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University of Florida Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of Florida? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors U of F offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Florida Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Florida was awarded 416 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general visual and performing arts.

Overall Quality

U of F landed the #85 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

U of F is also ranked #1 out of 62 schools in Florida.

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Is It Hard to Get Into U of F?

Acceptance Rate

University of Florida has an acceptance rate of 42%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for U of F.

Average Test Scores

About 79% of students accepted to U of F 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 )
U of F received ACT scores from 71% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 28 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Florida  ( 28 to 32 )

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University of Florida Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At University of Florida, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Florida is 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Florida

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 96% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Florida enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At U of F the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 66%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at U of F

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 35,247 undergraduates at U of F with 31,384 being full-time and 3,863 being part-time.

U of F Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 92.09 out of 100, U of F is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  92.09 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Florida Cost?

The overall average net price of U of F is $8,057. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for U of F

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$3,397 $2,842 $3,689 $7,550 $13,969

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of U of F, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At U of F, 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 U of F 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.

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How Much Money Do U of F Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from U of F make about $56,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for U of F students since it is 41% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of Florida make the most money.

Location of University of Florida

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

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Location of University of Florida

Contact details for U of F are given below.

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

University of Florida Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 125 majors graduated from University of Florida. Of these students, 9,843 received undergraduate degrees and 5,753 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 565 $21,800
General Psychology 473 $25,000
Public Relations & Advertising 402 $36,600
Business Administration & Management 389 $43,200
Political Science & Government 358 $29,300
Mechanical Engineering 321 $63,700
Finance & Financial Management 304 $55,900
Public Health 268 $29,700
Economics 252 $46,600
Nursing 223 $58,700

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Florida along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at U of F

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 26,279 students took at least one online class at University of Florida. This is a decrease from the 30,795 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 26,279 4,766
2016-2017 30,795 6,078
2015-2016 30,720 6,309
2014-2015 28,838 5,474
2013-2014 26,201 4,631

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