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Together, we're able to contribute over $8 billion to help stimulate one of the strongest state economies in the nation. And through our combined efforts as Gators, we’re able to take every dollar invested in UF by the state of Florida and turn it into $15.

With an average 4.3 G.P.A. and an average S.A.T. score of 1918, our fall 2015 freshman class is anything but average. And while those numbers are impressive, for us, they’re just the beginning. It’s not about the accomplishments of an individual; it’s what we can accomplish together.

Ranking

35

Established Year

1853

Students

55,862

About

ABOUT UNIVERSITY
The University of Florida is about two miles away from downtown Gainesville, a college town bolstered by the school’s more than 50,000 students. The Florida Gators sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference, and are supported by mascots Albert and Alberta the Alligators. The Gator football team, which competes in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – commonly called the "The Swamp" – is particularly notorious. The team became the namesake of popular sports drink Gatorade in 1965, after freshmen Gators participated in an experiment with the novel beverage. The annual Gator Growl, held each Homecoming weekend, has been called the largest student-run pep rally in the nation. About 15 percent of students are involved in the school’s 60-plus fraternities and sororities. Freshmen do not have to live on campus, though more than 75 percent opt to do so. All students can partake in Gator Nights, held every Friday, which offer free late-night entertainment and midnight snacks. The school has well-regarded graduate programs through the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, Warrington College of Business, Levin College of Law and the College of Medicine. The university is also integrated with retirement community Oak Hammock, where students can work, complete internships and find mentors. Famous graduates of the University of Florida include home repair television sensation Bob Vila, Heisman Trophy winner Steve Spurrier and former U.S. Sens. Bob Graham and Connie Mack.

Services:

SERVICES
University of Florida offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance. University of Florida also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Florida. Students who have cars on campus N/A Health insurance offered Yes

Student Life:

Student Life
University of Florida has a total undergraduate enrollment of 35,247, with a gender distribution of 44 percent male students and 56 percent female students. At this school, 22 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 78 percent of students live off campus. In sports, University of Florida is part of the NCAA I. Total enrollment 52,669 Collegiate athletic association NCAA I The student-faculty ratio at University of Florida is 19:1, and the school has 48 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Florida include: Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 96 percent.

Student Reviews:

REVIEWS
1. I loved every moment as both an undergrad and graduate students. Amazing programs and professors. 2. Florida was my dream school during high school and now that I am here it has been an amazing experience. Classes are pretty easy if you try, the social scene is unmatched to other schools in Florida, except our inbreds the north in tally. Networking is amazing here as well, UF has awesome resources for everyone. 3. Great education Great athletic environment. Beautiful campus VERY caring professors The ""perfect"" large University / small City combination. Southern atmosphere with Nothern, Midwest, foreign student influences. Very loyal graduates If one can't find a great college life to fit their lifestyle then he / she is simply not trying 4. The best looking people seem to attend UF - great place to meet a potential fiance or spouse. Competitive and hard working student body that is football crazy and like to party. Students have to learn to survive in a large campus and it is not for everyone as those without drive and self-discipline and grit may flounder. Nothing easy about being an undergrad at a large university. No coddling and no real support system for those kids without the maturity to make the most of the opportunity.