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University of Florida

Student life

The University of Florida has lots to offer for everyone. For example, if you enjoy arts and crafts there is a great arts and crafts area on the ground floor of the Reitz Union, if you enjoy playing sports there are two gyms that offer intramural sport teams you can join. Football is very popular on campus. You can feel the school spirit within the field and it is awesome just rooting for the same team with your fellow gators. Football games take place each weekend either home or away. There are plenty of clubs and groups to join as long with many things to down in downtown and midtown, many restaurants, bars and clubs here. Entry is at an affordable price of usually around $7-$10. Police are always patrolling the place, so it is very safe. 

The Campus

The University of Florida campus encompasses over 8.1 km2. The campus is home to many notable structures, such as Century Tower, a 48 m tall carillon tower in the center of the historic district.

The university campus is served by nine bus routes of the Gainesville Regional Transit System, which are free for students, faculty, and staff with university-issued ID cards. University of Florida offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance. Of the students at University of Florida, 18 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Florida.


There are two types of housing available to students. 

On-campus housing in residence halls located on campus and managed through the UF Office of Housing and Residence Education. Among on campus services are coed housing, apartments for married/single students, fraternity/sorority housing, special housing for disabled/international students, theme Housing. Having pets or cars on campus is allowed. 

Off-campus housing in an apartment complex or house. Due to the high number of students and the limited space of on-campus housing, many of students should expect to live off-campus.

Career services

The University of Florida Career Resource Center assists students and alumni who are seeking career development, career experiences, and employment opportunities. Its services involve on and off-campus job interviews, career planning, assistance in applying to graduate and professional schools, and internship and co-op placements. The Career Resource Center offers workshops, information sessions, career fairs, and advisement on future career options.

Employment rate at graduation is about 85% and employment rate three months after graduation is up to 96%. Among companies that hire Florida’s graduates are Amazon, Deloitte, Disney, ExxonMobil, Goldman, Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble.

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University of Florida
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States
FL 32611
United States
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The University of Florida is about two miles away from downtown Gainesville, the symbolic heart of the city. A quintessentially quaint tight-knit gathering of shops, restaurants, theatres and parks it somehow pulls off always feeling lively, yet open and personal at the same time.