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University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
Phillips Center credit: WillMcC
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Overview
Public
31,014 Undergraduates
46% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of Florida
Tigert Hall
Gainesville, Florida
32611
(352) 392-3261
www.ufl.edu/

The University of Florida (UF), a sea-grant, public land-grant and space-grant research university, is one of the top 50 colleges in the nation. It is located in Gainesville, Florida, and the campus sits on 2,000 acres of land. North Carolina-based educator and state senator James Henry Roper established the Gainesville Academy in 1858. This eventually became part of the UF as a whole. The school’s motto is “Civium in moribus rei publicae salus” or “The welfare of the state depends upon the morals of its citizens.” UF alumni have won two Nobel Prizes. Notable alumni include football quarterback Tim Tebow, basketball player Al Horford, softball pitcher Kelly Barnhill, sportscaster Erin Andrews, soccer player Abby Wambach and Former U.S. Representative Adam Putnam. The school’s colors are orange and blue, and its mascots are Albert and Alberta Gator. Its sporting affiliation is NCAA Division I FBS – SEC. Over the past 111 years, the varsity sports teams at UF have won 40 national team championships and 35 NCAA titles. The varsity sports offered include men’s baseball, basketball, football, swimming and diving, track and field and tennis, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, track and field and swimming and diving.

Location

Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area . The population of Gainesville in the 2013 US Census estimates was 127,488, a 2.4% growth from 2010. Gainesville is the largest city in the region of North Central Florida. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

90

restaurants score

Students
44%

Men

56%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

1662

New Transfer Students

Admissions
46%

Acceptance Rate

49%

Enrollment Yield

1180-1370

SAT Range

30,118

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$14,761

Typical Cost

$28,659

Out-Of-State (published)

$6,381

In-State (published)

93%

Recieve Financial Aid

71%

Have Loans

$13,848

Median Debt

Academics
20.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

146

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

754

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

23

Faculty Awards

25

National Academy Members

644

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 1,000 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Notable, ranked as a top party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Basketball Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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