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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol is a BIG problem on campus. On any night, you can see a lot of drunk people at night in midtown (right next to campus). There were many times on a normal Monday or Tuesday night after studying at the library, I would go to Pita Pit and half the students there were drunk.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: University of Florida takes pride in many of the finance and health profession programs. Most of the school's efforts go to improving those programs. I have been in the Performing Arts program too and they don't have as many resources as the other programs but the professors are awesome. They know how to work with the limited budget.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A degree from the University of Florida is worth a lot, especially health professions or business. Most of the people who graduate from UF find employment.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most people room in Broward their first couple of years because it has the best location on campus but the older students get the apartment style dorms like Key's complex which is farther from central campus. There is no dorm that has excellent location and excellent interior.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek students throw a lot of crazy parties. Although Greek students aren't snobby, they tend to just mingle within their sorority or fraternity and not with non-Greek students.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: School pride is centered around school Athletics. No matter what major you're in, you will be at the stadium on game day,

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UF excellent programs is a wide range of areas. If anything, the amount of options we have is almost overwhelming.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The variety of courses is amazing. There are so many courses that students can choose from. The quality of the courses themselves are very high. The workload can get pretty heavy but it is definitely manageable. As for the professors, students either love their professors or can't stand them, but students will get that at any university they go to.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of Florida is ranked the number 1 public university in the state of Florida and number 14 in the nation. So if a student applies for a job with a degree from this school, it is definitely appreciated by any employers. The school itself also offers many opportunities to get an internship or a job at any time of the students time at the school or even after they graduate. UF holds one or two career fairs a year and this a place where students can go and talk face to face with employers and get their name out and maybe land an internship or job on the spot. This is how many of my friends or family got their jobs.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety on campus is a big thing to UF. Both my parents and I both receive emails and texts from the UF Police Department when anything bad happens on or near to campus. There is also many UFPD officers driving through the streets at all times of the night and definitely during the day. I feel just as safe on campus, if not more, than I do in my hometown.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally thing that housing at UF is alright. It's not amazing but it is also not horrible. I think I feel this way just because I am definitely not a fan of public bathrooms. That's the biggest thing about the dorms that I do not feel to fondly of. Other than that, sharing a room and being close to people is super cool. It kind of forces you to make friends unless you really really don't want to. The next biggest thing that I don't like about dorms are the prices. Off campus housing is definitely what I am doing from now on. The housing costs more than the tuition!!!

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is crazy big on campus. Walking around campus, it feels as if 1 out of every 3 or 4 students are a part of some type of greek organization. There's different kinds too. Not all fraternities and sororities throw parties every night like some other fraternities and sororities. There are some greek organizations that were made strictly to give students opportunities after they graduate but those still have the brotherhood of a normal greek organization.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Watching any sporting event at UF is an amazing experience. Purchasing season tickets to the football games is a MUST do before a student graduates. Tailgating before the games and then walking into the swamp is one of the greatest things to ever do on campus, if not the greatest. The football players are basically Gods on campus though. The basketball games are always fun too! The O'Connel center is now being redone but I'm sure it will still be as packed as it was last year. What makes the basketball games great too is that they're free!!! Every sporting event other than football is free to students. Sports is definitely a major part of the University of Florida and there's reason behind it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: At the University of Florida, students get a variety of experiences. Students get great professors that do their jobs very well and they also get some that make students feel like they couldn't care less about the students. They also get many opportunities to do what they want. They have the choice to go and get involved with literally thousands of organizations but they also have a choice to sit in their rooms and just study or play video games. Students can do any single thing that they want.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are several programs in place to help students out, including the U Matter anonymous hotline, and outreach efforts by the Counseling and Wellness Center.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is pretty awesome. It's convenient and comfortable, but without a car, one may feel trapped on campus as there is not much to do in a college town off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are positive and there are negatives. Yes they throw big parties but they can be somewhat exclusive of people. There is bigger concern over their influence in student government and campus politics.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: IT'S GREAT TO BE A FLORIDA GATOR

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Coming from a small high school, the transition to a large public institution is very difficult. Some of the challenges make the learning process more difficult than they could be.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: it is more diverse than where I went to high school and more tolerant however there is still a lack of diversity.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't participate in that scene, so I am not fully aware of what is going on.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really love my school. The professors are great. The dorms provide a comfortable living style. There are plenty of great resources including advisers, gyms, libraries. And there is great accessibility withing and around campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm still navigating my career path, but I know that whatever I choose, the university is going to be more than helpful in supporting me in order to reach my goals.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have emergency buttons place around the school and campus cops are always around at night.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My dorm like was really great this year. I stayed in Buckman, which was recently renovated and so was very nice and the halls only had 8 girls on a floor. Everyone was super nice and respectful.

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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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