StudentsReview - The University of Florida - Life at UFlorida Copyright 2015 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. http://www.studentsreview.com/FL/UF_comments.html Life at UFlorida - Comments en StudentsReview: Advice Review about UFlorida for Journalismhttp://www.studentsreview.com/FL/UF_comments.html 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 colle... Fri, 29 May 2015 09:56:19 GMT StudentsReview 304-161929 304-161929 304 20 Journalism Female Undergraduate Alumna Class 2000 Advice 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. Fri, 29 May 2015 09:56:19 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/FL/UF_comments.html StudentsReview: Negative Review about UFlorida for Psychologyhttp://www.studentsreview.com/FL/UF_comments.html The location of this school just SUCKS. There is absolutely nothing to do.... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:28:38 GMT StudentsReview 304-159659 304-159659 304 38 Psychology Female Undergraduate Class 2018 1st Year Negative The location of this school just SUCKS. There is absolutely nothing to do. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:28:38 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/FL/UF_comments.html StudentsReview: Negative Review about UFlorida for Animal Studieshttp://www.studentsreview.com/FL/UF_comments.html 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 Flo... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:07:36 GMT StudentsReview 304-142409 304-142409 304 45 Animal Studies Female Undergraduate Class 2018 4th Year Negative 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. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:07:36 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/FL/UF_comments.html StudentsReview: Neutral Review about UFlorida for History/Histories (art history/etc.)http://www.studentsreview.com/FL/UF_comments.html When I graduated from UF and went to Grad School I thought I might be behind what grads. of private schools would know. It turns out I had read more and more in depth than any of my private school gr... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:07:44 GMT StudentsReview 304-102331 304-102331 304 41 History/Histories (art history/etc.) Male Undergraduate Alumnus Class 2000 Neutral When I graduated from UF and went to Grad School I thought I might be behind what grads. of private schools would know. It turns out I had read more and more in depth than any of my private school grad. friends. My education at UF both in History and Romance Languages was outstanding and has served me well even now just two years short of retirement. I have never lacked for employment in my chosen field: college professor. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:07:44 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/FL/UF_comments.html StudentsReview: Negative Review about UFlorida for Philosophyhttp://www.studentsreview.com/FL/UF_comments.html I had a hard time adjusting. I won't exaggerate on my social skills, nor will I preface this comment with "I was well-adjusted and happy before I came here" comments. Fellow reviewers and surveyors on... Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:30:56 GMT StudentsReview 304-99527 304-99527 304 32 Philosophy Female Undergraduate Class 2014 2nd Year Negative I had a hard time adjusting. I won't exaggerate on my social skills, nor will I preface this comment with "I was well-adjusted and happy before I came here" comments. Fellow reviewers and surveyors on this site have cause to assume, based on information, provided that I had personal issues prior to coming to this school. And they would be justified at insinuating this. But the truth must be said: I really did not like this school. And I don't expect anyone else serious about learning to like this place either. I can run different scenarios in my head, like I did prior to attending this school, of how positively things might have been, if I only did x to beget y. I still catch myself doing this pathetic act from time to time. But I have to remember that unless you are independent enough to, despite great faults, master your environment, you will become slave to it. And I fear that if a student doesn't properly reflect and plan before entering UF, that this kind of emotionally and intellectually-deprived serfdom will inevitably become their end. It's not all bad. There are chances to improve if you so decide. The thing is not one of the administrators, faculty, or peers will replace a developed and emboldened sense of self needed to combat the pangs of self-doubt and mild depression you will likely develop after your first failures at this school. So if you suspect yourself to be contemplative, dour and non-conforming by temperament, either create an acceptable shell-self to present to others with, or flee this place immediately by all accounts. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:30:56 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/FL/UF_comments.html