College Senior 2013-07-17T13:49:18Z
Fall semester is perfect if you don't mind the heat. Winters are mild and all of my out-of-state friends walk around in shorts and t-shirts while the Floridians are bundled up. Unfortunately, during the summer it rains almost every day.
College Freshman 2013-07-17T01:17:18Z
As a student at the University of Florida, I am allowed to use the Gainesville bus system for free as long as I have my UF ID card. Buses arrive at each bus stop every 20 minutes, making it a convenient way for me to get to classes.
College Freshman 2013-07-17T01:14:29Z
The University of Florida is a non-smoking campus, and violators are fined accordingly. Also, on campus drinking is frowned upon.
College Freshman 2013-07-17T01:11:35Z
The University of Florida is considered one of the best college educations that a student can receive in the United States. It has multiple majors that rank in the top 10 of the country and is also known for extensive research opportunities.
College Freshman 2013-07-17T01:09:05Z
While Greek life is generally viewed as a "must" at most universities, that is not the case at the University of Florida. At UF, there are hundreds of other clubs that are not associated to Greek life that enable students to become involved.
College Junior 2013-07-17T00:22:12Z
It is very hard to find a good apartment with everything you want and/or need but there are some great ones out there. APPLY EARLY!!!
College Junior 2013-07-17T00:15:24Z
Campus rules are not all that strict, the only one anyone can really complain about is the 20 mile per hour speed limit on campus that bikes have been pulled over for.
College Junior 2013-07-17T00:12:49Z
The nightlife is pretty good especially if you include frats, the only downside is the cover and age limit on some bars
College Junior 2013-07-17T00:11:59Z
I gave the academics a B+ because I have had some great teachers who really cared about the subject and about me learning it. However, sometimes I feel like the whole system is set up to watch you fail. For example the traditional weed-out classes with 75% fail rate but with the same teacher for 6 years because no one else will teach the class.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-16T17:03:45Z
Health & Safety:
Security is pretty good, but some theft and robbing still occurs.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-16T17:00:49Z
I think they do a good job of teaching everyone to be safe.
College Junior 2013-07-15T21:40:53Z
It rains a lot and can be hot, but I'd take it over being up north anyday! I love the Florida sunshine!
College Junior 2013-07-15T21:39:50Z
We have labs equipped with either macs or PC's so it doesn't matter which you prefer, both are available. Some labs on campus are crowded so I recommend having your own computer. There is always a computer available though, it just might not be at the most convenient location on campus.
College Junior 2013-07-15T21:37:19Z
Guys & Girls:
Most people I have met are incredible. They are smart, outgoing, kind, hardworking, and fairly attractive. A graduate from the University of Florida certainly has a bright future ahead of them.
College Junior 2013-07-15T21:35:28Z
UF is a very diverse campus. I like that we have people from all over. You can freely be yourself and feel accepted. It does not matter where you are from, what sexual orientation you are, or what you believe. Everyone varies an that is why it's so cool to go here.
College Junior 2013-07-15T14:52:36Z
They are renovating the Reitz Union. It already had a lot to offer and should have even more when it is done. The student rec center is top notch. There are plenty of fitness classes and opportunities for club sports and intramurals.
College Junior 2013-07-15T14:50:54Z
They are constantly upgrading the buildings at UF. Some are a little older but all seem to meet the needs of the students.
College Junior 2013-07-15T14:48:03Z
There are plenty of options for nightlife around campus. I think there is something for everyone.
College Junior 2013-07-11T21:33:30Z
Alcohol is very accessible for students of all ages and can be seen at all times. When it comes to the drug scene, it mainly depends on the people you are associating yourself with; even so, people tend to focus on only marijuana usage. Underage drinking is something the police tend to focus on and prevent very well. Numerous written arrests are given to students each semester.
College Junior 2013-07-11T21:28:59Z
There are numerous computer labs available through out campus; however, they do seem to fill up during finals and midterms. The campus WIFI is excellent and constantly improving so if you have your own computer its an advantage. Only one computer lab allots 250 free prints per semester. In the libraries each student will have to pay for his/her prints. I believe this is a setback, your allotted free prints should be accessible all throughout campus.
College Junior 2013-07-11T21:24:53Z
Health & Safety:
The UF campus is known as being one of the safest in the country. Not only do the police of our universities police department constantly roam the campus, but they also send constant updates to students about any situation that occurs either on campus or close to the campus's vicinity. Also, there are emergency poles found all over campus in which the police will show, if pressed, within seconds. Moreover, SNAP (the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol) picks up students from 6:30 pm to 3:00 am and drops them off at their desired destination. Also, there is a campus system known as GOTCHA that picks up and drops off students anywhere in the Gainesville vicinity up until 5:00 am.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-11T15:33:19Z
I have only experienced the Greek Life once but from what I hear they have awesome party. The diversity isn't very existent. They do well with recruiting.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-11T15:29:59Z
I have had the pleasure of enjoying a couple of off campus dining spots. The Swamp is a great hangout for anytime of day (besides breakfast). Relish Burgers are amazing! Mochi is a frozen yogurt store and it is awesome! I literally get it once a week. There is a Krispy Kreme right down the street from campus and also a Beef O' Bradys. I love eating out and the off campus dining is pretty good. Even Downtown has great food. Try Lou's pizzeria!
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-11T15:26:06Z
I will give the weather of Gainesville a B because it has been raining alot here but it is also summer. It's always good to have a mini umbrella just in case it rains. One that fits in a book bag or purse. If its not raining, its pretty sunny. Not that much humidity.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-11T15:23:41Z
So far, I have had no issue with financial aid or scholarships. UF offers many scholarships. Future tips: Apply for any scholarships or grants you can! It's better to have some debt or no debt than debt!
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