College Junior 2013-08-29T06:42:59Z
the transportation system is great and the school pride is great, but there are things that could be improved on campus. the biggest thing that should be addressed is parking on campus. It cost ninety dollars a semester to park, but there are never any parking spaces. nonetheless there is still a bus that comes every three to five minutes that will take you where you need to go. Go Gators.
College Junior 2013-08-25T03:27:06Z
I am not going to lie, the weather during the last few weeks of spring and the beginning of the fall semester is a terrible experience. Florida is a sunny state, but gainesville is extremely humid and muggy all the time. Walking on such a big campus while experiencing a sweat before you get to your next class is not something I would say is appealing.
College Junior 2013-08-25T03:25:20Z
The academic aspect of the University of Florida is by far one of the best I've seen. The campus has a great atmosphere and the professors are well put together. There is such a variety of courses to take, making it a great college for anyone to attend and make a career out of it.
College Junior 2013-08-25T03:23:34Z
The off campus dining at the University of Florida is pretty typical, compared to other colleges I've experienced in my life time. Cost is fair and convenience is a plus because Gainesville is a small town. UF does give a fair amount of discounts to students, saving a buck or two along the way.
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T21:46:25Z
Parking is almost impossible. Permits are only given out to those that live on campus and those that live off campus are forced to buy city parking permits which are costly and are limited and a far distance from classes.
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T21:43:17Z
THere is some attempt at diversity but it is not usually visible when walking around campus or in classes.
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T21:41:45Z
The drug scene is minimal and usually takes place off-campus.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-23T13:57:43Z
It's pretty busy and the parking really is irritating. If you commute as I do, its super inconvenient to park where you are allowed. I usually end up paying to park in the Reitz anyway.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-22T02:13:04Z
musty and humid at times, cold but no snow is a plus, can see season changes
College Junior 2013-08-22T01:17:32Z
Drinking is probably the most popular, but I don't hang out with that crowd. Technically, you cannot have open containers OR smoke on campus, though I have seen both. We do, however, have the campus police, city police, and county police that all patrol the campus, so do either of those is ridiculous. The drug scene is likely centered around prescriptions, like Adderall, that students believe will help them be more successful/study harder.
College Junior 2013-08-22T01:14:26Z
This is the beginning of my third year living on campus and the third dorm I've lived in. As a junior, it is difficult because the dorms are 90% freshman and I am already considering a predominantly upperclassmen dorm for my senior year. The freshman dorms are very social and quite noisy though one can learn to tune it out. The upperclassmen dorms, I have heard, are quieter with students just wanting to complete their work in quiet spaces. How much space you get is probably the biggest issue and you will definitely be paying a pretty penny if you want more of it. Off-campus housing might seem cheaper initially, but one has to account that the dorm rate includes water, electricity, cable, internet, bathroom cleaning (daily or weekly depending on the dorm), security, and, most importantly, convenience; even the closest off-campus housing is across a very busy street that you don't even want to be around at night (it's littered with frat houses and bars). Sometimes I am frustrated with the noise level and disruptions, but the dorms here are all right.
College Junior 2013-08-22T01:07:09Z
I gave this grade because I am not part of Greek life. Yes, there are many frats and sororities and housing for almost all of them, but that really means that the Greeks dominate the school. They control Student Government each semester (which receives an annual $15 million budget that can be distributed to clubs at will) and the Senate. Former and current Greeks have written articles in the Independent Alligator about how they are forced to vote (and strongly pushed to vote for certain parties/candidates) by being required to produce an "I Voted" sticker on a communal board everyone in the frat/sorority house can see. Some non-Greeks probably feel indifferent towards them, but there are a group of us who don't view them too highly. As most of the students running for political bodies on campus are preparing for a career in politics, it's unnerving to think about how they will treat the government of a state or country.
College Junior 2013-08-22T01:00:39Z
It doesn't rain often, but when it does, it POURS. The campus is very hilly with uneven terrain so some parts will flood with an all-day or all-night downpour. However, most of the time it is bright and sunny (though extremely humid). We are in the Sunshine State after all.
College Senior 2013-08-18T14:35:18Z
The computers in the printing center are decent and it's nice that you get 250 free sheets to print every semester. I just had my first experience and it wasn't too bad. It would've been nicer if their were directions when you logged onto the computer on how you have to accept the copies printed on another computer before they actually printed though.
College Senior 2013-08-18T14:32:13Z
Gym: Group Classes – The group exercise classes offered by the gym are great. All the instructors are high energy and motivating. They change things up in every class, so you never feel like you are getting the same workout. There are multiple classes to choose from starting from high-energy kickboxing to back-bending yoga.
College Sophomore 2013-08-18T04:59:45Z
The computers at the University of Florida are all pretty much up to date with Mac computers in Library West, which is the main library.
College Sophomore 2013-08-18T04:57:12Z
Whether you want to dance at a club to meet new people or go to a house party thrown by the fraternities and sororities the nightlife is usually pretty busy at the University of Florida. There is something for everyone depending on what you like and there is always a way to get home safely.
College Junior 2013-08-15T04:48:35Z
The surrounding area outisde of campus i actually quite ghetto, alot of crime is common and last year a few people were killed down town at clubs.
College Junior 2013-08-15T04:47:11Z
Health & Safety:
There are police everywhere and blue light poles make me feel safe and protected.
College Junior 2013-08-15T04:46:31Z
i received little financial aid and the per credit hour amount seems to be decreasing rapidly, i have finding it hard to pay my day to day bills with school and lessening financial aid. I would suggest a smoother fafsa application and a less intrusive one when it comes to parents conditions when it is not warranted.
College Freshman 2013-08-14T23:08:41Z
There are great classes and professors, especially if you know where to look. There are also many opportunities to work in labs and do research!
College Freshman 2013-08-14T23:06:36Z
I think that on campus the alcohol abuse is pretty well managed, except on game days. The Gainesvile and UFPD do a good job of trying to enforce and ensure the saftey of the UF students.
College Senior 2013-08-14T21:47:07Z
Academics will be what you make of it. If unsure of your passion, start off undecided and explore. Always pursue what you like. Don't take classes just because your friends are taking them, make sure it benefits you too. As long as you don't cheat or don't get caught doing anything you shouldn't be doing, you will find favor in your prof's eyes even if you're struggling. Definitely form relationships with the staff so you can have access to research opportunities on campus (there's plenty if only you wish for them). The school will host career conferences every semester, so attend each of them to increase your chances of finding internships and summer jobs.
College Senior 2013-08-14T21:42:07Z
Gainesville is straight. Make yourself some friends, hop in a car, go visit some spots and you'll have fun. Even as a city girl, I have a lot of fun here. The local restaurants are the best. So give them a chance over the big name places. If you're an outdoor person, check out some trails or go to Lake Walbeurg for a good bbq with your friends. Most apartment complexes will host lots of events for you if you live off campus. And of course, UF will have tons of events year round. The night life is just what you expect for a college town. When you're ready for some slow paced fun, check out the museums...there's plenty of them on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-14T21:41:46Z
At this University, there are several opportunities for internships. All of which are very organized and effective. They all aim to help you gain the best experience in your desired field.
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