University of Florida
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL USA 32611
Founded in 1853, the University of Florida (UF) is a public university located in Gainesville, Florida. Committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2025, the university boasts several green initiatives. UF consistently sits high in college rankings across the country, and it has grown increasingly competitive over the years. It is well known for several of its schools, including the Warrington College of Business, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, College of Medicine, and the Levin College of Law. Notable alumni include NFL stars Emmitt Smith and Tim Tebow, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, and sportscaster Erin Andrews.
UF ranks 37 nationally, and it’s the highest ranking university in the state of Florida. Its acceptance rate is 31%, and its graduation rate is 88%. Housing over 37,000 undergraduates, and
16,000 postgraduates, UF is one of the largest universities in the state. The tuition rate for Florida residents is $6,381 per year, plus fees; for non-Florida residents, the tuition rate is $28,659 per year, plus fees. UF offers 30 certificate programs, 100 undergraduate programs, and 200 postgraduate programs. It follows a semester-based academic year.
Student life at UF is very active. Famous for its football team, UF prides itself on a vibrant athletic environment. Over 80,000 fans often flock to the UF stadium, “the Swamp,” to cheer on their Gators, who compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference. Besides football, students are actively engaged in university clubs and initiatives. Students participate in over 1,000 groups and organizations, and 15% of students belong to a fraternity or a sorority. With a 2,000-acre campus, UF offers plenty of space for students to participate in outdoor fun, research, and other activities. When students aren’t on campus, they might be enjoying Gainesville, the birthplace of Gatorade, which offers an active night life, historic architecture and museums, and beautiful natural surroundings.
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