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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Those living in the Tolbert Area of the University of Florida would say that the dorms are either fair, cold and stale, or too small, but the distances between them and classes are what makes them considerable.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Going through the process of knowing the benefits, the backfires, and the usage of financial aid is very confusing. Where do I go? What do I do? The emails provide some unexplained information.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Who in the right mind applied for the University of Florida, got accepted, and lacked school spirit? The amount of enthusiasm Gators have during home football games even if on the verge of losing are more than amazing.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very recently in this past fall semester, the infamous "Gainesville Grabber" as most students name him has been around, known for female batteries and sexual assaults. I have yet to hear anything about his identity (or I missed that in the news), but I feel worried, even as a male student. Nevertheless, I feel as if people--even students--joke or worry about it way too seriously for it to sound underrated.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: There are hundreds of opportunities the University of Florida offers to their students in-campus, off-campus and outside the University of Florida. All the convenience stores and restaurants that have the necessities that students need are placed right next to each other on one road located just outside the campus grounds.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I appreciate the strict rules and regulations the University of Florida enforces to ensure the students' safety, however, some regulations are poorly mentioned or failed to mention until the student accidentally breaks it. In effect, the student will have to pay a fine for a rule he/she broke but did not know.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Though its a small number, all the people I met were very respectful to me, even when I received unfortunate news. This accounts to students, faculty and staff. Looks did not matter the most to them, mostly because they were focused heavily on extracurricular activities and education. The University of Florida has thousands of students majoring in hundreds of available majors, and I absolutely love the diversity among the school.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Student involvement in intramural sports is greatly encouraged. Some of our varsity players actually double up and play on intramural sports teams! The entire nation knows we have one of the most spirited student bodies around.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There is always activities occurring outside of campus, whether they are UF related or not. It allows us to actually explore the town we are living in and is pretty awesome.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The dorms and their rules are relatively pretty strict but not unfair to the students.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: After we had a few assault incidents on campus, everyone was worried about their safety. However, UFPD really stepped up the security and staff at night in order to increase student safety again.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Getting into the major that I wanted was relatively easy. It didn't have any strange admission requirements.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have decided to live off-campus next year, the off campus housing department was great in providing reviews of the locations I have looked at. They ultimately helped me decide where I plan on living next year.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Cost are not as high as on-campus living. The inconvenience is you have to wake up earlier to catch buses

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Students support and show school spirit

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I do not have any plan for internship since I am on pre-dental track

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Love Snap. I think it is a great program

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there are a variety of restaurants. Some places keep their cost low for students

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live in an apartment that is close to campus and shopping for a reasonable price

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I am not part of greek life so I don't really have an opinion on the subject

3 College Senior

Local Area: The Gainesville community is very much so a college town. A ton of young college students with a lot of night and weekend activities.

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3 College Senior

Administration: i have never had any issues with the campus administration being too strict

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2 College Senior

Health & Safety: Lately we have had a lot of issues with safety on campus. On the plus side security has gotten stronger and there are a lot more police officers on campus and people that will walk with you to your car or dorm when it gets dark.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: We have great gyms that are used by a lot of students. Sometimes the gyms are so full that there isn't any room and you have to wait for someone to finish before you can workout.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms kind of suck but the amazing gator community make the bad housing worth it.

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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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