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The University of Florida, locally referred to as U of F, UF or just Florida, is a public, four-year university whose main campus is in Gainesville, Florida. U of F is a land-grant university situated on an expansive 2,000-plus acre campus. It offers hundreds of undergraduate programs and multiple graduate degrees including more than 120 master's degrees and 76 doctoral degree programs. U of F is made up of 87 academic colleges, schools and departments and is home to over 150 research centers. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Florida 17th among all public national universities in the U.S. The university almost always ranks among the top 100 national and international universities worldwide.

In terms of student population, U of F is the second-largest state university and the seventh-largest single-campus university in the U.S. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

U of F is a major research university. A 2011 study by the school's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences found that it contributed $8.76 billion to Florida's economy and was responsible for more than 100,000 jobs in the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

Athletics

Known as the Gators, U of F's intercollegiate sports teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I and the Southeastern Conference. It has been recognized as the best overall athletics program in the SEC, having won 23 of the last 26 SEC All-Sports Trophies. U of F also has a history of placing athletes in the Olympics; these include marathon runner Frank Shorter and swimmer Dara Torres.

Library System

U of F's George A. Smathers Libraries is one of the country's most extensive library systems. This system incorporates eight of the university's nine libraries, except for The Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center and the Health Center Science Library. The three largest libraries are wider-ranging in topic, while the smaller libraries are more focused with three or fewer disciplines.

The university's total collections include more than 5.3 million volumes of books and journals as well as 7 million microforms.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

U of F offers grants, scholarships, student employment and loans as means of helping students defray the cost of attendance. In addition, the SFA Resource Center has many external scholarships on file, as well as academic and endowed scholarships. All applicants must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Student Housing

The Division of Student Affairs oversees student housing at University of Florida, providing housing for undergraduate, graduate and professional students both on- and off-campus. Single-student residence halls house approximately 7,500 students, while nearly 1,700 students and their families also live on campus in Village Communities' 980 apartments.

General Information

Admission Office

201 Criser Hall-PO Box 114000

Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

(352) 392-1365

Contact: Zina Evans

Assistant Provost and Director of Admissions
Main Address

201 Criser Hall-PO Box 114000

Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 392-3261

www.ufl.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 34,654

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 6,384

Degree-seeking undergrads: 34,094

Graduate enrollment: 12,669

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $3,256 $3,778 $4,373 $5,044 +15.34%
Books and Supplies $940 $960 $990 $1,000 +1.01%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,020 $7,150 $7,500 $8,640 +15.20%
Other $3,220 $3,360 $3,320 $3,190 -3.92%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,330 $8,710 $8,170 $8,640 +5.75%
Other $3,220 $3,360 $3,320 $3,190 -3.92%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $14,436 $15,248 $16,183 $17,874 +10.45%
In-state Off Campus $15,746 $16,808 $16,853 $17,874 +6.06%
In-state with Family $4,196 $4,738 $5,363 $6,044 +12.70%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,324
In-state Student Fees $1,591
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $25,890
Out-of-state Fees $2,420

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 6,250 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 6,186 98% $33,768,261 $5,459
– Federal grants 1,380 22% $6,512,300 $4,719
– Pell grants 1,378 22% $5,471,084 $3,970
– Other federal grants 1,128 18% $1,041,216 $923
State/local government grant or scholarships 6,031 95% $23,435,359 $3,886
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,197 19% $3,820,602 $3,192
Student loan aid 1,394 22% $6,663,986 $4,780
– Federal student loans 1,394 22% $6,651,786 $4,772
– Other student loans 5 0% $12,200 $2,440

