The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities. University of Florida offers students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Students can specialize in areas such as engineering, law, medicine, business administration and many more. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. UF has many notable alumni including Faye Dunaway, Kevin Ford, Emmitt Smith, Bob Graham, Joe Scarborough and many more. The University of Florida is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges.
The University of Florida has 32,598 total undergraduates of which 6,429 are first-time degree-seeking freshmen. Additionally, UF also has 13,103 graduate students. Florida has a 95 percent retention rate for returning sophomores and 84 percent of students graduate within six years. The average age for all students is 21 and less than one percent of students are part time. The majority of the UF student body is female with 59 percent women and 41 percent men. An overwhelming majority of students are in-state at 96 percent and just four percent of students from out-of-state. Most UF students are Caucasian with 58 percent followed by 17 percent Hispanic, 9 percent Asian, and 9 percent African American. UF also offers a variety of student services including employment services for undergraduates, financial aid counseling, minority student services, and placement services for graduates.
Students have several financial aid options available to them such as federal financial aid, scholarships, grants, and payment plans. Eighty-two percent of student need was met and 68 percent of freshmen with need received aid. Seventy-six percent of aid was awarded through scholarships and grants and 24 percent of aid through loans and jobs. Fifty-eight percent of students applied for need-based aid and of those students, 82 percent were judged to have need and were offered aid. Twenty one percent of students with need had their full need met.
University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online. UF’s bachelor’s programs partner with the state of Florida’s 2+2 program. Student’s who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree must complete an average of 70 credits at UF. Master’s programs typically require students to complete an average of 30 credit hours; however, some programs may require more or less credit hours to be completed. Most master’s programs can be completed within two years as a full-time student. UF’s doctorate programs require an average of 90 credits. Students who have completed their master’s may not be required to complete the full 90 credits. The credits required and average program completion length varies depending on the individual program. Students who would like more information should contact the University of Florida.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Sector Of Institution:4-year, Public
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:18,600
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