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University of Florida-Online Overview

Located in Gainesville, Florida, University of Florida-Online is a public institution. 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?

607 Undergraduate Awards
68% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at UF Online is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at UF Online is the bachelor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 15% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UF Online bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $56,000 a year. That's about 37% more than their peers at other schools.

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University of Florida-Online Rankings

UF Online is ranked #174 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. UF Online also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

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
#125 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#166 Most Popular Online 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
#2 Best Value Criminology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Criminology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Radio, Television & Digital Communication Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 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
#8 Highest Paid Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Graduates College Factual
#8 Highest Paid Health & Physical Education Graduates College Factual

Where Is University of Florida-Online?

Location of University of Florida-Online

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

How Do I Get Into UF Online?

You can apply to UF Online online at:

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 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?

68% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
78% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 68%, UF Online does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 78% 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 580 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Florida-Online  ( 580 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Florida-Online  ( 560 to 670 )
UF Online received ACT scores from 66% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 29. Math scores were between 23 and 27. Composite scores were between 24 and 27.

ACT English Scores for University of Florida-Online  ( 23 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Florida-Online  ( 23 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Florida-Online  ( 24 to 27 )

Can I Afford University of Florida-Online?

18% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UF Online, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $6,057 a year. That adds up to $24,228 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UF Online is 1.5%. 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

1,802 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,926 undergraduate students at UF Online, with 1,802 being full-time and 2,124 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UF Online

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,802 full-time undergraduates at UF Online, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UF Online

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UF Online Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 67
Black or African American 66
Hispanic or Latino 481
White 1,055
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 122

Online Learning at University of Florida-Online

3,585 Took All Classes Online
3,585 Took At Least One Class Online
43.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,585 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.


This school is the 35th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UF Online

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Florida-Online was 43.4%. This is the #36 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 40%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 35%
Business Administration & Management 4%
Business, Management & Marketing 4%
Communication & Journalism 43%
Computer & Information Sciences 73%
Computer Information Systems 73%
Fire Protection 20%
General Biology 56%
Geography & Cartography 88%
Geological & Earth Sciences 50%
Health & Physical Education 39%
Health Professions 26%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 20%
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 16%
Nursing 38%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 39%
Physical Sciences 50%
Public Health 3%
Public Relations & Advertising 76%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 20%
Social Sciences 9%

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
Sociology #1
Physical Sciences #1
Criminology #1
Anthropology #1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #1
Geological & Earth Sciences #1
Public Health #1
Social Sciences #2
General Biology #2
Health & Physical Education #2
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #3
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #3
Communication & Journalism #3
Liberal Arts General Studies #5
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #5
General Psychology #5
Nursing #6
Psychology #6
Business Administration & Management #16
Health Professions #17
Business, Management & Marketing #19

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 0 139 139
Nursing 0 73 73
Criminology 0 50 50
Health & Physical Education 0 41 41
Sociology 0 39 39
Public Health 0 38 38
General Psychology 0 36 36
Fire Protection 0 35 35
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 25 25
Computer Information Systems 0 22 22
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 19 19
General Biology 0 18 18
Public Relations & Advertising 0 17 17
Anthropology 0 15 15
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 11 11
Liberal Arts General Studies 10 0 10
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 10 10
Geography & Cartography 0 8 8
Mechanical Engineering 0 1 1
General Education 0 0 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0
TOTAL 10 597 607


*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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