The weather just sucks during the summer months. I think you could say that about any southern coastal state. It’s hot as hell and humid as hell. You get used to it.
The campus is beautiful and has been named one of the most beautiful campuses in the country numerous times. Lots of eye candy too.
Centered around athletics is probably not the right phrase. College athletics are a big thing down here, but like anywhere else, you can choose to not be involved with that if that’s your choice. Football’s huge and our college baseball attendence has been #1 in the nation for quite a few years running. (5 national championships in 10 years does that for you.)
Like most places, it’s what you make of it. I had a great time there. Learned a lot, and it got me into med school. Met my wife there and generally had a great time. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Thanks for the responses guys. I take it the weather is just humid as anything? How is the campus and the housing situation down there? Is the campus as centered around athletics as they make it seem?