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| I've recently transferred from UF to another state school. HS counselors pump this school up like it's MIT or Harvard, when in realty, they're not even in the same league as Ivy league schools. This school is soo freaking big and you're just another number. Most of the dorms are like 60 yrs old with no AC and most of the faculty doesn't speak English and you feel like they have no time for you because they're doing research. Sure..UF has good athletics, but I didn't come to college to party 24/7 or live for college football. Interestingly enough, everybody underage drinks here, the cops don't care on game-day. Don't believe the hype about UF, go visit other schools in the state before you pull the trigger. I'm now a senior at the University of Miami and loving it. More expensive but worth every penny. |
|Nov 04 2012|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| I made the mistake of attending UF my first two years, because of a scholarship. I cannot tell you how horribly backward, racist and anti-intellectual an environment it is. I transferred to Emory and it is literally a world away from UF even though it is only in Georgia. People care about learning, and progress, here at Emory. At UF football, hazing, and trashing President Obama as a "n--ger" is all that goes on. |
|Jun 11 2012|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| A large portion of the students are silver-spoons; lacking personal character or experience. Most of whom act surprised and fascinated when they discover I grew up around minorities (...wow). |
The school prides itself on topping the "best jock schools in the US" the same list that features Yale, Harvard and MIT at the bottom. Fraternities have test banks for most classes, and since a large portion of the test questions are reused a majority of them don't come to class.
Student government is HUGE at UF, but most students will tell you about "Heritage seats" and not to both applying for most SG positions as they are kept 'within the family' of fraternities and sororities. UF administration allows the Greek houses to collectively pool student funds and resources to win nearly every SG election cycle, so the Greek Houses determine student policy every year.
UF cut a computer science program that cost 1.2 million a year and at the same time increase the UF sports budget from 99 million to 101 million!
I would best describe UF as a poorly functioning (to almost non-functioning) bureaucracy that cares only about research and being one of the biggest supporters for Greek houses and not education. They rely heavy on grad students who work for free to teach a large percentage of their classes (even 3000 level 4000 level classes) but 'stand behind' their behavior despite having zero training in education. I had a grad student teacher hit on me, and then drop my grade when I spurred her advances. I went to the department head about it (and administration) both stood behind her grade! (It had only gone down to a B but still!)
|May 13 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |