College Senior 2011-01-25T01:12:40Z
You can still have a good time and drink without being punished to awful bad. Just be smart about it. Don't drive, don't drink underage with an open cup and you probably won't get in any trouble.
College Senior 2011-01-25T01:10:55Z
Alcohol is very prominent. There's a lot of alcohol at parties but no one forces you to drink it and you can still have a good time, even at night without it. Drugs, I have never been involved in. They seem easy enough to have access to, but I have never been pressured and maybe offered to smoke twice. No one judges you either way.
College Senior 2011-01-25T01:07:56Z
Greek Life is there and people involved in Greeks show it and are proud of it but don't let it get in the way of other things such as school. The night life is what the Greeks are famous for, and the frat parties, etc, but you don't need to be Greek to go to one.
College Senior 2011-01-24T22:33:32Z
Classes Provide for Best Learning Experience – I've seen tests and quizzes from other colleges and they are nothing like the ones at UF. If you want to succeed here you need to really prepare, which sets us apart from all other schools in Florida.
College Senior 2011-01-24T22:32:17Z
Buses Are Amazing – Every 9 minutes a bus arrives at just about every bus stop on campus. They take you off and on campus and its all free.
College Senior 2011-01-24T22:31:27Z
Guys & Girls:
Girls Are Hot. I would say 65% of the girls at UF are date-able. You just have to look outside of your calculus 3 class.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-24T22:27:58Z
Totally Diverse – At the University of Florida there is a variety of students and faculty, from different backgrounds, political beliefs, religion and sexual orientation.
College Senior 2011-01-24T22:27:20Z
Too Many Tickets – I think UF prides itself on how many parking tickets it can give out during a semester. My roommate received too parking tickets in two days for the same violation and received tickets from cars he didn't even own. There are a ton of spaces available but there are even more students so parking is very tight, especially on weekends.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-24T22:24:36Z
Health & Safety:
Extremely Safe – I have never felt unsafe at the University of Florida. Special security measures are under effect, for example in case of an emergency all the students (who have signed up) will recieve a text message.
College Senior 2011-01-24T22:23:28Z
Very Diverse – I have yet to have a white american teaching assistant. They are all from different countries. Mostly of Asian descent. I find this better for the learning environment.
College Senior 2011-01-24T22:19:56Z
Everything Is Very Close – No matter where you go on or off campus, everything you need is within a ten mile radius. We have two publix's, a fresh market, mall, movie theater, and too many restaurants to count. The three sports and rec centers UF offers are amazing. You never run out of things to do at UF.
College Senior 2011-01-24T20:41:54Z
Sporting events get a lot of attention. For Football, Basketball,and even gymnastics you will get a crowd. Everyone at this school is proud to be a gator and shows their gator spirit at all different sporting events. Also, there are intramural sports of different levels available to all students and there are 3 rec centers on campus that are constantly being updated.
College Senior 2011-01-24T20:39:29Z
You can find some pretty affordable stuff close to campus but then the nicest stuff close to campus is very expensive. Inexpensive apartments tend to be very far and not in the best of neighborhoods.
College Senior 2011-01-24T01:52:12Z
These libraries are amazing! They have friendly staff that's super accomodating. There place for quiet study, group study, meeting rooms and even a Starbucks.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-23T01:03:14Z
UF has turned Gainesville into a party town. Weekends here never go unnoticed and most kids are at the multiple clubs that surround campus
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-23T01:02:06Z
They have designed food plans dining options but my favorite is Panda Express, Subway, and Croutons!!
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-23T00:59:54Z
I love the atmosphere but I honestly believe I did more work in High school. Teachers have become very lazy and anyone can "get by". Being in a college town is great though!!
College Senior 2011-01-21T14:43:34Z
The more questions you ask, the more knowlegde you will glean; which in turn leads to you making better decisions due to experience. My advice would be to research the available financial aid options and have copies of all financial documents (lock away in a safe at your dormitory, etc.) just in case they do not see the information on file. That will save yourself a lot of heartache and pain.
College Senior 2011-01-21T14:34:30Z
There are many places to eats off comapus; in fact, I am satisfied with the variety of options available to students. In addition, there is a published hand magazine filled with coupons for off campus dining. Students take advantage of that a lot.
College Senior 2011-01-21T14:31:50Z
For the part, the computers at the University of Florida are advanced with the current levels of technology. They are extremely helpful to us students. However, at times I feel the internet speed isn't as fast as I would hope. It gets a bit slow at times, but I am very appreciative.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-20T18:16:38Z
Im a Design Student – Beinga design student, you eat, live, and breath studio. The first two years are torture. They try to weed out the weak ones before the students have to pin up their work. You dont get out much even though your up 24/7 working on projects. Our kind of party includes super glue olfa blades and some wood sticks. Although we endure so much,, we have fun and get to know the people next to us very well.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-20T18:13:20Z
Just Went Tobacco FREE – Im happy to announce that the campus just went tobacco free. Other then handing out parking tickets for every little thing and giving out speeding tickets like advertisements, the school is pretty good with everything. They will give tickets if you dont have lights on bothh ends of your bike at night. Its like a 25 dollar ticket. The good thing is that they make sure to keep the cammpus safe. I didnt mention about the drugs and drinking, they police are known for raiding frat parties and arresting for underage drinking.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-20T18:09:57Z
Greeks So Typical – All the soriety girls and fraternity boys are so typical. They all mess around and party all the time. Sure, Sometimes they volunteer at places and give to charities. But overall, its overrated. You practically have to win the lottery to afford to live eat and breath Greek!
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-20T18:02:17Z
Unless your parents are both out of ork and diabled, forgetit. My dad has been out of work for two years and my mom is the only one working and I still did not get any financial. THey said she made too much money, yet my family is barely making ends meet. The only reason why Im able to pay for college is because I recieved a state funded scholarship and a mutual fund already paid for, as well as, a prepaid college fund. It has already ran out, Im only in my Sophmore year. Apply for all the scholarships you can, you will need them. Gainesville is super expensive.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-20T17:54:23Z
Although UFis known mostly for its partying greek members, there are many different ethnic and racial groups. We a have large poulatio of Asians and Indians and Middle Eastern and many other groups that attend school. It's a fairly diverse group.
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