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Reviews 6422 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The nice part about UF is that you do not have to be over 21 to have a good time at night; there are tons of places to go that are for dancing and trivia. There are of course bars and places to drink all over town. Most places are within walking distance, so driving is not a big deal.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: UF has a wonderful opportunity in internships and extracurricular activities. There are almost 1,000 different clubs on campus, and each one is filled with unique people with different interests. I love that the professors on campus are so willing to help you find internships and jobs. They are there to help you, and you can really see that.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Signing up to dual major in Psychology and Criminology is a relatively easy process. Once you complete the coursework through semester five for both majors you have the departments sign off on your application. It was really helpful that I had completed a lot of my general education courses in high school so I could start right in with the major coursework. You are required to finish both majors in four years in order to dual major.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am hoping to have an internship while in school but am not really sure where to look. My roommate just got an internship and is really excited about it. I really want to find one that will give me the best experience for my future career.

4 College Freshman

Majors: When I started at the University of Florida I was majoring in Architecture. I am now dual majoring in Psychology and Criminology. The academic advising center was really helpful and answered all my questions. I chose UF because it was the best and most affordable architecture program. Now that I've changed my major I don't know if it is still the best program but overall I am happy with my time at UF.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nightlife is fun! There are a different variety of clubs. A lot of the clubs are 18 and older and freshmen generally always get in free. House parties are fun too, even though most take place in a college kid's apartment. The music is always good, at both clubs and house parties. Frat parties are interesting. They don't really focus on the music, that's why its not much, but there's plenty of people there and a lot of mingling.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Gainesville is strictly a college town! Gainesville does have a lot to offer. Although it only has one mall, the mall has a great variety of stores all college kids enjoy. The cultural events are cool, like cooncerts, and most take place on campus. There are a lot of recreation sports to do on campus, and they Gainesville has two lakes fun for jet skiing and more.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms at UF are all social and creates a lot of new friendships. They make sure all freshmen are educated about the new things happening on campus. In my opinion Murphree is one of the oldest, but best dorms at UF. It's more comfy and less busy than a regular residence hall. Graham, Jennings,and Reid just to name a few are your average residence halls, with commuter bathrooms. Beaty and Springs are your apartment style dorms, however they are both a little walk away from the heart of campus. Housing is costly at UF, but being on campus does provide more convenience.

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2 College Junior

Greek Life: They can have great parties, but in general are the cause of dangerous drug, alcohol abuse or a false sense of social life.

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4 College Junior

Weather: It is warm nearly year-round, never snows, and there is great outside weather.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It's Gainesville, there is a WIDE variety of people. Could be good or bad depending on where you go

4 College Senior

Academics: Health Science is awesome in terms of exposing you to the health care system. Your junior and senior year, you are in the same building as PT students, PA students, Pharmacy students, nursing students, etc. and you're right next to Shands hospital. That being said, this major is incredibly easy unless you add some difficult electives. It is more of a critical thinking and busy work major than anything. Knowing what I know now, I would have done Applied Physiology and Kinesiology to have a better exposure to the science-based courses before going to PT school.

4 College Senior

Academics: The university definitely produces great results as is evident by our alumni, but at times while I've been in attendance I've felt like I was just being rushed through and missing the real experience of growing and learning from professors. There are a few gems of classes though that I've really enjoyed, especially my musculoskeletal anatomy class where I was able to learn anatomy on cadavers as an undergrad.

2 College Senior

Weather: It's hot basically year round. It's depressing not to have a true seasonal experience. And when it rains, it pours. Drainage is not idea either so you get flooding pools on the sidewalks. Rain boots are a must.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Luck of the draw. A little expensive but very convenient and simple to get into. Socially is either great or horrible depending on the floor.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Not in greek but the people I know in it do very well. Great opportunity socially with a fairly broad range of people and also allows for easy involvement

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Once you're 21 the nightlife is fairly good. Good variety of places to go. Hard if you're under 21 though

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The campus life is great. Around the student center there are various clubs that meet, a movie nights take place within it,and gator nights(every friday) have various of fun activities. They also have a comedy club which performs in a restaurant next to the student center which can make for a fun night out.

5 College Freshman

Weather: I love the weather in Florida, especially a little farther north of where I once was so it's a little cooler. It will rain sometimes but the weather is great.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining is decent, nothing special but decent nonetheless. The dining halls themselves are a bit expensive for lunch and dinner and sometimes the food isn't great but by and large its a good way to get lots of food. There is a good variety of on campus restaurants but the hours on many of them aren't great.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: By and large the facilities are excellent. The campus life is robust and there is always something going on you can participate in. There are plenty of opportunities for research in a variety of fields. I honestly can't think of anything wrong you just have to be willing to look around some for what you need.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Excellent bus service.there's a bus in every 10 min and the best part is that the bus can be tracked using trasloc app.UF had the most convenient and well connected bus service.late night travel are well supported by lator gator buses.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It is extremely hot in the summer months, but otherwise the weather is pleasant. The winter is almost non-existent and it usually only rains during hurricane season.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is extremely prevalent on campus. They run all major student organizations, such as student government. If you are in Greek life you will have many more opportunities than non-Greek students. However, this system divides the campus.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses run fairly often and all over town and campus and are completely free to students. The only problem arises when the bus comes to popular apartment complexes and the bus is already full.


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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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