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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2017

The University of Florida adequately prepared me for graduate school. The anthropology program is excellent and is filled with various faculty who are willing to help. The campus is inviting and with a recently renovated student union, UF provides students with a space to call their own. I was really involved with the Black Student Union and the Hispanic Student Association and both of these clubs provided me with a safe space to be myself. I made many wonderful memories in football games, Friday nights in bars and attending class regularly. GO GATORS!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Zoology/Animal Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

The classes I took make me feel prepared to go into the field of study I am pursuing. However, there needs to be improvement in how the classes are taken from Freshman to Senior transitions. I found that there were some classes I took later on in my collegiate career that would've greatly helped myself as a Freshman or Sophomore. The lack of communication between student and counselor is shocking. Not only for my own college but from what I've heard from others. To combat this, I would make biweekly visits to the counselor's office in order to make myself known and corroborate my plans to ensure I was following the right path. Unfortunately, I realized the lack of communication later on in my career so it didn't have as much impact as it would from a Freshman or Sophomore starting point. The University of Florida is a great school with challenging curriculum. I have nothing but utmost respect for those pursuing any type of degree from this magnificent college. As with all large schools, parking can be a bit of a hassle, however the University provides a multitude of ways to combat this. Additionally, I extremely appreciated the Apple Service Center ( one of the many things UF offers freely) in which you can take problem computers to figure out what is going on, at no charge. The Student Government in addition to the University works to make it an enjoyable and safe place for all who come here.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Although reluctant at first, my decision to attend the University of Florida was the best decision I have made for my myself professionally, academically, and personally. As far as student life is concerned, UF is a diverse school with organizations and clubs that span all interests. The city of Gainesville itself is vibrant and youthful because UF attracts so many young adults. I still find myself enthralled at the beauty of the campus. Something about the brick buildings and willow trees make this campus a perfect place to learn but also relax. The campus has a great sense of pride, and our sport teams are ranked amongst the best with plenty of opportunities to show your school spirit at games. The resources here are another positive aspect of this school. The campus has multiple libraries and gyms, plenty of great food options, and even a lake with activities such as kayaking and rock climbing. Academically, I have been challenged yet helped if need be. All of the professors I have had are talented educators, while also going above and beyond to support me in any way they can. Within my own department, I have developed the skills I need to succeed in life and more specifically my field. I would encourage anyone in the Psychology department, although I feel strongly that this holds true for all departments, to foster relationships with your professors. My biggest take away from my time at UF is the mentorship. My professors have been so giving of their own experiences, challenges, triumphs, etc. I discovered exactly what I wanted to do in psychology in the office of one of my professors. I was offered a research assistant position in the office of one of my professors. I ran into the office of one of my professors when I began struggling with applying to graduate school. My point is that the community of the University of Florida as a whole lifts you up. I have been supported by this university and, because of that, have exciting opportunities in my future.

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4 out of 5
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Degree: Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2017

The University of Florida is a prestigious university that I had been looking forward to going to my whole life. Both my father and my uncle attended so my excitement when I got accepted was off the charts. I had to apply to get into my undergraduate program which was quite stressful, but I was accepted. There were times when I felt poorly guided and other times when I felt I could really look up to my teachers. I would recommend this program to others because I feel it is a great field and can truly help the world but when it comes to the organization of the program, I feel it needs some work.

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Degree: Zoology/Animal Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of Florida is an excellent school that is devoted to its students and in preparing them for future success. The alumni base is amazing and any opportunity you search for you are likely to find at the University of Florida. The student body is extremely diverse and those graduating from the school are able to find careers in almost any field imaginable.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Anthropology, Other
Graduation Year: 2013

The University of Florida is a great top-rated university with numerous areas of interest/avenues to pursue. Although the curriculum is challenging, it is geared towards making the Gator Nation one that is strong, perceptive, and competitive within the ever-changing , mutli-resourced/connected communities we wish to enhance. The Gator Nation is a great community of growth and potential excellence. As with any community, we are ever-growing and are continuously looking forward to enhancing our community and the members within our cities that allow our 'nation' to flourish.

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

University of Florida was an excellent institution that truly prepared me for a future in the workforce. The classwork was varied and rigorous. I vastly expanded my network while a student at the University of Florida, and continue to meet and form connections with alumni. I still have contact with my advisors who offer career advice.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Family and Community Services
Graduation Year: 2015

The University of Florida is school that has become increasingly diverse and supportive of its student population as a whole. Over time, the resources have multiplied exponentially to address the needs of its community. Whether it be from financial needs to mental and emotional support, there are a bevy resources available at the disposal of the students. With that being said, it would be nice if there was a seminar dedicated to educating the students who may be the first in their family to go to college. The professors in my field were very helpful in their strategies of leading us into the paths of our careers. They are very intentional about the content they give us and encourages us to expand our learning outside of the classroom.

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Degree: Nutrition Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

UF is one of the best institutions in Florida. With a student-friendly community and responsive staff, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UF. Housing off-campus is cheap. There is a huge variety of clubs and activities for all personalities and interests. The education is top-notch with a very intelligent faculty.

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Degree: Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2017

The University of Florida, a.k.a "The Swamp", has been my home away from home for four years. The university and the city of Gainesville have dramatically affected and influenced my life and future career. As a result of being a part of the Gator Nation, I will be better prepared to be a professional and compassionate physical therapist. The arduous struggle that my grandfather, took in his later years due to his debilitating health dramatically influenced me to strive for the best education possible to fulfill my aspiration to acquire a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. The University of Florida has enabled me to pursue my educational goals with challenges and triumphs along the way. The rigor of the courses, dedication of the professors toward their students' success, and the welcoming and thriving academic and cultural environment has prepared me for what is to come. The wealth of opportunities available at this university is astounding. If there isn't an organization for that, start one they say. UF is always mindful of diversity, respect, and embracing a sense of community. We are the Gators and we bleed Orange and Blue. In all kinds of weather we stick together and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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