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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)
Start arranging the paperwork very early. Buy a car Don't have a small budget for this area, everything is expensive but the fun is worth it. Find a good place to live, for example an international student complex. Read Review
moniqueboer, Netherlands

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? It's nice to live in an International Student Complex to get to know a lot of people from different cultural backgrounds.
Personal comments:
The campus is old and people share their room with others.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by adenon, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada
Food Science and Technology, 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:
Durant mon séjour à Gainesville, j'ai pu profiter de leurs cafés pour faire quelques lectures, sentiers pour marcher et nombreuse piscine pour se rafraîchir ! Ce qui est à ne pas manquer surtout à University of Florida ce sont surout les évènements sportifs. Il faut absolument assiter à une partie des Gators de football ou de basketball. L'ambiance en vaut la peine !
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ACADEMIC    
by Alessandro, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Engineering, Electrical, 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:
Courses at graduate level at the college of engineering are pretty good. Professors are well prepared and interact a lot with students. However sometimes lectures are a bit too slow.



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:
none

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by Marieke, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, bilateral agreement between UF and RUG
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?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
I thought my Englsih was perfect, but I got a lot of comments on especially my writing skills. Also the strange accents and the really fast way of talking were a new experience in the beginning. But overall, I didn't experience many problems
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EXPENSES    
by Alessandro, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Engineering, Electrical, 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:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Living in Gainesville in terms of housing, food, nightlife and other related expenses is extremely cheap compared to Europe. The good exchange rate between euros and dollars also helped a lot.
Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
by Stanislas, EMLYON Business School, Lyon, France
Public Relations/Publicity/Advertising, University Agreement
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...
Weather is not always hot in North Florida
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:
Go for it ! Enjoy on-campus activities (especially sports), nightlife and travel



FINAL COMMENTS

Great stay Do not hesitate in buying a bike or a car at arrival Enjoy sports activities I would recommand not to live alone but in international students residence (La Mancha if 1 year) or shared appartments and houses off campus
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