The University of Florida is my alma mater, but I’m going to try to be unbiased when telling you about it. So, here we go. It’s the best school that ever existed, and you definitely should go there over ANY OTHER SCHOOL. Okay, I lied. I’m definitely going to be biased.
There are so many aspects of UF that I wish I could tell you about, but I’ve narrowed it down to three. The first one can be explained with one word: Tebow. As long as you haven’t been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you probably know who I’m taking about. Tebow was the quarterback at UF when I was attending. And let me assure you, the intensity that Tim Tebow has brought to his professional career is a direct reflection of the intensity that the students and athletes at UF feel about their athletic program. Sports have always served as the heartbeat of the campus and fueled the spirit of the student body and alumni. Even today, I cannot resist the urge to yell, “Go Gators!” at anyone I see wearing a Florida Gator shirt. Students looking for that traditional college “rah-rah” feel will be right at home as a student on campus.
So, yes, sports are huge, but don’t be fooled into thinking that this is all the university has to offer. Many of the university’s programs have been ranked in the top 50 in the nation, most notably in the areas of engineering, technology, and computer sciences. UF is a large campus with a large student body so the choices of quality majors are endless. It is also nationally known as a top research school and was ranked 19th out of best public universities in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report. I can also confidently vouch for its theater and acting degree programs.
The last thing you should know about Florida is its amazing atmosphere. It resides in a spectacular college town, Gainesville, Florida, and the town fantastically exists for the students and campus. This makes the experience of being a student living in Gainesville everything you want it to be when you think of a traditional college town. Everything about Gainesville is tailored to student life from the restaurants to the shopping to the transportation. You can walk to almost anything you need, but if you did want to get out of the town for a day, you are only about 90 minutes from the beach and an hour to the city of Jacksonville, FL.
Going to UF provided me with a bag full of amazing memories and experiences. If you think you might be a good fit for the “Gator Nation,” you can get more info at: www.ufl.edu