University of Florida

By Ria Sanghvi, Contributor (Class of 2017)


School Name: University of Florida

Location: Gainesville, FL

Enrollment: 51,725

Tuition: In-state: $20,550 Out-of-state: $37,944

What are the academics like at your school?

The academics are very vigorous especially for those with science majors. As a research university the science department has a standard of it’s own, not to take away from the other departments which are also very challenging.

What is the Greek scene/nightlife like?

Greek life is a very big part of UF, I’m not Greek and don’t feel left out whatsoever but there are quite a few students who are actively involved in Greek life. They definitely seem to dominate high ranking positions in student government and other such organizations.

Describe the housing options at your school?

There are traditional dorms, two to a room with a communal bathroom. There are apartment style options or suites which are two to a room, with a shared bathroom with another room. There also traditional single double and triple rooms. Most students tend to go off campus after freshman year though.

What do students complain about most?

How difficult some courses are or the limited number of chances to do well. How Greek dominated some organizations are. Parking!

Describe the students at your school.

The diversity at UF is so vast there are everything from religious organizations to acrobatics clubs. There really is a place for everyone.

What are dining options on campus and off campus?

There are two main dining halls and a food court on campus. There are also subways, Starbucks and mini convenient stores throughout campus. Not even five minutes from campus in any direction there are tons of restaurants to choose from everything from fast food to five stars.

What is your overall opinion of your school?

I love UF and everything it stands for, I truly believe that there is a place for everyone and something for everyone to be part of. It’s a great place to grow and figure out who you are and what you want to do in life.