Gainesville, FL
Santa Fe College


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Recent Reviews

Hillary
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best know for being the school for students that want to go the University of Florda and was put on a waiting li...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best know for being the school for students that want to go the University of Florda and was put on a waiting list or on a two -two. A two - two is two years community college and two years at a four year colllege.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and talk to myself while I was a high school senior, I would make sure that I know that everything counts when you are trying to get into a good college. You just cannot have just good grades you also need community service and some sort of activity at the school to become a well rounded person. Knowing where you what direction you want to go in life helps but you have plenty of time to figure it out. Have fun and be serious when it come to your work, but remember it can be a life changing experence so make it a good one.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about attending school is getting up early and attending to my son after school is over. I regular day for me is getting myself and my son dressed and making sure that I am to the bus before seven a.m. I leave my son home with the sitter and I must be to school by eight a.m. My classes are over by four p.m. and I come home to my son and start any homework or study for any test that I may have. This is usually may frustrating day.

Hunter
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would go back and tell myself to take high schoold more seriously so that my gpa would be good enough to be able to qualify...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would go back and tell myself to take high schoold more seriously so that my gpa would be good enough to be able to qualify for the government scholorships that are given out just for decent grades. I figured that it would all be easy if I didnt get the scholorships but I was wrong...very wrong.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any person who is wiling to strive to learn to be able to leave this college and do more than just function in normal society.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Any person who does not want to learn should not attend this school because this school is here to prepare the way for many who are willing and striving to learn.

Katherine
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

What is very unique about the school I attend is, its a small classroom setting. There is no more than 30 students in this cl...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

What is very unique about the school I attend is, its a small classroom setting. There is no more than 30 students in this classroom and I find it great because there is deffinetly not as many distractions as there could be, such as a University. Not that its a bad thing, I just tend to stay focused better.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back, I would tell myself that even though you are going into a totally different school setting with people I don't and won't know it will all be worth it. I would tell myself not to let friends or family to stop me. This is my career path and my choice that I want to accomplish. I would also tell myself not to wait a year or two to go on to college, go the fall semester after I graduate High School!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish that I would've known not to be so nervous and scared. It is still a classroom setting with a teacher and they will help you achieve your goal in passing that class, as long as you show them you are.

Richard
Describe the students at your school.

Funny, dedicated and motivated.

Describe the students at your school.

Funny, dedicated and motivated.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would go back to high school and tell myself that college is a completly different beast and that even though I didn't have to study in high school and still make A's and B's and get extensions on assignments just because I was SGA president and knew all the teachers that I would have to do all the things I was told I needed to do to succeed in school. I would also say that when others come to ask for help or advice that I need to follow the advice that I give them to ensure I can be as successful as I am helping them be.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Not enough scholarships for non-students which are going to school, working full-time and taking care of their family.

Christopher
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My high school senior counterpart and I are only a year apart but I have learned so much now that I wish I had known back the...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My high school senior counterpart and I are only a year apart but I have learned so much now that I wish I had known back then. The most important thing I would tell myself is exactly what I wanted to pursue as a major. My major was something I had struggled to decide on as a senior and I ended up picking Film. It would take a couple of classes at a community college's film school for me to learn just how bad of a decision I had made. I had not only wasted a couple thousand but had sacrified my time and health to pursue the Film major. I sat down one night and really thought, "What do I love to do?" It was then I realized I wanted to help people. So now with a renewed spirit, I want to ditch the community college scene and go to a university. But universities are more expensive so I need a scholarship. With that in mind I would tell myself this, "Hey, Chris, your future lies in teaching. Go out and apply for scholarships now and stop wasting your time away. If you want to succeed, start today."

Ryan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Most definetly, take as much science and math as possible and know it well. Understand how and why things work and never be ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Most definetly, take as much science and math as possible and know it well. Understand how and why things work and never be afraid to ask questions. There is always an answer out there, and sometimes when finding the answer one must be head-strong and tenacious. The reward is not only the answer but the gratification of hard work and knowing you did a job well done it took to get that answer. Another thing that is important is to try to become as independant as possible. Being in college isn't simply a time to become knowledgable in a certain field or fields, but more importantly it is a time to make the transition into adulthood and become independant. Take the advantage of this time and do as much on your own as possible. If you are in question about anything, as I noted before, find the answer - there is always one out there. If all else fails, ask your parents.

What's unique about your campus?

