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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Campus is very big but walking to class is nice because there is a lot of nature. The recreational center is very good, there are two floors and a lot of machines and equipments. Most buildings are pretty and don't seem old. There are a lot of events and traditions happening every month. Many places for students to hang out and study.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus but I avoid walking off campus at night. There are emergency buttons every corner so if anything happens you just have to press that and it will call the police, which is located on campus. The area around the university is not very nice and there are crimes every once in a while, but when it happens they send out emails and put notifications on the website which is very helpful.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Im studying environmental science and its great because there are many internship opportunities in florida. The program is great but I wish they would offer environmental engineering. The program consists of some difficult courses such as organic chemistry and physics but its very interesting and my advisor is very helpful, always letting us know about scholarships and other opportunities.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are great and I always feel close to them even if I'm in a class with 200 students. Each class is different and some have a harsher workload than others but everything is manageable. They offer a lot of majors and minors and the registration process is simple but should be done as early as possible since popular classes get filled up quickly. If you don't want to ask your professor for help you can go to the library and find a study group on the second floor.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Tampa is a very nice city with lots of things to do. USF is about 20 minutes away from downtown so having a car is ideal. The are where USF is located in is very bad; the good thing is that busch gardens is about 5 minutes away and there are many chain restaurants around campus. The beach is about 45 minutes away, and downtown is very pretty and there are many shopping malls, nice restaurants and a fun nightlife if you're above 21.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The people at USF are very diverse. You can find any kind of guy or girl which is good because it doesn't get boring. Even though people are from diverse backgrounds I feel like most of them dress the same, but you'll always find someone who is more stylish or has an unique look.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like USF because there is always something to do and the education is great. There are study groups in the library, group fitness classes in the gym, and many events happening weekly. The diversity is great too, and there are very nice and friendly people.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most of the professors I've had are always available for private meetings and they all have office hours at least twice a week. The courses are great, some are harder than others but I feel like I am getting a very good quality education at USF.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is a job center in the library, and I always receive emails about employers coming to campus to recruit. My advisor is very helpful and always notifies me about internships and job opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not part of a sorority and I don't plan on becoming part of one because it requires a lot of time and money. For guys, being in a fraternity is more useful because if you're not in one its very hard to get into their parties. You can always spot greek life on campus; they're always together and don't really interact with non greeks. Greek housing is not that nice, and there are better dorms. You can still have a social life and not be greek.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've head mixed reviews about the housing

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties get crazy, there is always something happening.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I loved food the options close by

5 College Freshman

Administration: I love and respect the decisions made by the school. If people were too out of hand they cracked down on it.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I don't personally have aid but I know friends that do and for the most part they were happy with it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is adequate it just gets boring after a while and there aren't many vegetarian options.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved the ease of waking up abc being able to walk to my classes. Everyone was extremely friendly and the campus has a positive atmosphere. I am proud to call myself a bull.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love the food off campus! The best is the Indian buffet that is really close to campus, I forgot the name of it.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The school is lenient where it makes sense to be and strict where it needs to be. They are very strict with parking, they give you a warning first if you are in the wrong lot, and then actually fine you if you park in the wring lot again.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: There was not much hassle with financial aid. The most hassle was getting my parent's information. One tip I have is to have your parents next to you with their tax information to make the process less stressful (talking over the phone about this stuff is very hard and probably not safe).

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I like the food from the Marshall Student Center, which is mostly fast food chains. Panda Express and Subway are my favorites! I like them because I know I will get exactly what I want if I go there, with no surprises. Dining halls can be very unpredictable, and I usually don't get what I want, which is a pity because since I don't have a meal plan, it is really expensive for a meal in the dining halls.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing options provide students with housing that lets them have more freedom.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Most parties you must pay an entrance fee in order to get in unless your a girl.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There alot of places around campus that have a variety of foods that provide student discounts.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They are very strict in the upholding of the rules in regard to substances that are illegal.

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Most students sincerely enjoy USF. Students can look forward to meeting many people from diverse backgrounds, and the teachers are strong role models for students. While classes are sometimes stressful and unbearable, the lessons taught outside of school are invaluable. Sometimes classes can be difficult, but the school offers students numerous ways to relieve their anxieties and stress. With the various top-notch facilities on campus, nighttime activities, dining out, or just laying around in the sun, USF has much more to offer than rock-solid academics. Even shy students who find venturing to a new school hard on them grow fond of USF quickly.

Of course, college is what you make of it. Students who spend their time in their dorm rooms miss out on opportunities to make friends and grow as individuals. Those who get involved in student activities seem to enjoy their college experience much more than those who choose not to get involved. That’s why it is important to take advantage of the opportunities that USF presents to its students. Overall, most students who come to USF enjoy their time there, even if the University was not their first choice of schools.

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