College Junior 2012-08-29T16:47:24Z
Sports Are Exciting on Campus – The majority of sports here at UF get the students, alumni, and faculty excited. Football and basketball do have the most supporters, although each sporting event is fun to watch. Many have active crowd participation and all of the sports teams at UF are high ranking.
College Junior 2012-08-29T00:55:21Z
Sometimes Overpriced but Worth It – Most of the dorms are pretty nice and it is very convenient to just be able to walk everywhere you need to go. It depends on where on campus your dorm is. Also the price can sometimes be higher than you'd think it should be.
College Junior 2012-08-29T00:53:07Z
Few Spots – Parking around campus can be a real pain in the butt. This is especially so on football game days since there are so many people around.
College Senior 2012-08-28T22:49:52Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe – I always feel safe around campus. Its very well lit at night with police patroling at night. If you ever do feel unsafe there are safety lights around campus with buttons that contact the police and they will be there quickly to walk you home or inspect something. If there is anything going on you will get a text from the police with updates on the situation. It's always a good idea to lock your doors because laptop robbery is common on any college campus.
College Senior 2012-08-28T22:38:40Z
One of the great things about UF is the diverse population of student from all over the world. Many international students come here.
College Senior 2012-08-28T22:33:33Z
Take Integrity Seriously – Do not try to cheat or do anything against the honor code or you will get in trouble. Also smoking is not allowed on campus and underage drinking is taken seriously.
College Senior 2012-08-28T19:13:52Z
Guys & Girls:
Greek Life Is Great – A great way to meet girls, joining a fraternity and having social events with sororities is a lot of fun. The girls are hot (for the most part) and are almost always just out to have a good time. I've made some great friends here, and met some not so great people, but I would say, as a whole, the university has pretty good guys and gals.
College Senior 2012-08-28T19:11:35Z
Not Bad, but Nothing Special – The dining halls serve the same things every day and it gets pretty repetitive. The food court in the Reitz Union as strange hours and I never now when each restaurant is going to be open. I was only on a meal plan for a few months freshman year and then switched to fraternity meal plan.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T15:15:04Z
Non-Greek Is the Way to Go – Greek life is HUGE at the University of Florida. There are many sororities and fraternities to join and it seems to be the primary focus at the beginning of each semester when rush begins. Many students join Greek life primarily for the social aspect. Greeks tend to stick together and there is definitely an atmosphere of superiority. What's interesting is that out of the school's main two government parties, you can basically label them as "Greek" and "Non-Greek" and guess who always wins? There have also been cases of hazing at our school and we only know of the ones that have been exposed.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T15:02:15Z
Public transportation at UF is a nice commodity to our school. The buses come by fairly often, about every 20 minutes or so at each stop. In addition to the option of on-campus transportation, some of the buses also take you off campus, making it convenient for those who do not have a car. The best part is that it is all free; all you have to do is show your school ID. We also have SNAP vans that you may call if you need on-campus transportation from 6 pm- 3 am everyday.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T02:43:27Z
UF is all about Greek life. Almost everyone is in a sorority or fraternity. I consider that quite obnoxious just because they all dress the same, talk the same, and have to buy their friends. Some people may want to be a part of this because they want to be more involved and want to make friends much faster. If you like that then this is the place for you. If you absolutely hate it, do not come to UF. It's all a matter of taste.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T02:39:54Z
Choose Off Campus – Living off campus is much cheaper than living on campus. It's also much better because you are not living under annoying school regulations. Live with roommates and you will definitely cut the costs significantly. Some places are expensive but you just have to do your research. Gainesville is pretty small so wherever you go you will be pretty close to campus and they have an awesome bus system (you will never park at UF, it's impossible). Don't settle for the prices and fees that landlords give you, you have the upper hand.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T02:32:38Z
Psychology Give You Space to Explore – UF has a strong psychology program. Most of the professors really care about the students and about the work that they do. Psychology classes are some of the most interesting classes you can take, but then again I am a psychology major! If I could do it all over again I would, though I wish I would have had a better idea about what my career goals were from the beginning. The good thing about the psychology program is that you can do a lot of things with it so you are not married to any one thing. I would like to go on and pursue the field of counseling psychology though I am also very interested in research having to do with positive psychology and health psychology. I am not so concerned about finding a job in my field as I am about making the amount of money I would prefer but I believe I can make it happen.
