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Colleges / University of Florida

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 4-Year Public

About UF

University of Florida is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Gainesville, FL, less than an hour from Jacksonville.

Founded in 1853, the institution currently enrolls around 53,372 students a year, including 34,931 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $1,846,611,000. For each full-time student, UF spends about $16,572.

2021 Admissions Facts About UF

Acceptance rate: 31%

Average GPA: 3.88

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: March 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: February 26

What is University of Florida's acceptance rate?

Admission to UF is very difficult. Around 31 percent of all applicants to UF are accepted each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at UF is 3.88 on a 4.0 scale.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is UF a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UF, around 97 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 6,373 students who started at UF as first-time freshman, 4,285 graduate within four years.

UF's six-year graduation for undergrads is 89 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 52 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $55,485 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $19,688 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UF sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is UF a good school for YOU?

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The deadline to apply to UF for Fall 2022 is March 26. All applicants will be notified by February 26.

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College Info

201 Criser Hall Gainesville, FL 32611

Campus Setting: Suburban

UF Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 16

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UF is Nov 16.

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

UF ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


27 to 32


27 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UF is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into UF. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UF SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

640 - 730


Reading SAT Range

640 - 710

UF Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at UF is like? There are approximately 52,218 students enrolled at UF, including 35,491 undergraduate students and 16,727 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from FL and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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