mattyboy7we wrote:alirod12 wrote:Unless you are choosing Gainesville over another equally hurting Florida school (FSU), then Florida isn't a solid choice. To be fair, it is what you make of it, but there isn't much to make anything of, except for the free tuition for anyone with a pulse. Speaking in terms of the town and the undergrad experience, the smartest thing to do is get in and get out as fast as is humanly possible. However I could be responding to a testosterone riddled frat boy who bleeds orange and blue, in which case this reply is a waste of time.
I go to UF also, however it looks like you just didn't go out much/ make friends. I can honestly say it was the best four years of my life that went by TOO FAST. It isn't a bad school and the fact that I can go for free makes that much better. So if you consider winning 4 national championships, having one of the best night life/ club/ bar scenes for a college town, and a good education not "much to make anything of" then you wasted your undergrad.
I'm not trying to be mean but I hate when people talk down about UF....
Totally fair and not mean at all...I had great friends when I was there who also shared the same feelings. There were definitely a handful of people I might that are now my truly great friends, but for the most part the night life/bar/club scene is beat as hell and tries way too hard. Now this IS coming from someone who grew up going out on South Beach, which REALISTICALLY has one of if not THE premiere night life in the country. The clubs and bars in Gainesville are overpacked and a joke. They play music I danced to at bar mitzvahs and everyone is wearing the same thing, seemingly supplied by Abercrombie and/or American Eagle as a marketing plan. The town is hot as balls, cool breezes do not exist, there is no scenery and no water anywhere close. The campus is huge, driving is a nightmare, and parking was more of a fantasy than a reality. I don't consider winning 4 national championships anything to shake a stick at. Maybe when you go on job interviews you can bring up those crowning achievements to provide that extra edge. I could see how it would be the best four years of your life-if you spent your high schools years hiding in your bedroom wanking to your World of Warcraft elf-maiden.