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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Almost all the guys at my school are very attractive, fun, friendly, and outgoing.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't experienced any internship so far, but I am planning to do internship later in the future.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my program I am doing!

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The buses ride late often so there is no need for people to bring cars

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: school sports are very fun to watch and entertaining for social networking

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The pubs and bars should stay open late for students' convenient use

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is very convenient because we have everything on campus that we need

4 College Sophomore

Academics: All the professors manage the time to help out all the students with their issues

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The Architecture program is somewhat difficult however, the program is very entertaining

4 College Sophomore

Technology: All the computers in the labs are designed to perform well for all the students.

3 College Senior

Transportation: While you can buy a parking permit, it's generally a waste of money because it is so difficult to find any parking spots. Most students own scooters to get to and from campus. Gainesville offers buses which can take you practically anywhere in Gainesville.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Students flock to any athletic event that is going on around campus. While football is obviously the most popular, basketball and gymnastics are also important.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Weather: Gainesville is bipolar with its weather; it will be 30 degrees out (which it is now and I am not exactly enjoying it) one day, then it will be 80 degrees out the next day, but hey that's Florida. There is a good amount of cover around the campus which also helps out for rainy days.

5 College Senior

Academics: The biology program offers a vast number of opportunities and can lead you to many different careers. The university provides research labs and facilities to help gain experience with your major. The biology major has a heavy workload and there is a lot of time spent studying.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Academics: The University of Florida provides a vast amount of academics, ranging from business, to law, to medical, you name it. The professors are typically helpful; it's beneficial to talk to your professor, get acquainted and prove to your professor that you are committed to getting your degree. The workload is pretty decent sized and any program is going to require dedication. The university offers study groups and tutors to assist you in your academic endeavors.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Scholarships: Financial aid is a pain at any school, but at UF, the advisors try to help you gain as much aid as they can. Universities are expensive and any financial aid is beneficial. The university also provides a variety of scholarships for any college, any major, and any individual so definitely apply for those.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Majors: I am a biology major at the College of Agricultural and Liberal Sciences. This is one of the most difficult programs to get into because it is such a popular major. The minimum GPA for a transfer student is 3.0 and you have to have your AA before you should apply. The application process is straightforward and similar to any other application process. As for any school, send your application in as early as possible. It's always better to get it in than to procrastinate.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Majors: I love science and find my major very interesting; however, there is a large amount of course work. This is a challenging program and requires dedication and commitment. Typically when you are in a science major, you're doing the preprofessional track. The college provides many research opportunities which can lead to internships and job opportunities.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The dining options offered near my school are typical chain-food restaurants and fast food, but you can find a few mom pop restaurants if you really look for them, which in my opinion, are definitely worth looking for.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: Personally, I chose not to rush because I am attending school full time and work part time so I don't have time to attend chapter, socials, and other events offered by greek life. With that said, I do have many friends who joined greek life and absolutely love it. You meet so many people and it gives you a chance to get involved in the school. Greek life offers many events and housing. Housing is average; houses aren't too bad.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are various places to look into around the university. I currently live about 2 miles away from campus and take the bus to campus. Buses are very prevalent and easy to access. The cost is around average and the quality of the apartment is good. I have my own bathroom, my own parking spot, and the complex provides a variety of amenities such as a pool, basketball court, and gym. However, the closer you live to campus, the more expensive the apartment and the more lower the quality. There are a lot of complexes close to campus but you do have to share bathrooms, parking spots, and most do not provide amenities.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't really know much about drugs on campus but I do know that they are present

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is second to none everything is always perfect

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is not too lenient and it is not too strict

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The university is very safe and the health center is top notch

1 person found this useful Report
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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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