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Colleges / University of Florida

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate30%
Acceptance Rate30%

About UF

University of Florida Overview

University of Florida is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Gainesville, Florida. UF was founded in 1853 and the school enrolls around 55,782 students a year, including 34,882 undergraduate students. UF ensures on-campus housing for up to 7,910 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! March 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by February 25.

Student Activities at UF

Interested in music or performing? At UF you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

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

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? 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.

2022 UF Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 30%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 79%
In-State Tuition $6,381
Out-of-State $28,658
Percent of Need Met 98%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $15,421

Is UF a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what UF offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

UF Acceptance Rate 2022

UF is very difficult to get into. Around 30% of applicants get into UF each year. Last year, 51,207 students applied to UF and 15,431 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UF

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure 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% come back their sophomore year. Around 91% of students who started at UF earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from UF by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 58% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent UF grads is $57,349 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

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 $2.4 billion in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, UF spends about $15,912 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UF

Tuition 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. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,421 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $18,204 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 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

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! You should never have to pay to submit 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, the best school for one person may not be the right school 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 would like 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

University of Florida is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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UF ACT Scores

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ACT Range

29 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above

Good

29 to 33

Avg

29 and Less

Low

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UF SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1320 - 1450

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Math SAT Range

650 - 750

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Reading SAT Range

650 - 720

UF Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,045

In State

$42,322

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,381
$28,658
Fees
$1,904
$1,904
Housing
$10,950
$10,950
Books
$810
$810

Student Life

Wondering what life at UF is like? There are approximately 55,782 students enrolled at UF, including 34,882 undergraduate students and 20,900 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from FL and 10% percent of students are from other states.

90%

Full Time

10%

Part Time

90%

In State

10%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

55,782

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

30%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,285

Out-of-State

$30,562

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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