| Total Grad Surveys || 16 |
| Females || 6 |
| Males || 10 |
| Avg years at University || 2.4 |
| I received my MSIE and MBA from UF and I felt that the Faculty and Staff of both departments were friendly and approachable. There were some outliers, of course, but with few exceptions, the faculty was very responsive. The students in my MBA cohort were also very friendly with a broad diversity of work experience and culture. Everyone was professional throughout both programs and I'd do them all over again without hesitation.|
The campus is gorgeous but the summers are scorching hot. I didn't attend UF for undergrad, so it took a while to get used to finding my way around. I found the UF students to be quite approachable, though, so don't hesitate to ask someone for directions. It's normal.
| Jun 20 2012 || Business - Management and Administration |
| These people only care about winning the game. They always have another card up their sleeves. All take and no give. Take some good advice and do your research. |
| Oct 08 2011 || Pharmacy |
| The MBA department's staff is useless at best. They'll never give you direct answers to your questions nor will they even respond to some emails. They claim they consider everything in their decision process but they don't even look at your application and base 99% of their decision on the GMAT score. They'll claim you can make up for a bad GMAT score by having a good GPA and excellent work experience and then deny your application less than a hour after submitting it. Don't even bother applying if this is to be an indication of how you'll be treated as a student there. |
| Jun 15 2011 || Business - Management and Administration |
| JNTU UNIVERSITY,ITS A GREAT UNIVERSITY |
| Sep 05 2010 || Computer Engineering |
I'm a UF Law student and I must admit that I really hate it here. I came from Tulane, a mid sized school, in New Orleans although its quite tiny compared to here. Most of my comments relate to the law school but some to the school at large. |
Here are some observations about UF Law:
-50%+ of students came from UF ugrad. Basically meaning that most already have a firmly established social network in place and dont need to make friends
-95%+ have VERY STRONG connections to the state of FL. This is to be expected but they are such an extent that if you're an out of stater, you are an outsider and treated as such.
-IMMATURE, everyone here is smart but most are just plainly immature. They act like its HS and consume their lives with asinine topics. I actually see people pass notes in class!
-Few actually have a serious desire to practice law. Most just wanted to stay at UF for 3 more years to get student tickets.
-For the most part, there is little work ethic, most do the minimum to get by
-the school is dominated by clicks
UF as a whole is obsessed with football. There is no question by pretty much anyone that football takes a greater precedent than academics. On gamedays, everything is closed and all the parking taking away on the rationale that the people that come donate to UF. Yeah that may be true but they donate to the football team not UF.
Gainesville is nothing special. Parking is horrendous! Towing is a major business here. I've driven in many large cities but I've never seen traffic so bad especially in a small town like gainesville. Its horrible.
Few pluses are cheap apartments and having most of what you need considering the small size of the town. Also in state tuition is great too if you qualify.
Lastly, at Tulane when you were new you would meet people from all over the US and the world and everyone loved Tulane and New Orleans. By the end of the day you would have 10 offers to showing you around. Here there is nothing. Its assumed that you have been here before and know everything. I just hate it. The bias against out of staters doesnt help either. Some people wont even speak to you for that fact! If you're out of state or really serious about Law, DONT COME HERE.
| Sep 02 2006 || Other |
| The University of Florida's Department of Special Education is one of the best in the country. The faculty are involved in a wide range of research foci, and they always include grad students in their work. There are plenty of opportunities to learn all aspects of research well. |
| Jul 16 2006 || Education |
| UF is overall a nice place to go to graduate school. The faculty is very helpful, but only if you seek it out. Must be an agressive person, otherwise, you'll fade into the sunset :) Gainesville is severely lacking in culture, the arts, good food, and diversity. Don't come here if "location" makes you happy. |
| Jan 28 2004 || English |
I have attended classes at a branch of UF in Shalimar, FL known as the Graduate Engineering Research Center (GERC). While I am aware of the large possibility of differences between UF main campus and the GERC, I would like to contribute my experience at this branch for anyone like me who is limited by geography and availability of institutions of higher education who may find themselves taking classes at the GERC.|
First of all, the facility is top-notch on the exterior. The interior and classrooms are also excellent, minus the hospital-aesthetic common to many universities. On a minor note, there is a lack of water fountains in the building other than in a few, faculty-favoring locations.
Second, the administrative personnel should be discussed. Despite the fact that the GERC has relatively limited enrollment and the facility is open during regular business hours, the front office staff are very difficult to contact in person or via phone. When they are available by either of these methods and their help is requested for even the most perfunctory actions (e.g. course registration, contacting other faculty, etc.), the response is frequently temperamental.
Third, the teaching faculty creates concerns. Several teachers are hired to teach as an additional job. Some of the teachers are employees who work at the local military bases who are often late or absent from teaching due to their primary work schedules. This creates a problem for many of the students who are also employed at the local military bases and taking classes part-time to fill job requirements. This branch also offers no outlet of feedback to students in order to improve facilities/faculty/courses in general. There are no end-of-course surveys or anonymous channels through which problems can be addressed. The only method for feedback is direct, personal criticism or contacting the front office—both of which leave doubts as to the absence of retribution for even constructive suggestions.
Overall, the GERC is one extension of the UF main campus creates a very pretentious atmosphere that seems to care very little about its students. Its existence fulfills the basic requisite for having another major university name in the far Florida panhandle offering advanced technical degrees. It may be no surprise if these reasons may be direct factors to the low enrollment at the branch.
| Nov 06 2003 || Unknown |
| UF is a phenomenal institution! We are nationally recognized for our exceptional scholars, championship athletic programs (Go GATORS!), and leading-edge research facilities (including medicine, agriculture, engineering, and physics, among many). Not to mention that Gainesville is an exquisite, eclectic town! You'll love it! |
| Nov 15 2002 || Communications |