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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is not very much campus crime except for a bike being stolen every once in a while. However, you can register your bike with campus police, and they have a high success rate at recovering stolen bikes. There are a great number of blue safety poles located throughout campus, which can be activated in case of an emergency. I feel very safe whilst on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most classes aren't as big as you think; the largest class that I have sat in had about 250 students in it at the beginning, and the numbers slowly dwindled as the semester wore on until there were around 200 students. Professors are incredibly great as they are all experts in their field, and they want to teach students.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about UF's Greek life and how it affects the social atmosphere of the campus. Most non-Greeks find them to be extremely annoying and snobbish.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Students are very involved in athletics! Most of our school's teams are extremely good, especially basketball and gymnastics. Fans are very supportive of the players, and they love to show off their school spirit.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My favorite experiences have been with the Gator Marching Band. We went on several trips this year, which were all loads of fun, but I think that my favorite experience had to be my very first football game, which also happened to be a night game.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security on campus is great, not very many incidents at all.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a very solid big state SEC school, not all world education but definitely the best for your buck.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Students from UF have career opportunities all across the state of Florida and everyone is looking to hire recent Gator grads.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love Greek life here, it is extremely prevalent on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: You can not go wrong with UF gamedays, big SEC schools will always have great sports.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience at the university of Florida has been ok so far.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I think they try to do their best, but the fact that their test message safety alerts almost always say that the suspect wasn't found is always disappointing. It almost feels like a joke. Overall, I think the campus has many resources available to students including apps like Tap Shield and the blue lights on campus that are widely placed throughout campus.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's hard to give it an overall rating because some professor's teaching styles are more effective for certain people. I think overall, professors really care about a students success. Some are less engaging in class, some are more strict, some are very interactive and enthusiastic. Overall, more professors could be more organized as the professors in my college (HHP).

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I think UF creates an excellent environment for students to pursue opportunities to learn about what they want to do as a career. The career resource center has great services, including resume reviews, and holds events each semester like open houses and Career Fair (which is VERY popular at my school. I think that the staff is well trained and UF advertises it well.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I was happy to live on campus freshman year because I could easily be involved and my dorm would just be a short walk away. I overall felt safe because campus is always busy no matter what time it is. The dorms are old, but I think living on campus made it easier to make friends, get better sleep (since I could walk to class), and regularly attend events and meetings since I didn't have to take the bus there. My RA was also awesome with getting to know us, having free food and get togethers and talking to us one-on-one. I even went to her after a bad break-up. My RA was probably one of the few RAs that did this because most students just said that their RA didn't even talk to them.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: There is definitely stigmas around being Greek and the "connections" that come with it. There are a lot of "prestige" organization that you can't join without these Greek connections. Student Government is known to revolve around the Greek community and it's involvement. You almost can't be involved in SG without having letters. Greeks are known to be cliquey and the secrets they have with pledging are known to get between friendship, including very close ones. It's almost like you're Greek or you're not. It's not easy to see any overlap.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: I unfortunately can't give the most valid/detailed review because I didn't get into Gator sports until my senior year. I wish I had become a bigger fan sooner, because my first football game got me hooked. The crowd is incredibly loyal (no matter how bad we're beat) and the enthusiastic cheers truly show that. We organize our events around all of these games because we all know that Gator games take priority.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I truly think UF upholds it's reputation to show that "The Gator Nation is everywhere." UF offers a great variety of programs in areas locally, nationally, and internationally and I continuously hear positive sentiments in regards to the programs. UF is a home for all students whether it's at the gym and their free fitness classes, through the 900+ student organizations, or through academics and research in connection with expert faculty. UF knows how to build up the orange and blue pride, that last throughout undergrad and beyond. I found my home and family through student involvement in the Asian American Student Union. My leadership positions and the connections we made with other AASU's in the state made me feel like part of a greater whole. My university and the school's surrounding us gave us a great purpose to uphold our mission and values. I learned so much about myself, both the positive and the negative, and I wouldn't go back to change anything if I could.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's pretty safe. The have several initiatives to make students feel safe.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are willing to help their students if you just ask

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The alumni network is legendary at UF. Gators hire gators.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The Murphree area is beautiful. I unfortunately got stuck in a triple, but honestly it's a pretty large room.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I've just never been that into sports I guess. For people who love tailgating and dying of heat in the swamp, this is your school.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Beautiful campus, lots of resources available for students

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There have been some scary incidents of crime around campus, but the UFPD make me feel safe.

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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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