University of Florida

University of Florida Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Florida Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Florida was awarded 1,079 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is surveying technology/surveying.

Overall Quality

UF is ranked #94 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

UF also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UF?

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 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 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 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

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 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

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

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UF for first-time, full-time students is 66%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

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University of Florida Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 35,405 undergraduates at UF with 32,157 being full-time and 3,248 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Florida Cost?

The overall average net price of UF is $6,302. 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 +
$1,994 $4,069 $8,528 $12,685 $13,820

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 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 2.0%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UF make about $56,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UF 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

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 124 majors graduated from University of Florida. Of these students, 10,054 received undergraduate degrees and 5,566 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 566 $21,800
General Psychology 535 $25,000
Public Relations & Advertising 394 $36,600
Business Administration & Management 381 $43,200
Political Science & Government 362 $29,300
Mechanical Engineering 320 $63,700
Economics 319 $46,600
Computer Information Systems 288 $74,200
Finance & Financial Management 277 $55,900
Public Health 254 $29,700

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

Online Learning at UF

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 2018-2019, 24,310 students took at least one online class at University of Florida. This is a decrease from the 26,279 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 24,310 4,430
2017-2018 26,279 4,766
2016-2017 30,795 6,078
2015-2016 30,720 6,309
2013-2014 26,201 4,631

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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