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University of Florida (UF)

University of Florida, Office for International Studies and Programs, 123 Grinter Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611, U.S.A., United States
3.96 / 5 based on 114 reviews.
Description:
The University of Florida, located in Gainesville, attracts students from every state in the U.S. and most foreign countries. As a research institution, UF is considered one of America's great educational leaders and is one of the best college buys in the country.


Programmes
Accreditations
87% of students recommend
114 reviews
Housing
3.9/5
All experiences (114)
Student life
4.1/5
5 stars (48)
Academic
4.1/5
4 stars (42)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (18)
Expenses
3.3/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
I had the best time of my life. If you ever get the chance to go, do it!! And don't worry about the money too much. The US is expensive, but you can better enjoy the money you spend than think about it all day. Travel tip: Miami!! And of course Orlando with all its parks. Read Review
mariekerodenhuis, Netherlands

114 reviews of University of Florida

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HOUSING    
by Anaelle, Institut Franco-Américain de Management, Paris, France
Business Studies, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? I would choose to rent an apartement at the same place (La Mancha apartements) because many exchange students used to live here and that's the best place to meet a lot of people coming from different parts of the world. MOreover, I was sharing my flat with two south american roomates which allowed me to improve both my english and my spanish!
Personal comments:
The University of Florida offered a lot of housing possiblities for students and all of us could live decently thanks to the wide variety of prices in residences or houses.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Alessandro, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Engineering, Electrical, Independent
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
UF just has amazing facilities for every kind of sport. Gainesville is really a "college town" as everything or almost gravitates around campus and University activities. The night life is really good either downtown or midtown. Going at least once at Grog's House on Wednesday night for ladies' night is a must-do in Gainesville.
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ACADEMIC    
by pbourandy, IAE Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Concerning the graduate course, choose in advance if you want to have the choice. The course are very good and there is a lot of work!! But it worth it! The professors are very accessible and ready to help you specially if you are a foreigner. There are goods libraries and cmputer labs opened all night!



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Concerning the graduate courses, it would be better if there were more schedules.

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by Anaelle, Institut Franco-Américain de Management, Paris, France
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
My home university in Paris provide 50% of courses in English, so I had no problem in understanding teachers. It was more difficult with people my age since I was not at ease with slang at the beginning. After a couple of weeks, I was able to understand easily any kind of situations.
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EXPENSES    
by pbourandy, IAE Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
bank
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
In general I spend more money there because, first, the currency is stronger and life is more expensive there than in France. As I was a foreign student, I wanted to know better my host country. So, with other friends, we travelled a lot around Florida principally but also in New Orleans, and California.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
There is alot of cheap stores for food, clothes like "Savealot", "ROSS"... and the best is cooking at home instead of spending alot in fastfoods! It is healthier and a lot cheaper!! and it is easy specially if you live near the university.
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OVERALL    
by Marieke, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, bilateral agreement between UF and RUG
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I was glad I did not know a lot. Because of this i had not much expectations and could not be dissapointed easily
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Please organise something more for the international students. I found them by myself but only from my own country and study field. it would have been nice to meet more international people. This was the only thing I missed in my whole experience



FINAL COMMENTS

I had the best time of my life. If you ever get the chance to go, do it!! And don't worry about the money too much. The US is expensive, but you can better enjoy the money you spend than think about it all day. Travel tip: Miami!! And of course Orlando with all its parks.
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