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University of Florida is a public institution located in Gainesville, Florida. The city atmosphere of Gainesville makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

202 Undergraduate Degrees
454 Graduate Degrees
$29,880 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
42% Acceptance Rate

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University of Florida Rankings

We have ranked UF as #79 out of 545 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 23 schools in Florida.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UF has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UF.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Curriculum & Instruction Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Student Counseling Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UF has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#4 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#4 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#6 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#45 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#276 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Florida?

Location of University of Florida

Contact details for UF are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-392-3261

How Do I Get Into UF?

You can apply to UF online at:

Admission Requirements for UF

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UF?

42% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
79% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to UF. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 42%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 39%, and the acceptance rate for women is 44%.

Average Test Scores

About 79% of students accepted to UF submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 710. Math scores were between 620 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Florida  ( 620 to 710 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Florida  ( 620 to 690 )
UF received ACT scores from 71% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 34. Math scores were between 26 and 31. Composite scores were between 28 and 32.

ACT English Scores for University of Florida  ( 27 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Florida  ( 26 to 31 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Florida  ( 28 to 32 )

Can I Afford University of Florida?

$29,880 Net Price
19% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UF is $29,880. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UF, approximately 19% of students took out student loans averaging $6,387 a year. That adds up to $25,548 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UF is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Florida Undergraduate Student Diversity

32,209 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 35,491 undergraduate students at UF, with 32,209 being full-time and 3,282 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UF

There are also 16,727 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 32,209 full-time undergraduates at UF, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UF

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Florida students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UF Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,788
Black or African American 2,041
Hispanic or Latino 7,025
White 17,084
International Students 858
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,413

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at University of Florida. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 144 countries are represented at UF. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Florida

4,766 Took All Classes Online
26,279 Took At Least One Class Online
2.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 19 bachelor’s degree and 42 master’s degree programs available online at UF. In 2017-2018, 26,279 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UF has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UF

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Florida was 2.1%. This is the #1,396 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UF regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UF majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Agricultural Teacher Education 21%
Curriculum & Instruction 15%
Curriculum & Instruction 15%
General Special Education 6%
Music Education 30%
Special Education 6%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UF ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UF.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Art Education #8
Agricultural Teacher Education #12
Music Education #24
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #28
Reading Teacher Education #62
General Special Education #115
Curriculum & Instruction #118
Curriculum & Instruction #118
Special Education #173
Teacher Education Subject Specific #177
General Educational Leadership & Administration #181
Educational Administration #225

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Florida Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 99 0 52 0 151
Curriculum & Instruction 0 36 55 21 112
Agricultural Teacher Education 70 12 15 11 108
General Special Education 17 14 32 3 66
Music Education 13 0 43 1 57
Art Education 3 0 22 0 25
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 1 17 4 22
Science Education 0 14 8 0 22
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 6 5 8 19
Early Childhood Education 0 3 12 0 15
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services 0 0 13 0 13
Social Studies Education 0 0 12 0 12
English & Language Arts Education 0 0 11 0 11
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0 0 9 9
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 7 0 7
Educational Statistics & Research Methods 0 0 2 4 6
Mathematics Education 0 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 202 86 307 61 656


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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