University of Florida.

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of Florida

The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its origins to 1853 and has operated continuously on its Gainesville campus since September 1906.The University of Florida is the only member of the Association of American Universities in Florida. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". After the Florida state legislature's creation of performance standards in 2013, the Florida Board of Governors designated the University of Florida as one of the three "preeminent universities" among the twelve universities of the State University System of Florida. For 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida as the sixth (tied) best public university in the United States.The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). It is the third largest Florida university by student population, and is the eighth largest single-campus university in the United States with 54,906 students enrolled for the fall 2018 semester. The University of Florida is home to 16 academic colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. It offers multiple graduate professional programs—including business administration, engineering, law, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine—on one contiguous campus, and administers 123 master's degree programs and 76 doctoral degree programs in eighty-seven schools and departments. The university's seal is also the seal of the state of Florida, which is on the state flag. Among its faculty and alumni are numerous Pulitzer Prize winners and 2 Nobel prize winners. The University of Florida's intercollegiate sports teams, commonly known as the "Florida Gators", compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). In their 111-year history, the university's varsity sports teams have won 41 national team championships, 36 of which are NCAA titles, and Florida athletes have won 275 individual national championships. In addition, University of Florida students and alumni have won 126 Olympic medals, including 60 gold medals.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 33,655 students
  • 0.45 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of Florida

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Food Science, Soil Science, Forestry, Fine Arts, Environmental Science, and Biology.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

13,758 students out of 32,747 applicants were accepted into University of Florida. They had an average SAT score of 1356. 79% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 71% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of Florida was $28,659, while for in-state students it was $6,381. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $34,590.

The average financial aid at University of Florida is $8,819. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $19,840 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of Florida

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

83% of undergraduate students at University of Florida received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of Florida

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Florida was of $9,910 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,210.

Diversity at University of Florida

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017