UF is on a 2,000-acre campus in a suburban setting in Gainesville, Florida, not far from Jacksonville. There are many activities and organizations for UF students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
UF also has fraternities and sororities.
UF has a thriving Student Government. In fact, more students participate in Student Government than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at UF include Hispanic Student Association, Black Student Union, Inter-Residence Hall Association and Asian American Student Union.
The UF community comes together each year for Gator Growl/Homecoming, New Student Convocation and Welcome Assemblies.
UF offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.
Most UF students live off campus. In 2021, 16% of undergrads at UF lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 84% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UF. There are 7,968 spots available in on-campus housing for all 34,931 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 5,77 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
UF offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of Florida is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UF campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
UF offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, UF has crime and rape prevention programs.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UF, take Interstate 75 to Gainesville, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Gainesville Regional airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UF's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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