university of florida

The University of Florida (also known as UF) is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.

UF was established in 1853, and currently serves an enrollment of well over 55,000 students, most of them undergraduates. 

The acceptance rate at UF is approximately 35 percent. According to U.S. News and World Report (2018), UF is among the top ten best public universities in the United States. UF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  

Notable former students of UF include countless Nobel Prize winners, Olympic gold medalists, and other impressive alumni, such as award winning actress Faye Dunaway, astronaut Kevin Ford, news anchor Joe Scarborough, singer-songwriter Stephen Stills, and many others. 

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UF is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. It is part of the State University System of Florida, along with the following 11 other State Universities:

  1. Florida A&M University 
  2. Florida Atlantic University
  3. Florida Gulf Coast University 
  4. Florida International University 
  5. Florida Polytechnic University 
  6. Florida State University
  7. New College of Florida
  8. University of Central Florida
  9. University of North Florida
  10. University of South Florida
  11. University of West Florida

UF is made up of the following 24 colleges and schools:

  1. College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  2. College of the Arts 
  3. College of Dentistry 
  4. College of Design, Construction, and Planning 
  5. College of Education
  6. College of Engineering
  7. College of Health and Human Performance
  8. College of Journalism and Communications 
  9. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
  10. College of Medicine
  11. College of Nursing
  12. College of Pharmacy 
  13. College of Public Health and Health Professions 
  14. College of Veterinary Medicine 
  15. Division of Continuing Education 
  16. Fisher School of Accounting 
  17. Graham Center for Public Service 
  18. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 
  19. International Center 
  20. J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center 
  21. Levin College of Law
  22. P.K. Yonge Research School 
  23. Rinker School of Building Construction
  24. Warrington College of Business 

Above: An aerial view of UF

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university of Florida Q&A

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about UF. 

1. Where is the University of Florida?

Here is the official mailing and visiting address of the main campus of UF:  

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida


2. What types of degrees are offered at the University of Florida?

UF offers many Bachelors degrees, well over 100 Masters degrees, and dozens of Doctoral degrees (PhD) in a broad variety of academic subjects. The college also has a law school and a medical school. 

3. What undergraduate majors are offered at the University of Florida?

Here is a list of the undergraduate (Bachelor degree) courses available at UF: 

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace Engineering 
  • African and Asian Languages
  • African Studies 
  • African American Studies 
  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Agricultural Education and Communication 
  • Agricultural Operations Management
  • Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Agronomy
  • Akan
  • American Sign Language 
  • Amharic
  • Animal Sciences 
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physiology
  • Arabic
  • Architecture
  • Art and Art History 
  • Astronomy 
  • Athletic Training 
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biological Engineering
  • Botany
  • Business
  • Catalan 
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics 
  • Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Communication
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management 
  • Cooperative Education
  • Criminology 
  • Czech
  • Dance 
  • Dietetics
  • Digital Arts and Sciences
  • Dutch
  • Earth Science 
  • Economics 
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Horticulture 
  • Environmental Sciences
  • European Studies
  • Family Youth and Community Sciences
  • Film and Media 
  • Finance
  • Fine Arts
  • Fire and Emergency Services
  • Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • Food and Resource Economics
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Forest Resources and Conservation 
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures  
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences  
  • Geomatics
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • Greek
  • Haitian Creole 
  • Health Education and Behavior 
  • Health Professions
  • Health Science
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi-Urdu
  • History
  • Horticultural Sciences 
  • Hungarian
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Innovation
  • Interior Design
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism 
  • Landscape Studies 
  • Latin
  • Latin American Studies 
  • Lingala
  • Linguistics 
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Materials Science   
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Medicine 
  • Medieval Studies 
  • Microbiology
  • Military Science 
  • Music
  • Natural Resource Conservation
  • Nematology
  • Nuclear and Radiological Engineering 
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences 
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral Interpretation 
  • Organic Crop Production 
  • Packaging Science 
  • Pest Management 
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology 
  • Plant Science 
  • Polish
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese  
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Rehab Services 
  • Reigion
  • Romance Languages 
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology
  • Soil and Water Science 
  • Spanish 
  • Speech Communication
  • Sport Management  
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability and the Built Environment
  • Swahili
  • Telecommunication
  • Theater and Dance
  • Tourism
  • Turkish
  • Urban and Regional Planning 
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Vietnamese
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Wolof
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing 
  • Xhosa
  • Yoruba
  • Zoology

Above: Historic Newell Hall


4. What graduate programs are available at the University of Florida?

Click here for a list of the Doctoral (PhD) programs at UF.  

