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University of Florida, Gainesville - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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University of Florida Description:

With about 51,000 students, the University of Florida at Gainesville is one of the largest universities in the U.S. Florida offers a huge range of undergraduate and graduate programs, but they have most made a name for themselves in pre-professional areas such as business, engineering and the health sciences. General strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned Florida a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Housing is tight on campus, and fewer than a quarter of the students live on campus. About 15% of students join fraternities or sororities. The NCAA Division I Florida Gators compete in the Southeastern Conference.

Explore the Campus:

University of Florida Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 49,913 (32,776 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Scholarships for the University of Florida (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,143 (in-state); $28,420 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,080 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,370
  • Other Expenses: $3,420
  • Total Cost: $20,013 (in-state); $42,290 (out-of-state)

University of Florida Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 31%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,099
    • Loans: $5,380

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Criminology, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Food Science, Heath Sciences, History, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 4%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 64%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Admissions Information for Other Florida Colleges and Universities:

University of Florida Purpose and Mission Statement:

statement from http://registrar.ufl.edu/catalog/administration/mission.html

"The University of Florida is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research university, one of the most comprehensive in the United States. The university encompasses virtually all academic and professional disciplines. It is the largest and oldest of Florida’s eleven universities and a member of the Association of American Universities. Its faculty and staff are dedicated to the common pursuit of the university’s threefold mission: teaching, research and service.

The University of Florida belongs to a tradition of great universities. Together with our undergraduate and graduate students, UF faculty participate in an educational process that links the history of Western Europe with the traditions and cultures of all societies, explores the physical and biological universes, and nurtures generations of young people from diverse backgrounds to address the needs of our societies. The university welcomes the full exploration of its intellectual boundaries and supports its faculty and students in the creation of new knowledge and the pursuit of new ideas.

Teaching is a fundamental purpose of this university at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research and scholarship are integral to the education process and to the expansion of our understanding of the natural world, the intellect and the senses. Service reflects the university’s obligation to share the benefits of its research and knowledge for the public good.

These three interlocking elements span all of the university’s academic disciplines and represent the university’s commitment to lead and serve the state of Florida, the nation and the world by pursuing and disseminating new knowledge while building upon the experiences of the past. The University of Florida aspires to advance by strengthening the human condition and improving the quality of life."

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