Recent Alumnus 2011-02-25T02:26:21Z
Students are unable to park on campus unless you park in the commuter lot. If you park in the commuter lot you still must take a bus to shuttle you into campus and that's if you can even find a spot. A permit is only a license to hunt. The best way to get to campus is on the RTS bus service
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-25T02:20:21Z
Gainesville has a large variety of restaurants. No matter what you are in the mood for you can find a place to eat in Gainesville. Most places have excellent specials so even if you are on a budget there are places to dine.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-25T02:16:46Z
Wireless Access – Wireless internet is available all throughout campus which is very convenient. The internet speed tend to be fast which is great when working on your own personal computer. The networks are also password protected so you must have a University of Florida username and password.
College Senior 2011-02-23T17:10:32Z
Majority Is the Same – Considering that most UF students are in state students, the diversity is not that great on campus. I mean, if you join the right clubs and whatnot, you will be able to meet foreign exchange students and other interesting people. But the majority are white students.
College Senior 2011-02-23T17:03:24Z
Hume Residential College – The dorms at Hume are definitely one step up from every other dorm on campus (including apartment style ones). Although they cost more to live in, Hume is not too far from central campus and is worth it if you want to meet people who have similar interests to you academic-wise.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-23T16:01:15Z
The financial aid office is very helpful and concerned about how students feels about their financial situations.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-23T15:58:23Z
Guys & Girls:
Everyone Gets along it is not like high school where people fight
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-23T15:57:36Z
Fresh Food – The food is fresh and nutritious but it is cooked so everyone can eat so sometimes its missing flavor.
College Senior 2011-02-20T01:47:25Z
Gator Nation – Studying at UF means you become part of a unique community. The Gator Nation is real, once you're a part of it, you're marked for life. There are amazing opportunities for undergrads, as well as for graduate students. Campus life is active and fun. People do treat you differently after they know you're a gator.
College Senior 2011-02-20T01:42:49Z
This is the U of Florida, weather is mostly amazing. We do get a couple of month when it gets fairly cold, nothing crazy though, it hasn't snowed here in years. Rain-boots come in handy in the spring.
College Senior 2011-02-20T01:37:40Z
It's Part of Your Life, Like It or Not. Lots of frats and sororities, you're guaranteed to know at least one person whose in a frat. There are also professional co-ed fraternities. That being said, no discrimination at all toward non-greek students, it doesn't dictate your life, but it's a part of the surroundings.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-15T17:38:34Z
Find What Works for You – The convenience of having a car is hampered by the daytime parking restrictions. Decals are expensive, the lots are far from classroom buildings and spots fill up quickly. On the day of football games, expect parking tickets just about anywhere you can find a space. It's most efficient to walk, bike, or ride the bus to campus during the daytime and save driving for the evening, when parking restrictions are lifted. Scooter and motorcycle decals, however, are less expensive and there are a lot of spaces available right by the center of campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-15T17:35:41Z
Something for Everyone – If you set your priorities right, you can find off-campus housing that suits you. Whether your priority is proximity to campus, luxury, low price, whatever you can find something to suit your needs. You might not get all of those things rolled into one, but there's no shortage of low-cost apartments around town, and with an ample bus system getting to class is simple.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-15T17:33:37Z
Lots of Opportunities for Professional Development – As a student in the College of Journalism and Communications, there are ample opportunities to get job experience in town, around the state and in student organizations. This goes for all four majors in the college: journalism, advertising, public relations and telecommunications.
College Senior 2011-02-11T02:55:04Z
There are lots of parties; something is going on every night of the week. There is a lot of under age drinking, but there are a lot of transportation options that are free.
College Senior 2011-02-11T02:54:10Z
The athletes here work extremely hard to be good at their sports. Many have good grades and are very involved. People get very energized for sporting events and there is an excess of school spirit here. GO GATORS!
College Senior 2011-02-11T02:51:00Z
Gainesvile is a big college town. There are young people every where. It is very upbeat and lots of fun!
College Senior 2011-02-10T16:08:50Z
Very Happy – Really, you can do and learn about anything you want here. It's not just the classes but the extracurricular activities as well. These wide ranging clubs serve to let you meet a wide range of people you probably wouldn't have met otherwise stuck within your major's classes. The dorms, too were not that bad. I thought I would die in a triple but it turned out being the best place I could have been in my freshman year - my roommates were both conciderate and interesting people and our room was so near all the on-compus events and classes that it was near perfect. Beyond some of their odd policies and hit-and-miss dining hall, I had a great experience. Though, because I hate their grading system where A- is not a real A but a 3.67 which everyone knows is a B, I give them the dreaded A-
College Senior 2011-02-10T15:51:34Z
Drugs and Alcohol – Dorms are very strict on their policy of no drugs and alcohol, however, elsewhere there are frequent sightings of drug use and underage drinking especially on any off campus party.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-10T04:03:29Z
Bright Futures sure doesn't make it easy to transfer money over to a different school, if you're a transfer student, and FAFSA's require a rigorous amount of info. School wise though, UF handles financial aid well, and supplies a lot of it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-10T04:01:48Z
"The RTS Bus Is My Other Car." – I, and every other UF student, take the bus EVERYWHERE. Being a UF student means free busing around campus and around the entire city. It's absolutely great. Technically, I might be able to take it all the way home, on the weekends. Parking at UF is wayyyy too expensive, so the bus is a zero-cost alternative, every day.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-10T03:59:13Z
Lots of sororities and fraternities give back to the community and are focused on grades. Lots of effort to do more than just party- though that is ALSO a huge focus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-09T21:37:34Z
But none are that great. Prices are steep in a bad economy, and many apartment rental places in Gainesville are extremely old (although effort is taken to make lobbies, gyms, etc., nice.)
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-09T00:18:07Z
High value into academics, numerous clubs/programs, diversity of individuals, great athletic program, etc.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-09T00:16:37Z
Great athletic program - love being a part of the Gator Nation!
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