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University of Florida Overview

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

What Is University of Florida Known For?

10,446 Undergraduate Awards
$29,776 Avg Cost After Aid
31% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UF 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 award offered at UF is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 87% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UF with a bachelor's degree make about $56,000 a year. That's 37% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of Florida Rankings

UF is ranked #209 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. UF also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#34 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#158 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#172 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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Engineering-Related Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Construction Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Recreation Administration Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#77 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Engineering Technologies Schools College Factual
#23 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools College Factual
#33 Best Communication & Journalism Schools College Factual
#46 Best Education Schools College Factual
#58 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#58 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual

Where Is University of Florida?

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Contact details for UF 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 UF?

You can apply to UF online at: https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/freshman

Admission Requirements for UF

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?

31% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
81% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of University of Florida is 31%. 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 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 30%, and the acceptance rate for women is 32%.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to UF submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 650 and 720. Math scores were between 640 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Florida  ( 650 to 720 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Florida  ( 640 to 740 )
200
800
UF received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 28 and 35. Math scores were between 26 and 31. Composite scores were between 29 and 33.

ACT English Scores for University of Florida  ( 28 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Florida  ( 26 to 31 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Florida  ( 29 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Florida?

$29,776 Net Price
14% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UF is $29,776. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

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, approximately 14% of students took out student loans averaging $6,120 a year. That adds up to $24,480 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UF is 2.0%. 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

31,476 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 34,931 undergraduate students at UF, with 31,476 being full-time and 3,455 being part-time.

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There are also 18,441 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 31,476 full-time undergraduates at UF, 42% are male and 58% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,060
Black or African American 1,787
Hispanic or Latino 7,308
White 16,247
International Students 787
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,287

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 UF. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Florida

35,113 Took All Classes Online
49,050 Took At Least One Class Online
165.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 16 bachelor’s degree and 42 master’s degree programs available online at UF. In 2019-2020, 49,050 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UF 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UF

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Florida was $6,381 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $28,659. The following table shows how UF is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Electrical Engineering #1 #55
Soil Sciences #1 #4
Architecture & Related Services #1 #19
General Architecture #1 #4
Urban & Regional Planning #1 #1
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #1 #13
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #1 #4
General Biology #1 #13
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology #1 #1
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) #1 #4
Physiology & Pathology Sciences #1 #1
Zoology #1 #4
Fine & Studio Arts #1 #13
Classical Languages & Literature #1 #1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #1 #10
Forestry #1 #7
Human Development & Family Studies #1 #52
General Visual & Performing Arts #1 #7
Geological & Earth Sciences #1 #1
Educational Assessment #1 #41
Physical Sciences #1 #14
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #1 #79
Engineering Technology (Other) #1 #4
Recreation Administration #1 #19
Wildlife Management #1 #1
Plant Sciences #1 #13
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #1 #10
Fisheries Sciences #1 #1
Environmental Engineering #4 #13
Materials Engineering #4 #16
Systems Engineering #4 #16
Engineering Technologies #4 #121
Anthropology #4 #10
Criminology #4 #54
Geography & Cartography #4 #13
Civil Engineering #4 #37
Mechanical Engineering #4 #46
Communication & Media Studies #6 #48
Communication Sciences #6 #12
Computer Engineering #7 #52
Visual & Performing Arts #7 #50
Fire Protection #7 #34
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #7 #19
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #7 #34
Public Health #13 #94
Communication & Journalism #15 #84
Health & Physical Education #19 #151
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #19 #175
Curriculum & Instruction #22 #297
Psychology #25 #402
General Psychology #28 #366
Sociology #28 #121
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #31 #277
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #34 #180
Special Education #37 #294
Nursing #43 #331
Computer Information Systems #46 #191
Educational Administration #46 #441
Computer & Information Sciences #70 #273

