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3 College Junior

Majors: After freshman year and maybe sophomore year, you're on your own.

4 College Junior

Diversity: People stick with people they agree with. It's pretty split.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I wouldn't say our dorms are the worst, but after freshman year I moved out.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are some really nice places off campus, but you get what you pay for.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm Greek, and I know for a fact that UF Greek life is what you'd expect at an SEC school.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Bars/clubs are pretty good until you leave Gainesville and see what real nice bars are like.

4 College Junior

Technology: I'd say the computer labs and technology are pretty decent. Tech support is okay.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus cops will catch a jaywalker before they'll catch a robber.

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2 College Junior

Parking: You pay for an expensive permit then never find a spot. They'll give you a ticket for backing into a spot. City parking is just as bad. Don't park for five minutes in a tow-away zone.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are lots of ways to easily stay safe! Since most of the liveliness on campus happens in one large area that stays lit-up all night, you have a low chance of running into problems. There's also blue posts everywhere with emergency buttons on them.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The parking is overpriced, it's hard to find a spot, and it's almost not even worth it to bring your car to campus.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think the Greek life on our campus is HUGE, but the people in fraternities and sororities are nice, hard-working, and great people. Sometimes the wrong idea is given about all the Greeks as a whole because of one frat or one sorority, but once you get to know more of them, you see that they are really wonderful.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Honestly, I feel that the only really helpful facility is the Dean of Students office and the Wellness Center. All of the other ones have very impatient, smug, merciless, and arrogant behavior. There are cool centers though that can be helpful with your schooling and work, such as the Career Resource Center. Nonetheless, a lot of them make it difficult for you to want to be a part of things or ask for help.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Everyone is so social, active, and hard-working! I love the student atmosphere; it's incredibly easy to meet new people, especially one that share lots of interests with you!

2 College Freshman

Administration: I feel that the things the administration are strict about is completely understandable. However, the campus officers/police are unfair and out of control. I've had three horrible experiences with them, and my freshmen year is only half-way done. The cops will get you in trouble for the tiniest things and treat you with disrespect. No matter how you try to defend your place or situation and no matter how extreme the officers behave, everyone seems to side with the officers' behavior toward students at the end of the day.

3 College Freshman

Technology: I think some of the rules and restrictions on the network usage are kind of silly. Besides that and the common "cutting-out" of the network, I think everything else is fairly okay.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation is pretty decent. I think the zipcars are a little pricey and too spread out, but buses are almost always available. It's most helpful if you have the app on your phone for the bus routes.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I love the sports clubs and athletic facilities! They are amazing! I've attended many sports classes and tried out several sports clubs. The gyms are high quality with plenty of equipment and wonderful services.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's good for several weeks and then you get tired of it quickly because of the repetition. Often times I would find myself going in and spending $10 on just a salad because nothing else was healthy or appetizing enough. I feel if they included more vegetables and cranked down the amount of carby foods, it would be better.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love UF. It's beautiful, abundant in opportunities, the services and activities are of quality, and the schooling is amazing. Of course, like any other institution, it has its weak points, but I'm incredibly grateful to be able to attend one of the nicest universities in the country.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: I love all that there is to do in Gainesville, but it is mainly a college town. Because of that, I probably wouldn't live here afterwards for the sake of wanting to explore other places that don't strictly revolve around the universities within them.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The housing that's RIGHT off the edge of campus isn't the nicest and when it is, the prices are high. For housing farther off campus, you usually need a car. Almost anywhere is obtainable by a bus, but buses don't run a lot on weekends and may not be able to take you where you need to go at a specific time.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: The only problem is the rain. Because the campus is huge, very spread out, and doesn't have a lot of overhangs unless you walk quite a distance to find one, it's easy to get soaked. But that usually only happens in the summer.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I think that while a lot of students drink/do drugs, it's not something that you're heavily pressured into doing or looked down upon for not doing. Many of my friends don't drink or do drugs, and we can all find similar people to have a good time with.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I'm currently applying for as many scholarships as I can. I do not have any loans.

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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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