About University of Florida

Founded in 1853, University of Florida. is a Public college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 34,554 full time undergraduate students, and 17,813 full time graduate students.

The University of Florida Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 2096 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Florida include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate45%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range1180-1370
ACT Range27-31

Admissions at UF are considered More Selective, with ,448% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 93% were in the top quarter, and 74% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Florida.

1%
“We”re apathetic”
14%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
56%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
38%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
4%
“We bought the gear”
95%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
62%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
20%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
77%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
15%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
11%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
39%
“We only party on weekends”
49%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
55%
“There might be people who do”
35%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Florida REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    657 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    509 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    738 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    762 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    762 Students rated class size 3.6 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    760 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    763 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    764 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Florida?

323 Students rated University of Florida

Julianne - 02/10/2022

Classes are huge until you het to your major, and the professors don't care about you. Most gen-ed professors are just there to do research and don't want to teach. Gainesville is fun and game days are what it's all about. It's a fun place for undergrad but be prepared to teach yourself for the first 2-3 years.

sana - 12/01/2021

Attending the University of Florida has been a great experience for me. I personally have experienced so much diversity in the people that I have met and enjoyed participating in the various cultural clubs and other extracurricular activities that are available. Additionally, I find that the environment and the people are nice at UF. Some of the downsides of UF, however, are a result of Florida politics. One of the biggest scandals to happen at UF was the censorship of various professors by the higher-ups, which put a lot of doubt into the public and the students about the extent to which academic freedom is practiced. Also, UF politics are also a point of contention. The Student Government is dominated by one party that favors Greek life over other problems.

Marinna - 10/14/2021

I have not had an unpleasant experience with a member of the UF staff in general, whether that be with professors, administration, custodians, or student workers. Everyone is genuinely nice and ready to help you. On-campus food isn't the greatest; I only eat at Broward Dining Hall or other chain restaurants covered under the meal plan. A lot of construction, which is understandable because it is an older school and requires updates, but it's inconvenient when there is so much of it at all times.

Luc - 01/19/2021

I wouldn't trade my experience there for any other university. I think for my 18 year old self, who was still trying to discover who he was, it was a wonderful environment to spend 4 formative years in. There was so many new things to do and see, and those experiences are the kind of thing I will remember for the rest of my life.

University of Florida FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Florida?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Florida is 45%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Test Entry

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates were very helpful.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The most unique thing about the University of Florida is every student is inspired about what they want to do in their major and life. Every student is passionate about doing whatever it takes to not only be a successful college student but also a successful adult in their careers and everyday life.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    THe worst thing about UF is the large class sizes and the strong emphasis professors place on research over teaching.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The University of Florida is an art studio; it provides you with all of the supplies that you would need to create a masterpiece and it waits, hoping that you will create something worthwhile to grace its walls and attract a large audience.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The knowlegdge of the facuilty, or at least most of it, is of a high quility.

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  8. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    University of Florida is an amazing school that opens up so many opportunities for students, both academically and socially. Academically, you will be challenged and pushed to be the very best version of yourself. I have already learned so much in my two short years here thanks to the amazing professors, wide variety of majors and classes, and tutoring supplements available to every student. Not only are we a top 15 ranked public university, but we also offer a wide variety of on and off campus organizations and events for students to get involved in. As cheesy as it sounds, there actually is something for everyone here at UF.

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  9. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics here are hard but worth it. I may not always get A's but when i finish a class, i leave that class knowing the information and material i was meant to learn.

    Read all  129 answers
  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known more about my college before I came. There are so many things to get used to as a freshman, but picking your college and getting to know it (and sometimes not finding it suitable to you) are the two biggest determining factors in deciding your major.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    While the University of Florida embraces diversity of all kinds, there are some people who just do not belong here at UF. These people include anyone who does not want to embark on the greatest social and academic experience of their life and students who do not care about Gator spirit and pride. If you aren't loyal to the University and everything it stands for, than there truly is no point in attending it. Also, for anyone who wishes to simply graduate by getting by and not abiding by honesty, this is not the school for them.

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  13. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Hiking & studying

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  14. What kind of person should attend this school?

    People who can handle themselves in a large group setting.

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  15. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most fustrating thing about the University of Florida would have to be the financial aide department. The department sometimes lacks organization and can be very time consuming when trying to resolve a students financial aide.

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  16. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The amazing reputation of UF, the football team, the wide-variety of classes offered, and the oppurtunities for your future.

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    The stereotypes are accurate to some extent. Greek life is very prevalant on campus, and there are definitely a lot of parties. However, academia is definitely stressed here as well.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    The students at UFl think they are smarter than students at other schools, that UFL is better than all other state schools, students are generally stuck up, we party too much, we smoke a lot of weed, UFL nurtures intellectualism and diversity, graduates have promising futures, the greek system runs the school and the most elite honor societies...

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I will say that the stereotype student here is a good student, because it is not an easy school. Other than that, it is hard to have a stereotype because the school is so diverse, I am not able to describe a stereotype.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Ever since I was little, I knew I was going to be a Florida Gator. There was never another school in mind, it has always been UF. I love my school and it is a privilege to be here, I bleed orange and blue and always will. UF is by far the best school in Florida and easily one of the top schools in the nation.

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  21. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    If you can't work at home or in your dorm there are several libraries that are very quiet and open for most or all of the day. The Reitz Union is a convenient place to meet and do group assignments. If you live on campus, many dorms have a small study room or area.

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Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

34,554

Total Undergrad Enrollment

17,813

Total Grad Students

11%

Out-Of-State

83%

In-State

6%

International

Organizations

800

Student Organizations

38

Fraternities

26

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

22%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
8%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
21%
% White or Caucasian
55%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

93% of students attending University of Florida receive some sort of financial aid. 26% were awarded federal grants. While 25% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$28,659

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,210

Books and Supplies

$9,910

Room and Board

39,779

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,768
$30 - $48K
$7,227
$48 - $75K
$8,732
$75 - $110K
$11,716
$110K & UP
$16,950

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