College Senior 2013-01-04T04:36:53Z
Weather is nice usually. It rains almost everyday in the afternoon during summer though.
College Senior 2013-01-04T04:31:57Z
Careful where you park. They will give you a ticket for anything
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T23:57:31Z
Public transportation at UF is pretty good. The buses come frequently and there is always a way to get where you are going. I would say, however, that if you are trying to bring a car up to Gainesville with you, it may not be worth it. The parking at UF is not the most desirable in the world. It really only helps if you are an upperclassman. As a freshmen I would not recommend a car. But that is just my personal opinion. Everything on campus is within walking distance.
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T21:39:59Z
Guys & Girls:
all freshman girls have boyfriends from highschool, so if your a freshman guy, good luck. things get brighter however into your sophomore and junior year...especially if your in a fraternity.
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T21:38:01Z
swamp's food (the restaurant) sucks. Its only a good place to me people during the night. everyone thats a UF students knows this. So don't make the mistake i did and go eat there.
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T21:35:21Z
message to incoming freshman girls: don't think your cool just because your your in or get a bid from a good/decent sorority. stay humble please :) (coming from a fraternity guy)
College Senior 2013-01-02T18:38:15Z
For the most part the weather is nice and clear, but when the rainy season arrives it can be troublesome.
College Junior 2012-12-31T21:48:00Z
So far, I am very happy with the program I chose. I chose a program according to my interests, since I am still undecided on my career path. I am concerned about not finding a job in my field, since I am an anthropology major and most likely doubling with political science, but UF has great faculty and classes to help you get the most out of your program. They also have great opportunities for internships and things of that sort to get more accustomed to your field. They also have the Career Resource Center to help you choose the major thats right for you, and a career to follow (and much, much more!).
College Junior 2012-12-31T21:38:00Z
The best part about UF is how truly well-rounded it is. There are opportunities for everyone. Gator pride is something that cannot be described in words. The prestige of the academic programs are top-notch and are hard to beat in Florida and even in the nation. Despite this, we are still well-known for our social scene and party-school antics. Our athletic program is also hard to beat, and even recreation facilities for students are very nice and easily accessible.
College Junior 2012-12-31T21:33:06Z
Parking can be difficult at times. Parking decals are expensive, but necessary in order to park your car on campus. You will get ticketed if you dont have one or if you park in an area youre not supposed to be in. Parking, even with a decal, can be hard to find a lot of the time. There isnt an abundance of parking near the residence halls, and most of the time you will have to walk from your spot to your desired destination. The good thing is that having a car on campus is not necessary. There is a very good bus system, and mostly everything is in walking distance.
College Junior 2012-12-31T16:15:13Z
There is so much diversity! I recall this one time I was waiting for a bus and everyone around me was speaking a different language. It's beautiful.
College Junior 2012-12-31T16:13:03Z
I am a vegetarian with a meal plan and most days, the dining hall offers something no vegetarian I know enjoys (like ragout) or a rotation of the four easiest meals they can make. It gets old really fast. Some days they get it right, though! When they get it right, the food is really good.
College Junior 2012-12-31T16:05:18Z
Guys & Girls:
A lot of guys aren't hard to look at but they're not my type.
College Junior 2012-12-31T05:10:33Z
As a business managements major, I can personally attest to the abundance of qualified and capable professors that populate this major. Most, if not all, are highly successful in their chosen field and are more then happy to lend a helping hand to determined students, whether it be personalized help or networking.
College Junior 2012-12-31T05:07:17Z
There is a large variety of dining right across the street from campus ranging from fairly cheap to pretty expensive. As you get further away from campus, you'll notice many familiar dining establishments with some classier restaurants in the downtown area.
College Junior 2012-12-31T05:01:37Z
The professors are top notch and the learning atmosphere is great. The university of Florida has one of the best accounting programs and is an acclaimed graduate school in a variety of fields. The teachers and faculty foster and promote academic success.
College Junior 2012-12-30T17:22:53Z
I am in physical therapy graduate school. It is very rigorous, and I can honestly say that I studied more for my first exam in PT school than I did in all of undergrad. That being said, the things that we are learning now directly apply to what we will be doing in our careers, instead of having to take electives that are just filler, etc. I would absolutely do everything over again. Physical therapy is a growing profession, even in light of the impending healthcare reform. This means that job prospects are good. My only concern is that tuition will be roughly $75,000 for grad school alone in state. I love my future job, but I would like to be able to pay back my loans before I'm old and gray. That being said, UF was actually one of the least expensive options for me, especially considering the higher rankings and caliber of the program.
College Junior 2012-12-30T17:18:37Z
It was very easy to get into both of my majors. All I had to do was fill out some paperwork and meet with an advisor. Aside from that, I registered for classes online the same way everyone else does, and had no problem completing them on time. The potential downfall is that you have to be very independent. No one will hold your hand to make sure that you are on track, so when registering, you must pay attention to required courses, etc.
College Senior 2012-12-29T17:15:40Z
Summers suck because it rains everyday and even with an umbrella, you tend to get soaked. 90% of the year, it is really hot and muggy. That could be a positive if you hate the cold.
College Senior 2012-12-29T17:04:40Z
Study Abroad options are great and easy to get into. They are lots of fun and worth the money to gain the experience.
College Sophomore 2012-12-28T16:19:12Z
So many food options walking distance from campus.
College Sophomore 2012-12-28T16:15:22Z
It's always fun on campus, everything is within reach and you get used to the iffy dorms
College Sophomore 2012-12-28T16:13:03Z
Not much to do off of campus, but there's no need to leave campus
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-28T11:01:58Z
We have over 900 student clubs and organizations. You will find something that fits you perfectly. We also have amazing personal development retreats like Gatorship that help you be a better student leader. Our student government is interesting in that one party is run entirely by Greeks. This party used to be in total control but the opposition party is getting stronger and stronger and it's definitely worth joining if you're politically minded. Midtown is good for partying if you're WASPy or Greek, Downtown is good for all sorts of people. We have amazing music and drama performances in different genres. BEST SCHOOL EVER, BASICALLY.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-28T10:50:32Z
Health & Safety:
It may be because UFPD sends us alerts every time a crime happens in or around our university, but it seems like there's a lot of armed robbery and assault on the edges of campus. Particularly near sorority row and Norman Garage. That being said, we have plenty of security options such as SNAP (Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol) which is a *marked* van that gives free rides to students around campus from 6pm-4am and Emergency Blue Lights. Also I've always felt safe walking around downtown at night. Date rape or rape at frat parties is a much larger concern than being assaulted by a stranger.
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