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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 adenon, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada
Food Science and Technology, Independent
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: On campus
Why? Plus facile de rencontrer des étudiants internationaux et d'améliorer ma culture générale
Personal comments:
L'appartement était très de l'Université mais dispendieux. J'aurais aimé vivre dans les résidences de l'université mais malheureusement je n'ai su que quelques jours avant mon départ que je pouvais quitter pour l'échange.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Edouard, EMLYON Business School, Lyon, 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:
Favorite club : Plasma lounge Favorite pub : Irish pub Favorite place : French "boulangerie"
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ACADEMIC    
by Edouard, EMLYON Business School, Lyon, France
Marketing and Sales Management, 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:
The registration is made while in the US. It is not necessary to choose the courses before arriving.



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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
No problems in this field since the last two years on my university(International Business) was all English.
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EXPENSES    
by stéphanie, Skema Business School, Nice, France
Marketing and Sales Management, 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:
Nightlife and food is really cheap in a college town compared to my home town. The rent was cheap in dollars, so in euros it was even cheaper for me. About the travels and overall leisure expenses though, as I wanted to go everywhere in florida, I spent a lot on that.
Travel, Overall, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
by Monique, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, 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...
No, I had prepared myself when checking the Internet.
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:
Organize nice parties and trips for international students to make them used to the university lifea bit more.



FINAL COMMENTS

Visit the whole state, from key-west till St. Augustine.
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