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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)
to get to Gainesville, prefer Miami or Atlanta, they have direct liaisons by plane. If you prefer bus there are shuttles from Jacksonville and Orlando and it's a lot cheaper!! Read Review
steff86, France

114 reviews of University of Florida

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HOUSING    
by Monique, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? The international student appartment where I lived was very interesting with people living there from all over the world.
Personal comments:
The university buildings were very nice. Well furnished and computers were ok.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Adrien, MBA Institute - International Management Institute of Paris, Paris, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Study Abroad Program
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
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
All the clubs and cafes are forced to close at 2.00am wich is pretty early. I would recommend the Palace as a good Dance Floor.
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ACADEMIC    
by monique, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, University Agreement
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:
More discussions compared to in The Netherlands, in class. Less theoretic but more assignments and more to read compared to The Netherlands



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:
For exams: less direct learning questions, and more insight questions Introduction for International Students would have been nice.

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by stéphanie, Skema Business School, Nice, France
Marketing and Sales Management, 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:
I made some progress for the first day that I landed in Gainesville. Uf is really great concerning the international experience, I am now fluent in english thanx to the education and the friends I've made there.
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EXPENSES    
by monique, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, University Agreement
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:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
The exchange rate is very high. Spending one dollar is the same as 2,5 guilders in The Netherlands. Telephone more to keep in contact with friends and family.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Buy a car for there, this will save a lot of money and time. Call only with the cheapest international phone cards, this can save much money Get used to the big effort needed to arrange things in institutions.
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OVERALL    
by Cyril, ESC Céram Euro American Institute of Technology, Sophia Antipolis, France
Business Studies, 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...
Tuitions assistance programs: tuitions for international students who transfer are very expensive and therefore it takes a lot of resources to have the chance to study abroad as a transfer students (different for exchange programs)
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:
Take advantage of the many social life opportunities that are offered to you as a student: clubs, associations, sports, travel, team projects, personal research projects, international students...



FINAL COMMENTS

The International Center is a great place to get all the information you need. People there are very nice and helpful. Use your time off to travel around the city and accross the State. Florida has so many unique places to visit that it would be too sad to miss the opportunity to take full advantage of being there. Finally, University of Florida is among the best campuses in the US in terms of college sports: go to the Swamp (UF football stadium) or to the O'Connell Center (basketball, volleyball...) to watch the Gators playing for the national title every years! Go Gators!
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