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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: One of the things I love about Gainesville, is the off campus dining. They have a variety of restaurants and they are so delicious! Food is top of the line and there is always variety.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: My financial aid process went pretty smoothly and I had no hassles. The school I attended before UF was always giving me headaches with my financial aid. UF made it clear which documents I needed in order to get my financial aid in line before the deadline.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I currently live off campus and I personally feel safer on campus than I do around my own neighborhood even though it is an 8 minute difference. I constantly see campus patrols and police officers circling the campus and they have "safety poles" spread through out campus which pretty much with a push of a button calls the cops. Even though there are several crimes on campus, it is normal.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: I enjoy living in a college town but if I didn't go to school here, I wouldn't live here.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I was always a Gator fan and going to the school of my dreams made me and even bigger fan. It's hard to put in to words how big the Gators are on campus here. You will see the logo on every street, in every store, and on most outfits in gainesville! GO GATORS

4 College Junior

Academics: Finance is a relatively challenging major at my school. I think I am becoming extremely prepared for a future career in Finance because of my plight at my university. I think the college of business is extensively supportive of their students. There are comstantly career fairs and info sessions focused on furthering your career and positioning yourself in better places for opportunities. The Dean of our college often reminds us that no one wants a degree that is vanilla! You want your experiences at the university to be valuable and be more than just a piece of paper. Having those words of encouragement motivate me to push through my workload and continue to be involved on campus.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus was not a bad experience, however I will never live on campus again. It was too expensive.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I am currently in the pre-ocupational therapy program and it is relatively hard, with a lot of required studying

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Party Scene: The parties vary from semester to semester, but it really depends on the group of people that through the parties.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Area: I enjoy living in Gainesville as it is a very nature-oriented town with a lot of outdoor activities such as walking on trailing.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Overall, I feel safe and secure while I am on campus. I used to live across the street from the police station.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a large variety of guys and girls at my school, all coming from different backgrounds and ethnicities.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: My financial aid process has been relatively smooth as I apply for FAFSA months ahead of time.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at my school is very prominent, especially football.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: The greek life itself at the University of Florida is very large, however, I am not affiliated with any of the fraternities or sororities.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's slightly isolated from bigger cities but we do have Paynes Prairie and several beautiful springs in the nearby area that are gorgeous.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Jennings and it was really nice, always clean, and such a social atmosphere.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Apart from Financial accounting, the business college is perfect and every professor is the best, most knowledgable choice.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love all of my professors and what they teach. You need to look really good on paper to get initially accepted into UF. Low GPAs and test scores will kill your chances of getting accepted.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm in a sorority and I like it but a lot of people let it get to their heads and think that it controls the world, when in reality it means nothing outside of UF.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of variety and quality for the price.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Scholarships: While the financial aid process went smoothly for me, I will say this: you must actively check up on your account to make sure the amount is accurate. Any mistakes are fixed quickfast.

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5 College Student

Local Area: It's a great place to live and study. I am just not sure I will want to still be here after 8 years. Many people do fall in love with Gainesville and stay here forever.

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5 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel incredibly safe on campus. I feel like I can walk home at 1am in the morning and everything will be fine.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's great to be a Florida Gator

2 people found this useful Report
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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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