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University of Florida Overview

University of Florida is a public institution located in Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Florida Known For?

31,384 Full-Time Undergraduates
$8,057 Avg Cost After Aid
42% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at U of F 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.
  • The highest degree offered at U of F is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 87% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from U of F with a bachelor's degree make about $56,000 a year. That's 37% more than those who graduate from other schools.

University of Florida Rankings

U of F is ranked #85 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. U of F also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that U of F has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for U of F

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 6
Best Colleges for International Students 33
Best Colleges for the Money 46
Best Colleges 85
Best Colleges for Diversity 279

Where Is University of Florida?

Location of University of Florida

Contact details for U of F are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-392-3261
Website: www.ufl.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uflorida/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UF

How Do I Get Into U of F?

You can apply to U of F online at: https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/freshman

Admission Requirements for U of F

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 U of F?

42% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
79% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of University of Florida is 42%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 39%, and the acceptance rate for women is 44%.

Average Test Scores

About 79% of students accepted to U of F submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 710. Math scores were between 620 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Florida  ( 620 to 710 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Florida  ( 620 to 690 )
200
800
U of F received ACT scores from 71% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 34. Math scores were between 26 and 31. Composite scores were between 28 and 32.

ACT English Scores for University of Florida  ( 27 to 34 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Florida  ( 26 to 31 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Florida  ( 28 to 32 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Florida?

$8,057 Net Price
19% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of U of F is $8,057. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for U of F

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$3,397 $2,842 $3,689 $7,550 $13,969

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At U of F, approximately 19% of students took out student loans averaging $6,387 a year. That adds up to $25,548 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of F 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 Undergraduate Student Diversity

31,384 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 35,247 undergraduate students at U of F, with 31,384 being full-time and 3,863 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  U of F

There are also 17,422 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 31,384 full-time undergraduates at U of F, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  U of F

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of U of F Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,561
Black or African American 1,941
Hispanic or Latino 6,629
White 17,159
International Students 800
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,294

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at University of Florida. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 144 countries are represented at U of F. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Florida

4,766 Took All Classes Online
26,279 Took At Least One Class Online
2.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 19 bachelor’s degree and 42 master’s degree programs available online at U of F. In 2017-2018, 26,279 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of F has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th 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 U of F

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Florida was 2.1%. This is the #1,896 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at U of F regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 24%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 1%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 18%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 74%
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 21%
Business Administration & Management 4%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Civil Engineering 12%
Communication & Journalism 5%
Communication & Media Studies 30%
Communication Sciences 8%
Computer Engineering 12%
Criminology 2%
Curriculum & Instruction 15%
Electrical Engineering 2%
Engineering 7%
Fine & Studio Arts 8%
Fire Protection 71%
Fisheries Sciences 50%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 23%
Forestry 22%
General Biology 10%
Geography & Cartography 44%
Health & Physical Education 24%
Health Professions 18%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 71%
Materials Engineering 13%
Mechanical Engineering 1%
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 20%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 20%
Natural Resources & Conservation 33%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 39%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 15%
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 23%
Plant Sciences 5%
Public Health 26%
Public Relations & Advertising 7%
Social Sciences 11%
Soil Sciences 3%
Special Education 6%
Systems Engineering 17%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5%
Urban & Regional Planning 31%
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 54%
Visual & Performing Arts 21%
Wildlife Management 43%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at U of F ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at U of F.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Urban & Regional Planning #2
Fisheries Sciences #2
Soil Sciences #2
Classical Languages & Literature #2
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services #4
Physiology & Pathology Sciences #4
Zoology #5
Forestry #5
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology #5
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) #5
Materials Engineering #7
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #7
Plant Sciences #9
Engineering Technology (Other) #10
General Visual & Performing Arts #11
Architecture & Related Services #11
Environmental Engineering #12
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #15
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #17
Communication Sciences #21
Fine & Studio Arts #24
Systems Engineering #24
Computer Engineering #25
Mechanical Engineering #30
Civil Engineering #30
Natural Resources & Conservation #33
Electrical Engineering #37
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #39
Fire Protection #45
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #46
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #46
Health & Physical Education #88
Communication & Media Studies #92
Public Health #93
Visual & Performing Arts #97
Engineering #101
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #103
Curriculum & Instruction #118
Human Development & Family Studies #122
Communication & Journalism #137
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #147
Engineering Technologies #147
Special Education #173
Teacher Education Subject Specific #177
Educational Administration #225
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #412
Nursing #419

