College Freshman 2013-11-11T17:46:51Z
There are a fair amount of options for living off-campus bc Gainesville is such a big college town. However, it's like anywhere else; nice places to live are expensive and bad places are cheap.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T17:44:36Z
Free bus system that takes you all around gainesville, there's also a van called SNAP that'll pick you up anywhere on campus til 3am that'll give you a ride home. Pretty convenient all around.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T17:42:33Z
Overall, most everything at UF is well-maintained and up-to-date, granted for how large the campus is. Though there are some buildings that are dated, they are constantly renovating.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T17:39:09Z
I mean, it's gainesville and it's Florida. It rains, and it's humid, and I'm typing this review on Nov. 11th and it's 81 degrees outside. There's aren't really season changes either.
College Freshman 2013-11-11T17:32:43Z
Greek is pretty massive at UF. There are tons of different frats and sororities to choose from, and there are a lot of insane houses. They are highly influential on campus, and there are some organizations such as Student Gov. and other leadership groups that are 95% Greek that make it nearly impossible to join w/o having connections in Greek. Fraternities run the social scene as well, (huge house parties, renting out bars, tailgates), and if you're a guy, you're not allowed at the parties even if you know guys in the fraternity. So in a lot of ways, UF has a fantastic Greek experience where you'll meet tons of people and get a complete "college experience", however it can almost dominate and polarize the demographic of the campus population, isolating opportunities to those only in Greek. It's also pretty expensive (the fraternity I pledged was $5k a year, and one sorority can reach $15k if you live in the house) and the pledging can be intense. Overall, I think non-greeks are generally neutral toward Greeks, but there can be a sense of dislike of Greek's sometimes overbearing status on the campus.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:41:59Z
There are restaurants cheap and expensive everywhere.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:40:54Z
If you come from a big city, you might not like it too much. But Gainesville warms up to any one I think.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:39:47Z
There are computers pretty much in every major library and the student union.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:37:22Z
Not very time consuming. Difficulties would be the competition in high.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:37:22Z
It's not that hard to get internships. I am applying to some now. There are a huge variety available to students.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:35:32Z
Guys & Girls:
Most people you meet are very intellectual but at the same time social and fun. Half of the student body is probably in relationships and the other half like to party. People don't dress up to impress. Usually we wear shorts or jeans and a t-shirt.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:31:32Z
The meal plan is pretty expensive. I went without it. But people say it's pretty much the same all the time, and it gets boring. But for people who don't have time to cook or can't cook, it's very convenient.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:29:53Z
Smaller house parties where there are people that you know as well as get to know some other people are my favorite. However, clubs and bars can be super fun too. Just not the clubs where guys just come up from behind and try to grope you, that's not cool. But it is easy to get to midtown and downtown, even if you live off campus.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:27:32Z
The weather is not that big of a problem. Usually the weather is beautiful. But in the fall it can rain a lot. And in the winter it gets pretty cold. But depends where you're from I guess. I'm from south Florida, so it gets pretty cold for my personal taste.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:25:43Z
The bus system is free for students and it is super convenient. Local traveling around Gainesville is not as convenient with the bus, but totally possible. Long distance, there are buses that stop on campus to go home, or ride sharing pages on Facebook where you can find a ride easily but at your own risk.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:23:21Z
Policies and rules are very strict when it can apply. Sometimes you can get around having friends over at your dorm or not attending classes. But when it comes to alcohol use or parking or the honor code, you don't want to get into all of that.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:20:48Z
Greek life is probably the majority of the student population. Greeks are always present in anything that goes on on campus and as well as hold many of their own exclusive events. Greek housing is available in their huge mansions, but you don't have to live there.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:16:30Z
The two student gyms are great! The two main libraries is very central to classes and have tons of space and resources. Traditions are everywhere. And anywhere is great to find a niche for hanging out.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:13:44Z
Financial aid is definitely available for those in need. However, as a middle class student it is hard to find scholarships.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:12:46Z
Drugs are definitely not as visible as alcohol. Alcohol is not seen on campus, but off campus it is very abundant.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:10:57Z
Diversity is the thing that most stands out to me at UF. The campus is very diverse and there are lots of clubs and organizations that promote diversity.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T17:08:45Z
Health & Safety:
Safety and security on campus is great! There are blue light emergency phones within visible distance from each other that can be used in case of any emergency. And you get alerts on your phone and by e-mail of any burglaries or emergency situations that may be going on.
College Freshman 2013-11-09T16:51:53Z
Overall good, living off campus is not much of a burden.
College Freshman 2013-11-09T16:49:22Z
Off campus housing can very tremendously depending on which side and distance from campus. Most are affordable and minutes from campus on bus.
College Freshman 2013-11-09T16:47:46Z
Transportation is definitely not a problem in UF; where there's a will, there's a way.
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