College Junior 2012-06-16T04:30:43Z
Best for Specific Interests – There's nothing like Gator pride, but unless you want to be a part of the Greek system, you're better off elsewhere. The Greek system at UF controls everything, and if you're not a part of it, you'll be left out in the cold.
College Junior 2012-06-14T05:43:53Z
So many selections – Want to try something different for lunch or dinner? Just walk across University Ave to the strip of eateries and trust me, you will have a hard time deciding where to go.
College Junior 2012-06-14T05:41:50Z
Fast Food Choices – I like the fast food options they have here. If I need some caffeine, Starbucks is the place. Chick-fil-A and Burger King are a favorite among some students, and on super hot days I love to purchase smoothies from either Freshens or Jamba Juice. Just be mindful of how much you spend on campus, because the prices are a little high.
College Junior 2012-06-14T05:36:29Z
The dining halls have their days in which the food is great, and then bland. I found the menus to be repetitive every other week, and the choices are pretty much the same. Meal plans are great to purchase freshman year and ONLY freshman year.
College Junior 2012-06-14T05:17:43Z
Dorm Life – My freshman year wasn't all that exciting, especially with dorm life. I lived in Springs for Summer B, and Rawlings for Fall. Rawlings sits right behind a bus stop, so even though it was convenient for me to travel from A to B, it as a little noisy from inside my room. Its also next to Broward Hall and the dining facility, so you won't have any trouble walking there. Activities always conflicted with my schedule (unless food was involved), so I didn't participate a lot. For my sophomore year I will be living in Fletcher Hall in the Murphree Area, where the rooms are a bit more spacious. Also its close to the Student Rec Center where I can go to the gym in the morning before class.
College Junior 2012-06-14T05:08:38Z
Not the Best. There is a lot to do in Gainesville in the form of clubs, bars and restaurants, but after awhile it can get repetitive and boring. That's why it is so important to get involved in organizations and make friends. School is what you make of it.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-12T20:15:22Z
The UF campus is extremely diverse. Of course there will always be a majority of white people, but on this campus, the majority is not by much. Whatever your nationality or ethnicity is, chances are there is an organization for it. There has never been any really blaring problems with racism or discrimination on this campus for at least the past 4 years. The campus is well integrated and everyone pretty much lives in harmony.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-12T20:07:59Z
There are a lot of 18 year an older clubs, which means that most students are capable of going out. The only obvious thing is that only people 21 years and older are allowed to drink. There are various clubs and bars in downtown Gainesville, thus, everyone should be able to find the club or bar that is most suitable for them. There are two modes of transportation, the bus or your own car. Parking is never a problem downtown because there is a parking garage that never gets full, and UF also offers bus transportation all the way until the time the clubs close.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-11T22:38:04Z
University of Florida is a college town unlike any other. There are plenty of things to do for all ages.
College Senior 2012-06-11T16:59:50Z
The best way to get to campus and around campus are the buses. There are several routes and they come very frequently. There are also buses that run late at night that go from downtown to campus.
College Junior 2012-06-11T02:54:16Z
I lived in a dorm my freshman year. A late application triple, to be specific. The dorm environment was very friendly, and there was a great community feel on our floor. I definitely recommend a dorm for first year students. It's a great way to ensure involvement on campus. However, it does lack in terms of privacy and can be a bit unfair as far as price-to-quality ratio goes.
College Junior 2012-06-11T02:50:07Z
I am very happy with the Chemical Engineering program at UF. We have very apt professors and numerous opportunities to explore in our field. Chemical Engineering is extremely broad. I plan to specialize in the medicinal area of chemical engineering.
College Junior 2012-06-11T02:47:48Z
Gainesville has a very nice atmosphere. The weather is especially nice during Fall semester. Always a good day to be outside. The need to bundle up increases towards the end of the fall semester, but it's a pleasant change from the regular Florida heat.
College Junior 2012-06-11T02:45:40Z
I do plan to have an internship in order to gain experience in my field. It is very strongly recommended that engineering majors attain an internship before graduating. I am slightly concerned about finding an internship, but I plan to apply to several in order to increase my chance of acceptance.
College Junior 2012-06-11T02:40:00Z
UF is very diverse, and I don't believe that Greek life is at all a prevalent part of the college experience.
College Junior 2012-06-11T02:38:03Z
UF has a very good Chemical Engineering program. The advisers are very helpful and willing to work with students to achieve optimal performance. The AiChe community is very close knit, and provides many opportunities for its members to explore the reality of engineering, through plant tours, company showcases, and Chem-E Day, during which prospective Chemical Engineers meet with several chemical companies and discuss internship and career opportunities.
College Junior 2012-06-11T02:00:45Z
Great Service – Everything is made a smooth process and is well organized. The financial aid here isn't the best but it's enough and pretty fair.
College Junior 2012-06-11T01:52:03Z
Not Too Great – It is very difficult to find a parking spot on campus. Most of the time your car will be in a parking garage. The parking permits are pretty expensive especially since you'll rarely be able to find spots.
College Sophomore 2012-06-10T21:25:45Z
Weather is sunny most days! Some rainy days like any other place in Florida!!!
College Sophomore 2012-06-10T21:07:50Z
Great Place for Students – Gainesville has a variety of restaurants, from upscale to quick-bite to eat restaurants. Movie theathers, bowling, and lots of other amenities. You can never get bored! There is also a lot of price where to shop (for those that like to go shopping). It is a great place for college students!
College Sophomore 2012-06-10T21:03:24Z
Bicycles Are Popular! Gainesville is a great town. A lot of the students there ride bicycles to get around. In the summer time, is the quickest way to get from one end of the campus to the other. Buses are available as well.
College Senior 2012-06-10T16:01:16Z
The Campus in Itself – Students at University of Florida really do have it good. We're situated right next to one of the top hospitals in the country, have food that can be delivered to your dorm room at any hour of the night, and are surrounded by school spirit wherever you go.
College Senior 2012-06-10T15:51:22Z
Guys & Girls:
Expect What You See – Yes, there are a lot of attractive guys at the University of Florida, and most of them frequently go jogging shirtless. When I was a freshman, this was the greatest thing I'd ever seen. However, for every attractive guy, you can expect an ego the size of his muscles, and probably quite a few scandals with the opposite sex.
College Junior 2012-06-08T19:32:07Z
Lots of Great Opportunities – At the University of Florida there are so many groups to get involved in. There isn't a reason to be bored in your dorm. Even if you don't want to be a part of the Engineering groups and Religious groups (even thought there are some awesome ones to choose from) You can always find an activity sponsored by the your dorm or another place on campus. There is just great people and great times to be found at UF.
College Junior 2012-06-07T16:52:56Z
Academics are very important at UF. It is a top ranked university in the country. My major, occupational therapy, is ranked #13 in the country and it is definitely obvious why. The teachers are invested in the students and are always available to help.
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