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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not really involved in great life but they have great parties over the summer so there's that.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Tons of parties basically. There are also clubs and other places to party.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Didn't qualify for any financial aid and also didn't get any scholarships but that's probably expected because there's like 50k students.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Downtown Gainesville is really cute and nice. Archer road is basically the go to place for university/college kids because it basically has every store under the sun.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Lots of attractive people and lots of nice people too.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: TONS of places to eat. Lots of variety and cool hangout spots with great food.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not too many people get school grants.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Moving off campus will save you some money per month.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Too little parties for non-Greek people to enjoy.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Police and volunteers patrol the streets and campus to protect people.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They don't do paperwork on time usually and are limited to hours.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life makes it hard to find a big, inclusive party on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: It gives students a good opportunity to get involved.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are so many opportunities to get great jobs and internships. Career Showcase is held every fall and spring semester and a lot of great companies go to recruit UF students.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in a triple in the Yulee Area my freshman year. My room was on the 4th floor with no elevator. There were only 3 bathrooms/showers on my side of the floor, so I was constantly waiting. The only good thing about my dorm was that it was close to my classes. If I were to live in a dorm again, I would probably choose Beaty or Windsor Hall because you get your own bathroom and can still walk to campus.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are several local establishments as well as chain restaurants in Gainesville. There are a lot of off-campus dining options on the outskirts of campus too that are walking distance from classes. Archer has a huge variety of food options from fast food to nice restaurants.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options for off-campus housing. If you live off of Archer, apartments are cheaper and a usually have free parking, but you have to take a bus to campus. Apartments closer to campus can get expensive and it's harder to find parking - but definitely worth living so close if you go to campus all the time.

3 College Freshman

Majors: CLAS, or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers tons of internship and volunteer opportunities and tutoring services for those in a pre-health related major. However, I have not partaken in any of them, so I can't give a true preference.

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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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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