University of Florida

University of Florida


The University of Florida is a leading research institution and is ranked in the top 20 of U.S. public universities. We offer more than 100 undergraduate and 200 graduate degree programs. UF students come from all 50 states and 131 nations. We have a rich student life program that offers nearly 1,000 student organizations, 62 fraternities and sororities, and many intramural and club sports. The University of Florida is interested in admitting students who will enrich and broaden the education of all students. We hope to build a community of leaders, learners, and thinkers whose education will be enhanced by a wide range of experiences.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Pre-College Prep & Outreach College Reach Out Program

The College Reach-out Program (CROP) is a statewide project designed to increase the number of students who successfully complete a postsecondary education. Its primary objective is to strengthen the educational motivation and preparation of low-income and educationally disadvantaged students in grades 6-12 who otherwise would be unlikely to seek admission to a community college, state university or independent postsecondary institution without special support and recruitment efforts. Learn more about College Reach Out Program

Pre-College Prep & Outreach Student Science Training Program

The SSTP is a seven week residential research program for selected rising juniors and seniors who are considering STEM careers. The program emphasis is research participation with a UF faculty research scientist and his or her research team. Students engage in the ongoing research of the faculty-mentor for 28 hours each week, attend a lecture series on current research topics, and participate in a UF honors seminar class. Students enrolled in a Florida high school have the option to earn dual credit enrollment credit. Learn more about Student Science Training Program

Pre-College Summer Experience Health Care Summer Institute

The Office for Diversity and Health Equity and the University of Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) co-sponsor a 4-week summer camp for minority high school students with career interests in health professions who live within the University of Florida AHEC service areas listed below. Participants shadow several health care professions and attend workshops on study skills and test taking, including a preparatory course for the SAT. Learn more about Health Care Summer Institute

Scholarship & Financial Aid Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program

The Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program is an initiative to ensure first-generation Florida resident students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds have the resources they need to be academically successful at the University of Florida. The goal of the program is to retain these students and have them graduate at rates equal to or greater than the undergraduate population at large. Learn more about Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program

First-Year Experience & Transition Transition Orientation Program

The OAS Summer and Fall Transition Programs are programs targeted to first generation and/or underrepresented students accepted to UF. Students that participate in these programs will receive more intensive and individualized academic support. Students are also made aware of opportunities beyond the classroom. The programs connect students to campus resources and services that foster academic and professional success. Learn more about Transition Orientation Program

Student Diversity

  • 32,405
  • 46/54
  • 20%
    First-generation college students
  • <1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 7%
  • 6%
    Black or African American
  • 17%
  • <1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 54%
  • 3%
    Two or more races
  • 3%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 9%

Student Success

  • 96%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 85%
    Six-year graduation
  • n/a
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 83%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 24%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 3,468
    Full-time faculty
  • 877
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 21:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Biology, Psychology, Political Science, Finance, Mechanical Engineering

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    Asian American Student Union, Black Student Union, Hispanic Student Organization, Islam on Campus, Jewish Student Union


Cost of Attendance

  • $28,668
  • $6,390
    In-state Tuition
  • n/a
    Required Fees
  • $9,910
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $25,085,615
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $11,597
    Average aid package
  • $20,642
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 32%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 61%
    Students with financial need
  • 96%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 95%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 21%
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 32,103
    # of applicants
  • 44%
  • 4.33
    Average HS GPA
  • 29
    ACT Composite
  • 590—690
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 600—700
    SAT Math
  • 590—690
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • 11/1
    Regular application closing date
  • n/a
    Application Fee
  • $35
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • n/a
    Early decision application closing date
  • n/a
    Early action plan
  • n/a
    Early action application closing date