Recent Alumnus 2012-12-17T21:01:24Z
Drinking is very common especially during football season. Marijuana is probably the second most commonly used drug, but I wouldn't say that it's too visible on campus.
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T20:31:24Z
I received almost no financial aid, even though I had amazing scores. I fouind that most of my friends are the same, and you must win an award like national merit to receive any money.
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T20:28:28Z
I came to UF because of their great reputation in the medical field. They did not dissapoint as all of my classes have been taught by great teachers who know a lot. Registration is fairly easy, but it is better to sign up early knowing what classes you want before they are all taken, as the common classes fill fast. There can be a lot of work, but thats mostly self assigned work for studying, as almost all grades are exams.
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T20:23:46Z
Parking can be a hassle, but I find no need to drive around campus during the day. Parking is restricted, but living in a dorm, I find I do not move my car. If you live off campus, they do have a commuter lot that holds a lot of spots, but you might want to get there early. Parking restrictions are lifted after 5 every weekday and during the weekends except for Saturday game days. DO NOT drive to campus when there is a home football game.
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T20:16:32Z
I came in as a biology major under a pre-med program. I find that the staff is very helpful and knowledgeable in their respective fields. Grades are given fairly, but you do have top work hard for them. Most classes rely almost entirely on test grades, but there are certain computer programs assigned by the teacher that can both help you study and slightly boost your grade. I believe this is an excellent program.
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T19:01:05Z
There are so many choices to eat at off-campus. You'll never get tired of the options and they're easy to get to.
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T18:59:48Z
There is a variety of food places off campus. The on campus dining is not bad either especially the chain restaurants you can find like Moe's and Panda Express. It is really convenient for students to eat anywhere on campus.
College Senior 2012-12-17T16:14:58Z
There is a lot of student involvement in sports at UF. Even non participants participate in supporting the UF team. The facilities for training are accessible and very well maintained. Trainers are available to offer advise and train on how to improve. Student cultural diversity is what really makes UF great
College Senior 2012-12-17T15:57:46Z
Transportation is accessible when school is in session
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T05:37:28Z
The school is very open to allowing students to pursue healthy social lives. The police are strict on certain issues such as drugs and hazing which makes the school better off.
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T05:35:44Z
The University of Florida's financial aid office is very unhelpful and offers very little in the name of financial aid. Every time I have gone to the office they have done nothing to solve my problems.
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T05:34:33Z
The community directly near the campus is friendly and inviting, but once you adventure away from campus it is not so nice.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T05:36:11Z
The bus goes virtually everywhere you would need to go: around campus, target, the mall, Publix, etc. and it is free to UF students
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T05:31:09Z
Our school has a huge involvement in dance marathon and has gator growl every year which is the biggest student run event. There is always something going on and a club for everything imaginable.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T05:28:39Z
University of Florida has great gyms and every student center imaginable. There is an abundance of school spirit and tradition is very important.
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T07:31:35Z
Weather here is beautiful. It can get hot during the summer, but for most of the year, it is perfectly mild.
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T07:31:16Z
It's Florida so the weather can be a bit bipolar. There are the "rainy" months where it doesn't hurt to carry an umbrella with you, even if the day started out sunny.
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T07:31:07Z
Transportation is great. You have the RTS Bus System which can take you ANYWHERE, and its also FREE. You have an app you can download (Transloc) which tells you where the bus is so you dont even have to sit outside waiting for it.
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T07:30:17Z
Parking can be a bit of a pain in the ass sometimes, and it sucks having to park far away, but once you figure out the system, you'll be fine. I have never gotten a ticket through one semester (knock on wood), so just follow the rules and you'll be good
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T07:29:17Z
Nightlife here is great. You have your fair share of frat parties, and you also have Midtown, which is full of bars and Downtown, which has the clubs.
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T07:28:45Z
Health & Safety:
I always feel very safe at UF. As long as you are not walking alone at night, you should be good. And with programs like SNAP (which picks you up from anywhere on campus for free), there is no reason why you should be doing that. There is also an infirmary on campus where you can get a free flu shot or be seen by doctors of every specialty.
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T07:28:14Z
There really isn't a big drug emphasis on campus. Drinking is more popular with the drug thing usually only happening at raves such as Dayglow etc.
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T07:27:17Z
Unless you're actually looking for trouble you won't find any. RA's are generally nice and laid back though chances are you might encounter one who has let the power go to their heads.
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T07:26:17Z
Guys & Girls:
In terms of the girls, you have a little bit of everything. You have a lot of beautiful girls, and you also have some busted ones. There's girls for every type of guy, with girls with different looks and from different backgrounds
College Sophomore 2012-12-15T07:25:27Z
Greek life is pretty big here. If you are a girl, it is not necessary to be in a sorority as you can still attend frat parties without being in one, but if you're a guy, its going to be tough to party unless you have friends that have their own house, know a lot of people, and can get drinks. Greek Life is also not as stereotyped. You have a fraternity and sorority for everyone. You just have to find the right one.
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