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5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Getting the government financial aid is very hard.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Best dorm for freshman is Broward. Anyone older that wants to live in a dorm should live in Beaty or Springs. Springs is nice but on the very edge of campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't had the full experience yet.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Officers are pretty helpful and valued.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am not very familiar with the process.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Not very many healthy options.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is relatively average all around.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of apartments, but not many for a good price close to campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love going to Mothers with my friends every week, and there is a great variety of places.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I believe the campus enforcement is a little harsh... Too often have I gotten a warning while riding my bike.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I have had a lot of fun with all the partying I've experienced this year.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I just applied for my Bright Futures and I had no trouble receiving it every semester.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is a Chick-Fil-A at the heart of campus, so it's good.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am with obnoxious roommates, but other than that it is a great experience.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Since the campus housing situation isn't excellent, there is a HUGE selection of off-campus housing at UF. There are options in midtown, downtown, on archer and many more. Whatever your price range, there's something for you. Whether you want furnished, unfurnished, utilities included, parking included, a pool, etc.; you'll be able to find a place that fits all of your needs.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: As far as off-campus dining, Gainesville pretty much has it all. From big-name chain restaurants to local places, you'll never run out of a new place to try while living here.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: This school is a great place for expressing yourself and bringing your ideas to life, and that is showcased by the ease of use and availability of the resources. There are rules in place as far as on-campus living goes, but they are pretty lenient as long as you're not bothering anyone. That being said, the parking situation is ridiculous; it costs a fortune (even for a scooter), it's almost always impossible to find parking, and you CAN NOT catch a break when it comes to "parking violations." The parking situation is something that the university SERIOUSLY needs to revise.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene at this school is unbelievable. There is something to do on any given night of the week, whether you are just looking to go out for a drink or feel like partying the night away. The game day tailgates are like nothing I've ever seen and something that I look forward to year after year. The University of Florida is a spectacular place to be if you're looking to make the most of your college years.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My first year I had no trouble, but my second year, half of my aid was taken away from me without any sort of explanation.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I'd say pretty average as far as campus food goes. The dining hall food is decent as well as convenient. However, I do think that there should be more healthy options and less fast food.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My experience with campus housing was not a great one. I applied early for housing and ended up being put in an apartment-style room that I would have to move away from after the first semester. The building I was moved into next was also apartment style and was significantly more expensive as well as extremely far from classes; I did not have much choice in the matter. The cleaning of the bathrooms was done with a lick and a promise, almost literally and was never satisfactory. Neither of my RA's were ever around and there wasn't much of a sense of community in either building.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If we had more space in the rooms I would say it's the best.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Good but too far and bad buses.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It is better than on campus.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's good if you know people.

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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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