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4 College Sophomore

Technology: I've really only ever used my personal computer but there are plenty of computers available in the libraries, some labs even have dual screens.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: Besides street laws and parking, they're pretty lax unless there are complaints.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The University of Florida is incredibly diverse, especially the honors college which i am currently a part of.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very many different people, ethnicities, clubs. You will feel at home any time

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Ihave applied to become a Greek Ambassador, in this position I would be able to educate fellow Greeks and inform future members what Greek life is all about. Greek life in a sorority/ fraternity is not all about partying and meeting new people all the time. There are key aspects to what we live for; scholarship, service, leadership, and community. I feel that becoming a Florida Greek Ambassador will help me fulfill my duties in pursuing leadership within my sorority. This privilege also accommodates community, as Florida Greek Ambassadors, we will strive to inform students from all over how much Greek life can impact their lives and what they can contribute.
One of the responsibilities is to present information on the Florida Greek Community to First Year Florida classes. I first thought about becoming involved in a sorority because a Florida Greek Ambassador came to my First Year Florida class and informed me on the different aspects that the Greek community can offer me. That was a life changing decision that I cherish, and I want to do the same thing for another student. Becoming a Greek Ambassador will be another step for me to keep these aspects continuous in my life.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: I currently belong to the Freshman Leadership Counsel and ADPi sorority. Both to these social groups are made of a very diverse population with differnt ethnic backgrounds and relgious/political beliefs. This diversity is what makes both of these groups successful and helps them make such an impact to the campus of the University of Florida. There is something to learn from everyone, we must to open and receptive to others.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: It is really nice for Florida. Still really hot in the summer, but the rest of the year is so nice. It does rain a lot in the summer and fall. Get a rain jacket.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Come on... this is UF. Need I say more. Best Athletic programs ever.
School spirit through the roof. Come up and visit on any game day and
see a city, a whole city, not just the campus colored orange and blue.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: UF has great academics. There are so many professors and classes to choose from. I have never had any problem getting the classes I need.
If you go to rate my professor, you can get honest opinions from other students ranking the professors. This is a really valuable tool. There are tons of study options. Teachers have office hours, there are tutors and there are always study groups being formed in the classroom.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Being a math major is really, really hard. If you go this route, be prepared for a full workload. Lots and lots of homework. Curriculum is great. Facilities are great. Be prepared to be in really big classes with 200+ kids in the class. Your professor will give the lectures, but students rely on their TA for most things. Professors are available for office hours, but if you have other classes at those same times, then you better get a tutor.
There are many internships available, and it is important you are involved in one by your sophmore year if you want to get into graduate school.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Stayed at Tolbert my freshman year. My room was just a regular dorm room, but the common areas and the bathrooms were always kept nice and clean.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Public Transportation is free for students, you just need your ID to ride. There are buses that go around the town, from town to campus, and just around campus. The buses are usually on time and there is an app for phones that you can use to track them. Also, if you are on campus, there is a programs that you can call to be transported around campus after dark.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I am currently interning with a non-profit organization which benefits children looking to serve their community through the arts. As I am in the midst of applying to law school where I plan to study some form of public interest law, this internship is benefiting me in that I am gaining valuable knowledge in management and operations of non-profit organizations. I am payed $10 per hour and I have a fairly flexible schedule, normally I work about 25 to 30 hours a week, more if there is a performance. I have administrative duties and I work as a backstage coordinator during the children's performances. I also help field questions from parents and in general help my bosses in any way they need me to.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: UF is constantly buzzing with activity. There are almost constant student and faculty run events going on at the student union and on the lawns. Also the university has designated "free speech zones" where anyone can speak about anything they want (peacefully) and more often than not these speeches become debates; these can be very informative and entertaining. Also, UF has over 900 organizations, so there is literally something for everyone at UF!

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Lots of options for everyone. Tons of bars and clubs downtown or midtown. They can busy any day of the week.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The dining halls have a lot of options but are not very cheap unless using a big meal plan. There are quite a few other options but the hours aren't great.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Very safe for such a large school. Only a couple isolated incidents happen each year.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: UF's plethora of electives and majors allows any student to essentially study anything they want. Even if you have to go to another university to make it happen UF is so good at getting there students to where they want to be. I was a classics major and while I didn't have as many options and variety as a history major, I still felt that I had a great variety of ancient history courses to choose from.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I spent 2 and a half years living on campus, and two of my roommates were upperclassmen. They were, for the most part "responsible partiers" and really just social drinkers, and I had the sense that there were many students like this at UF. The alcohol intake at UF is high, however, most drug use was restricted to parties and other social gatherings, and I didn't hear much or see much use of hard drugs.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: I love the weather here! You get an experience of all ranges of temperatures. One week it will be cold, while the next week it will be in the low 80's. One complaint would be that you can never predict what the weather will be like because of these random changes so it's a bit hard to prepare for them. Also, in Fall semester it randomly rains so you should always bring an umbrella or else you may be left stranded until it clears up. It may be blue sky as far as the eye can see, then randomly start pouring. But, overall I think the weather is beautiful!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are very important at UF. Many students attend the sporting events whether it be football, basketball or gymnastics. If you don't go to any it's actually kind of weird. One of the main appeals is that the athletes never disappoint. In fact, the Gators have won twenty-three of the last twenty-six SEC All-Sports Trophies, recognizing Florida as the best overall athletics program in the SEC (wikipedia.com). My mom is actually included in that, being that she won the 1978 National Championship for the Pentathlon while attending UF. But best of all is the fans enthusiasm at all the sporting events. There is nothing like it! We bleed orange and blue!

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Make sure to always chechk how much you've received and if that matches the amount you calculated you were going to get. If it doesn't match, don't be afraid to call the Financial Aid department.

4 College Senior

Academics: The Forensic Distance Program is very supportive. The professors are great with communication and with any assistance you may need. They try to have a community forum, but it doesn't seem to be updated very often.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: The Forensic Science Graduate Distance Education program is really well respected within the Forensics community. The program is fully accredited and you actually learn something!

1 College Sophomore

Academics: I was majoring in Art History. While all of my friends are talking about how challenging their classes are, I felt like I was in elementary school. Most of my classes had a survey class feel to them even if they were a higher level. The material was generally taught in "memorize and repeat" sort of way.

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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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