The University of Florida is one of the best bargains in higher education. Tuition is just $6,300 a year for Floridians, and 89% of undergraduates get state or other grants. Those numbers pay real dividends, as well: About 32% of students come from low-income families, but 87% graduate within six years, nearly 26% higher than is typical for schools with similar student bodies. Despite the low net cost, students get access to some of the world’s top professors in fields such as biotechnology, gerontology, and astronomy. (UF has produced eight astronauts.) Sports and Greek life are the biggest players on the campus social scene. The Gators, of course, are one of the strongest college sports franchises in the country. The football team routinely wins a bowl berth, but athletic success is widespread:Starting in 2013, the women’s gymnastics team won the national championships for three straight years and the softball team was back-to-back national champions in 2014 and 2015. The annual Gator Growl, meanwhile, is the nation’s largest student-run pep rally and features nationally known entertainers. The 2,000-acre campus includes one of the largest collegiate art museums in the country and a natural history museum with one of the world’s biggest butterfly collections.
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My overall experience so far is moving pretty fast I could barely remember my freshman and sophomore years. Mostly everyone there are extremely social and the greek life is a huge deal at the University of Florida. One of my favorite experiences are volunteering, deciding to be a double major and performing with talented dancers. What makes my school unique is definitely the sense of community; most of the students are there to help when needed. What I dislike are some professors who aren't passionate about the subjects they're teaching and the lack of effort to teach. It's like now I have to learn every single thing on my own.
UF carries clout with it. Our students are humble and hard-working, to back up their intelligence. We have an amazing career resource center and job fair. All students are exposed to opportunities for internship prospects. Alumni are loyal.
UF is so unique in every sense. There are an abundance of opportunities no matter who you are or where you come from! With Greek life, clubs, sports, and even welcoming celebrity guest speakers, UF gives its students opportunities of a lifetime and a future to look forward to with its high quality education.
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