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5 College Freshman

Academics: At this school. you have to earn your A's.

4 College Senior

Academics: Registration is overall fair, as seniors get first choice. Workload is mostly minimal and I feel that more focus is placed on studying. Definitely a great variety in personality of professors that you have to be adaptable to. I think UF also has a great variety of degrees that can act as many stepping stones for pre-professional school.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are absolutely wonderful; they truly care about their students, and most will do their best to be available for their students. Curriculum is challenging, but not overwhelming. The registration process is easy as the majority of it is done online without the need for an administrator. The workload is manageable so long as you don't slack off.

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5 College Senior

Academics: There's a reason why UF is the top ranked school in FL! Most professors care about the students and want to make sure we succeed. Registration process is super easy - just learn how to read your Degree Audit and get the Holds off early. Workload is the same of any other school like UF - there's a lot. However, there's off campus resources to help study. Usually students pair up with studying at Library West or Marston.

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5 College Junior

Academics: I have never been challenged as much in my academics then I have at UF, being challenged like this is only going to help me in life after college

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With about 3,400 instructional faculty at the University of Florida, it can be difficult to characterize professors as a single group. Generally, most professors are very willing to help you outside of class—you just have to take the initiative to seek out help. The University of Florida has a reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the country, so expect course work to fit that. Don’t think you won't have to study. Yes, there will be courses you’ll hear about on campus that are an "easy A," but those are few and far in between. Become comfortable with “Club West”—you’ll be spending time in there for sure.

As a student, you are going to have to work to maintain your grade point average. This is not high school anymore, where no one studied and everyone just partied. Just remember why you are attending college in the first place—grades come first.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
21:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
2,176
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
391
Total FT Faculty
4,285
Faculty with Terminal Degree
76%
Average Faculty Salary
$89,091
Full-Time Retention Rate
96%
Part-Time Retention Rate
75%
Transfer-Out Rate
4%
Graduation Rate
85%
Programs/Majors Offered
159
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 41%
  • 20 to 49 students: 44%
  • 50 or more students: 15%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Design, Construction, and Planning
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health and Human Performance
  • College of Journalism and Communications
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Levin College of Law
  • Warrington College of Business Administration
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 1%
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 3%
  • Psychology: 2%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Adult/continuing education
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Student-designed major
  • TV-delivered credit-bearing courses
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
Do you feel like taking classes at home or from your dorm room? Check out the list of online courses at www.distance.ufl.edu/courses.aspx.
Best Places to Study
  • College of Education Library
  • Levin College of Law Library
  • Marston Science Library
  • Reitz Union (late nights)
  • The top row of "the Swamp"
Tips to Succeed
  • Be friendly.
  • Do your homework.
  • Go to class!
  • Go to professors' office hours-even if it's just to introduce yourself.
  • If you know that you can't handle a 7:30 a.m. class, don't sign up for one.
  • Join an organization or team.
  • Keep an open mind.
  • Stay very organized.
  • Study abroad.
  • Take a break from work now and then.
  • Volunteer in the community.
Did You Know?
The University of Florida was elected into the Association of American Universities, being one of the select institutions inducted into the most prestigious group of higher education.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 372 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 359 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 152 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 152 responses

  • 46% This was my dream school.
  • 49% This was one of my top choices.
  • 5% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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