College Senior 2011-01-26T18:50:08Z
Not Much – There are not really that many cheap but good places to eat right around campus
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T08:15:31Z
Drug Scene – The drug scene at UF isn't really big at all. Recently, UF has banned tobacco and smoking on campus. Also, you are not able to drink publicly on campus unless you are the age of 21. Of course there is always underage drinking going on, but police are very strict when it comes to it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T08:11:16Z
It is a great experience to live on campus. I have been living on campus for two years and it has been fantastic. The good thing to do is research and choose your favorite dorms before you pick where you want to live. Depending where your dorm is, establishes what kind of social life that you will have.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T08:09:11Z
There are so many restaurants and dining halls on campus that it is impossible to eat. The good thing is that they are spaced out. The only bad thing is that all the dining hall close before midnight and the only thing that would be open a little later would be Starbucks. The have various different meal plans and ways that you could put your meals on deferment and pay for it at the end of the semester.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T07:57:02Z
Orange and Blue – At the University of Florida, we bleed Orange and Blue. The are over 800 organizations that students can get involved in. There is a lot of tutoring and other help to guide and study with students to help them pass test. There are things going on every day at school, so there is no reason one shouldn't have a social life at UF.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T07:52:58Z
Greeks inspire the social life at our school. There are so many social Greek organizations, as well business Greek organizations. Greek houses are only giving to the Greek organizations that can afford it and was already built on campus when the school started.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T07:49:21Z
There are a lot of choices of off campus housing. There is a variety of apartment choices all over the city for different prices and value.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T05:20:38Z
A school this large has so many options to narrow your social sphere and really settle in socially and academically
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T05:18:53Z
Something for Everyone, Always – There are endless options at UF for whatever your interests are
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T05:17:19Z
Printing Labs Get Crazy at Times – For general computer use there are plenty of options. However, UF has a free printing lab (which is great) but it gets really crowded at times
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T01:38:57Z
Inside Scoop – Many student organizations to choose from, and many opportunities to take part of. You can start an organization on your own or with a group of people. Students can get very involved and it is a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T01:33:26Z
Professors are great overall, some teach you the book, some teach you through real life problems. Registration is flexible and gives the upperclassmen more freedom. Workload can pile up if you do not keep up, but that is normal.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T01:29:49Z
Many selections available, broad range of prices and distance away from campus. Pros include freedom, living on your own, having your own personal space. Cons extra expenses, and inconvenience. Landlords don't bother you unless you are doing something wrong or have not payed your rent. Some places have garaged parking, others allow you to park outside your door. Many fliers are placed around the school in relation to off-campus housing.
College Senior 2011-01-25T16:52:19Z
Every time I've gone to financial aid in UF the assistance has been amazing. They actually take interest to helping you out. They take their time and look up all of your information so you can have ease of mind. They realize money is a huge issue, just make sure to visit often.
College Senior 2011-01-25T16:50:15Z
RTS System – The bus system at UF is very convenient and easy to use. During the week, the buses run till 4 AM and they constantly run; therefore the longest wait is just around 15 minutes. On Sundays there is a lack of buses though. Thankfully, on Saturdays there is the Later Gator which satisfies any needs for clubs/nightlife. Best of all, completely free to students.
College Senior 2011-01-25T16:47:00Z
Dorms on Campus – You have to come with lowered expectations if you are searching for dorms in college. Thankfully, the dorms at UF are pretty good. It's really simple to make friends and they are all walking-distance to campus.
College Senior 2011-01-25T16:33:39Z
So Gainesville during the summer is extremely hot and can be a lot to handle if you are outside all day. Other than that fall is really nice and wind starts to pick up. There are a lot of chilly days during the winter but if you are from up north or mid Florida then you're probably used to it. We tend to get a nice amount of rain but it's very avoidable in the fact that we mostly get rain at night into the morning.
College Senior 2011-01-25T16:29:16Z
Drinking Is Better Than Drugs – The drug scene at UF isn't big at all people really aren't that into doing drugs like that. There are people that do them but it's not a requirement and you won't be looked down upon for not doing them. A lot of people do drink alcohol and it seems that if you have connections then it's very easy to get, but a lot of people don't drink alcohol on campus because UF has a "no toleration" policy for drugs and underage drinking.
College Senior 2011-01-25T16:24:44Z
So there are a lot of different frats and sororities for people to get involved with, there are different religious ones, the divine nine, and other regular sororities. I hate to say that the sororities and fraternities are separated by race but they are. It has more to do with the founders of the sororities than them actually being racist or something. The "divine nine" which are nine frats and sororities founded by African Americans and they are predominantly black where as the rest of the frats and sororities are predominantly white or consist of other races. Either way they are very welcoming to new people and most people on campus are fine with them and don't really care what they do. People aren't forced to join one, and if you never want to deal with them the campus is big enough so that you wouldn't have to. The Greek life is popular for some people they do have fun and it can be time consuming but people can definitely be in one or not and it won't matter, but if you are looking for a sister or brotherhood than they are really great.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-25T03:28:14Z
Cars Are a Luxury – There isn't a whole lot of parking available and decals are hard to get. Students don't really need a car on campus because the bus system runs pretty regularly and services a slew of locations, but cars are a luxury item and more parking would be nice.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-25T03:22:26Z
It Is Great. There are a lot of different options to choose from on campus.
College Junior 2011-01-25T02:56:48Z
Guys & Girls:
Stunning Looks – Although the University of Florida is several hours from the beach, the girls and guys always seem to be beach-ready. The girls are fit and sun-kissed and the guys are all classy and handsome. You really can't beat Ol' Florida, where the girls are the fairest and the boys are the squarest.
College Junior 2011-01-25T02:51:48Z
Health & Safety:
One Safe Campus – I have never heard a complaint about the UF campus being unsafe. The numbers for Campus Security and SNAP (Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol, a service that will escort students to their destination free of charge) are posted in a lot of places and most of campus is pretty well lit.
College Junior 2011-01-25T02:45:26Z
UF is great in the sense that it's difficult to be bored. It's not only located in downtown Gainesville, it IS downtown Gainesville. The campus is large enough to essentially be its own community populated by on-campus students. The nightlife is terrific; if you're Greek you'll find a party and if you aren't there are clubs scattered around the downtown within a short distance. The UF campus and location are hands down top 10 in the nation for student life.
College Sophomore 2011-01-25T02:27:09Z
Strictness.. What Strictness? Other than the fact that a person gets a speeding ticket going 1 mph above the speed limit or the occasional get pulled over while riding a bike from not having the proper lights or not stopping at a stop sign, our campus isnt terribly strict. We have frat parties on campus all the time and they never get broken up, & midtown is the most fun place to go which is practically on campus.
I would definitely say that UF is lenient on campus, thankfully!
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