University of Florida Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
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

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2016

The anthropology program at UF provides students with the opportunity to learn from experienced and respected faculty within the discipline, while allowing them access to courses and learning opportunities in other fields that can enrich their academic experience. Students are prepared to apply anthropological theory and praxis to a variety of settings, allowing them to land careers in academia, government positions, and other sectors. Gainesville provides a variety of living options, and the university and the city host a wide array of social events. Those interested in applied work will need to take the initiative to develop skills that they may need more so than students who are preparing to continue in academia as I feel the program is geared somewhat more towards academic career paths, however it is possible to prepare oneself through this program and institution.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2017

This program needs to show some spunk or the Governor will be disbanding it soon. Right after he closes the libraries!!! However my teachers are great!
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2014

Not everyone gets financial support, especially people in the cultural anthropology program. I'm fortunate enough to have funding unlike many of my colleagues. The faculty is very supportive, but, like with most graduate programs (to my knowledge) you have to know how to ask for help and be a go-getter to really make the most of what the Gator Nation and the Department have to offer.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

Faculty is excellent and helpful. Difficult to get any financial support but maybe a product of the times though.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Competitive to get into, small class sizes, amazing professors, not many scholarships or funding options outside of government loans.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

You are not accepted into the program unless the department can fund you. Generally, you are funder as a Teaching Assistant for up to five years, with the opportunity to serve as an Instructor a couple of times during these years. Although the stipend may seem low, it is actually fairly high because the cost of living is low. However, something they don't tell you about is fees - this is not specific to the psychology department! You have to pay about $700 per semester you're registered for. What this means is that if you are a TA, you have to pay these fees even if you aren't taking classes because you have to register for credits in order to TA. On the plus side, you get health insurance (though the quality of the insurance is alters each year). The department itself has excellent resources and faculty members are, for the most part, supportive. There are some "bad seeds," though, so be sure to ask current graduate students about the mentor you'd like to work with.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The graduate program in historic preservation at the University of Florida is a wonderfully diverse program. The program unifies professionals from diverse professions to expose students to many different aspects and career paths of the profession, through speakers and field trips. Additionally, professors and instructors are often available and willing to meet with with students. One con of the program is that though there is an enormous sharing of ideas between students and professors, there is often a lack of feedback to students during the semester on class assignments. Because of this expectations can be misunderstood, or unnecessary stress is felt by the students.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

I felt very welcomed here and have enjoyed my peers immensely. Classes have been hit or miss, but overall, I think the quality of this program is worth attending. Companies in my field do not recruit here, which is unfortunate, but other proactive students have still been able to get competitive jobs at desirable industry locations.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

As a graduate student in the distance learning program (online), University of Florida offers me a top-of-the-line education with the ability to complete my work whenever I want. I can sign on to my courses from the comfort of my own home at any hour and I don't have to worry about attending lectures at specific times. There is no way to miss anything from the instructor because it's all right there saved on the course website. The only thing you might miss out on with the online program is a certain level of human interaction, but this program is geared towards students who must maintain their current jobs in the current location.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of Uf's graduate program is that the opportunities it consists of are limitless. In knowing the completion of a degree will follow through with a career is satisfying. The cons of the program have not yet been realized due to not having started the program yet.
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