love my friends in my sorority, but alot of times it seems corrupt. Not just my sorority, but the system as a whole. It seems exclusive and limiting. I feel that now its hard to make friends outside of greek life, and when people find out I am in a sorority, they have assumptions about my character before getting to know me. Those are some cons. There are pros, such as networking, community service, philanthropy, and academic support.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics is one of the university's strong points. There are a great amount of fitness classes to try and the gyms are immaculate. Theres also plenty of opportunities to play any kind of spot you want. Football is huge and bring everyone together in the fall.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've struggled while attending this university. There is no doubt that there are plenty of resources and opportunities, but it is still difficult to actually access them. Academically, I have had to take alot of requirement classes that have little or nothing to do with my major. It has been very expensive and frustrating, but I do enjoy the faculty. The professors make the classes interesting and I have definitely learned a lot here at the University of Florida.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in a Broward Hall triple room my freshman year. I loved the social aspect of living at Broward and had great roommates. Aside from the social aspect, Broward wasn't the most comfortable place to live. I had to share a tiny room with two other girls and on top of that share a bathroom with several other girls at the end of the hall. I was constantly getting sick due to living in such close quarters with so many people. Looking back, I spent a lot of my time at Windsor Hall because one of my friends lived there. Windsor was in the perfect location for me because its right by sorority row which is where I eat all of my meals. If I could go back I would probably live in Windsor as opposed to Broward.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most of the campus seems to be affiliated with the Greek life on campus and they make other people on campus seem less important or not worthy of their time if they aren't a part of the Greeks social atmosphere, at least in my experience.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Information about intramural sports is hard to find because the campus is so focused on football and men's basketball because those are the most popular sports season.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of Florida has a plethora of opportunities for students to get involved in campus. It is a tad bit challenging for freshmen to get involved and gain access to well respected clubs, however, the campus generally provides great opportunity and challenge to its students. I would definitely chose to come to the University of Florida again if I had to do the process all over again.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Hume, which is one of the nicer dorms, so I think my dorms are pretty nice. However, I have also been in some dorms where the sanitary conditions of communal bathrooms is not that great, and the size of rooms aren't always great either.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The football games are great. Everyone gets so hyped up over them, so it's a great atmosphere in the stadium whenever there's a game.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not a part of Greek Life myself, so I know that members of Greek Life tend to only hang out with other members of Greek Life, which is kind of cliquey and non-inclusive. However, my sister is in a sorority, and I know that she loves her sisters there, so it is good for people who are a part of it.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The blue light service around campus really helps me feel safe because they are in many different locations and are easy to access if I feel in danger. The only thing that bothers me is that SNAP, which is supposed to make it safer for you to travel at night by driving you places, isn't really all that safe because it takes forever to get to you so you might be waiting outside in the dark for a while, which still brings you potential danger.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my experience with this school. Everything about it is so welcoming and the courses offer many different interesting learning experiences.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Having a large Career Showcase with many different companies involved definitely helps students get their name out there in their career field, even if they don't get a job at that moment, which can help them advance their careers after graduation from UF.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of the school spirit.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school a lot. The atmosphere is really inviting and there are so many activities for students. There are tons of clubs and activities going on every single day.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: When I applied for housing, I logged on late and the only rooms still available were economic triples (doubles with three people). I was a little nervous at first, but it ended up working really well. My roommates and I are living together next year too!

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love being in a sorority. It is great to have a group of girls that I can always go to. I'm also from out of state, so it really helped me assimilate to the campus.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: During the fall, foorball games are a huge event and are looked forward too. During the rest of the year, attendance at games aren't as large, but a good amount of students go.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm having a good time while receiving a great education

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There seems to be a lot of armed robberies happening on campus, and I seem to be getting a lot of UF alerts about them which is alarming.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I've really enjoyed living on campus, and am going to continue to do so next year.

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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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