University of Florida

The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit.The University of Florida, the state's oldest university, traces its beginnings to 1853. Today, the university has more than 50,000 students and 16 colleges. UF has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings on the main campus.Since 1985, UF has been a member of the Association of American Universities, which includes the top 62 public and private institutions in North America. UF is consistently ranked among the nation's top universities: No. 14 in U.S. News & World Report "Top Public Universities" (September 2017).UF is one of only six universities in the country with colleges of medicine, engineering, law, agriculture and veterinary medicine on the same campus.The Milken Institute ranked UF No. 3 on its 2017 list of best universities for technology transfer.UF in 2016 opened the UF Innovation Station in Sarasota County, the first physical extension of UFs Florida Engineering Experiment Station (FLEXStation), affording businesses and entrepreneurs unprecedented access to tech workforce talent, applied research, faculty and intellectual property.More than half of all undergraduate students who start at UF graduate with no student-loan debt.The University of Florida is proud to serve veterans by providing a Collegiate Veterans Success Center, serving as a host site for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VetSuccess On Campus Program, housing a registered student organization - the Collegiate Veterans Society, and having an Office of Veterans Services.In spring 2016, UF completed a $70.7 million renovation and expansion of its J. Wayne Reitz Student Union that features new lounges, study spaces, meeting rooms, a game room, dance studios and a reflection room.More than 2,000 students are now enrolled in UF Online, the university's online arm for undergraduate degrees. UF currently offers 15 online undergraduate degree programs, including biology, geology and sports management. In the school's long history, UF athletic teams have won 36 national championships, including 18 since 2006, and have captured at least one national title in each of the last seven years. The University of Florida athletic department is the only program to finish in the top 10 of the last 33 national all-sport rankings, including runner-up showings in three of the last five seasons. UF continued its preservation and restoration efforts of more than three dozen state-owned properties in historic St. Augustine, renovating the iconic Government House and opening the First Colony Exhibit there. The exhibit tells the story of native Floridians and Spanish Colonial Florida as St. Augustine celebrated its 450th anniversary celebration in 2015.

Academic Grad Slug

School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1853 N/A Semester $1.5 billion 201 Criser Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611 (352) 392-3261
overall score total score state city online paying global
65 100.0 Florida Gainesville 153 171 36

Info & Regulations

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Campus size (acres) 2,000
Students who have cars on campus 18%
Alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age Yes

Health & Safety

Basic student services offered

nonremedial tutoring
placement service
day care
health service
health insurance

Campus safety and security services offered

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols
Late night transport/escort service
24-hour emergency telephones
Lighted pathways/sidewalks
Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.)


Career services offered

co-op education
on-campus job interviews
resume assistance
career/job search classes
alumni network
interest inventory
interview training

Computer Resources

Computers available for student use in

residence halls
computer center/labs
student center

Library & Museum Information

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On-campus library Yes
Museums or special academic buildings on campus --Emerging Pathogens Institute --Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute --UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute --UFs HiPerGator --Cancer & Genetics Research Complex --Hurricane simulator --FL Museum Natural History, --Harn Museum of

Learning Disabled (LD) Students

Services for LD students

Reading machines
Tape recorders
Other special classes
Videotaped classes
Diagnostic testing service
Note-taking services
Oral tests
Extended time for tests
Early syllabus
Priority registration
Priority seating
Substitution of courses
Texts on tape
Exams on tape or computer
Other testing accommodations
Waiver of foreign language degree requirement
Waiver of math degree requirement

Physically Disabled Students

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Accessibility of campus to physically disabled students Fully

Services for physically disabled students

Note-taking services
Special transportation
Tape recorders
Special housing
Adaptive equipment
Reader services
Braille services
Interpreters for hearing-impaired
Talking books