University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida, founded in 1853, is a public, comprehensive university. The 2,000-acre suburban campus is located in Gainesville, 70 miles from Jacksonville.

Website: www.ufl.edu/

Public
Co-ed
35,491
Undergraduate
Students
(56.3%) 19,987 Women
(43.7%) 15,504 Men
16,727
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
39% of 38,905 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.40
SAT Math
640-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
671 average
640-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,131
Out-of-state: $42,348
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,381
Out-of-state: $27,598
Room and Board
$9,910
Average Percent of Need Met
99%
Average Freshman Award
$15,909
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,800
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Gainesville Population
127,488
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Jacksonville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
22% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.7% Asian
6.5% Black/African-American
22.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.4% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students
2.6% from 140 countries
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Required for some
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone
(352) 392-1365
Fax
 
E-mail
webrequests@admissions.ufl.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
February 9
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
39% of 38,905 applicants were admitted
Women
41% of 22,440 applicants were admitted
Men
36% of 16,465 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
6,648 (44%) of 15,077 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,400 (48%) of 9,171 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,018 (51%) of 5,906 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.40
3.75 and Above
95%
3.50 - 3.74
4%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24
 
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
640-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
43%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
11%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
671 average
640-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
35%
Score of 600 - 700
55%
Score of 500 - 600
9%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
51%
Score of 24 - 29
42%
Score of 18 - 23
7%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 77%
Top quarter: 97%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
3%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,131
Out-of-state: $42,348
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,381
Out-of-state: $27,598
Room and Board
$9,910
Books and Supplies
$1,210
Other Expenses
$3,630
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 17
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001535
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
5,555 (88.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,220 (58.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,171 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
947 (28.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
99%
Average Award
$15,909
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,715 (58.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,083
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 900 (37.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,952
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,848 (87.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
376 (6.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,233

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
22,536 (66.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
16,548 (73.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
16,188 (97.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,960 (22.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
98%
Average Award
$14,611
Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,251 (64.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,476
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,812 (48.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,376
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 11,186 (70.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,929 (6.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,814

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
38%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,800
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Health Fields, Military Science
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,283
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Family and Community Services
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fire Science/Fire-fighting
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Systems Engineering
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, forestry
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
7,399,912
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1327
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Agribusiness, Master of Music, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master in Sustainable Development Practice, Master of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, Master of Forest Resources and Conservation, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Pharmacy, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Engineering, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Advertising, Master of Accountancy, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Aquaculture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hydrology
  • Jewish Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Limnology
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics Education
  • Medical Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sustainable Development
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Plant Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Aquaculture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hydrology
  • Immunology
  • Jewish Studies
  • Limnology
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics Education
  • Medical Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Gainesville Population
127,488
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Jacksonville
Campus Size
2,000 acres

Weather

Temperature
42.5 average low in January, 89.5 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Gainesville
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Waldo

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
78%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
crime and rape prevention programs

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf   x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x  
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf   x
Gymnastics x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
bowling, racquetball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
bowling, racquetball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, hispanic student association, black student union, inter-residence hall association, asian american student union
Sororities
22% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
35,491
Women
19,987 (56.3%)
Men
15,504 (43.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
32,209
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.7% Asian
6.5% Black/African-American
22.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.4% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students.
2.6% from 140 countries
Average Age
All Graduate Students
16,727

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
86.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
87.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Average Starting Salary
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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