College Senior 2012-07-11T15:22:53Z
Hit or Miss – Most professors I have had are very involved and interested in the students. All of them are brilliant, but some you can tell are more involved and concerned with their research. I always just use ratemyprofessor.com or ask friends for reccommendations and am able to get the better ones.
College Senior 2012-07-11T15:17:54Z
Our football games are the highlight of the fall. On game days, all of Gainesville is covered in blue and orange and they are the best days of the year. If you don't play at the varsity level, we also have great competive and non-competitive intramural and club teams for bascially every sport one can play.
College Senior 2012-07-11T15:08:44Z
Florida summers are hot and UF is a big campus. There's a lot of walking/bike-riding in the hot sun. However, the winters are nice and cool but not too cold.
College Senior 2012-07-11T00:54:35Z
Never Seen Drugs on Campus – I don't hang out at parties or bars... probably the wrong person to ask. I've never seen drugs on campus. I've overheard exactly one conversation about marijuana. The only drug I ever hear about regularly is Adderall around finals time.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-11T00:53:56Z
I Love My Major! I'm a geology major. We get to be outside all the time and I love my classmates.
College Senior 2012-07-11T00:52:06Z
So unbelievably hot in the summer, not too bad in the winter. In warmer months, you can expect afternoon showers pretty regularly (although not as much in recent years), but it always clears up. Lots and lots o' sun!
Sometimes the forest fires around Gville bring in some nasty smoke and fog, and the occasional hurricane... but lovely usually.
College Senior 2012-07-11T00:48:29Z
We Have Everything – Chains, local joints, Mexican, pizza, vegan, etc... We have practically anything you could want.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-11T00:47:28Z
Health & Safety:
Okay. Campus Cops Are Kinda Annoying Though. If campus cops would stop harassing bikers and skateboarders and focus more on their real jobs, I think this grade could be improved.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-10T22:13:16Z
Rawlings Dorm – Dorms are super fun, but the experience can be very dependent on your roommate. Dorms are not upheld as much, and it can be very noisy on weekends. Most of the co-ed dorms are much more social.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-10T22:10:02Z
The school is overall, very accepting towards minorities. It has a very strong liberal flavor, but there are alot of international students (Indian, Saudi Arabian, Israeli especially) There is certainly support for the LGBT community.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-10T22:06:46Z
Oxford Manor – It was inexpensive during my time, had a good printing lab, attentive maintenance, but the walls were thin. Lots of bus routes, though! Washer and drier in most units was awesome!
College Senior 2012-07-10T21:22:46Z
It's Florida it makes the experience that much better.
College Senior 2012-07-10T20:49:45Z
The cost to get a permit for your car is a bit expensive and you can only park in certain spaces during the week on campus, depending on what permit you buy. The permit you purchase depends on how many credit hours you have. However, on the weekend you can park wherever you want. Parking enforcement is very strict on campus, so you have to be very aware of where you are allowed to park. I suggest getting a motor scooter, they are very convenient,.
College Senior 2012-07-10T20:46:18Z
Amazing Experience – If I had to do it again, I would choose to go to University of Florida in a heartbeat. There is always something going on, on or off campus. There are so many people to meet and so much to get involved with, you are bound to find something that will interest you. Most importantly, the education you receive at the university is outstanding. I have yet to meet a professor that hasn't broadened my education experience. Everyone is so helpful and Gainesville has honestly become my second home.
College Senior 2012-07-10T20:40:23Z
Health & Safety:
I generally feel safe on University of Florida's campus. The only time I have ever felt uneasy is walking alone at night, which I don't do often, but there are many services there to help so you don't have to walk alone at night.
College Senior 2012-07-10T20:38:06Z
The Process Is Very Smooth – So far when I have received financial aid, the process behind it is very painless. The university lets me know when I receive a scholarship through an online process and from there I accept or deny it. It in a painless process that has been successful.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-10T20:19:31Z
Go Gators!! My experience as a student at the University of Florida have been great so far. Professors are really knowledgeable, classes can be challenging but, it's one of the greatest school in Florida. As an Engineer I must say that we have an advantage over other schools in Florida. I have received great internships/job opportunities. Recruiters all around the U.S. know the University of Florida and its reputation. If I had to choose it all over again, I would choose UF again over any other school in Florida. Due to it's low cost and it would avoid me out-state-tuition it would be my #1 choice across the U.S as well. There are also many activities and gator football the main entertainment.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-10T20:12:27Z
Health & Safety:
Safety Around Campus – Safety around campus is really important to the University of Florida and the Gainesville Police Department. If there is an emergency, crime, or suspicious activity everyone will receive a notification via e-mail. I also have these notifications via text message as well. The University of Florida offers free escort service for students who live in campus. The services are from 6 PM - 3 AM and encourages students to not walk alone at night. I feel really safe on campus, I never had any problems.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-10T20:06:59Z
It's not essential to have a car on campus. Gainesville has a great transportation system. All the students from the University of Florida travel for free on the bus at any time. There is a Decal cost of $60 per semester. Finding a parking spot can be hard depending on the time. Around 9 AM it is the hardest. Without the decal you will have to pay for parking. It costs about $1 for 1 hour, $3 for 3 hours and $5 for all day. Your car may be towed or fined if you park in a decal zone without the decal.
College Senior 2012-07-10T17:14:33Z
Very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Rains in the afternoons.
College Senior 2012-07-10T17:13:45Z
Gainesville Is Very Laid Back. Gainesville is geared to the college student and the elderly.
College Senior 2012-07-10T17:09:01Z
I Love Everything About It! So far the entire History staff has been awesome as well as the students.
College Senior 2012-07-10T17:06:11Z
The History Program Is Beyond Reproach. The instructors and availability of classes in my area of interest are awesome.
College Junior 2012-07-10T13:42:14Z
Responsible and Understand School – The university of florida has a strict policy in several areas. However, I feel that they are necessary and essential for the school to succeed and remain prestigious.
College Senior 2012-07-10T05:24:06Z
Dining Falls Not Halls – The dining halls on campus are atrocious. I myself don't have a meal plan but I have been in there a few time. They serve the same food everyday from what others have told me, which can get very boring. Also the fact that I am a muslim student on campus I eat food that is certified Halal only thus I cant eat any of the foods that contain meat only vegetarian. to However if you are studying for an exam it is probably the best place to go for a quick meal than rather go all the way home to heat something up.
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