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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drinking a Lot – Drinking is everywhere, bars are waling distance. At times its easy and pretty lenient, even in the dorms, depending on RA. Bars are strict. Can find alcohol at a lot of frats and house parties. Drug scene depends on who you hang out and i guess that can be said for alcohol.

3 College Senior

Administration: Strict About Things – Cops are pretty strict about alcohol, parties and underage drinking at times. Certain semesters cops crack down, but will lessen up again. Strict on id's and drinking at clubs and bar. The worst for parking tickets, they get you on everything little thing, which is probably the most enforced thing.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Good School Maybe to Big – Great school has everything, the downside is that there is so much going on that its hard to figure out what to do and get in touch with advisors.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Infirmary Is Great! The on-campus infirmary is very reliable and generally they can see you on short notice. The pharmacy is also very cheap for OTC items such as Advil, Band-Aids, etc. A fee buried in tuition is for the cost of the items, so when you need to purchase something, it's significantly cheaper than at retail stores. You've already basically subsidized the cost, so stock up on cheap meds!

5 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Easily Accessible and Always Updated – Mostly Windows computers, but some colleges are transitioning to Apple. Open lab hours are posted within each college. Free printing locations around campus and generous print-anywhere credits.

3 College Senior

Diversity: More Diverse Than Most – While there is a large percentage of caucasian students on campus, the student body is extremely diverse. There's a good balance of ethnic diversity representing many cultural backgrounds. There is also a decent amount of international students. The mixture of student populations is represented by the many on-campus organizations catered towards the various backgrounds.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Many Places to Go, Open Often – UF is surrounded by nightlife. There are bars and clubs across the street from campus, and more downtown. People go out Wednesday-Saturday nights usually. There are two movie threatres near campus and one in the student union as well, and on Friday nights the university puts on "Gator Nights". It's free for students and offers a variety of things, from food to A-list movies with popcorn and drinks in the theatre to henna tattoos, etc. You can almost always find something happening at a Frat house too.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: UF had been a challenging but rewarding academic experience for me. The campus is beautiful, the housing is convenient, and because Gainesville is small, everything is close (although traffic is the pits). There are so many restaurants, bars, and clubs surrounding the school, and it's awesome to see Ben Hill Griffin Stadium from the window of the dining hall. The campus is very bike and pedestrian friendly and buses are free for students. People are very trusting. There are so many clubs and organizations- if you don't think there's something for you, you haven't tried to find something.

3 College Junior

Parking: To park on campus, you must pay for a decal every semester, which gets pricey. The decal you receive depends on the number of credit hours you've completed. The more completed, the better decal you get, which means more lots available for you to park in. Spots fill quickly though, and the lots are more surrounding campus than they are within campus. In other words, if your class or dorm is in the heart of campus, you're probably walking.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: You Can Survive – i was in springs and it was nice and the people are friendly, they have loads of activities and don't worry to much about your roommates they match you up pretty good

2 College Sophomore

Technology: They Are Okay – the labs get extremely crowded during the day especially toward the end of semester but there are random computers all around the university

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Its Alright – as far as parties go house parties are better, however there is always something to do as far as the university goes at all hours of the night

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Gator Nation Is the Best – The University of Florida Gators is without a doubt the best athletic program in the country! Gators share and become a family in order to show off their love and pride for their school!

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather at UF is for the most part hot. In the winter it can get pretty cold but never to the point of snowing. It is great!

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Punishments Are Well Deserved – I firmly agree with administrations' decision to severely punish a student that cheats. College is meant for learning and hard work and neither of those are accomplished by cheating.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Just Drive Down Archer! I guarantee you any restaurant you may dream of will be found on Archer Road. It's so close to campus and convenient!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Always Available for Help – I love how there are so many TAs and even the professors are willing to get together.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Profs Attempt to "Weed Out" the Students in Chemistry – I don't believe that the professors should make the classes extremely hard just because there are so many students involved.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's very good at the Apopka campus, except I heard some people had some valuables stolen from their cars.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Never Felt Unsafe – Campus crime is very minimal. The most common crime is bike theft, and UF has a system where Campus Police sends you a text if there has been a more serious crime to be aware of the situation, which I find comforting. I have heard of very few muggings and assaults on campus. Maybe two or three since I've been there for three years. I have never felt unsafe on campus, even walking alone at night from dorm to dorm. There are many emergency phones scattered throughout campus, and I always see Campus Police patrolling.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing selection in Gainesville is fairly good! The apartments, for the most part, are in good condition. The great thing is that you can find great apartments for a relatively low price! The only downside is that these tend to be "far" from campus and if you don't own a car or there's no bus stop near, it can be complicated getting to class. However, most apartments in Gville are on or near an RTS bus stop.

Majority of the complexes offer a variety of amenities for their residents. Pools, computer labs, tennis/volleyball/basketball courts, tanning booths, gyms (24hrs for most!),clubhouses, events, etc.

5 College Junior

Majors: The process was pretty easy. There was no abnormal application process or anything of the sort. When applying to the university I simply declared that I wanted to study Psychology because that was what I had always to do, and when I was accepted I just signed up for classes without any problems.

3 College Junior

Majors: Enjoying Psychology – Learning about psychology is definitely something that I've enjoyed a lot, even from high school, and the classes at UF have further added to my enjoyment of it. Read the textbooks and doing research is not something that I do just because I want the "A," but it is something I wish to do in order to learn. In this aspect I do not regret studying psychology. What I do worry about is not having the financial ability to continue my education throughout graduate school for psychology, because I know that this is required if I want to get a good job in the future. For this reason I have added a minor in Business in the hopes that I might be able to go something with that in the near future, save money, and then have the available resources to get my PhD.

4 College Junior

Majors: Great Programs – I'm in the Liberal Arts program, currently studying psychology, and I have to say that I've been very pleased with my education here. What I like most about this program is that it allows you to gain a well-rounded education, not only in psychology courses, but in other areas as well. The general education requirements allow you to pick from mathematics, to physical and biological sciences, to humanities and languages in an effort to introduce students to other aspects of education they might not have been aware of. The major that I am perusing also gives me a lot of space to take courses from other majors, and I've taken advantage of this by including a minor in Business Administration in my education.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: Don't Get Caught – Campus police have angst toward students at UF and they will have no mercy on you. If you drink on-campus, do not walk outside with a red cup; you will get in trouble.

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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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