UF

University of Florida

1478 Union Road, Gainesville, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    8,436
  • Class Notes
    4,708
  • Textbook Notes
    972
  • Study Guides
    2,750
  • Currently Enrolled
    5,001
  • Previously Enrolled
    5,550

Overview of University of Florida (UF)

About this school

The University of Florida, founded in 1853, is a public, comprehensive university. The 2,000-acre suburban campus is located in Gainesville, 70 miles from Jacksonville.
  • Website


    www.ufl.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    17,422

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:35,246
    • Men:15,524 Men (44.0%)
    • Women:19,722 Women (56.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (UF)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Florida is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Required for some
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone
(352) 392-1365
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
February 9
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
42% of 32,747 applicants were admitted
Women
44% of 18,966 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 13,781 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,648 (48%) of 13,758 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,929 (47%) of 8,358 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,719 (50%) of 5,400 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.40
375 And Above
95%
3.50 - 3.74
4%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24
-
2.50 - 2.99
-
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
663 average |620-710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
30%
• Score 600 - 700
53%
• Score 500 - 600
16%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
25%
• Score 600 - 700
60%
• Score 500 - 600
14%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30 average |28-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
54%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
4%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UF)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,381|Out-of-state: $27,598 (30.2%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,910 (46.9%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,210 (5.73%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,630 (17.18%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Florida accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 4
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001535
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
5,641 (88.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,302 (58.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,243 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
908 (28.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
99%
Average Award
$13,685
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,898 (58.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,328
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,212 (37.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,464
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,845 (87.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
434 (6.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,946

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
21,465 (66.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
16,044 (74.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
15,619 (97.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,541 (22.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
97%
Average Award
$12,982
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,113 (64.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,612
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,624 (48.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,485
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 10,988 (70.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,940 (6.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,717

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
38%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,192
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Home Economics, Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,970

Academics & Instruction (UF)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
6,154,604
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1327
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Florida provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


87.0%

Programs & Majors (UF)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (98)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Family and Community Services
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fire Science/Fire-fighting
  • Food Science
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Systems Engineering
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, forestry

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Doctor of Plant Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (177)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allied Health--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Aquaculture
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources Management
  • Hydrology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Insurance
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • International Development
  • International Health
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Limnology
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Religion
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Water Resources
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Campus Life (UF)

Location & Geography

Population


127,488

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Jacksonville

Campus Size


2,000 acres

Weather


Temperature
42.5 average low in January, 89.5 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Gainesville
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Waldo

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


78%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Florida offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, visa - volunteers for international student affairs, fellowship of christian athletes, black student union, hispanic student association, asian american student union

Sororities


22% of women participate

Fraternities


22% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


31,383

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
35,246
Women
19,722
Men
15,524

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 8.3% Asian
  • 6.5% Black/African-American
  • 22.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 55.8% White
  • 3.3% Unknown

International Students


2.5% from 130 countries

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


17,422

Student Resources (UF)