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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 stéphanie, Skema Business School, Nice, 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: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? This apartment complex was really good, I had access to fitness center, pool, tennis courts. Moreover I had a lot of facilities in the apartment itself : laundry, washdrier, dishwasher, microwave, oven, all charges and DSL included.
Personal comments:
UF offers a dozen apartment complexes located really close to it, by bus.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by stéphanie, Skema Business School, Nice, France
Marketing and Sales Management, 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:
Every Wednesday night is Lady's night at Grog house (located on West university Ave) and then Ruebar and Rehab were clubs I have good memories of. Lake Alice is the spot to see alligators near the campus.
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ACADEMIC    
by adenon, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada
Food Science and Technology, 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:
Les cours pour undergraduate sont généralement beaucoup plus facile que ceux dispensés au Canada. Il ne faut donc pas hésiter avant de prendre une session à temps complet.



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 Monique, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
It wasn't a real problem to communicate in English before but after my visit for four months I had definitely learned to speak english in an american way.
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EXPENSES    
by Adrien, MBA Institute - International Management Institute of Paris, Paris, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Study Abroad Program
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:
None
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
The average prices are higher in the US than in France at the moment.
Food, Travel, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
The phone bill is very surprising because a lot of additinal axes appear when you weren't prepared to.
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OVERALL    
by Alessandro, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Engineering, Electrical, 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...
Probably I would have liked to get to know more local people. As I met many of them but at the same time many other weren't that interested in getting to know foreigners.
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:
It is a great University! The campus life is just amazing and the academics are ok. Gainesville is a small but nice and very vibrant city.



FINAL COMMENTS

My experience at UF was extremely fulfilling. I improved my English skills, I travelled around Florida and some other parts of the US (even though getting a cheap flight from Gainesville is quite difficult and you might have to go to Jacksonville or Orlando to get the best deals).The courses were very interesting and exciting.
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