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About UF

University of Florida is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Gainesville, Florida. UF was founded in 1853 and now enrolls around 53,372 students a year, including 34,931 undergrads. UF provides on-campus housing for up to 7,968 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UF! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of UF's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UF students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? UF has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UF has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UF on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at UF on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is March 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted by February 26.

2021 UF Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 31%
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 81%
In-State Tuition $4,477
Out-of-State $25,694
Percent of Need Met 98%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $18,677

Is UF a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at each of these factors to get a clearer idea of what UF offers and if it could be the right college for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Florida

It is very difficult to get into UF. Around 31% of applicants get into UF each year. Out of 48,193 applications received in 2021, 15,002 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UF

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UF, around 97% are still enrolled the next year. UF's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 89%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook UF Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 52% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent UF grads have an average starting salary of $55,485 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

UF's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. UF's endowment was valued at $1.8 billion in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, UF spends about $16,572 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UF

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. UF meets 98% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UF full-time are awarded $18,677 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $19,688 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UF. Based on this information, how does UF sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UF a good school for you?

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Where is UF?

UF is located in the suburban setting of Gainesville, Florida, less than an hour from Jacksonville.

If you want to see UF for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Gainesville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Gainesville Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UF and Gainesville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

201 Criser Hall Gainesville, FL 32611

Campus Setting: Suburban

UF Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UF is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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UF ACT Scores


ACT Range

29 - 33

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Composite SAT Range

1310 - 1450


Math SAT Range

640 - 740


Reading SAT Range

650 - 750

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UF Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at UF is like? There are approximately 53,372 students enrolled at UF, including 34,931 undergraduate students and 18,441 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from FL and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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