University of Florida Teaching Programs
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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UF.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UF has earned from around the web.
|#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?
Contact details for UF are given below.
|Address:||Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611|
How Do I Get Into UF?
You can apply to UF online at: https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/freshman
Admission Requirements for UF
|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?
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.
Can I Afford University of Florida?
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
There are also 16,727 graduate students at the school.
Of the 32,209 full-time undergraduates at UF, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Florida students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,041|
|Hispanic or Latino||7,025|
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
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%|
|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|
|Agricultural Teacher Education||#12|
|Higher Education/Higher Education Administration||#28|
|Reading Teacher Education||#62|
|General Special Education||#115|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#118|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#118|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#177|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||#181|
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.
|Curriculum & Instruction||0||36||55||21||112|
|Agricultural Teacher Education||70||12||15||11||108|
|General Special Education||17||14||32||3||66|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||0||1||17||4||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|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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