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3 College Junior

Weather: It's Florida. It's usually hot. Rainy at the end of Spring semester and beginning of Fall semester.

4 College Junior

Administration: I've never had a problem with campus police or administration, but I've also never lived on campus. I'm not sure how that goes.

4 College Junior

Majors: I've never had an internship, seeing as I've just transferred from community college, but I plan on applying to various radio stations for the summertime. I've already talked to a few advisers about my plans and they have all been very helpful and supportive.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am a telecommunication news major. As a telecom major, I had to take the "News Test" to determine whether or not I'd even get into the News track, which made me nervous, but I passed my first time taking it and am absolutely thrilled for next semester. I get to work at the radio station as part of my grade, and all my professors have been nothing short of wonderful. I love being a telecom major!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I've only lived off-campus and I love it! There are tons of apartment complexes available around town, each with varying amenities and prices. If you don't mind splurging a bit, you can have your own room, bath and share a W&D with roommates, as well as a complex with a pool, clubhouse, gym, tanning bed different courts and fields for sports, for a few hundred dollars. I love the freedom of being able to come and go as I please, whenever I please.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Gainesville has a high population with a small town feel. Everything is very spread out and rural when you get off Archer Road. There's things to do, but nothing outside of Gainesville. It's also pretty far from any other city. Orlando and Jacksonville are an hour and a half away, and Tampa and Tallahassee are two hours away. So, if you don't find anything to do in Gainesville, you'd better have gas in your tank and time to waste driving.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There are lots of different places to eat at UF during the day, but if you have a night class, you'd better make sure you eat before because most places close around 7:30. I find this annoying, especially since there is on campus living arrangements. I understand not all things can be open all the time, but 7:30 seems a bit early to me.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: From what I've seen in my first semester, there's a lot to do and be involved with at UF. There's hundreds of clubs, and if you don't find one you like, you can literally make your own. There's many options for Greek life, college organizations, and events to be a part of. UF obviously has a very strong tradition when it comes to football games. It's a great place to be involved, I just wish it was a bit easier for people who are new and don't have connections to join in too...

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: All of the programs offered at UF seem to be top notch, buildings are nice and clean, and there's never much trouble with anything I've been involved in.

5 College Junior

Diversity: I come from a small, southern town. There are two main races, the others are far and few between. When I came to the University of Florida, I was amazed at how diverse the students were. I think it's absolutely wonderful!

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most people on campus are Greek. They stick to their Greek friends, dress in their southern prep clothes, and throw parties at the houses. That's about all I've seen.

3 College Junior

Technology: The computers I've used at UF are a bit slow and dated, but fairly reasonable for common usage.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never had an issue with campus police, but I've watch them stake out bicycle riders going too fast, cutting people off, or riding dangerously. I thought it was a bit much. The campus is so large, I'm sure there are better things for the officers to be doing. I do feel safe while walking around campus, though. I've never been worried about crime or being alone.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: This fall was my first semester. It was tough because, as a transfer, it was hard to make friends. Everyone had friends and my classes were quite large. I felt alone a lot of the time. However, as far as the school itself goes, it's great. Clean campus, plenty of resources, safe environment.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's pretty much gray all the time or humid.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: I don't like the city Gainesville. I grew up in Miami and it has nothing compared to the cultural vibrance.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's expensive and not worth it. It is just convenience for class. You will not have your own bathroom most likely and share a room and you have to move out after every semester not year.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a grant I didn't ask for and the office is pretty helpful and not passive aggressive.

2 College Freshman

Parking: There's never spots and the people who live on campus take over most of the parking. The ideal way of independent transportation is a scooter.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People do drugs sometimes. I find it silly how they have to go to the woods to do it. There is plenty of drinking in frats

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone looks like abercrombie models and they are so smart and the reason i gave up in looking nice for school because i cannot compare.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Pros: Cheaper than living on campus depending where you go. I live in Gainesville Place and the bus is nearby, actually passing through the complex.

Cons: it could be cheaper there are cheaper alternatives but then transportation takes precedence not just buses but bus routes.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: We had a bad season. I dont usually go to athletic games but we still remain prideful.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: A frat party is the only real underage nightlife and some clubs at certain times.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I'm vegetarian so I have to really eat at subways or the veggie patty or burger king. They do have a delicious salad bar but I rarely eat out because well it's expensive. I life off campus and I just buy my food from the grocery store. On campus a meal plan s super expensive.

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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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