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UF Student Life

UF is on a 2,000-acre campus in a suburban setting in Gainesville, Florida, not far from Jacksonville. There are many activities and organizations for UF students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UF also has fraternities and sororities.

UF has a thriving Student Government. In fact, more students participate in Student Government than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UF include Hispanic Student Association, Black Student Union, Inter-Residence Hall Association and Asian American Student Union.

UF students' favorite campus events are Gator Growl/Homecoming, New Student Convocation and Welcome Assemblies.

Does UF Offer Student Housing?

UF offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most UF students live off campus. In 2021, 16% of undergrads at UF lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 84% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UF. There are 7,968 spots available in on-campus housing for all 34,931 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 5,707 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UF offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

UF Athletics

At UF there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UF:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading Club Teams Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Bowling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Racquetball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Table Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Swimming And Diving Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Tennis Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Volleyball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Safety at UF

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Florida is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UF campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

UF offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, UF has crime and rape prevention programs.

Plan a Visit to UF

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UF, take Interstate 75 to Gainesville, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Gainesville Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Florida you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UF's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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UF Students

58%

Women

42%

Men

90%

Full Time

10%

Part Time

92%

In State

8%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

51%

23%

10%

6%

4%

3%

2%

0.14%

0.10%

Undergraduate Students

34,931

Graduate Students

18,441

Non-Resident / International Students

816

UF Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

53,372

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

31%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,381

Out-of-State

$27,598

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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