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 9237 3787 2124 259 111
Agriculture 606 107 34
Agricultural and Food Products Processing 10
Agricultural Economics 184 41 3
Agronomy and Crop Science 6 4
Animal Sciences 140 12 3
Food Science 222 19 4
Horticultural Science 18 13 7
Ornamental Horticulture 21
Plant Sciences 4
Plant Sciences, Other 3
Soil Science and Agronomy 7 16 10
Architecture and Related Services 124 65 10
Architecture 99 36 10
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 24
Landscape Architecture 25 5
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 20 16
Asian Studies/Civilization 5
Latin American Studies 11
Women's Studies 15 5
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 597 99 138
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 23 56
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 193
Botany/Plant Biology 18 1 7
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 1 2
Ecology 11 18
Entomology 5 20 16
Exercise Physiology 110 28 11
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 187 9
Plant Molecular Biology 1 6
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 5 5
Zoology/Animal Biology 84 8 8
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1311 1013 13
Accounting 183 118
Business Administration and Management 427 841 13
Finance 405 23
Management Science 40
Marketing/Marketing Management 256
Real Estate 31
Communication and Journalism Programs 769 67 17
Advertising 227 9
Journalism 194
Mass Communication/Media Studies 58 17
Public Relations/Image Management 171
Radio and Television 177
Computing and Information Sciences 11 7
Computer and Information Sciences 11 7
Education 256 381 41 66
Agricultural Teacher Education 35 14 5
Art Teacher Education 11 2
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 12
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 20 1 20
Curriculum and Instruction 36 12 18
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 22
Educational Leadership and Administration 8 10 22
Educational Statistics and Research Methods 3 2
Elementary Education and Teaching 167 141
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 21
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 6 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 4
Music Teacher Education 13 10 1
Reading Teacher Education 5
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 9
Social Studies Teacher Education 25
Special Education and Teaching 30 49 4 5
Engineering 1007 882 228
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 60 20 5
Agricultural Engineering 84 25 5
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 9 11
Chemical Engineering 74 9 16
Civil Engineering 196 122 16
Computer Engineering 94 154 22
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 87 248 46
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 27 44 9
Materials Engineering 48 29 43
Mechanical Engineering 221 82 27
Nuclear Engineering 16 21 12
Ocean Engineering 18 3
Systems Engineering 100 101 13
Engineering Technology 156 67
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 131 64
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 3
Surveying Technology/Surveying 25
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 312 13 12
Creative Writing 3
English Language and Literature 312 10 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 243 25 19
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 50 2 3
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 36
French Language and Literature 21 3
German Language and Literature 2 1
Latin Language and Literature 8
Linguistics 47 8 4
Portuguese Language and Literature 2
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 12
Russian Language and Literature 15
Spanish Language and Literature 70 3
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 449 578 1025 39
Athletic Training/Trainer 12
Audiology/Audiologist 99
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 96 25 5
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 154 17
Dental Clinical Sciences 16
Dentistry 91
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 17 1
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 17 17
Medicine 130
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 22 5 22
Nursing Science 4
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 55
Pharmacy 483
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other 126 14
Physical Therapy/Therapist 52
Physician Assistant 59
Public Health 52
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 187 133 32
Rehabilitation Science 8
Veterinary Medicine 89
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences 28 12
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 11
History 263 19 5
History 263 19 5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 10
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 10
Legal and Law Studies 125 379
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law 3
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law 24
Law 377
Tax Law/Taxation 98 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 259
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 259
Mathematics and Statistics 92 30 15
Mathematics 76 18 10
Statistics 16 12 5
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 168 7 1
Historic Preservation and Conservation 5
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 163
Museology/Museum Studies 2
Nutrition Sciences 1
Sustainability Studies 5
Natural Resources and Conservation 108 39 22
Environmental Science 34
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 11 3
Forestry 50 13 13
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 24 15 6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 271 51
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 150 10
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 121 41
Physical Sciences 186 42 56
Astronomy 7 3 3
Chemistry 133 15 40
Geology and Earth Science 19 8 3
Physics 27 16 10
Psychology 489 31 50 6
Counseling Psychology 11
Educational Psychology 1 3 1
Psychology 489 26 29
School Psychology 4 7 5
Social Sciences 1282 71 56
Anthropology 276 21 21
Criminology 180 3 5
Economics 201 6
Geography 29 13 9
Political Science and Government 409 25 10
Sociology 187 9 5
Visual and Performing Arts 292 47 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 29 1 1
Dance 25
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 59 11
Fine/Studio Arts 77 13
Graphic Design 32
Interior Design 16 4
Intermedia/Multimedia 17 2
Music 37 16 2
Work and Family Studies 215 5
Family and Community Services 215 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 39%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 95%


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Economics B
Agronomy B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Dairy Science B
Food Science B
Horticulture Science B
Plant Sciences B
Poultry Science B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Asian Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Botany B
Entomology B
Plant Pathology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Finance/Banking B
Insurance/Risk Management B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Middle School Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Agricultural Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Science B
Environmental Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Nuclear Engineering B
Systems Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B
Surveying Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Community Services B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Linguistics B
Portuguese B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forestry – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminalistics/Criminal Science B
Criminology B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.