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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You really have to decide what is most important to you between living near campus, having low rent, and having a nice-looking place to live. There are options for all tastes, though.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: You're not doing anything illegal if you don't get caught. We're allowed pretty free reign, but having the rules in place force us to practice discretion. I think this is a good thing: we can practice free will without devolving into total anarchy.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Most colleges require that you have access to a computer, so it is usually easier to just have your own. The printing lab offers 300 free pages per semester, so you don't need to bring a printer.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Some days are really beautiful, and then other days are deadly hot or incredibly wet. Since most people walk around outside, the weather really affects daily activities.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm in Chemical Engineering. Everyone is very supportive, and there is a sort of camaraderie among those who suffer through all the difficult classes together.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you want some, you can get some. But people don't pressure you into doing anything (unless you are a pledge in a fraternity), and you can definitely hang out with people without partaking in drugs or alcohol usage.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus line goes to the major areas of gville, but the farther from campus you want to go, the less likely it is to find a bus. You personally don't need a car, but it's good to find someone who does have a car.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Midtown is convenient and always alive.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: UF is generally stingy, but I got merit money.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: According to the UF Alert texts, not much goes on.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't really pay attention

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not many discounts, it is very costly to dine out. And many places require your own transportation & is not in close proximity to campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I very much dislike on-campus housing.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: There's really not much to do in Gainesville.

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2 College Freshman

Academics: The curriculum is hard and I can't find the major that is just right for me. I am currently in between Biology and Health Science, doing a dual degree but still not feeling fulfilled with both/either of these majors.

2 College Freshman

Weather: I hate the drastic change from almost-snowing to beach weather.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks are viewed as people who are able to publicize their financial status. Many Greeks have a chapter house (Intrafraternal, Panhellenic), but the chapters in the Multicultural Greek Council do not. Panhellenic isn't for me, it is too expensive, so I rushed with the MGC. So far, two semesters after rushing, I was not accepted to the MGC sororities I have rushed. It's tough to get in.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have only seen people part take in drinking alcohol and never in public.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you are not part of the Greek Life then the nightlife in Gainesville sucks

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Computer Science opens can be hard to find, at the career fairs helds at UF

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Your essay is the most important for admission into UF

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You need a car to do anything within a reasonable amount of time.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: UF is a dry campus, so you cannot drink anywhere within campus grounds.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The majority of the student body is white (non Hispanic), and the majority of the international students are Chinese and Indian.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: The problem is that the majority of parties at UF, are in fraternities so if you don't participate in the Greek life then your nightlife is lacking.

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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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