College Junior 2013-03-23T18:05:38Z
Best in the country, always top in whatever sport, lots of fans, spirit and nice facilities
College Junior 2013-03-23T18:04:27Z
status symbol, greeks and non-greeks don't usually get along unless they're normal people
College Student 2013-03-21T21:48:33Z
The weather is bipolar. Most days the weather changes from morning to afternoon so ill be fine one minute and miserable the next. Either overdressed or underdressed.
College Student 2013-03-21T21:46:56Z
There are computers available but very few for what I need them for.
College Student 2013-03-21T21:45:45Z
Parking is terrible. There are never spaces available when you need them. Decals are expensive for off campus students and you have to ride the bus even if you drive your car.
College Junior 2013-03-21T19:22:56Z
I'm an engineering major at the University of Florida, and I really enjoy the program! While the classes are a bit difficult (most of the lower-level classes are designed to "weed out" all the premed students), professors want to make sure that you understand the material really well. It takes a lot of hard work to succeed, but it is definitely possible to do well. You just need to make sure you put a lot of time into studying. Overall, the workload isn't bad. Most professors don't give assignments just for the sake of busy work. The assignments are there to reinforce your knowledge of the subject or to give you extra practice. Just manage your time wisely, and don't fall behind on assignments.
College Sophomore 2013-03-21T16:09:08Z
My career goal with Criminology and Psychology is to work with the government, preferably the FBI or the Department of Corrections. Both programs offer informative, useful classes and provide many internship, job or extracurricular activities. I don't have many concerns with finding a job after college because my areas of study offer me so many options.
College Sophomore 2013-03-21T16:04:19Z
I'm double majoring in Criminology and Psychology at the University of Florida, both of which are in the Liberal Arts and Sciences college. Each has greatly varied areas of interest, with great classes and many academic or social activities.
College Sophomore 2013-03-21T16:02:11Z
The wireless network at the University of Florida is campus-wide. There are computer labs located all across campus, with a Tech Help Desk located at the Hub. 250 free printed pages are available at the Reitz Student Union as well as color copiers, fax machines, etc in the various libraries. There's even a FedEx shipping store. It's not necessary to bring your own printed unless your classes require you to print notes, but a personal computer is good for notetaking, homework, or extracurricular activities.
College Sophomore 2013-03-21T15:58:51Z
UFPD is strict with on-campus underage drinking and things like theft. The academic honor policy is taken very seriously, especially by the deans and professors-however, each college has its own procedures for infractions.
College Sophomore 2013-03-21T15:55:42Z
I came to the University of Florida because it offered one of the only criminology-specific majors in Florida. The classes in every area I've taken are great and the professors go above and beyond with review sessions, study hours and appointments to help you. Registration is relatively easy, although the system inevitably crashes during peak hours.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-19T21:16:24Z
It is almost the same cost with on campus. Location may vary but definitely easy to get to campus. But not recommended for freshmen
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-19T21:13:12Z
It is a party school but there is strict enforcement still
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-19T01:43:27Z
Health & Safety:
I have never run into any bad experiences fortunately, however, every now and then you receive alerts that something happened. Someone got robbed or assaulted. However, these things happen at night. So if you need to be outside at night make sure you are not alone. Stay in areas that have sufficient light and are not isolated.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-19T01:36:53Z
You can find different restaurant off-campus, and although some might be good, they tend to be expensive, especially for college kids!
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-18T14:57:34Z
UF is one of the top party schools in the nation, so we definitely know how to party. Adderall, alcohol and pot are probably the most abundant. But somehow despite all the partying, we still get to class!
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-18T14:54:54Z
Although the UF campus is very greek, there are opportunities to meet all different types of people through our organizations and clubs. You will find a lot of like-minded people to socialize with and network with for future job opportunities. Gainesville itself has a few different spots to go out to that will fit your personality (Midtown vs Downtown).
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-18T14:51:14Z
All common areas at UF are absolutely beautiful and modern with still the flare of historic brick. There is always something going on at the gym, intramural sports, the student union (Reitz) or some event going on for a club.
College Junior 2013-03-17T04:17:03Z
Drinking, both unerage and legal, is the most popular drug sed. It is easily accessible. It can be seen at night life, parties, and tailgates before games. Marajuana is typically seen at parties. Many students admit to using adderoll during midterms and finals weeks in order to stay up studying for long periods of time. Some organizations in greek life have been rumored to be kicked off campus for drug use icluding alcohol, marajuana, and cocain.
College Sophomore 2013-03-15T22:28:45Z
Sports are huge at UF. During fall semester, football is the thing! It's the only sport where the entrance for students is not free. There are museums located on campus such as the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Harn Museum of Art. There's the Phillip's Center of Performing Arts where you can see shows, or guest speakers such as May Angelou. The mall is nearby and it has quite a variety of stores to shop in. Downtown is where you'll find the clubs and there's also the Hippodrome Theatre where Broadway-like shows are performed. Lake Wauberg is also pretty cool; there are activities such as sailing, water skiing, and wall climbing to have a fun time.
College Sophomore 2013-03-15T22:12:49Z
I'd like to say there's a little of everything on Archer Road and Midtown. You have your typical fast food places as well as other restaurants more rare to the eye.
College Sophomore 2013-03-14T02:23:07Z
The school has a lot of majors to offer students. And as an Architecture major I can say that the major is very hands on from the very beginning.
College Sophomore 2013-03-14T02:21:30Z
There is a lot of school spirits and quite a few of clubs to go out to at night, a lot of restaurants nearby as well, though it is a small city.
College Sophomore 2013-03-13T22:30:20Z
Gainesville has a great atmosphere and you can never be bored because you can always go to a really great spot. Just 20 minutes from campus is a place called Lake Wauburg. There you can go canoeing, play volleyball, soccer, and other sports. There is an obstacle course, a rock climbing wall, and a great lay of sand perfect for laying out and enjoying the sun. There is always something to do, you just have to look around.
College Sophomore 2013-03-13T22:25:12Z
Student life at UF is pretty awesome. There is literally something going on every night. The renovation of buildings and construction of new ones like the Southwest Recreation Facility is really convenient for exercising and athletics. It really modern and very nice. The plaza, an open grassy square in the middle of campus is an area where many events are held, and many students just sit there on the grass, eat lunch, and just hangout between classes. And not too far from the plaza are many places to eat and shop for school supplies and Gator Apparel. The Reitz Union is also a large building that has fast food joints, a library, a shop, a gallery, free printing, a parking garage, and even a hotel on the top floor, all in one. It is very convenient.
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