College Sophomore 2013-04-10T16:23:17Z
there is parking available, I am just not to fond of the whole idea of being able to park somewhere because one is an upperclassman.
College Junior 2013-04-10T16:01:17Z
Nightlife is great here! You can get into most places 18+ and there is always a way to get around. You can use SNAP, Gotcha or one of the later gator buses to get home.
College Junior 2013-04-10T16:00:17Z
It starts to rain and it is difficult to get to class.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-10T15:41:17Z
Guys & Girls:
There is a mixed variety. The frat/sorrority complex is pretty apparent at UF. There are also many jocks walking around campus, but can be found around Turlington Plaza. Everyone else seems to be pretty diverse.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-10T15:37:41Z
It's usually pretty hot year round. Between Jan - April, cooler temperatures and rain can creep up into the forecast. It's Florida, but not as hot as Miami!
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-10T15:36:32Z
Gainesville is definitely a college town. If you love football and a big campus atmosphere this place is for you. Drive a little bit away from the campus and you'll find National Parks and lakes where there are a lot of outdoor activities to be had. Make sure to go to a Gator Game and travel across University Ave for some grub at The Swamp!
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-09T21:05:41Z
It was hard for me to find a possible internship in psychology. Many of them are filled up many months before school starts.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-09T21:04:10Z
I love psychology. Sometimes it is difficult to understand what my professor want from me in regards to papers but it is still manageable.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-08T20:52:44Z
UF is a very diverse university with students from everywhere. There are also lots of different groups with different interests, beliefs, cultures and orientations.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-08T20:51:25Z
I think they are nice enough. Some of the newer dorms are great and have separate rooms, like an apartment set up. Others are older. The cost is affordable and the convenience is pretty good since they are right on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-08T20:49:52Z
Good transportation. Buses aren't usually full. Several shuttles to take you to bars downtown so you don't have to drink and drive. Seems good to me.
College Sophomore 2013-04-08T17:33:00Z
It rains alot in the summer and can get pretty hot but it isnt bad.Winters get cold, but they are mild. The biggest effect of weather is getting rained out unexpectedly, but if you watch the weather and carry an umbrella when it may rain, your fine.
College Sophomore 2013-04-08T17:22:00Z
I would say the nightlife is pretty good overall. The fraternities have parties every week, although you wont get into those without being a member outside of summer. There is a strip of bars and clubs close to the university, that is fairly nice. There is a good crowd most nights. The places are easy to get into, but getting alcohol underage varies from place to place. There are buses, but not many that run late at night. There is a program called SNAP that is free transportation for students that runs very late, it may be 24/7 but im not sure.
College Junior 2013-04-07T21:19:46Z
UF has a lot to offer to students. It is a beautiful campus and we have an awesome staff, people are really willing to help students! There are tons of programs and majors
College Junior 2013-04-07T21:15:19Z
We have free bus transportation and it is very convenient, buses run every 10 minutes.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-07T19:47:35Z
In terms of NPHC Greek Life, it's pretty big on campus. Most students felt like there was some pressure to be a part because of the high level of activities, social life, service and programs put on by Greek organizations. Often, you would hear Greeks doing calls to one another (specific sounds associated with their organizations) or wearing Greek gear, and because they were involved in freshman orientation and active in organizations on campus, coming into school, it almost seems natural that you might consider joining a Greek organization. NPHC Greeks do not have Greek houses at University of Florida.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-07T19:45:12Z
It was extremely easy to participate in the lottery process to get housing. I feel as if there was a lot of freedom, so that you did not feel constrained by a great deal of rules in the dorm. People were very social in the dorms which made dorms feel very much like home. In the case of older dorms, there was usually some sort of improvement going on to make dorms better. Honors dorms are especially very nice.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-07T17:57:41Z
It is diverse in quality of students, but the real acceptance or recognition is few and far between. There are less and less black students accepted every year, not really sure about other races.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-07T17:52:47Z
I hear it is an epidemic but I think that it is a problem that could be addressed in all communities.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-07T17:46:40Z
It is very sporadic. There hasn't been a real winter in a long while. But it is genuine Florida Weather.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-07T17:43:35Z
Arredondo Cafe is a hidden gem as well as Amelia's Court Cafe in the Harn Museum. But the food is college food. Fatty foods and nothing really quality unfortunately.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-07T17:41:30Z
If you are a well rounded student, you have a better chance of getting scholarships. I got a lot of scholarships because I was in IB, did SG, and a lot of community service in low income communities. But look for scholarships that you qualify immediately after you receive you acceptance letter.
College Senior 2013-04-03T23:10:15Z
I am extremely happy with my program! I am studying wildlife ecology and conservation and I couldn't be happier. We learn so many things, and our classes are extremely hands on. We capture animals, everything from birds, bats, mice, and even alligators from an air boat! I've had some of the best experiences on my field trips from these classes. Also the faculty are wonderful and we have the best advisor around!
College Senior 2013-04-03T23:06:47Z
It rains in Gainesville a LOT!! Pretty much at least once a week. Which makes riding your bike very difficult. And also very irritating if you don't like it when your hair gets wet. So definitely invest in some rain gear! But overall, the weather is pretty reasonable more most times of the year. It does get pretty hot, but not overly cold. And since campus is so big you will sweat quickly trying to get across campus on a hot day. Just be prepared for that. I would recommend getting a bike, you won't sweat as quickly!
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-03T16:14:47Z
Guys & Girls:
Students are friendly. It is easy to make friends and hang out. Dress varies. Looks are diverse.
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