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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: University of Florida provides many safety measures for their students. Besides the quick texting and emails in cases of emergency (signalling where crime is occuring, etc), there are also blue emergency poles located throughout the campus, a special vehicle you can call when you feel endangered or inebriated, and campus police.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Cultural Cuisine – Gainesville has many unique "hole in the wall" little restaurants that offer a taste of another culture. I've been here 6 years and still have plenty of restaurants left to explore!

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Only the Very Needy – I can't afford college. period. but I don't qualify for single cent of need based aid. I don't understand it.

5 College Junior

Majors: Intern at Lab – I have not had a chance to do an external internship, but I have worked at a lab on campus, and that was lots of fun!

3 College Junior

Weather: Too Hot Sometimes. Walking to class some days can be miserable. You will be drenched in sweat by the time you make it to the next building.

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5 College Junior

Majors: Geology Rocks! Lol – I absolutely love my major. I have had small classes since day one and all my professors know me by name. We take awesome field trips and get to spend time together as classmates and friends. There's nothing like being a geology major!!!!!!

5 College Senior

Athletics: Go Gators – University of Florida is pretty much built around College Football and to a lesser extent Basketball. We have nationally competitive teams in both sports on most years and they are an ingrained part of the culture of the university. UF has top end funding for all of their athletics, and even their more "fringe" teams such as fencing tend to be nationally competitive. Fan support and school spirit is huge, and facilities are first class and include multiple gyms.

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5 College Student

Administration: FLORIDA IS AWESOME. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. THEY ARE VERY STRICT. GRR

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5 College Student

Local Area: FLORIDA IS AWESOME. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. PARKING IS HORRIBLE.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great Research Oppurtunites – There are a lot of interesting teachers here with interesting research topics. Once you get to know them, they can help you plan out Graduate school.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Food Is Okay, Bland Flavor – the food selection at the dining halls are numerous but the flavoring isn't great, the food is sometimes bland

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The sorority girls are nice but they dress very risque on the weekend and give the sororities a bad reputation.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Computer Loading Start Screen – the computers take a very long time to load while on campus.

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2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Girls and Guys – I feel like there are two extremes that make up the majority of the population. There are the the drunk sorority girls, and then the nerdy ones. There are the hot but rude frat boys and the nerdy guys. There are exceptions, but when it comes down to it, its a party school.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: The school offers a ton of majors. Odds are if you are interested in it, they offer it as a major. A big downside is obviously massive class sizes your first two years. There are fantastic professors and not so fantastic professors. The registration process is only which is nice except there are so many students that it can be really hard to get a class you need as a freshman! Which is a pain when you are trying to graduate on time or early and need prereq classes. There is a bit of an overcrowding problem here, but all in all its a very quality school where you will get a good education.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Better Dining Off Campus – If you're looking for many, fairly cheap options of campus there are a lot to chose from! There are many Mexican options as well as bar and grill types. Some of the best places are La Nopalera, BJ's, Ballyhoo's and The Flying Biscuit!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Amazing Athletes – UF does an awesome job recruiting top athletes in all sports. Each sport is almost always ranked in the top 20

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: So Many Options to Choose from – There are plenty of different restaurants to choose from that are just walking distance from UF

3 College Junior

Administration: Rules and Regulations – The school does a generally great job of setting guidelines for all students to follow. Although there are several rules, there is no police on your back at all times. The main issue that is addressed is underagad drinking. The campus is a pretty safe place and has well behaved students. There isnt many rebels that causes authority to be stricter than they have to be.

5 College Junior

Athletics: THe athletics scholastically, club, and intramural are all great. Student-athlete are all achieving the highest honors in their respected sport. Intramural sports makes it possible for students who were not able to be scholar athletes to enjoy still playing their sport. In addition, there are club sports to keep everyone involved. This is a very sports active school.

4 College Junior

Majors: Very Hands on/Applicable Program – I am a Civil Engineering major at the University of Florida. I love it. Most of my classes, especially now that I am a Junior and in my major classes, are practical things that I would need to know. As in every college, there are some not so great professors, but in general, I like my professors. This semester I have some whom I absolutely love. All are highly qualified and available to help. I study a lot. However, I still am able to make time to do other things. It is not an unbearable work load, but it is heavier than other non-engineering or non pre-professional majors. Internship opportunities are plentiful, alumni love Gators. Facilities are good, they aren't the most technologically advanced, but they are more than adequate. Overall, I think it is a great program and I am very happy in it.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Gator Pride Is Intoxicating – Before I came to UF, I thought that the "Gator Nation" was just some kind of gimmick. I didn't understand the spirit of this campus. But there is such a rush of joy when I'm at a football game and see everyone decked out in orange and blue cheering for a common goal. I love the school here. I am an engineering student and I have had some really awesome professors. I study a lot, but I also have time to be a part of the crew team, a club sport provided through our recreational sports program. There is an energy throughout the college. Everyone is always doing something and in general, we are all happy, diligent, and dedicated. Our school pride can tend to be annoying to others, but oh well! Go Gators!

5 College Junior

Technology: University of Florida has about 9 circa computer labs. They are spaced throughout campus. We have free printing at our student union, up to 250 pages per student, which turns out to be a lot. It's pretty easy to get help or computer assistance with whatever you need. WiFi is all over the place and it's fast and reliable. A personal computer is very useful because of its portability, but not absolutely essential.

4 College Junior

Administration: Punishments Are Normal – Police are fairly strict about underage drinking and professors will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism.

4 College Junior

Technology: Campus offers various computer labs and up to date software. Plenty of computers are available at the libraries on campus.

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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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