Online Affordability Rankings of UF Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Florida was $6,381 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $28,659. The following table shows how UF 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
Systems Engineering #1 #12
Soil Sciences #1 #1
General Architecture #1 #1
Urban & Regional Planning #1 #2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #1 #4
Fine & Studio Arts #1 #7
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology #1 #1
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) #1 #7
Physiology & Pathology Sciences #1 #3
Zoology #1 #1
Visual & Performing Arts #1 #16
Health & Physical Education #1 #27
Communication & Journalism #1 #28
Communication & Media Studies #1 #16
Fire Protection #1 #4
Recreation Administration #1 #7
Wildlife Management #1 #1
Educational Assessment #1 #10
Forestry #1 #1
Fisheries Sciences #1 #1
Engineering Technology (Other) #1 #4
Human Development & Family Studies #1 #13
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #1 #22
Classical Languages & Literature #1 #1
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #1 #4
Plant Sciences #1 #1
Communication Sciences #3 #11
General Visual & Performing Arts #3 #24
Mechanical Engineering #4 #7
Materials Engineering #4 #7
Environmental Engineering #4 #4
Electrical Engineering #4 #16
Civil Engineering #4 #7
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #4 #7
General Biology #4 #19
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #4 #7
Geography & Cartography #4 #13
Public Relations & Advertising #4 #21
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #4 #65
Geological & Earth Sciences #4 #7
Physical Sciences #4 #10
Computer Engineering #4 #13
Criminology #5 #8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #7 #52
Sociology #7 #57
Curriculum & Instruction #7 #84
Engineering Technologies #7 #29
Anthropology #7 #16
General Psychology #7 #122
Special Education #8 #76
Psychology #10 #131
Business, Management & Marketing #10 #174
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #13 #91
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #13 #61
Public Health #13 #75
Educational Administration #13 #162
Business Administration & Management #13 #208
Nursing #45 #191

Online Growth Rankings of UF

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Florida was 165.1%. This is the #316 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UF regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 17%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 38%
Anthropology 4%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 5%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 3%
Business Administration & Management 8%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Communication & Journalism 5%
Communication & Media Studies 24%
Construction Engineering Technology 13%
Curriculum & Instruction 17%
Education 10%
Educational Administration 14%
Engineering Technologies 12%
Engineering Technology (Other) 80%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 14%
Fire Protection 44%
Fisheries Sciences 11%
Forestry 7%
General Architecture 6%
General Biology 0%
General Psychology 9%
Geography & Cartography 25%
Geological & Earth Sciences 44%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 44%
Human Development & Family Studies 14%
Materials Engineering 10%
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 12%
Nursing 1%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 16%
Physical Sciences 4%
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 10%
Plant Sciences 15%
Psychology 10%
Public Health 8%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 9%
Social Sciences 7%
Sociology 6%
Special Education 15%
Systems Engineering 0%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 8%
Zoology 6%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Anthropology #1
Plant Sciences #1
Soil Sciences #1
Engineering Technology (Other) #1
General Architecture #1
Fisheries Sciences #1
Materials Engineering #1
Wildlife Management #1
Educational Assessment #1
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #1
Recreation Administration #1
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) #1
Physiology & Pathology Sciences #1
Zoology #1
Construction Engineering Technology #1
Classical Languages & Literature #1
Urban & Regional Planning #2
Architecture & Related Services #2
Civil Engineering #4
General Visual & Performing Arts #4
Computer Engineering #4
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #4
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology #4
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #4
Geological & Earth Sciences #4
Environmental Engineering #4
Health & Physical Education #4
Systems Engineering #4
Forestry #4
Sociology #6
Mechanical Engineering #7
Fire Protection #7
Electrical Engineering #7
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology #7
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #7
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #7
Criminology #9
Public Relations & Advertising #9
Fine & Studio Arts #10
Communication Sciences #10
Natural Resources & Conservation #13
General Biology #13
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #13
Geography & Cartography #13
Physical Sciences #13
Human Development & Family Studies #14
Communication & Media Studies #15
Curriculum & Instruction #19
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #22
Engineering Technologies #22
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #23
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #25
Engineering #25
Visual & Performing Arts #25
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #25
Public Health #31
General Psychology #31
Teacher Education Grade Specific #44
Communication & Journalism #44
Social Sciences #46
Educational Administration #47
Psychology #52
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #53
Teacher Education Subject Specific #54
Special Education #58
Health & Medical Administrative Services #60
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #66
Nursing #68
Education #146
Business Administration & Management #163
Health Professions #181
Business, Management & Marketing #238

