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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would definitely choose University of Florida. UFL builds a good online environment for student whom are distance leaner. The curriculum is easy to follow and straightforward with no surprises.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The University has everything to offer. Whatever interests you, you can get involved no problem.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are many places you can go to get help. With programs like Gator Well and the University Police Dept. you should never feel alone. Just remember to make smart decisions, because you are an adult now and will be held responsible for your actions.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have no complaints about the university. Although diversity is lacking and Greeks pretty much run everything, the school is great. There are a wide variety of opportunities available for those who look for them and the entire Gator Nation is welcoming. The Gainesville community is growing with new construction. There are plenty of places to eat and party, and even a small mall to grab something to wear.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Gator Nation is strong. People who attended this institution and even those who didn't all admire and respect an earned degree from this university. the value of this degree will take you further than you realize!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've been living in Lakeside for about two years now, it's fine I guess. Rooms are small, but it is apartment style so there is a kitchen and private bathroom within your apartment. The prices are on the more expensive side but isn't all campus housing overpriced?

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not for everybody and that's okay. UF Greeks are doing their best to become more diverse, but it is still a work in progress.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The past few years Gator athletics have somewhat fallen off the mark in regards to football and basketball, however both programs are quickly on the rise. There are over 50 intermural sports for non-athletes to choose from that are just as competitive as the others. Let's just say Florida and sports go together like ice cream and cake!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Florida is the greatest public university in the south! With constant research being developed, a football dynasty on the rise, and the sea of extracurricular activities, there is no place I would rather be.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We've got our own UF police force and I always see police officers around in the area looking around and just trying to maintain our safety.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think most, if not all, professors care for their students and are very helpful. Class sizes depend on what class you take. Classes that are general requirements tend to be large, while the ones that are more specific to your major or classes that are more likely electives are/might (respectively) be smaller in size.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think UF degrees are highly valued and there are plenty of opportunities around Gainesville for UF grads.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks will every once in a while be at Turlington Plaza, a large area where most people hang out or walk through, and they will promote their frat or sorority. I don't think that Greeks are neither looked down upon or looked as "gods" by non-Greeks.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our school is very spirited. The entire city is spirited. You go to Walmart or Publix and you see older generations and small children supporting our athletics programs.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it! The professors are great and motivated. I feel at home here and the campus is beautiful. I have no regrets.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UF has tons of resources to help victims of any sort. The UFPD is a great group of people and really strive to keep their students safe. I live off campus near sorority row and there are always UFPD cars everywhere to ensure the safety of students. Their are emergency towers all over campus if you ever feel unsafe you can easily press the button on it and UFPD will quickly be dispatched to your location. Also, the UFPD has put together SNAP, with is a driving service that will pick you up from select locations and take you all over campus so you don't have to walk alone. It is driven by students.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a science major a lot of the classes I am taking are very difficult but they are doable! I've enjoyed every course I have taken so far and the profs do their best to make everything interesting. Like all schools there are some good profs and some not so good profs so definitely do your research before registering for courses. Study Edge an other tutoring services make some of the more difficult courses more manageable, but I know many people who do just fine without using them, they just may have to put in more time. There are tons of courses I look forward to taking and there is really something for everyone here! My class sizes are appropriate with my discussion classes being about 20 students large and my lecture have 200+ students. It may sound like a lot, but it seems reason once you are in the course. All course resources are online and the online program UF uses is great and easy to use.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UF degrees are recognized all across the country!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I briefly lived in a dorm for my first summer semester then moved to an apartment. My decision didn't have anything to do with the quality of UF dorms but it was more cost effective. I recommend living in a dorm to meet people.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not currently in Greek life but I plan on rushing in the fall. Tons of my friends are in sororities and fraternities and they love it! As a girl it is easy to still have a social life without being in a sorority because you can still attend frat parties. As a boy not in a fraternity, having a social life is a lot more difficult. You cab't attend frat parties or events so you'll have to stick to the bar scene which can be pretty pricey after a while and a little boring if you are under drinking age. I definitely recommend going Greek for both boys and girls because it gives you a much larger social life and it's so much easier to hear about things going on.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is huge here at The University of Florida! Game days are crazy and fun making the fall the best time of the year. On gamedays everyone is so welcoming and friendly and you all feel like one big gator family!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Absolutely love it here in Gainesville! I am so happy with my decision to be a Florida Gator and wouldn't want it any other way! Go Gators!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are plenty of services to help students feel more safe offered through the University Police Department and the Health and Wellness center. You can ask to have an officer walk you around campus or call the SNAP service to drive you to your destination on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's so many courses, including scuba diving. Most of the professors are available and interested in questions in my field.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Through the Career Resource Center, there are numerous companies looking specifically for University of Florida students.

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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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