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University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

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University of Florida overview
Location Gainesville, Florida
Online ufl.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of Florida overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Florida, located in Gainesville, Florida, sits approximately two hours from both Jacksonville and Orlando in a college-town setting characteristic of the Southeastern United States. Established in 1853, the university extends across 2,000 acres of the northern Florida landscape and exhibits a range of architectural styles, including red brick Collegiate Gothic structures. As a prominent research institution, it offers a vast array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, with particularly noted programs in business, engineering, law, and health-related fields. The University of Florida has a selective admissions process, attracting a significant number of applicants each year. On-campus housing is available to students, with a variety of living options to accommodate diverse preferences and needs. For athletic pursuits, the university aligns with the NCAA Division I and is a member of the Southeastern Conference, known for its competitive football and basketball teams, recognized as the Florida Gators.

In the most recent statistical year 64,473 prospective students applied, and 15,054 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,612 enrolled in the school.  43,969 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 11,242 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $4,477 plus fees of $1,904. Florida is ranked 78 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Florida is rated within the top 18% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Florida overview
SAT 1300/1490
ACT 28/33
GPA 3.9

Applications Accepted

University of Florida overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Florida Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Florida
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$810
Other Fees$1,904
Room and Board $10,950
Budget for Other Expenses$3,670
Total One Year Cost$21,811

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Florida
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$810
Other Fees$1,904
Room and Board $10,950
Budget for Other Expenses$3,670
Total One Year Cost$43,028

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$62,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

84% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Florida students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 14%
Business 12%
Engineering 11%
Health Professions 7%
Biology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=134130 IPEDS survey data for University of Florida.

Current students may use the University of Florida GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.