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Reviews 5583 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Academics: I'm in health science. I like the major and the electives it offers. The coursework load isn't too much.

4 College Junior

Weather: Sometimes its really rainy and thats annoying when going to class. Its super hot in the summer, but in the spring and fall its really nice.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Lots of things to do in town, places to eat, clubs to go to.

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking is always quite difficult. Way too little parking spaces available. Can be a frustrating situation to find a parking spot.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene is very minimal. I have never encountered any, however, have heard a few words about it.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The teachers are wonderful and maintaing good grades are easy.

4 College Freshman

Weather: It rains a lot, so your walking through puddles of rain, a lot.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: expensive small dorms, broward has one of the best locations

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I've never been offered any of this stuff, but it's not hard to find.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Meal plan is no good unless your there for the social aspect, on campus food is pretty good though, chik fil a is crowded

4 College Freshman

Local Area: UF students make up a huge proportion of the population, so even the off campus stuff caters to us. A lot of really fun things to do, even if you don't drink. I've always felt safe.

3 College Senior

Administration: Generally students get away with a lot. Cops are always around on the weekend during tailgating, but I rarely hear of anyone getting in trouble for underage drinking.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: 18+ can get in pretty much anywhere. There is a variety of options as far as bars and clubs go, each with a different atmosphere. Drink specials on certain nights of the week can be extremely cheap.

3 College Senior

Technology: The only 24/7 computer lab is great--when it isn't busy. When you can get a computer, they are normally fairly quick. Printing is sometimes a problem--printers being offline, when the lab is too busy and they get backed up--so it would be nice if more printers were offered.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Academic progress is always accelerating and the atmosphere is awesome. There is so much gator love and everyone always seems to be in love with the campus because its beautiful. There is numerous research opportunities and the facilities especially the athletic ones are superb.

3 College Junior

Parking: Its expensive to have a decal and parking during the day as an undergraduate you have to park so far away from everything. the commuter lot isn't really close to anything but on the bright side there are numerous buses that can take you there. It's hit and miss at night on where you can find to park and the parking lots are small so they don't exactly have enough spaces for everyone who needs/wants to park in that lot which can be sketchy at night.

3 College Freshman

Majors: It was not really hard getting into engineering. There were no special and complicated exams. I just needed to have high test scores and then just declare my major.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: I see many international students from a variety of ethnicity, religion, and culture. There are also many cross-cultural programs held almost every week in a part of the school, such as Chinese special day cerebration, Indian dances, Middle Eastern lectures, etc.One can learn a lot in UF,

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It depends on the type of plan you buy and whether or not you stay on campus. If you stay on campus, you should buy a meal plan and get access to the numerous eateries. There is a variety of halls; Gator dining and Broward hall are like all-in-one kind of place where you get buffet style food from many restaurants. But over time, the food can get a bit boring after eating a lot. Nonetheless, there are other fast food chain restaurants such as Papa John's, Burger King, Panda Express, and many others. The costs are average.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Many bus routes throughout the entire city of Gainesville make traveling a pleasure and easy to access. The buses as almost always on time. In addition, for UF students the buses are free with the use of the Gator ID.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: It just really sucks that anyone that lives off campus can only get a park and ride decal, which doesnt really help at all.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The University of Florida is generally safe, and buses are widely available.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The clubs are horrible, but the 21+ bars are a fun atmosphere. Fraternity parties are usually a good time depending on where you go.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: There is no special application process for entering the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department. It is deciding what you want to specialize in within the department that can be challenging. There are four focus areas from which to choose: Human Dimensions, Management, Quantitative Science, and Ecology (as well as a combined Master's in Urban and Regional Planning). There are many students that know precisely what they want to do, but I am not one of those. I have changed my mind three times, and there were always conversations to be had with advisers, curriculum plans to fill out, and mini explanations to write about why I wanted to do what I wanted to do. The paperwork process is not difficult; deciding what you're interested in more than anything else is the hard part. My advice is to take advantage of the diverse opportunities and follow your heart.

4 College Junior

Technology: I have never had any problems with finding an on campus computer or having to print. We even get free printing!


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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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