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I greatly regret not going to a smaller, more rigorous, school. Aside from the amazing football games and fun things to do in a college town, the education was lackluster. I learned more from starting a charitable movement and running it for 3 years than I ever learned in a classroom. This school has great programs, but for most of the programs in the business school, the online classes make it difficult to connect with teachers and peers.
Oh boy, well allow me to start off with saying that I have not attended this university. This is mostly, alright ALL because of the communication from this university is a JOKE for online students! I started out with the whole application and paid the fee. I had a few more steps to my application process, yet I completed everything that was asked of me in a timely manner. I wish I could say the same for the school! I found out that I was accepted into the university by tracking the submission page DAILY. I received NO welcome letter, NO welcome call to congratulate me on being accepted into a university with such a lot acceptance rate...nothing! I went on to contact the university to see what my next step was, and not one person knew. There is a "tuition fee" that EVERYONE must pay, and NO ONE understands so don't bother asking questions about it. The whole academic adviser call was incredibly ridiculous! They are NOT here to answer the questions that you have in regards to your degree, they are just there to SPEED through the syllabus, and if you email them later with any questions, they have NO idea because they are basically call center directors! And they will direct you all over the university accept for where you need to be directed to! I went ahead and applied for my FAFSA, and got NO calls about this either! I once again had to call, MULTIPLE TIMES and still got NO answers. I finally had to wait and do an online chat with financial affairs to just find out that in the whole 5 month process that they were dragging their feet through, that my financial aide was not going to go through in time and I was going to be responsible to pay for my classes entirely out of pocket! The only advice I was gives was to defer my enrollment from summer to fall. Seriously!? yep! So as an older online student that is ready, excuse me MORE than ready to begin my classes, I am once again ignored and let down by the shear incompetence of this university! I would also like to say that while they may not be a "for profit" college, they sure are after your money! Here you will not only get the wonderful respect of ZERO COMMUNICATION from the university, but you will pay for the application, have to pay before you are even really enrolled for the stupid student ID, you can go ahead and apply for financial aide and be granted FULL amounts, however you will STILL be paying out of pocket for classes! Books, and SO much more! This place charges for EVERYTHING!!! i still have to pay for a "placement math exam" out of pocket despite the fact that I was given NO other option than to defer my enrollment. Best part...ZERO COMMUNICATION that I would have to do this, ZERO reason as to why, zero heads up. So if you want to pay a LOT of money, for a university that has ZERO communication for their online students...this is the place for you! Completely unprofessional and ridiculous! I have attended college before enrolling here, but I had just changed my mind on my major, as well as applied to many other universities, and I have NEVER had such a lack of communication from a university that would be getting nearly a 110k for the degree.
The University of Florida is an incredible college that truly tries to foster the personal and professional growth of their students. As a student interested in joining the healthcare field, I found ample opportunities to become involved in research, shadow healthcare professionals, and engage in clinical and community based outreach efforts. All of these activities were fostered in addition to a world class education that I would not change for the world. The vast majority of professors here are incredibly passionate about their fields of study and provide awesome sources of mentorship and networking opportunities for students who excel and show interest in their studies. The one area I believe our university could improve upon would be the area of financial support for students. Despite receiving many scholarship offers from other comparable universities within the state, Neither I nor any of my friends received any type of financial assistance other than loans. This being said, cost of attendance is actually very affordable and is a bargain for the education you will receive.
The University of Florida is a great school to prepare you in a variety of fields. In the business program you get a broad spectrum of topics to study to help prepare you for the business world. Please be prepared with grading they always round down for GPA purposes which can make maintaining a 3.5+ VERY difficult. It was a great experience and I am thankful to UF for helping me achieve some great career opportunities. Also do not hesitate to take advantage of their career center. They put a lot of hard work into it and it is great for job placement after and sometimes before graduation!
UF was a great school! Love the camaraderie and academics are top notch.