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University of Florida-Online Overview

University of Florida-Online is a public institution located in Gainesville, Florida. The city atmosphere of Gainesville makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of Florida-Online Known For?

857 Undergraduate Awards
62% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UF Online is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UF Online.
  • For the 2019-2020 academic year, 7% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UF Online bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $64,463 a year. That's about 58% more than their peers at other schools.

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University of Florida-Online Rankings

UF Online is ranked #129 out of 2,018 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 74 schools in Florida.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UF Online has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#138 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UF Online.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Best Geological & Earth Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Radio, TV & Digital Communication Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Best Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UF Online has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#35 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Computer Science Degree
#35 Highest Paid General Computer & Information Sciences Graduates College Factual
#50 Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Graduates College Factual
#83 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates College Factual

Where Is University of Florida-Online?

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Contact details for UF Online are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 341 Tigert Hall 300 Sw 13Th St, Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-392-1202
Website: www.ufonline.ufl.edu

How Do I Get Into UF Online?

You can apply to UF Online online at: www.ufonline.ufl.edu/admissions

Admission Requirements for UF Online

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UF Online?

62% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
82% Submit SAT Scores
UF Online has an acceptance rate of 62%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

Average Test Scores

About 82% of students accepted to UF Online submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 670. Math scores were between 600 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Florida-Online  ( 620 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Florida-Online  ( 600 to 680 )
200
800
UF Online received ACT scores from 43% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 26 and 33. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 26 and 30.

ACT English Scores for University of Florida-Online  ( 26 to 33 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Florida-Online  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Florida-Online  ( 26 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Florida-Online?

16% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UF Online, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $5,507 a year. That adds up to $22,028 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UF Online is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Florida-Online Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,098 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,407 undergraduate students at UF Online, with 2,098 being full-time and 2,309 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 2,098 full-time undergraduates at UF Online, 43% are male and 57% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Florida-Online students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 88
Black or African American 86
Hispanic or Latino 544
White 1,228
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 137

Online Learning at University of Florida-Online

4,407 Took All Classes Online
4,407 Took At Least One Class Online
18.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,407 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UF Online has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 23rd most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UF Online Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Florida-Online was $3,876 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $16,579. The following table shows how UF Online is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Physical Sciences #1 #1
General Biology #1 #4
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology #1 #1
Sociology #1 #34
Geography & Cartography #1 #7
Communication & Journalism #1 #49
Public Relations & Advertising #1 #12
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #1 #7
Criminology #1 #1
Anthropology #1 #4
General Psychology #1 #87
General Education #1 #27
Engineering #1 #19
Mechanical Engineering #1 #4
Fire Protection #1 #4
Communication Sciences #1 #1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #1 #158
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #1 #7
Geological & Earth Sciences #1 #1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #1 #22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #1 #16
Health & Physical Education #1 #16
General Visual & Performing Arts #1 #6
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #4 #36
Nursing #4 #131
Business, Management & Marketing #4 #60
Psychology #4 #93
Public Health #4 #16
Computer Information Systems #4 #127
Visual & Performing Arts #4 #28
Computer & Information Sciences #7 #60
Health Professions #7 #93
Education #7 #59
Business Administration & Management #10 #141

Online Growth Rankings of UF Online

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Florida-Online was 18.7%. This is the #705 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UF Online regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UF Online majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Anthropology 20%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 29%
Business Administration & Management 22%
Business, Management & Marketing 22%
Communication & Journalism 19%
Computer & Information Sciences 45%
Computer Information Systems 45%
Education 88%
Fire Protection 14%
General Biology 16%
General Education 88%
General Psychology 8%
Geography & Cartography 8%
Geological & Earth Sciences 28%
Health & Physical Education 38%
Health Professions 20%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 14%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 22%
Liberal Arts General Studies 22%
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 36%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 38%
Physical Sciences 28%
Psychology 8%
Public Health 39%
Public Relations & Advertising 21%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 13%
Social Sciences 8%
Sociology 39%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UF Online ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology #10
Geological & Earth Sciences #13
Mechanical Engineering #19
General Visual & Performing Arts #21
Communication Sciences #21
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #28
Anthropology #31
General Biology #31
Physical Sciences #33
Criminology #34
Public Relations & Advertising #35
Geography & Cartography #40
Sociology #49
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #52
Health & Physical Education #57
General Education #65
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #66
Fire Protection #68
Engineering #73
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #73
Public Health #98
Visual & Performing Arts #118
General Psychology #120
Communication & Journalism #122
Social Sciences #165
Psychology #181
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #184
Nursing #208
Computer Information Systems #218
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #423
Liberal Arts General Studies #435
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #435
Computer & Information Sciences #439
Education #491

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Florida-Online Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 197 197
Nursing 0 70 70
Public Relations & Advertising 0 66 66
General Psychology 0 52 52
Fire Protection 0 50 50
Sociology 0 49 49
Health & Physical Education 0 45 45
Computer Information Systems 0 44 44
Public Health 0 41 41
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 39 39
Criminology 0 36 36
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 30 30
Anthropology 0 25 25
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 22 22
General Biology 0 19 19
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 18 18
General Education 0 16 16
Geography & Cartography 0 12 12
Communication Sciences 0 11 11
Liberal Arts General Studies 9 0 9
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 6 6
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0
TOTAL 9 848 857

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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