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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Academic grants should be readily available

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Rooms are small. Freshman dorms updated.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live in an apartment

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: guidelines are set and most students abide by the rules.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The panic buttons and pick up service help to keep the students safe

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football and Soccer events are very popular.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Majors: I started in engineering which had very rigorous admission criteria; now I am in the college of liberal arts and sciences, which has to be more lenient since it is a huge department.

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3 College Junior

Administration: I don't like dealing with administration normally and with my school it is no different, however, the dean of students office is very helpful.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: I have a lot of need based assistance, which has been very helpful. The financial aid department and bursar offices are helpful in case of trouble.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: It seems extremely popular; I have many friends in fraternities and sororities, but I myself don't have much knowledge.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Infirmary is helpful and Shands Hospital is right down the hill. There are many police services regularly patrolling town.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Depends on where you live, but most apartment complexes are reasonably priced near to campus.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Downtown is just east of campus; there are clubs, restaurants, pubs, and regular outdoor concerts.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: No matter how the football team is playing, sports are HUGE at UF. The students always fill up the swamp on game days. But UF has national champions in just about every sport. Athletics are very, very important here, and the students are always there to support the teams - in all kinds of weather, we all stick together!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Administration: The only strictness is enforcing the law. So no underage drinking, no drugs, no honor code violations. The only unreasonably strict thing is UFPD's parking policies. They will ticket you for minor infractions, from speeding on a bike to parking on the white lines in a parking lot.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: To get credit for the aid you receive is not difficult, but a very smooth process. The problem is with getting scholarships, especially those not associated with the school.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Gainesville wouldn't really be on a map if it wasn't for UF. But, there are things to do in Downtown and Midtown, so it isn't a dead city. There are also plenty of areas to go shopping and whatnot. All the cultural events and activities are put on by school organizations.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm life on campus is fantastic. You have options to live in apartment style or any number of traditional dorm arrangements. I have lived in the same dorm for two years now. It is farthest away from the center of campus, but it is close to the gym, a museum, the bus station and the main road of Gainesville, where I do all my shopping. There are always buses to take you to class, that come at least every 15 minutes if not faster, or you can ride a bike. The other option for apartment style is much closer to the center of campus and the dinning hall. There are dorms all over campus, so it really comes down to what you want to live in, not really location.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: There is such a large variety of majors, you have to really not know what you want to do to not pick one. Once you have your major, the courses and everything you need to take to graduate is pretty straight forward - they even give you a guide to what you should take every semester to graduate in four years. Plus, UF has a great academic program - no matter what you choose, you know you are getting a top education.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: As a political science/history double major and minor in Spanish, all of my classes are in the college of liberal arts and sciences (CLAS). I love these programs! The best asset for these programs is the staff. They are all really approachable and knowledgeable of their subject. There are also internship and job opportunities sent out by CLAS, what feels like every day, so the students always know what is available to us.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I live in an apartment style dorm, so its pretty rare that I go out to eat. However, there are several places that deliver to campus that are pretty cheap, fast and tasty, There are also restaurants, like Peach Valley, which is a popular breakfast place, that is about average cost, but really good quality.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UF takes security pretty seriously. Crimes are reported through the UF alert system, which sends out emails and/or text messages to registered students with descriptions of the suspects and where the crime was committed. Most UF alerts are for burglaries off campus at apartments that weren't secure enough. But there are also a lot of on campus safety measures taken for nighttime security. There is the SNAP system, for example, which provides students with rides on campus so they don't have to walk alone at night. However, the crimes most commonly committed are various traffic violations, which are almost always caught and the person ticketed.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Many people partake in intramurals. Varsity athletics unite us as a school.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I try to avoid Greeks. They're too money/possession oriented.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Area: Gainesville is a dull city. I am only living here for UF.

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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