University of Florida Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.03 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 361 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 52,367 (34,554 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 28% part-time, 72% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,737 in-state; $30,130 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Helpful faculty High diversity Great hands on experience Cons Wildlife Department is relatively small, but there is a huge Biology department that makes up for it
1.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2012

Felt completely neglected by this program. Waste of my time and money. No help finding sources of funding or career advice. Unethical behavior went unaddressed.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2013

At the level of writing my dissertation, I would say that being a graduate student in Anthropology has been one of my best stages in life. The availability of excellent faculty and classes within the department and from other programs prepared me to be confident enough to be engaged in my PhD at the same time enjoying what I do. I have been blessed to always be funded by UF through teaching assistantship, which, I think, is the best opportunity for graduate students to get the teaching experience before finishing their degree. Faculty and stuff at my department and at other programs have been of great help. It's a great time of my life that I would cherish after my graduation.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: The Anthropology is excellent particularly if you are interested in an interdisciplinary approach to the discipline, medical anthropology, or want to focus on Latin America or Africa. There is just about every resource a graduate student needs to successfully complete a Masters and/or PhD. Cons: Funding is low. Faculty are supportive in helping students find and secure funding, but unfortunately it isn't a given.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2011

It was a tough program, but that's what you expect when you're coming from one of the best programs in the world. When you graduate, you will be well respected. As far as the cons, some faculty are not as available as you would prefer, but that is the minority. The majority of faculty members are willing to help and work around your schedule. Overall, I have no regrets about attending this university for my professional education.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2014

The Fisheries and Aquatic Science program is great and the teachers within the School of Forest Resources and Conservation are as well. As soon as you venture outside of this school however, the teachers are not nearly as helpful and engages with their students. The bus system in Gainesville is amazing so it is very easy to get around and if you ever get any spare time, the nightlife in Gainesville is awesome.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2010

The Special Education program at the University of Florida is an amazing program that truly sought out to educate its participants on the field of special education. Some of the pros of this program were its dynamic reputation and phenomenal networking opportunities. I was able to attain a job very easily and excelled at my job in the first year because of the discipline and rigor of the work in my studies. One con that I would mention would be the lack of diversity in the student population in the graduate program as well as the lack of depth and insight given on the specific topic of minority children within the special education area who also attend schools in high poverty areas. This was definitely one thing that I felt il-prepared for. I would have loved to have seen more information on ESE in low SES communities and the resources that are are available to the teachers who work in these areas. Other than that, my experience was exceptional.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

I am starting my Master's studies this semester, and UF is offering more than what I imagined; amazing infrastructure, large campus, labs with the necessary equipment to enrich the learning experience, dedicated faculty and staff. My classmates are very focused on their projects and know "what they are talking about", so for those like me, this make you give a little extra on your own work. I've only been here for a short period of time, but I am sure there's is nothing that would make me regret coming to UF!
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2014

Strong career services, starts of slow and picks up as the program moves along. It gets more difficult as time passes
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Comprehensive examinations can be taken any semester you want (ideally at the end of your second year). It would have been nicer if there was more emphasis on publishing.
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