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There is no experience quite like the one you get at the University of Florida. UF becomes a family to you and gives you opportunities that you would have never thought possible. Even being an extremely large university, UF allows everyone to find their place at the school. There are several resources to get students help when needed, and everyone has the opportunity to succeed.
The University of Florida College of Nursing went above and beyond in order to prepare me and my fellow classmates for the demanding, yet rewarding field of nursing. As a practicing Registered Nurse, I feel confident in the care that I provide to my patients. I am proud to be an RN and even more proud to call myself a Gator Nurse! Because of the education I received from the University of Florida and the experience and confidence I have gained by working at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, I am excited and honored to be advancing my nursing education and career by attending the Masters of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program at the University of South Florida this fall.
Going in as an anthropology degree and being in a liberal arts college was at first a very daunting task, but with the guidance offered by the University of Florida's advisers, professors, and graduate students I was able to find my niche, intern at the United States Marshal Service and even graduate college with a full time job. At the university of Florida there is a huge outlet for opportunity and guidance, with students and teachers alike willing to help you and make sure you take advantage of the opportunities offered! My experience here was great!
UF is a good blend of the big-campus feel with the small-city perks. There is a huge emphasis on research, which is terrific if you're in a STEM discipline because there are lots of opportunities to advance your skills and really feel out your interests. Gainesville itself is great, and there is a lot to do, especially if you are into nature. Also, for a school deep in the south, the student body is generally very liberal and open-minded.
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!
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.
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed my university experience. It was a diverse and lively campus with a lot of different activities and opportunities to get involved. My education was also very helpful in that it has helped prepare me for graduate school and post-undergraduate work.
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.
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.