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5 College Freshman

Majors: Typical internships require the skills that not just college classes give you. You need to be friendly, confident in yourself, and confident in what you know. The pay is fine, but the real reward is the experience you gained and how it will apply to your career.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: It is rigorous to be in my program, but I do enjoy it. I like it because it is more self taught than anything else. I practice by having enough time to sit and code until I conquer the goal.

4 College Freshman

Majors: It was fairly easy to get into my program. I got a lot of experience from high school classes that have helped me greatly with my major.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I am fairly happy with my program that I chose. I am a computer science major, I have taken multiple classes to learn new languages and data structures from professionals. If I were to do it all over again, I wouldn't because I am happy. My career goals are to work for high companies like Apple, Google, or Microsoft. I do not have any concerns finding jobs in my field.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: always felt safe. there are many safeguards on campus, such as phones, lights and patrolling regularly by police. they also offer a service that you can be picked up in a van and taken home safely if you are at the library late and don't need to be walking home alone!

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: like almost anywhere, alcohol and drug use is available but it is up to yourself to deal with it. meaning, who you hang out with, situations you put yourself in, etc.. surround yourself with people who have high standards and care about themselves and others and generally you will be o.k.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's very easy to find drugs at UF. It's even easier to find a fake ID. Bars are pretty relaxed, especially if you have a second form.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: All Gainesville buses are free for those with a valid student ID. RTS (regional transport services) have many buses with very efficient routes. The longest I've had to wait was 5 minutes. Another great service is the "Later Gator," this bus runs from midnight to 3:00 AM. Apart from the bus system, there is SNAP, a free taxi service that can be used around campus from 6 PM until 3:30 AM. You can call for the rides through an easy to navigate app. The last option is "Gotcha" which is a taxi service (not through the University of Florida) that is free, but you have to tip. Typically a dollar per person, but they will take you further off campus than SNAP.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Coming to the University of Florida was somewhat of a culture shock for me and my friends. Being exposed to varying political, sexual, and religious viewpoints helped me to become a well-rounded individual with a much better view of the world that exists outside of my bubble. Not only do the students come from diverse backgrounds, so do the staff and educators. each professor offers a unique outlook on their field of study. I appreciate this diversity and cannot imagine my college experience without it.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Personally I take great pride in UF's sports nutrition program. As a future dietitian, I have great goals to work with athletes and educate teams about the importance of nutrition. Volunteering through UF's nutrition team, I have learned valuable skills I could have never learned in a classroom setting. I also appreciate the diversity of clubs offered on campus. I for one have a passion for Student Government and as a Freshmen in college, I got involved right away through a new program, "Freshmen Leadership Outreach", which taught me just how important it is to be organized and self-motivated.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The University of Florida is unbeatable when it comes to academic standards. I take much pride in the education I am being given here at the University of Florida. The numerous study centers and locations meant to help each student find their way to success is outright astonishing. I also appreciate the Health and Wellness center because it comforts me knowing that the staff is concerned with our personal well- being as well as our education and professional growth.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't mind dorm living at UF at all. I love the social aspect of it and getting to know other people at my school. The only part I don't like is the communal bathrooms. I would just prefer to have my own personal bathroom so I don't have to worry about things like shower shoes.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Everyone told me that it was nearly impossible to get scholarships and financial aid at UF, but I actually got a good amount. I received a private scholarship, Bright Futures, and two grants.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe on campus. I have to go through 2 doors secured with key-fobs and a door with a key lock to get to my dorm room, and there has never been a reason for me to feel uncomfortable. I also feel safe everywhere else I go on campus, but I do avoid walking alone at night, as I would anywhere else.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I'm majoring in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering at UF, so my band of knowledge is centered on engineering. That said, engineering is the largest field at UF, and mechanical engineering is the largest degree in that field. UF's degree program for engineering is extremely in-depth, modern, and knowledgeable. UF is known for its school spirit, which shows. The great thing about UF for an engineer is its relevance in Florida. NASA and Cape Canaveral are just south, Lockheed Martin shows up to most if not all career showcases. If you're an engineer at UF, you can be sure that you'll be presented with quite a few opportunities.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: As most Floridians know, UF is an extremely proud school, and we like to show off our school spirit with our gator logos and orange/blue clothing. This carries through, especially on campus. Most students are extremely spirited, and game days are crazy. UF is centrally located in Gainesville, and the college restaurants are to the north on W. University, while the big convenience shopping (Target, Walmart, the mall, etc) are to the south on Archer Rd. To get to Target from campus is a few miles on foot or bike, but the dedicated free busing can take you there every 15-20 minutes.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Currently living in the Hume Honors dormitory. A bit on the pricier side for a 2 person room (3300/semester) even compared to single rooms such as Riker Hall's (2400/semester). That said, the people in Hume are great, the rooms are nice and clean, and the shared bathroom is extremely convenient. Hume's proximity to the New Physics Building (NPB) is amazing, particularly for those intending on majoring in engineering.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not receive financial aid through FASFA, but the University of Florida was very good about helping me since I did not qualify for FASFA. I was able to receive a grant through the university which has helped a lot.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics at the University of Florida are great! Classes are very rigorous, but most will help you in the long run.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus your freshman year is something every person should do! It is a great experience and you meet so many new people.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: At the University of Florida the nursing program is great! All of the classes will be useful for a job in nursing. The program is very competitive, so that makes it a very prestigious program to be accepted to.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is usually pretty nice at the University of Florida. Although, when it rains it makes it very hard to get to classes especially if your transportation in by scooter or biking.

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5 College Sophomore

Technology: The wireless access at the University of Florida is great! Anywhere you go on campus there is wireless internet available. This makes using your personal computer something that is very easy to do.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are many majors available, so finding one that fits for you should be relatively easy. If you still don't pick a major, you can be exploratory for a couple of semesters.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of local and family owned restaurants in Gainesville which I really like. There is variety and forces you to leave campus every once in a while to explore. You are able to discover the ins and outs of this medium sized college town by exploring the foods and sometimes by talking directly to the people that grow or raise the food.

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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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