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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)
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edouardgeorge, France

114 reviews of University of Florida

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HOUSING    
by Edouard, EMLYON Business School, Lyon, France
Marketing and Sales Management, 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: An individual lease in a four persons apartment
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? As a Graduate student, it's better to live in an apartment, rooms in the campus are designed for undergraduate students.
Personal comments:
I live in a complex called "La Mancha". Despite the mess inside the apartment, there is a good international atmosphere and also it is located at five minutes by walk from the campus.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Anaelle, Institut Franco-Américain de Management, Paris, France
Business Studies, University Agreement
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, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Downtown Gainesville is very busy at night and there is a lot to do if you enjoy hip hop music. As I was under 21 when I went there, I was not allowed to enter all the bars and clubs but I would strongly recommend the "Fat Tuesday" bar and the "Lotus" club on tursday . Otherwise, the university also offered free cinema (every friday) or concerts.
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ACADEMIC    
by Jessica, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Financial Management, Independent
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:
Americans are too proud and they don't like to talk to Asian students! But not all Asians cannot speak English and we are not so stupid as you think...



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:
Studies in UF is a really good experience since the professors and academic resources are fruitful compared to EU universities!!

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by pbourandy, IAE Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Erasmus
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
At the beginning, it was a little bit hard, specially during courses because the vocabulary is more specialised and people speack fast and interact eachother. But the oral comprehension improved very quickly and at the end of the semester, i saw a big improvement in the langage. Now, I am fluent in english!
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EXPENSES    
by adenon, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada
Food Science and Technology, Independent
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:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Lorsque tu as l'opportunuité d'être dans un nouveau pays, il est intéressant de pouvoir en profiter pleinement et le visiter. J'ai donc profiter de l'occasion pour aller visiter Everglades National Park, la Louisiane (New Orleans ) et plusieurs villes côtières. Aussi, le logement était beaucoup plus dispendieux qu'au Québec. Finalement, le taux change n'était pas du tout avantageux pour le pauvre argent canadien !
Travel, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Food: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Il faut faire attention lors de la signature d'un bail pour un appartement... plusieurs frais de rajoutent : move-in fee, connection du téléphone, etc.
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OVERALL    
by adenon, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada
Food Science and Technology, Independent
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...
J'aurais aimé savoir les complications administratives qui peuvent se présenter lors de l'inscription à l'université. J'aurais pu être plus préparé: posséder tous les papiers et m'attendre à d'interminables procédures.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



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:
Préparer un budget afin d'être prêt à toutes éventualités. Préparer touts les papiers requis avant de quitter pour la Floride. Contacter les professeurs des cours choisis pour savoir s'ils se donnent encore. Vivre près du campus !



FINAL COMMENTS

Les États-Unis étaient, lors de mon séjour et toujours actuellement, dans un période anti-terrorisme. Il n'a pas donc pas été facile d'entrer au pays même en temps que canadienne. Il faut donc préparer son séjour bien à l'avance pour être sûr d'avoir le bon type de VISA.
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