Here is a list of some of the Masters degrees available from UF:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agribusiness
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology 
  • Architecture
  • Arts 
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Arts in Medicine
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biostatistics 
  • Botany 
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Climate Science
  • Communication 
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Construction Management 
  • Criminology, Law, and Society
  • Dental Sciences 
  • Digital Arts and Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education Sciences 
  • Engineering (Aerospace; Agricultural; Biological; Biomedical; Chemical; Civil; Coastal; Computer; Electrical; Environmental; Materials; Mechanical; Nuclear; Structural) 
  • English
  • Epidemiology 
  • Farming Systems
  • Finance
  • Fine Arts
  • Fire and Emergency Sciences
  • Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • Forest Resources and Conservation
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Geography
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geology
  • Geomatics 
  • German
  • Health Administration
  • Health Science
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication 
  • Music
  • Nursing 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science 
  • Public Health
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Teaching 
  • Tropical Conservation and Development
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women’s/Gender Studies
  • Zoology

5. What programs are available at the University of Florida College of Law?

The Levin College of Law at UF features the various general programs and degrees, in areas of concentration such as:

  • Civil Procedure 
  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional Law 
  • Contracts
  • Corporations
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Land Law
  • Legal Research 
  • Legal Writing 
  • Litigation
  • Professional Responsibility 
  • Property Law 
  • Taxation
  • Torts

and many more. 

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6. How much does it cost to attend the University of Florida?

According to the UF website, the current estimated cost of tuition and fees for an undergraduate to attend the school full time is:

  • $6,380 for in-state students (Florida residents)
  • $28,658 for enrollments from out of state. 

For graduate students, the tuition and fees to attend the school full time is as follows:

  • $12,740 for in-state students (Florida residents)
  • $30,134 for enrollments from out of state. 

The above costs do not include housing, food, transportation, computer, phone, and other expenses involved in attending the school. Additional fees may also apply, such as application fees, course fees, technology fees, and insurance fees, among others. 

Many students applying to UF are eligible for financial aid, as long as they successfully fill out the FAFSA form. Graduate financial aid may also be available. 

7. What is the University of Florida campus like?

The main campus of UF spans 2,000 suburban acres in Gainesville. Notable campus structures include the Century Tower, the Smathers Library, the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and more. The campus even features a historic district, where famous buildings include Bryan Hall, Griffin-Floyd Hall, Newell Hall, Thomas Hall, and more than a dozen others. Student housing is available, both on and off campus. 

Public transit consists of bus services around campus, and around the city. The main bus service in the area is the Gainesville Regional Transit System. Local students can ride free by showing their university ID cards. UF is also served by the Gainesville Regional Airport, located roughly 8 miles northeast of campus. 

The athletic teams at UF are called the Gators. They play for Division I of the the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference. The school colors are blue and orange. 

Student athletes at UF can choose from a number of varsity sports teams. Intercollegiate sports for men and women at UF include

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball 

Shown above: Griffin Stadium - Home of the Florida Gators


8. What are the distance learning options at the University of Florida?

UF offers a variety of online classes and degrees at every level. Here is a list of some of the online undergraduate programs available at UF: 

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Agricultural Ecology
  • Ancient Cities: Development of World Civilization
  • Applied Human Anatomy
  • Climatology
  • Comparative Psychology 
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Discover the Universe 
  • Environmental Hydrology
  • Introduction to Earth Science
  • Introduction to Health Disparities 
  • Introduction to Marriage and Families
  • Introduction to Physical Geography 
  • Introduction to Public Amdinistration
  • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship 
  • Language and Culture  
  • Minorities in American Society
  • Rethinking Citizenship  
  • Sustainable Agricultural and Urban Land Management 
  • U.S. History 
  • Women, Leadership, and Diversity in the Global Environment

Here is a list of some of the online Masters degree programs available at UF: 

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy
  • Art Education
  • Arts in Medicine 
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Entomology and Nematology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Family, Youth, and Community Science 
  • Fire and Emergency Sciences
  • Fisheries and Aquatic Science
  • Forest Resources and Conservation
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education and Behavior
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • International Construction Management
  • Latin
  • Mass Communication
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Music Education
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Program Evaluation
  • Public Health
  • Reading Education
  • Soil and Water Science
  • Special Education
  • Sport Management
  • Student Personnel in Higher Education
  • Sustainable Design
  • Urban and Regional Planning 
  • Veterinary Sciences  

Here is a list of the online Doctorate degree programs available at UF: 

  • Audiology
  • Classical Civilization
  • Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Technology
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Latin and Roman Studies
  • Nursing Practice
  • Pharmacy 

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9. What is the contact information for the University of Florida?

You can reach the main campus office of UF in Gainesville by calling 352-392-3261. 

Above: Downtown Gainesville

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