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I went to UF because of its greatBrightJournalism
I went to UF because of its great journalism program. What I realized later is that there are other facets of college life that I had never considered and those can definitely make or break your college experience. UF itself is not a bad school. There are both positives and negatives depending on what an individual is looking for. First, UF has a huge student body. I took many lecture courses with 200 or more students, but the professors were rock stars in their fields and as an upperclassman I was able to take small seminars with a few great profs. Second, UF is in the middle of a not very metropolitan area. Really for me it was my first experience of the Deep South and all the connotations attached to that. However, Gainesville did have a cool music scene, offbeat places to eat and good museums. The weather is nice, although my dorm (Rawlings Hall) didn't have AC. Third, the sports teams are a huge draw for many students, but I don't follow sports so that whole part of campus life was lost on me. Although The College of Journalism has a great reputation and I did have a few great professors, overall UF was not a great fit for me specifically because it's such a large school and the surrounding area was too rural for my taste. I transferred from Miami and found that living in Gainesville was truly a culture shock. I was very happy to graduate and have not missed UF since. I'm happy with the education I got and I am happy with my degree. If I had to do it over again, I would choose a college in a real city or a smaller college near a real city.
Alumna Female -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Staff writer; Preparedness: C Reputation: C
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The location of this school just SUCKS. There is absolutely nothing to do.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A, Surrounding City: F
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The University of Florida did absolutely nothing forSuper BrilliantAnimal Studies
The University of Florida did absolutely nothing for me. I have spent the last four years drowning myself in awful classes with professors that don't value my personal input. Everyone here is from Florida so you have that typical racist Southern attitude towards everything. I can't wait to leave and the University's administration does absolutely nothing to alleviate the kind of close minded environment.
4th Year Female -- Class 2018
Social Life: A+, Faculty Accessibility: F
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