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3 College Junior

Campus Food: There should honestly be more healthy options for the on campus meal plan. I've never had a meal plan personally but I worked at Pollo Tropical (one of 2 healthy options) and I can tell you that business was always backed up because those who look out for their health don't want to eat processed foods like Panda Express and Wendy's every day.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've never had to live on campus but I have heard nothing but great things about the on campus living experience. You make life long friends and forge unforgettable memories.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks are more prone to liking other Greeks because you get what you paid for. Greeks do promote philanthropy, but if you look at the number of times Greeks have represented our school badly, it definitely stands out on a national level and is more known socially than the amount of good they do for our community.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's Gatornation. Everything is united under that notion. Fan support is without a doubt on a national and global level. Athletic utilities are constantly being updated and developed to be the top in the country.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many off-campus options. The prices are very reasonable if you just do the research. Amenities and Space are wonderful especially compared to dorms. It feels more comfortable to have your own room and bathroom especially at a lower price compared to the dorm. Buses aren't a problem because there are so many stops and routes. But a shorter bus route is better than a longer bus route if you're not a patient type of person, so it's better to choose a place within 10 minutes of campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Every party has its ups and downs. Parties are pretty sloppy and not high class, but that's just because college kids can't afford to be high maintenance. Parties are every where on a Friday night because it's the day of the week where students can just relax and let stressful week wine down. The party scene allows for everyone to socialize and connect about their common experiences at UF. I've noticed that UF does have a more responsible party scene due to designated driving rules, SNAP, and convenient bus schedules late at night. However, I feel that group parties such as fraternities and sororities promote peer pressure in terms of feeling socially acceptance into an organization.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many places to choose from that are delicious in any variety. UF has one of the best vegetarian and organic selection of on and off campus dining. The cost is average and student discounts and specials are everywhere in abundance so searching for the right affordable place should be really easy.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's strict when it needs to be in order to protect students from trouble with the law as well as outside threats.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid is usually automatically updated and disbursed on time for me. However, it can be a hassle if you can't figure out where some money went directly to. Florida Prepaid became a hassle for me since I have a scholarship that requires survey taking in order to disburse its aid to you as well as contacting the university to make sure it is accepted.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is good on some days, but otherwise it can be sickening to eat the same thing over and over again. Sometimes it makes you miss a good home cooked meal time and time again.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus was a good experience. It helps you to ease into your classes better by becoming acquainted with the University's campus, directional wise. You don't have to worry about monthly utility payments/rent while in school because it was all paid for to begin with therefore alleviating the financial stress during semesters. You are completely surrounded by classsmates of varying backgrounds and cultures allowing you to open your eyes to your school's level of diversity as well as make friends with those in the same boat as you. The cost is a bit higher to live in a confined, cramped space.

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.

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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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