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University of Florida Admissions Information

University of Florida
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The University of Florida is a public, land-grant, research university in Gainesville, Florida. With over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 200 graduate programs, UF is one of the largest public universities in the United States. The University is widely recognized for its extensive research activity and broad alumni network. Distinguished University alumni include journalist Forrest Sawyer, former US Senator Bob Graham, and the inventor of the digital computer, John Atanasoff. The University of Florida has been a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1985.

UF is internationally recognized for its top sports programs. The widely acclaimed Florida Gators are celebrated by their fans who are collectively known as the “Gator Nation.” The Gators are the first college sports team in history to win both the national men's basketball and football championships in the same year. In addition to its stellar athletics programs, UF hosts a variety of on-campus activities, including a television station, music ensembles, a symphony orchestra, fraternities/sororities, and a student government. UF students enjoy Gainesville’s student-friendly atmosphere, as well as the town’s vibrant music scene. UF is located just hours away from Jacksonville, Orlando, and Florida’s state capital, Tallahassee.



Basic Info

Main Address: 201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone Number: (352) 392-3261  
Website: www.ufl.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 33,628  
Percent out-of-state: 3%  
Percent international: 1.14%  
Female to Male ratio: 55:45  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 20:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Social Sciences
Health Professions
Parks And Recreation
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
External Degree Program
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester
Weekend College

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Apartments For Married Students
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Special Housing For International Students
Choral groups
Film society
Jazz band
Marching band
Musical theater
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra
Concert band
Literary magazine
Music ensembles
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station

Fun Facts

  • Voted #2 Students Pack the Stadiums
  • Voted #12 Best Athletic Facilities
  • Ranked #17 "Best Public Universities"
  • Voted #4 Best Career Services
  • Voted #14 Best College Newspaper
  • "Gatorade" sports drink was founded and developed at UF

Admissions Information


The University of Florida is a selective institution that admits around 39% of its annual applicant pool. Admissions are particularly competitive for out-of-state and international students, as less than 5% of UF students come from outside of Florida.
Admissions officials at UF note that a candidate's secondary school record, standardized test scores, state residency, and demonstrated talents/abilities are the most important factors in the admissions process. Other considerations in the decisions process include a student's application essay, alumni relation, extracurricular activities, interview, and recommendations.


Admissions address: 201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000
Phone number: (352) 392-1365  
Fax number: (352) 392-2115  
Admissions Website: http://www.admissions.ufl.edu  
Email: freshman@ufl.edu  
Contact Person: Zina Evans, Assistant Provost and Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 25,798  
Percent of applicants admitted: 39%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: November 1  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized Test Scores

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes (SAT or ACT)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Highest section scores across test dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5812  
ACT code: 0758  
Learn more about other Southeastern schools:
University of Miami   Emory   University of Georgia  

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