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4 College Freshman

Academics: Being a criminology major is really fulfilling and the university offers a great deal of good instructing in the major

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The University of Florida has wonderful academic choices and the best instructors and classes

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not really know that much about Greek life at school

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are plenty of pretty girls however I don't really pay attention to the guys

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Lots of variety and big name fast food and even the dining halls are very good

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College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Depends on how close you want to be to campus and if you have roommates or a car.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: Its a college town, if I am not attending the school I would not want to live here.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Student discounts would be nicer and more restaurants open later at night.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Saturday in Gainesville is like no other. Everyone goes wild for football, basketball, and even volleyball. Intramurals get intense too.

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4 College Junior

Technology: There is access in most every building and with your own computer access is not an issue.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid process at the University of Florida is fairly simply and easy. They have plenty of information about the process online and inside their Financial Aid office.

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College Junior

Parking: I do not own a car so I do not know much about parking on and around campus.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: We have a range of looks and attractiveness on campus. There is a person for pretty much everyone.

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College Junior

Greek Life: I do not know much about the Greek life on campus.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Students on campus are very involved with team spirit. Sports on campus tend to bring the whole campus together as a whole.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: As a student, I think it's great. Gainesville offers a lot of cheap activities for students to attend and UF offers a lot of free ones. However, after graduation, I don't want to live with a bunch of crazy SEC college kids.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The UFPD does not hesitate to give out tickets. Make sure you park in your designated lot.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm a non-Greek.

From what I can tell, the Greeks are cliquey and stuck-up. They waste thousands of dollars on dues and spend it on partying/drinking on the weekends, but supposedly participate in philanthropic events once a month and host "study hours."

The Greeks and the non-Greeks don't really mingle. This fact is especially for Greeks who rushed fall semester of their freshman year and tend to not have any other friends outside their sorority/fraternity.

However, greek life offers pretty good networking opportunities and the greeks seem to always have social activities to attend.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Since I'm in UF's honors program and live in Hume Hall, my experience may not be reminiscent of the average UF student. For those you who expect to live in Hume, I can tell you that it's worth the cost. Admittedly, Hume is stupidly expensive ($700-800/month), but it's worth it and I'll tell you why.

Hume is UF's newest dorm. It's spacious and it's suite style so you don't have to walk to the bathroom. Plus, your bathroom and vanity (which is located in your room and has a mirror and sink) is cleaned once a week for you. Each floor is equipped with a lounge (compete with couches, desks, chairs and a TV) and kitchen and the Student Honors Organization (SHO) offers PLENTY of activities so meeting fellow Hume residents is never a problem.

Additionally, Hume houses tech support, a music room (has a piano), and study lounge (there are three private study rooms and an open area for students to study). The laundry room is located downstairs.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Though I consider the meal plan somewhat pricey, I'm pretty satisfied. The dining halls have stands just devoted to vegan/vegetarians, so it's not hard to be healthy at UF. I've actually yet to meet someone who gained the "freshman 15", most people actually lost weight.

The best part about UF's meal plan is the IMMENSE variety of options. I can use my meal plan at the two dining halls on campus, Subway, Crouton's, Home Zone, Camellia Court Cafe, Moe's Southwest Grille, Chomp It, Pollo Tropical, Papa John's and Burger King. As for flex bucks, those can be used at eateries like Starbucks, Chik-Fil-A, Einstein Bros Bagel, Panda Express, KFC, Boar's Head and more.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Eateries are right across the street from campus. They're super tasty and cheap, and give out discounts (like coupon books worth) every semester.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Thanks to mobile apps like TransLoc and Google Maps, getting around UF and Gainesville is not only possible but also stress free. The buses run so often that a lot of my friends live off campus but don't even need cars. The best part? UF's services are all free.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We're the Florida Gators. We're home to Heisman winners, NCAA national championships and even olympic athletes. 'Nough said.

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5 College Freshman

Technology: There are multiple computer labs, plenty of free printing and GREAT tech support. Not only does The Hub offer walk-in technology help (laptop, mobile phones, etc.), but most dorms offer tech support as well.

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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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