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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is very strict when it comes to parking. Parking is very scarce so if a car is parked in a spot a minute after the restriction begins, it will most likely get a ticket. Although they are strict, appeals when parking was necessary or unavoidable is much more lenient. Drinking open containers of alcohol outside of homes or buildings is also strict.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in a dorm on the far side of campus so towards the beginning of the year getting to class was difficult. Buses were often full by the time they reached lakeside and it was dangerous to walk to or from the dorm at night. Housing was expensive but worth the space when compared to traditional dorms. Social events were held but I mainly met and grew close to the direct neighbors in our common area.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity on campus is very evident and I believe that to be a good thing. Politics are extremely important during elections and diversity in race is broad. It gives everyone the chance to reach out and learn about all cultures and religions.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I see many police and law enforcement vehicles during the day on campus but much fewer after about 8 pm. This is when the campus needs the law enforcement the most.

5 College Junior

Academics: The academics offered by UF are some of the best in the country. So lucky to be at such a great school!

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5 College Junior

Academics: My major is the best. Conveniently located next to the stadium in a beautiful building. Great classes and great professors.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Trains and buses arent too common, luckily there is an airport in Gainesvillle!

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Our basketball team is playing amazing this season!

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3 College Junior

Administration: UF is strict on the things that are extremely important and more lenient when allowed

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Gainesville is known for its great eats! Everything from upscale steak houses to mom and pop shops!

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have never been seriously peer pressured into anything from my classmates. Use is not visible on campus.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: UF provides multiple emergency telephone posts around campus.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Gainesville is a naturally a scenic area. Also, downtown is beautiful!

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I have not yet applied for financial aid, given that FAFSA only starts in the fall and this spring is my first semester at UF.

4 College Junior

Technology: UF uses windows, my personal favorite. They're easily accessed and have bright large screens.

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4 College Junior

Weather: The weather in Gainesville, FL has been exceptionally beautiful this current spring semester!

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I found that I was not eligible for many of the scholarships because of my parents income. I would like to find more scholarships that are based on my accomplishments/achievements, and not my parents income.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: There is always something going on on or around campus. There are several restaurants, bars and dance clubs in addition to the fraternity parties.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: The campus is very diverse. The school attracts some of the brightest people from all ethnicities and offers clubs and organizations to meet their needs.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Our school has been known as the "party school" in previous years. The administration has done a great job changing the atmosphere.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Gainesville is primarily a college town, but there are many medical facilities nearby. There are also plenty of outdoor activities to do with the nearby lake and campgrounds.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many communities right off campus that are a good value and are safe.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: I can't imagine my college experience without my Greek life. Being part of a sorority is important to me because it gives me a sense of belonging. The support that I get from my sisters is amazing.

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4 College Junior

Weather: Most of the time, the weather is perfect. There isn't much anyone can do to change it, so there is no use complaining about it. After all, I live in Florida!

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Many of the dorms on campus are older, but they are maintained and spacious. I did not particularly like having a community bathroom and having to leave my room to use the facilities.

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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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