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 381 18 750 26 1,175
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 118 175 326 619
General Psychology 0 0 0 535 3 19 20 577
General Biology 0 0 0 566 0 0 0 566
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 288 0 189 11 488
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 320 23 102 18 463
Political Science & Government 62 0 0 362 6 14 8 452
Public Health 0 0 0 254 17 138 8 417
Public Relations & Advertising 13 0 0 394 0 0 0 407
Economics 0 0 0 319 0 21 1 341
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 210 0 119 7 336
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 277 0 44 0 321
Law 0 0 0 0 0 0 306 306
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 251 0 35 16 302
Nursing 0 0 0 213 4 0 82 299
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 130 7 127 23 287
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 154 32 44 230
Accounting 0 0 0 133 0 93 0 226
Marketing 0 0 0 223 0 0 0 223
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 145 1 61 16 223
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 220 0 0 0 220
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1 0 0 79 19 111 9 219
Animal Science 0 0 0 195 0 10 8 213
Systems Engineering 6 0 0 119 24 60 3 212
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 189 0 0 0 189
General English Literature 0 0 0 180 0 1 7 188
Chemistry 0 0 0 138 0 14 35 187
Anthropology 29 0 0 137 0 4 16 186
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 31 141 13 185
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 87 2 91 0 180
Materials Engineering 43 0 0 70 4 45 12 174
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 0 133 0 34 6 173
Sociology 0 0 0 161 0 2 4 167
General Architecture 0 0 0 88 3 60 14 165
Health & Physical Education 3 0 0 92 0 66 0 161
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 159 0 159
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 23 0 0 66 53 16 0 158
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 106 0 36 14 156
Criminology 0 0 0 154 0 0 1 155
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 8 122 8 14 0 152
History 0 0 0 143 0 3 6 152
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 152
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 124 0 17 8 149
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 148
Forestry 3 0 0 62 31 40 7 143
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 32 56 47 135
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 88 1 32 14 135
Plant Sciences 2 0 0 67 4 39 19 131
Journalism 0 0 0 130 0 0 0 130
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0 130 130
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 70 0 27 32 129
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 4 45 78 127
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 23 0 0 99 0 1 3 126
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 122 0 0 4 126
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 108 2 5 8 123
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 90 5 25 0 120
Mathematics 0 0 0 100 0 6 10 116
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 0 107 2 109
Fine & Studio Arts 6 0 0 76 0 23 2 107
Geography & Cartography 50 0 0 21 13 6 6 96
International Studies 0 0 0 93 0 0 0 93
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 4 0 88 92
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 34 34 23 91
Zoology 2 0 0 34 7 28 19 90
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 45 0 27 9 81
Romance Languages 9 0 0 57 0 8 5 79
Special Education 0 0 0 13 22 34 9 78
Music 16 0 0 44 0 17 1 78
Design & Applied Arts 15 0 0 54 0 8 0 77
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 66 0 9 0 75
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 74 0 0 0 74
Statistics 0 0 0 59 0 9 4 72
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 8 0 58 0 66
Physics 0 0 0 41 0 5 16 62
Wildlife Management 0 0 0 49 0 10 2 61
Fire Protection 46 0 0 0 13 2 0 61
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 59 0 1 0 60
Fisheries Sciences 0 0 0 0 32 20 4 56
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 53 0 3 0 56
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 10 37 7 54
Philosophy 0 0 0 50 0 4 0 54
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 43 0 11 0 54
Geological & Earth Sciences 1 0 0 36 0 5 3 45
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 12 0 5 21 38
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 38
Soil Sciences 0 0 0 1 10 17 9 37
Real Estate 0 0 0 0 0 37 0 37
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 2 21 13 36
Dance 7 0 0 28 0 0 0 35
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 9 25 0 34
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 21 0 4 5 30
Food Science Technology 0 0 0 9 0 18 2 29
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 6 21 1 28
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 21 0 0 7 28
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 5 5 17 27
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 0 21 3 24
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 1 10 13 24
Biological Engineering 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 23
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 12 11 0 23
General Education 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 10 0 9 0 19
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 17 0 1 1 19
Religious Studies 3 0 0 9 0 3 3 18
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 9 7 17
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 14
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 11
Ocean Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 9
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 6
Museum Studies 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 6
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Genetics 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Historic Preservation 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
East Asian Languages 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Food Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Horticulture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 363 152 8 9,923 757 3,831 1,735 16,769

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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