College Junior 2013-06-26T15:22:25Z
The freshmen dorm experience was great. Going from having my own room to having to share with two other guys and sharing a bathroom with a floor of guys definitely added to the college experience. The dorms are mostly centrally located, easy to find somewhere to eat and don't have to walk too long and far to reach many classroom buildings.
College Junior 2013-06-26T15:19:18Z
Greek life is definitely a large part of the University of Florida experience. Sure the parties are great but the greek organizations do so much more both on campus and off-campus, giving back to the community.
College Junior 2013-06-24T05:20:23Z
Parking is extremely expensive for a permit and doesn't even guarantee a spot. Parking signs are not very clear either.
College Junior 2013-06-24T05:16:21Z
I see a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds and religion, etc. There are many groups on campus of varied interests that appeal to many different people. There are many students of different ethnic backgrounds.
College Senior 2013-06-19T14:07:05Z
The process was easy to get into. There was a lot of support in my college to help me prepare for the entrance exam.
College Senior 2013-06-19T14:05:32Z
Health & Safety:
I feel safe on campus. There are many things UF has in place to make you feel safe and secure. If something is happening on campus students are made aware of it via emails or text messages.
College Senior 2013-06-19T13:59:59Z
Transportation is excellent at the University of Gainesville. They have buses running all the time. They also offer SNAP which provides students a safe ride home. Another way to get around is renting a zipcar!
College Senior 2013-06-17T18:20:25Z
Parking on campus isn't really encouraged because it can be difficult. Permit costs are reasonable and convenience depends on your academic year and credits. Most students do not park on campus because the bus system is extremely reliant at the university.
College Senior 2013-06-17T18:15:41Z
I love my program! It can be difficult at times but thats what I love about it! It makes you work hard and teaches you not only about your major, but also how to manage your time to succeed. Being a pre-med student, there are several opportunities. You can volunteer in a hospital, shadow physicians, and also volunteer with local clinics and medical supply warehouses. I have volunteered with the hospital and clinics and have loved every second of it! It really helped me get a look at how the medical field works and what role I could play in that someday.
College Senior 2013-06-17T18:11:55Z
I have not done an internship yet, but I do plan on doing one. I think, as a pre-medical student, it is very important to get involved and experience the medical field first-hand. The university and the hospital are both very helpful when it comes to providing us with internship information and opportunities.
College Senior 2013-06-17T18:02:59Z
Gainesville has a huge selection of apartments and it is quite easy to find one that suits you! Prices can vary depending on the area and quality of the place but most are incredibly reasonable. I found the perfect place with my roommates and have lived there for three years. The majority of apartments and housing have bus routes extremely close which makes getting to class very easy.
College Sophomore 2013-06-14T19:50:41Z
It is very difficult to compete with other students sharing this major, because a vast majority of them all want to do the same thing as you, being attend medical school or physicians assistant school. The most important thing is to have as high of a GPA as possible, and to be involved. The university likes to see that you are involved within the campus, and don't just study. They like to see that you can balance multiple things at once. There is no abnormal process, and the best advice I can give is to not take this program lightly. There are other students who would be thrilled to be accepted, so you want your application to be as hearty as possible. (extracurriculars, leadership positions, etc.)
College Sophomore 2013-06-14T19:42:43Z
The campus police don't tolerate underage drinking, but they will help you rather than ruin your life if your life is in danger, such as from underage drinking. The university has attendance policies, which can be a very big determination of your grade in a class. Drinking on campus is almost always criminalized, with the exception of when we have a home football game and everyone is tailgating through campus. They are a little more lenient at that point.
College Sophomore 2013-06-14T19:22:33Z
The social aspect is great for freshman. Everyone is new and trying to depict the campus and it's a great learning experience. The on campus dorms are very convenient in terms of location, you can walk to class or anywhere on campus with ease. The dorms themselves are overpriced I think, especially because most of them are old and there are problems with utilities often.
College Sophomore 2013-06-14T19:17:24Z
You won't ever walk through campus and see people doing drugs. However, it is not hard to find drugs. I believe this school is not very popular for drug abuse.
College Senior 2013-06-13T18:11:40Z
I love my program. I am an architecture major and I can think of no better program at the school. It is such a small, tight-knit program, unlike many at the University, and this gives many opportunities to network with the faculty and the other members of the class. We are like a small family. I do wish, however, that there was a larger array of classes offered within the major, but independent studies and opportunities to TA in undergrad often times assuage this issue.
College Senior 2013-06-13T18:05:20Z
I am lucky enough to have received Bright Futures and to have a Florida Pre-Paid Plan. Generally, the University pays for everything with my scholarships and then directly deposits the remaining money into my checking account for use for books, food, housing, etc. Usually, this has run very smoothly, but last semester they almost charged me twice for tuition. I would say that you should always keep an eye on your online student finance account and that you should never be afraid to ask questions about the charges made to it.
College Senior 2013-06-13T17:59:59Z
UF has just extended their wireless connections so a student can access the internet almost anywhere on campus, including some outdoor spaces. I am an architecture student, and we often use strange programs at strange hours of the day and night. I am extremely impressed with the ArchLab. It is open to all students in the university 24 hours a day and can always be depended upon when it comes to good access and printing.
College Senior 2013-06-13T17:57:27Z
The University of Florida has such great student life. Being a college town, the University not only engages the students and alumni with many long standing traditions and great events, like homecoming week and RUB activities, it also engages the community, bringing everyone together.
College Sophomore 2013-06-13T14:23:29Z
Since I was an out of state student with a 4.3 GPA and your typical extra curricular activities along with work experience, NHS and AP classes, I was surprised to have not received any scholarships or financial aid help. The college student debt crisis is terrible and even if you work hard and get what you need to be a stand out student you still get nothing. Very sad.
College Sophomore 2013-06-13T14:15:40Z
The transportation system at UF is convenient, cost effective and reliable. I am an out of state student and I was worried I would need a car on campus. I soon realized this is not necessary because of the transportation here on campus. I do have an issue getting to and from the airports in Tampa and Orlando. Gainesville Airport is convenient but not cost effective to where I have to travel.
College Sophomore 2013-06-13T14:11:20Z
I interned at the Veterans Hospital Pharmacy. It was awesome. They worked around my schedule and the people were very friendly and helpful. I plan on interning again next semester.
College Sophomore 2013-06-13T14:06:16Z
The housing selection is excellent. I really had a wide range of apartment choices. The apartments were well kept and most of them included utilities and came furnished.
College Sophomore 2013-06-13T00:16:39Z
The computer labs are usually crowded but you can always manage to find one or two computers that aren't being used. UF just introduced iPads available for check out too if computers are unavailable. Most people have their own computers and the WiFi is super easy to set up and works all the time. If you don't have a computer, then you should not worry cause there are ample amount of places on campus that you can use computers in.
College Senior 2013-06-12T21:12:19Z
Guys & Girls:
There is a huge variety of people at uf. Basically there is someone for everyone because you got athletes, preps, rednecks, etc.
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