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Florida awarded 19,686 undergraduate degrees and 11,506 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 162 110 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 15 0
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 106 28 9
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 147 13 5
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 0 10
Allied Health Professions 0 9 59 0
Animal Science 0 151 21 11
Anthropology 0 140 9 16
Area Studies 0 0 10 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 8 2 6
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 2 0
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 32 43
Biological Engineering 0 20 0 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 21 3
Biomedical Engineering 0 89 37 12
Botany/Plant Biology 0 12 2 21
Business Administration & Management 0 389 662 21
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 1 2
Chemical Engineering 0 128 50 11
Chemistry 0 148 16 41
Civil Engineering 0 140 70 14
Classical Languages & Literature 0 15 4 3
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 8 10
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 97 15
Communication Sciences 0 86 29 26
Computer Engineering 0 107 10 10
Computer Information Systems 0 202 160 12
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 146 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 75 25 0
Criminology 0 162 3 4
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 55 21
Dance 0 22 0 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 93
Design & Applied Arts 0 47 3 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 25 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 52 11 0
East Asian Languages 0 14 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 19 26
Economics 0 252 11 0
Educational Administration 0 0 17 13
Educational Assessment 0 0 2 4
Electrical Engineering 0 134 135 24
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 1 0
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 16 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 19 0
Environmental Engineering 0 35 43 6
Ethnic Studies 0 50 6 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 304 40 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 77 24 3
Fire Protection 0 0 4 0
Fisheries Sciences 0 0 24 7
Food Science Technology 0 21 12 3
Forestry 0 61 35 12
General Architecture 0 94 37 24
General Biology 0 565 0 0
General English Literature 0 171 3 15
General Psychology 0 473 21 26
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 51 6 0
Genetics 0 0 0 1
Geography & Cartography 0 32 2 3
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 18 5 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 23 2
Health & Physical Education 0 103 87 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 202 0 0
Historic Preservation 0 0 3 0
History 0 115 4 8
Human Development & Family Studies 0 103 18 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 5 0
International Studies 0 115 0 0
Journalism 0 101 0 0
Landscape Architecture 0 9 11 0
Law 0 0 0 331
Legal Research 0 0 90 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 180 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 93 2 5
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 110 0 0
Marketing 0 222 0 0
Materials Engineering 0 62 66 16
Mathematics 0 101 15 12
Mechanical Engineering 0 321 142 29
Medicine 0 0 0 129
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 33 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 199 89 9
Museum Studies 0 0 5 0
Music 0 44 22 4
Natural Resources Conservation 0 37 0 0
Nuclear Engineering 0 14 10 6
Nursing 0 223 0 71
Nutrition Science 0 143 0 3
Ocean Engineering 0 0 4 5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 68 9 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 187 396
Philosophy 0 66 3 0
Physics 0 34 15 14
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 222 35 16
Plant Sciences 0 56 32 19
Political Science & Government 0 358 23 11
Public Health 0 268 106 9
Public Relations & Advertising 0 402 2 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 207 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 34 0
Recreation Administration 0 62 8 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 44 72
Religious Studies 0 13 3 2
Romance Languages 0 62 4 3
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 9 0 0
Sociology 0 145 3 9
Soil Sciences 0 2 18 7
Special Education 0 17 32 3
Statistics 0 57 6 10
Student Counseling 0 0 18 8
Sustainability Science 0 71 0 0
Systems Engineering 0 127 65 5
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 99 64 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 86 119 12
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 34 0
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 0 0 68 7
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 0 111
Wildlife Management 0 68 18 9
Writing Studies 0 0 10 0
Zoology 0 37 22 21
Total 360 19,326 7,576 3,930

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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