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?
- 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
|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 for Diversity||279|
Where Is University of Florida?
Contact details for U of F are given below.
|Address:||Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611|
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
|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?
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.
Can I Afford University of Florida?
Net Price by Income Group for U of F
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
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
There are also 17,422 graduate students at the school.
Of the 31,384 full-time undergraduates at U of F, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Florida students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,941|
|Hispanic or Latino||6,629|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of F has changed over the last few years.
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.
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.
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By DouglasGreen under License
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