Santa Fe College's Nursing program has a highly regarded reputation as noted from many of the nurses that I work with here in the SICU at Shands at the University of Florida. I am consistantly told the one can tell the difference between a Santa Fe student and one that has attended a 4-year University. Not only is the nursing program outstanding, but the school overall is progressing in in many ways as it is currently building a very nice Fine Arts building and is in the works of creating its own nature preserved deigned as a classroom.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Since parking is an issue here in Gainesville, I though it unwise to use a substantial part of a parking lot to build the Fine Arts building. Also, having been out of high school for over 10 years I feel very out of place being in college with mostly high schoolers enrolled in the dual-enrollment program. I realize that it is a positive thing for those students, but to fill the classrooms up with high schoolers feel a little off to me.

Douglas
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Santa Fe College is both intellectually and socially stimulating, dedicated to offering an intelligent education in all areas...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Santa Fe College is both intellectually and socially stimulating, dedicated to offering an intelligent education in all areas of study to those who seek it in pursuit of a degree.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My first and foremost piece of advice would be to do your very best in every aspect of high school since your college life will be much more enjoyable. To add, the simplest, but yet most overlooked guideline is to slow down, loosen up, and really dig into yourself as a person to discover who you are, what you want to do, and over all, who you want to be. In this way, you set a goal for yourself to really strive for instead of being dropped into college with no idea of your future except what other people are telling you. Think outside of the box instead of staying trapped in it with voices from outside pressuring you to do this activity, take this class, or pursue that career. The most important part of college is not to be overloaded with schoolwork, get great grades, or party your brains out; it is to transition from the life of the dependent and reliant follower to the life of a strong and self-sufficient leader.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

As a college male, I would initially be frivolous in noting the number of stunning females, but in all seriousness, I do acknowledge that Santa Fe is one of the best schools to use as a stepping stone into a further higher education if someone may wish to pursue one.

Spencer
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Santa Fe is a great college for preparing me for the change to a big university,like the University of Florida, broadening my...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Santa Fe is a great college for preparing me for the change to a big university,like the University of Florida, broadening my horizons, and has helped me adapt the real world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If i were to go back in time to see myself in high school the first thing that i would tell myself is not to blow off the college classes that i was taking to make college a little easier when i get there. The next and most important thing I would tell myself would be not to live with regruets in college, it is a time to have fun and enjoy everything happenes for a reason. The biggest thing I would stress to myself would be to concentrate on school more and not make it so hard on myself to get into The University of Florida when I try and transfer. Above all live, learn, have fun, and learn from your mistakes.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The biggest problem with Santa Fe is the fact that their computer software that is used for online classes cannot handle the amount of students that the school has and needs to expand its technology, just like they are expanding the school.

Lauren
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is truly ravishing and nothing can compare to its tranquility.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is truly ravishing and nothing can compare to its tranquility.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I was allowed to go back in time I would tell myself to work harder at my advanced classes, pay more attention, study harder, and to go above and beyond. I would like to describe that college isn't a walk in the park and the college credit I would recieve for passing my Advanced courses would save me time and money. I would also tell myself to enjoy my last year because the real world is difficult, and that no one is going to hold my hand through the tough parts. I would also tell myself that hard work will pay off in the end.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is that it is filled with fabulous professiors wanting to go the extra mile to help students succeed.

Jaclyn
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A quaint, social campus that allows for both academic and personal growth of the student while allowing them to relate to fac...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A quaint, social campus that allows for both academic and personal growth of the student while allowing them to relate to faculty on a personal level.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would definitely go back and ask myself not to slack off at all because schooling gets more and more competitive to get into each year. I also would've probably gotten another part time job and saved money up for college living. I had no inkling of how expensive college could be for students. Even things I used to consider simple, such as eating, are now a huge responsibility. I also would've liked to be more active in on campus events or clubs. I was in a few clubs but never made it to officer status due to work. I feel like that would've benefitted me more in the long run when applying to Universities. Don't attempt to live with your friends! That is the biggest mistake any college student can make. Friends and money do not mix. I've ruined two friendships by living the people that were close to me. Find an apartment/house with a good landlord. Someone who actually cares about the upkeep of your apartment/house will make your life so much easier in college. Study hard, but don't forget to play just as hard as you study.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

It's a beautiful campus for a community college. They spent a lot of time making it a pleasent place to be. It's also incredibly easy to navigate through the buildings. The cafeteria has a decent selection of food to eat and the library has an adorable little cafe. There's definitely a sense of community at Santa Fe College.

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