Recent Alumnus 2011-07-28T02:33:38Z
We're in Florida! It's hot! The heat makes it really nice to walk around campus during the fall and spring
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-28T02:26:00Z
Time for Other Things – I am trying to go to medical school. I love psychology, and this degree allows me to participate in more extracurricular activities. It's perfect for me.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-27T23:28:14Z
Get Used to Public Transportation – Good luck trying to find parking on campus or around campus. Parking around that area requires a decal, which the designated parking spots aren't close to actual classes. And parking around campus are metered parking with a max of 2 hours. Most students use scooters, ride bikes, or just ride the bus (it's free for students).
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-27T23:26:46Z
It All Depends on the Timing – Some officers are lenient, while others are tough. It all depends on the time, mood, event, etc.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-27T23:23:17Z
Has Almost Everything. Because UF is such a big school, it's difficult to have a lot of one-on-one time with your professors. However, there is a lot of help around campus with any class. We have tutoring centers called TutoringZone and StudyEdge that really help out with those difficult/weed-out classes. For most required classes, the workload is quite big. A lot of studying is required in order to get good grades. Many students mainly study in the libraries, or at study rooms provided at college apartments.
College Junior 2011-07-27T22:01:40Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe – The campus makes sure to offer all kinds of security and campus police. They have Blue Light Stations all around, and lots of places to call for help.
College Junior 2011-07-27T06:38:23Z
The food at the dining hall are good and there's a variety.
College Senior 2011-07-26T23:47:46Z
Go Gators – Um, it's Florida. Home of the Gators. The nationally recognized, nationally awarded Gators. The school spirit at our school is part of what drove me to choose it as my own. I wanted to be a part of it all. The football especially. It is a b;last to go to games, and not just because it is such a huge event but because of the atmosphere of the whole experience.
College Senior 2011-07-26T23:43:51Z
You Can Always Tell When It's Crunch Time – I don't often use the computer labs on campus, but the one time I went to was around finals week and though they tried to limit time usage on the computers themselves to speed up the process, it was still a pain waiting on them.
College Senior 2011-07-26T23:40:58Z
Life of a Business Student – I have throughly enjoyed my experience thus far as a Business Administration and Management student. I feel as though all of the information I've been learning is all relative to the real world. I'll actually be using it in my life later on, not just for my profession either. My instructors have all been excellent. They clearly know and have a passion for their material and that makes it worth learning. My Business Writing class especially. It helped connect me to my first job that relates to my major! It was wonderful and rewarding.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-26T21:58:12Z
obviously gators drink! but who doesn't. I'm a senior, finally old enough to drink, but I'm almost over it by now. haha. We are good at sports, and game day is one huge cocktail party. If you haven't been to Florida-Georgia (you haven't lived)!
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-26T21:54:44Z
If you can afford it initially- do it! Pretty good food all around. Awesome for getting to know people, obviously. Going Greek is Great! Do it! even if you think your major is too tough (coming from an architecture student!) The houses are on campus, it doesn't get any more convinient than that. In the long run... you save money on food and board if you are active. TRust me
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-26T21:52:16Z
Tough major, very little sleep. The TAs are very helpful but professors vary in availability. For pin-up, try having the "hardest professors" early on. Time management and cultivating a healthy studio culture is crucial.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-25T22:42:33Z
A Lot to Do Everywhere – There's so much to do in a college town. Whether it's stay on campus and go to frat parties, or go off campus to house parties. Midtown has bars for those old enough to drink and downtown has bars and clubs for different age groups.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-25T22:40:06Z
Guys & Girls:
The guys and girls at UF are just like at any other school: A broad range of intelligence, athleticism, heritages, and personalities. There are the good looking guys and the not so good looking ones, it all depends on your own likes and dislikes.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-25T22:36:30Z
Advisors Are Really Helpful – I'm in the CALS College in the Animal Sciences department. I can email my advisor and within a short time have an answer to my question. If I try to schedule an appointment, I usually get one within two or three days. So compared to some of the other colleges on campus, CALS advisors are very reachable.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-22T21:13:28Z
I Love Gainesville – Great school, Great town. Fun and upbeat atmosphere with all the college students.
College Senior 2011-07-22T19:53:39Z
I just finished my freshman year. My first year changed monthly. At first I hated it, I was overwhelmed, scared, and hated how big it is. Football season was extremely fun, but again, it was overwhelming. By Thanksgiving break I started getting used to it and knowing the lay of the land. I was excited to go home for winter break, but when I got back I was so excited. I loved the spring semester at UF. The thing about UF is that there is something for everyone. The school offers so much, you would never even be able to begin to touch on even half of it. There is a group for everyone, a major for everyone, friends for everyone, and basically anything you need. I was on the fence about going, but if I had to go back and do it again, I'd stick with my decision to attend the University of Florida.
College Senior 2011-07-22T19:49:23Z
UF's campus is huge! There are a lot of times where it's just not possible to walk to somewhere you want to go. Most students on campus have a bike or some sort of moped. However, one thing UF has going for it is the awesome bus system there. The busses run all day (and most nights) every nine minutes. It's easy to get around.
College Senior 2011-07-22T19:41:15Z
The academic opportunities at UF are unlimited. The professors (for the most part) are phenomenal, there are thousands of classes offered, and there are more majors than almost any school. I will say that the curriculum is harder than I expected before I got there and there is a pretty heavy workload if you're serious about your classes. The registration process isn't ideal but drop/add week helps a lot. Also, the study abroad options are great!
College Junior 2011-07-20T20:05:11Z
Apartments Are Wonderful – Off-Campus is wonderful at the University of Florida. With so many options that are so close to the campus that you still feel like a part of the community.
College Junior 2011-07-20T20:03:24Z
Totally Fair – The dorms at University of Florida may not be the most modern but they do offer a feeling of marvelous history. The University also aids students in choosing the right off-campus housing as well.
College Junior 2011-07-20T19:59:48Z
Proud to Be a Gator – I just entered the University of Florida so I may not be able to say much about the curriculum thus far but I am hopeful and trust that it will be wonderful. I recently attended the orientation with over two hundred students and the personal attention each student received was truly unbelievable. GO GATORS!
College Junior 2011-07-20T18:55:46Z
Don't Bring a Car – For a school of fifty thousand students, it's ridiculous. There are two or three designated student parking areas and they are no where near dorms. Even my teachers bike or use the bus, and they have way more parking lots. At freshmen orientation we were advised to not bring a car. Some said don't even bother w a bike but bike parking is only packed in the main building.
College Junior 2011-07-20T18:43:13Z
Every Walk of Life – I like to think that I came from a town with a lot of diversity, but I didn't know the half of it. I had never met a real Jew before until I was n an acting class where half the class wore the star of David. My other class has a couple of girls that wear head scarves and my roommate is Portugese and switches between her language and English on the phone. I have only met one gay guy but what makes all the diversity so wonderful is everybody is happy to live and let live. There are innumerable cultural clubs on campus and two different gay-straight alliances. The school encourages the students to embrace diversity and take stands against prejudice in many ways. The first example I can think of is a wall that is built of foam bricks that people come by to write a racist or hateful term and at the end of the week the students bull rush it and tear it down.
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