University of Florida Reviews

4.14 out of 5 stars
(92 Reviews)
  • Gainesville (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,659
91% of 92 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 92 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Laura Hobbs - 3/28/2018
Degree: Physical Education
Graduation Year: 2013
"The University of Florida is an incredible learning opportunity. As a Health education and Behavior major, I found my coursework to be interesting and my professors to be of the highest quality. I was able to partner with a professor my final year to work on a research paper and it has been extremely beneficial after graduation to have that experience."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lu - 3/19/2018
Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2014
"The University of Florida has a fantastic College of Journalism and Communications. The faculty are top-notch and highly respected in their fields. They all have hands-on, in-the-field experience. They are constantly striving to build better facilities to mimic real life scenarios. The students are actively engaged with their academic and extra curricular activities. I would highly recommend this school!"
3.8 out of 5 stars
Rachael Berman - 3/11/2018
Degree: Technology Management
Graduation Year: 2018
"UF's telecommunications major has four specializations: production, news, media and society, and management. I studied production, which is fairly new to the school. The program has grown a lot within the last 10 years and is very hands on. Students learn to use a Panasonic and Canon's C100 (C300 if you continue with more advance classes), Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop and 4 different lighting kits. Students get plenty of experience working on set with their peers, learning different gripping techniques. Students also have access to plenty of actors from the schools theatre program."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Julia McGuinness - 1/24/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I graduated from the University of Florida with Microbiology and Cell Science B.S. degree. As a pre-medical student with little guidance on how to approach the road to medical school, an early challenge was choosing the appropriate major and degree for me. After extensive research on numerous undergraduate degrees, such as Health Sciences, Applied Kinetics and Physiology, and Biology, I thought that Microbiology and Cell Science would provide a strong foundation of knowledge in immunology, bacteriology and pathogenesis, all of which are a unique approach to understanding medicine. UF's program employs undeniably helpful and caring administrators that provide each available opportunity to the students, encouraging community outreach, laboratory research, and personal growth through the exploration of academia. It is no easy program; to achieve highest honors, the student must be prudent, diligent, and excited to embrace the rigor of STEM academics."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Shelby Carson - 12/4/2017
Degree: Health Education
Graduation Year: 2010
"The University of Florida offered me more than I ever imagined a university could: involvement, camaraderie, tremendous pride, confidence, and an academic background that prepared me for graduate school. There are organizations to make this 50,000+ student school seem small and easy to navigate. UF offers the true college experience, complete with organizations catering to all interests, ever-present school spirit, rich athletic traditions, research opportunities, nationally esteemed academic programs, and beautiful campus."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Natalie Evans - 11/17/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"My undergraduate experience at the University of Florida was amazing. It is a fantastic university in regards to their academics, research, and social responsibility. UFs academic program is as vast as it is remarkable (we are ranked in the top 10 best universities!). Among the top programs UF has to offer are engineering, business, law, medicine, and psychology. UF is also top research school that works in all fields from studying diseases and viruses like Zika, hurricanes and weather patterns, combining robotics and medicine, and so much more. They use their research as a part of the social responsibility initiative The Gator Good. This initiative aims to use university resources and alumni to make a difference in the world. A few areas they focus on are the environment and sustainability, medicine, and agriculture. These three components to UF makes this school unique and a great fit for anyone who values education and innovation while also wanting to help the world or their community become healthier and thrive. While academics, research, and social responsibility are three extraordinary reasons why UF was the best choice for me, I cant write a proper review without mentioning Gator pride. I think the atmosphere on campus, in Gainesville, and globally stands out. Of course, the best example of this is on game days, fans and alumni arrive on campus around 8 am and stay for hours. The whole city comes alive with Gator pride. It is really a sight to see all of these strangers laughing and tailgating together like old friends. During my freshman orientation they said that the Gator Nation is everywhere. I didnt truly understand that they meant on the global scale and not just in the US until I had the opportunity to study in London for the summer of my junior year. I happened to be wearing a Gator scarf out one day and a complete stranger started to enthusiastically chomp across the street. Im sure everyone thought we were insane, but for a moment I felt like I was back home, in a foreign country. It was honestly an amazing moment for me, and it made me realize that choosing UF was the best decision to me. I hope anyone who needs advice with this decision thinks about the atmosphere of the school before deciding whether or not to attend. You may be in college to earn your degree, but youll be there for four years and having an atmosphere thats a good fit for you is important."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Kim Berthier - 11/9/2017
Degree: Animal Science
Graduation Year: 2018
"As a pre-veterinary student at the University of Florida (UF), I have had outstanding hands-on experience with animals, especially food animals. UF has a horse, beef, dairy and a swine teaching unit where students can take management courses and even gestation courses to assist with births. Additionally, UF has an amazing veterinary graduate program and a pre-vet program that prepares students for graduate school."
4.5 out of 5 stars
David Sanchez - 7/5/2017
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016
"-Pursuing a Sociology degree at the University of Florida- Most people graduating from high school probably have never heard of "liberal arts" degree or related field aside from the ones most universities like to boast about, like engineering and chemistry and any other STEM related field. Admitting that I, myself, were one of those graduates. I spent my first year with the title of "Microbiology and Cellular Science Undergraduate," which I did not hate but did not seem to click with my abilities very well. My academic adviser gave a suggestion and proposed the idea of pursuing a Liberal Arts degree, specifically Sociology. I had not heard of it, but very good research into it, as well as meeting personal from the college did more than enough to convince me. I am someone who is very logical, very observational, has a hobby of connecting dots and crafting various thoughts and theories to explain observed or established phenomena. A degree which essentially trains you to harness and perpetuate those skills is perfect for me. So, from my 2nd to final years as an undergraduate as UF, it became clear that I was very happy with my decision brought up by my academic adviser and furthered by my peers, professors, and teaching assistants. I do not think I could have even though of all this or pursued this path towards being a researcher and professor of Sociology if it were not for the open-minded and vastly knowledgeable individuals and lifestyle I become familiar with at the University of Florida. Though I am beginning my masters studies elsewhere, I hope to return to the institution in pursuit of the coveted doctoral degree and establish myself as someone who will one day impact the greater sociological research world! I hope anyone who reads this review and is inspired to trek this path into their academic futures experiences all the triumph and struggles I did. You will come out stronger, wiser, more versatile, and, most importantly, a better you than you thought feasibly possible. Thank you!"
2.5 out of 5 stars
Dave B - 6/30/2017
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2007
"University of Florida is a great school for undergrad. It has the total package of good professors and course work, a beautiful campus, lots of club and extracurriculars to keep busy, and top notch sports. The downside when I attended, which may have changed by now, was that it was too liberal arts focused. There was no career guidance or help, the focus was on learning for learning sake, expanding your mind and becoming a critical thinker. In theory, that's great but in 2008 that became worthless. I liked my time there a lot while I was there but soured on it in the years since as I've learned a lot that I wish I'd known or been taught from my program. Post-crash, students are probably savvier and able to make the most of the experience. Make sure you get an internship and go to career fairs and advisory council sessions. Don't be like a lot of UF students and linger, maximize your time--double major and get a second degree or a minor."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Mitchell - 6/13/2017
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."