College Senior 2012-08-28T02:16:58Z
Health & Safety:
UF is well lit at night and provides students with boxes where they can quickly call someone for help if it is needed. Campus police are constantly securing campus and are quick to respond to a problem on campus
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T02:15:48Z
Relatively Easy – I applied to the Psychology program as a transfer student. It was a normal application process and the most they asked from me were two separate paragraphs discussing why I wanted to be a psychology major and what I wanted to do after graduating. The first thing they really look at is your grades and whether you finished all of the pre-reqs. After that is out of the way they will look at your writing and extra-curricular involvement.
College Senior 2012-08-27T15:10:07Z
Great atmosphere. People are very involved and it makes you want to be involved on campus. The social scene is so fun and the game days for football and many other sports is amazing. Libraries are a place to hangout, which seems weird, but it encourages studying.
College Senior 2012-08-27T15:04:42Z
Favorite Grade – This grade in my major is the easiest good grade to achieve. Its soooo unbelievably hard to achieve an A- or A in the science major classes such as physics and organic chemistry if you also want a social life as well with clubs,etc. But if you attend class everyday and turn in hw and quizzes on time with a good effort theres no doubt that you atleast get a B grade.
College Senior 2012-08-26T23:11:54Z
Music Major for Life! I started out as a Mechanical Engineering student, and I liked the program a lot, but I just knew it wasn't my calling. I am extending my graduation by a year so that I can follow my passion in Vocal Performance, while also completing a Non-Profit Organization Leadership minor. I absolutely do not regret my decision to change paths (and I gave it literally years of contemplation before committing to it) and I would definitely do it again. UF has a wonderful music program. Honestly, the music building - or MUB, as we fondly refer to it - is very idiosyncratic, but on most days that just makes us love it more. I feel like my professors are truly preparing me for graduate school, which is my goal.
College Senior 2012-08-26T23:07:12Z
Affinity Groups for Everyone! At UF, you can find people from LITERALLY all over the globe. You will probably meet people from places you've never even heard of, and you will frequently stumble upon a group of students speaking a language you don't recognize. There are affinity groups of every size, shape, and color all over campus, including ethnic student organizations and fraternities.
College Senior 2012-08-26T22:50:32Z
Always Room for Improvements.. I love the facilities at UF. However, some are much nicer than others. The grounds are ever-improving and renovating spaces to best serve the student's needs, which is always appreciated. There are still some areas that need work: I vote that the music building get updated ASAP (speaking from personal experience), but the new physics and slew of engineering buildings are beautiful, and I love spending time in them!
College Senior 2012-08-26T22:47:51Z
Something for Everyone! There are far over 800 student organizations affiliated with the University of Florida. There is never a shortage of tarp banners on quad corners advertising student organization activities or events. I love having the option of getting involved on campus, and there are so many choices, that you can always try something and if you don't like it, just join something else next semester. :)
College Senior 2012-08-26T22:42:51Z
Rain or shine... hot or cold... light or dark... win or lose... I will be in that stadium 7 Saturdays during the Fall semester. I love Gator athletics and bleed orange and blue, whether we win every game or not. I was lucky enough to be here during the Tebow era, and while he isn't charging team to victory and our stats are suffering a little bit, I love being in the Swamp with 90,000 of my closest friends and classmates. I also really enjoy going to our Basketball games and Gymnastic meets. Our women's gymnastic team earned the title of National Champions last year! No matter what season it is, It is ALWAYS great to be a FLORIDA GATOR!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-25T23:48:51Z
Dean of Students Office – The Dean of Students have great programs and services designed to help students excel academically and personally. They really do care!!!!!! You can't help but love them! :)
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-25T23:38:54Z
Counseling Center – The Counseling center is VERY helpful to students who facing tough times in their lives. The counselors are extremely help and the resources are great! They even have massages available as therapy. I love it!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-25T22:45:06Z
Graduate Housing – Actually this housing is extremely affordable in comparison to lots of other universities. And the facilities in each village are well cared for and maintained
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