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University of Florida

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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


The University of Florida is a public institution located in Gainesville, Florida. UF was established 160 years ago and has continued pushing its boundaries to reach excellence. The university opened as a school in Gainesville, known as the Gainesville academy and was relocated in exchange for the East Florida Seminary.

The Florida Museum of National History became a part of the university in 1906 and in 2000, the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity was opened in the University. In 1928, the grant-in-aid athletic scholarship program was established by John J. Tigert. 

The university became a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) in 1985. The Philips Center for Performing Arts was founded in 1985. The Dance Marathon Program is another great program at the university where students stay on feet for more than 26.2 hours. 

  • The total population of the university is 52,367 out of which 43,825 are full-timers and 8,542 are part-timers.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 20:1.

  • University's graduation rate of the university is 87%.

University of Florida is a public university located in Gainesville, FL. The university covers an area of 2,000 acres. The foundation of University of Florida was laid down in the year 1853. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, University of Florida has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is Civium in moribus rei publicae salus (Latin) and its official colors are orange and blue. In addition to over 35,405 undergraduate students, UF also boasts of over 17,002 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 56,567 (Fall 2019 total) 52,770 (on-campus) 3,797 (online). The school has an academic staff of 8,231 (2018) who teach various courses to the students. Around 56% of the students are females and 44% are males. Notably, University of Florida is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At UF around 52% are white, 23% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 9% are Asian. Moreover, around 97% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 167 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Erin Andrews (Journalist, Actor), Tim Tebow (Athlete, American football player), Marco Rubio (Politician, Lawyer), and Faye Dunaway (Television producer, Film Producer). University of Florida's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I FBS – SEC. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, UF offers around 606 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), and ACCE (American Council for Construction Education). $1 billion (2019) is the total value of endowment of the University of Florida.

Location & Contact






Tigert Hall


The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. University of Florida has been ranked at the 70th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st Nov

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1280 - 1440



  • ACT Range

    27 - 32

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


Admission to UF is moderately difficult. However, the university is selective in taking in students. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $30, as part of the admission process at UF. The SAT score in the range of 1310-1470 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. The average ACT score at University of Florida is 30. However, those getting an ACT score less than 28 might also be offered admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611. To gather more information, they can call them at (352) 392-3261.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for Rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


The next two things to keep in mind before applying to UF are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $32,350 per year. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Associate degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Biology, General

    471 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    418 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    370 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    345 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    325 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    309 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    293 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    222 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    325 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    309 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    293 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    222 Graduates

  • Economics

    211 Graduates

  • Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

    209 Graduates

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

    204 Graduates

  • Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

    203 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    192 Graduates

  • Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

    186 Graduates

  • Marketing

    178 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    170 Graduates

  • Criminology

    167 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    158 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    157 Graduates

  • Public Health

    152 Graduates

  • History

    137 Graduates

  • Sociology

    135 Graduates

  • Systems Engineering

    133 Graduates

  • Agricultural Business and Managemen...

    131 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    131 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    127 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    123 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    121 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    120 Graduates

  • Animal Sciences

    119 Graduates

  • Food Science and Technology

    119 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    117 Graduates

  • Chemical Engineering

    114 Graduates

  • Journalism

    106 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    91 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    90 Graduates

  • International/Global Studies

    90 Graduates

  • Communication Disorders Sciences an...

    86 Graduates

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astrona...

    85 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

    78 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    73 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    72 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    68 Graduates

  • Architecture

    67 Graduates

  • Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

    65 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    65 Graduates

  • Construction Engineering Technologi...

    64 Graduates

  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

    59 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    57 Graduates

  • Sustainability Studies

    55 Graduates

  • Plant Sciences

    53 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    52 Graduates

  • Statistics

    52 Graduates

  • Forestry

    50 Graduates

  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

    47 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    46 Graduates

  • Environmental/Environmental Health...

    44 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    42 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    40 Graduates

  • Zoology/Animal Biology

    40 Graduates

  • Materials Engineering

    39 Graduates

  • Nutrition Sciences

    39 Graduates

  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering

    36 Graduates

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering

    34 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    32 Graduates

  • Physics

    32 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    30 Graduates

  • Dance

    28 Graduates

  • East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

    27 Graduates

  • Nuclear Engineering

    27 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    25 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    25 Graduates

  • Music

    23 Graduates

  • Classics and Classical Languages, L...

    20 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    18 Graduates

  • Engineering-Related Technologies

    16 Graduates

  • Fire Protection

    16 Graduates

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

    14 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    13 Graduates

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

    12 Graduates

  • Landscape Architecture

    11 Graduates

  • Botany/Plant Biology

    8 Graduates

  • Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

    8 Graduates

  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

    7 Graduates

  • Soil Sciences

    3 Graduates

  • Agricultural Engineering

    2 Graduates

  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

    2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

91% / 9%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$60,120 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,470/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

Albert the Alligator

School Colors

orange and blue

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary


Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country



Swimming and Diving


Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country






Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Security

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by UF. At UF, $10,220 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. University of Florida has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at UF costs around $4,470 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 44% male and 56% female students enrolled at the university.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$13,250 - $23,497

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$138 - $244

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The financial aid department of University of Florida helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at University of Florida is around $3,323 and the federal grant is $6,277. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $8,140 as well as institutional aid worth $3,323. At UF, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $77,049,372 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $172,486,122.

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