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University of Florida Data & Information Overview

459 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
30% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on University of Florida, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is University of Florida Ranked?

#58 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in FL
Mental & Social Health Services Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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University of Florida was awarded 459 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is mental & social health services.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, UF is ranked #58 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UF held the #65 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 77 colleges in Florida, UF is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UF?

30% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
79% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

University of Florida has an acceptance rate of 30%, 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 UF.

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 650 and 720. Math scores were between 650 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Florida  ( 650 to 720 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Florida  ( 650 to 750 )
UF received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Florida  ( 29 to 33 )

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University of Florida Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
88% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Florida, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Florida is 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  88 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Florida

97% Freshmen Retention
67% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Florida has a freshmen retention rate of 97%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  97 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UF the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 67%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  67 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Florida.

University of Florida Undergraduate Student Diversity

31,476 Full-Time Undergraduates
43.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
57.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 34,931 undergraduates at UF with 31,476 being full-time and 3,455 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Florida Cost?

$5,135 Net Price
9% Take Out Loans
$25,272 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UF is $5,135. 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 UF

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$65 $2,857 $8,394 $12,874 $13,561

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 UF, 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 UF, approximately 9% of students took out student loans averaging $6,318 a year. That adds up to $25,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UF is 1.7%. 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 UF Graduates Make?

$64,463 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UF make about $64,463 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UF students since it is 52% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of University of Florida

Florida State
31,476 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Located in Gainesville, Florida, University of Florida is a public institution. The location of UF is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for UF are given below.

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

University of Florida Majors

123 Majors With Completions
9,885 Undergraduate Degrees
5,666 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 123 majors graduated from University of Florida. Of these students, 9,885 received undergraduate degrees and 5,666 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 Psychology 599 $23,033
General Biology 563 $19,456
Business Administration & Management 432 $46,557
Public Relations & Advertising 391 $40,235
Mechanical Engineering 373 $67,197
Political Science & Government 336 $28,878
Computer Information Systems 308 $76,677
Economics 300 $45,380
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 241 $18,077
Finance & Financial Management 234 $59,482

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

Online Learning at UF

57% Take At Least One Class Online
16% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 32,018 students took at least one online class at University of Florida. This is a decrease from the 49,050 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 32,018 9,153
2019-2020 49,050 35,113
2018-2019 24,310 4,430
2017-2018 26,279 4,766
2016-2017 30,795 6,078

Learn more about online learning at University of Florida.

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Notes and References


*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.


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