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Reviews 6410 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Academics: This university is great, but if I hadn't been living on campus, then there are a lot of deadlines I would have missed, such as deadlines for housing, financial aid, meal plans, and deferments, all of which are important. Aside from that, this university is great.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: My first year everything went smoothly, but my last 2 years have been horrible. Tuition has increased and the amount of financial that is being dispersed has decreased. My suggestion is to apply for many scholarships just to be safe. Also ask about FOS scholarship at UF,

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The places around campus are good if you live on campus or need a mea in between classes, but food and dining options are more expensive on campus. If a student is unable to eat outside of campus its best to get declining balance rather than a meal plan because you can eat at your descretion.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Engineering program just get C in your critical tracking courses such as Calc 1-3, Physics 1&2, Chem1or2. Though you need an average of a B to maintain your major.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Engineering major is the toughest undergrad course load in UF.
But the teachers are great and you have places/people to go to if you need help.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Environmental Engineering is pretty straightforward.
Advisors are decent, they have a list of courses and advise you on when to take them/how hard it is.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Enviromental Engineering:
Pretty straight forward major, good advisors.
Help you stay on track and focused.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses will take you almost anywhere you need to go on campus or in the city of Gainesville. Getting out of Gainesville is a little more challenging but still doable.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You can find really nice places to live for much less than what you would have to pay if you lived on campus but parking is nasty! Especially when you ate coming back from a late exam or study session because there is always done party or other happening off campus... Parking is really expensive for the most part if you want to but a decal to park inside your building's parking lot, but city parking is really cheap just hard to find a spot sometimes.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The summers are really hot and I would not recommend walking to classes in the summer heat if they are far distances but rather taking the bus. In the "winter" sometimes it gets really cold in the mornings and sometimes it's cloudy and dreary but in the afternoon it usually clears up and get a little warmer so it is actually nice to walk or ride your bike to class.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: You can eat at the dining halls or food court. Plus there are little POD Markets with snack foods for in between classes.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: UF has a great campus life. There is always something going on. Art galleries, concerts, movies, sports, nature museum. There are places to hide out and study, get away from it all, visit with nature, and hang with your friends. There is something for everyone.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many apartment complexes and a lot of individual homes that rent to students. Finding a place to live near campus is not difficult.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on UF campus. The upd is everpresent and in the evenings there is an escort service to provide security when you need to get across campus alone.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The process of getting into my accounting major was a bit of a challenge.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There are a good variety of houses on campus and they are fairly active on campus. There are the usual stereotypes on campus about those involved in greek affairs but overall most people dont look down on them.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics at UF is very important. Most students are very committed to maintaining high GPA's and you fill find that many students are serious about their decision to be at UF. Workload depends on your major, special study options are great-some really enriching study abroad experiences are offered as well. Popular study areas include Library West ("Club West") and Plaza of the America's.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is pretty much horrible at UF. It is very rare to find a good parking spot and you will usually not get one close to your dorm-which sometimes is hard at night.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe at UF but just like any place in the world-it isn't smart to walk anywhere alone at night. We have a great system called SNAP that works like a free taxi to students from the hours of 6-3AM.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Being a music major at UF is very gratifying. The work load is not light and teachers aren't easy on their students but it is one of the most thorough and fulfilling majors I believe at UF. The people and professors are wonderful. One particular thing about the professors that I love is their willingness to help. They are genuinely concerned about their students and helping us succeed in our classes. There are plenty of job opportunities that are offered to us, which is very helpful.

3 College Junior

Administration: It really depends on which classes you take honestly. They all tell you to come to class, but it's your responsibility. No one is going to force yo to come. If you want to fail, go ahead and fail. It's your money to waste. But some classes try to get you to come by taking attendance or unannounced pop quizzes, but I only see that in the upper level classes

4 College Junior

Diversity: I'd say UF is a very accepting school in regards to diversity, economic backgrounds, religion, and sexual orientation, and I believe UF is a fairly diverse school! Everyone I've meet are extremely nice! And I meet a lot of people hear by going to the soccer fields and just jumping into different pick-up games of whichever sport I see, whether it is frisbee or soccer! Soccer I see has the most diverse group of people that I have ever seen play a sport together, and we all get along just fine.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is pretty simple, you can look up bus routes online or through an app on your smart phone to track where the busses are. Many students that live on campus find it easiest to take the bus to get to main stores like Publix or Target instead of having to move their cars and not having a parking spot when they return. Busses are free with your student ID, so it really is an easy way to get around. Also, you will find that many students that live off campus leave their cars at their apartments and drive scooters to campus. Scooter parking is vast and easily accessible. Most classes are a 2-5 minute walk from parking. Scooters are always seen around campus, almost more than cars are, and are a very easy way of transportation around campus and to surrounding areas.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: UF has a very diverse student population, but they all have one thing in common: they were all smart enough to be accepted. Most students lead an active lifestyle so they are fit and interested in staying healthy. In the looks department, I would say about half of the student population is average looking, and the rest lie somewhere higher or lower than that. It is not hard to find an attractive peer in class or walking around. Socially, we all work hard to maintain our grades, but we play even harder than we work. You will not be without entertainment on the weekends and most week days unless you do not put yourself out there.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: We have a really great Career Resource Center that helps a lot in getting people jobs after they graduate and you can use it up to two years after you've left UF. Also, research here is top notch.

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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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