University of Florida

University of Florida Admissions and General School Information

The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, Florida. This 4-year institution has a college of liberal arts & sciences, engineering, law, fine arts, medicine and education, among others, offering degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

About the University of Florida

The first classes ever held at University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville were on September 26, 1906 and consisted of 102 students. The current campus has over 900 buildings placed on 2,000 acres of land. The campus has residence halls that can house 7,500 students and on-site housing that hold up to 1,000 graduate students.

UF is the nation's fourth largest university and has 16 colleges of study. The university offers degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, specialists, master's and doctoral levels. The University of Florida is also home to the Florida Gators, a highly competitive division I football team.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Prospective freshmen and transfer students will enroll at the Office of Admissions. Minimum requirements for acceptance include a high school diploma or the equivalent, a cumulative C average at all previous learning institutions, a history of good behavior and an SAT (with writing) score of at least 1330 or the ACT (with writing) score of at least 19.

Schools and Colleges of the University of Florida

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

The college of agriculture offers 24 graduate majors and 50 areas of specialization. The main idea behind the college is to teach students about natural resources, food, global awareness and agriculture and how they relate to human beings and their environment. The curriculum is taught under the umbrella of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), which a government run program designed for educating about natural resources, agriculture and the human potential.

Warrington College of Business Administration

The Warrington College of Business Administration is made up of three sub-schools--School of Business, Hough Graduate School of Business and Fisher School of Accounting. The Hough Graduate School offers degree programs at the master's, specialized master's, doctoral and post-doctoral levels. Other undergraduate degrees through the School of Business and the Fisher School include, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting.

College of Dentistry

The college has a Doctor of Dental Medicine and a program for international dentists designed to educate certified dentists, coming from different parts of the world, the procedures and skills required to practice in the U.S. Additionally, there is a graduate program that offers master's degree programs in orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics and prosthodontics.

College of Medicine

This college was established in 1956 and has since graduated over 4,000 students.

There are 25 departments that are taught within the Gainesville campus and 14 that are taught and the school's teaching hospital--Shands Jacksonville. Students can obtain a medical education degree (MD), a physician assistant certificate (PA) and joint degree programs like a PhD and Master of Science (PhD/MS) in a particular medical field through the College of Medicine.

College of Nursing

Founded in 1956, the college of nursing currently has 700 undergraduate, 230 graduate students and 48 doctoral students. Prospective nursing students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing degree and a Nursing Education Certificate. The College of Nursing at UF is the oldest undergraduate and graduate nursing degree program in the state.

College of Pharmacy

The five departments at the College of Pharmacy all have PhD programs and the main degree program is the Doctor of Pharmacy. Students can also take a 14 credit hour course to obtain the status of a Certified Pharmacy Technician. The College of Pharmacy opened up three additional sites in Jacksonville, St. Petersburg and Orland due to a high volume of current and prospective students.

College of Public Health and Health Professions

Established in 1958, the main idea behind the College of Public Health and Health Professions is to educate on how to improve the general health and well being of individuals and communities. The 11 departments of study teach a broad range of general health ideas, including environmental health, rehabilitation science and physical therapy.

Degree programs are offered at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. The college also offers a program for working professionals to earn a degree online.

College of Veterinary Medicine

The college has graduated over 2000 students since 1980 and is the only veterinary college in the state. There are four departments of research, including Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Infectious Diseases and Pathology, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Physiological Sciences and a Veterinary Medical Center. All departments have a Master of Science (MS) and a PhD degree program. The programs are two and four years long respectively.

College of Design, Construction and Planning

The college has two schools--the School of Architecture and the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction as well as three departments--the Department of Interior Design, the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The college has over 1,500 students and is one of the largest constructions institutions in the country.

College of Education

The College of Education (COE) was founded in 1906 and was one of the first programs offered at the University of Florida. The COE has bachelor's, certificates, master's, specialists and doctoral degree programs. There are three departments within the college-- the main department is the School of Teaching and Learning. Other departments have multiple disciplines, including early childhood education, educational psychology, counselor education and special education.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering, founded in 1910, began offering its first graduate programs in 1928. There are eleven departments in the college, ten of which offer a bachelor's degree program. Biochemical Engineering is the only department that does not offer a bachelor's degree. Examples of degree programs are, chemical engineer, industrial systems engineer and environmental engineer, all of which offer master's degree programs.

College of Fine Arts

Originally started as part of the School of Architecture, The College of Fine Arts became an independent college in 1975. The college consists of three departments of study, the School of Art and Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre and Dance. The college has bachelor's, postbaccalaureate, master's and doctor's degree programs in various disciplines within each of the departments.

College of Health and Human Performance

The college was founded in 1946 and there are currently 2004 undergraduate and graduate students. There are three departments of study at the College of Health and Human Performance--Health Education and Behavior, Applied Physiology and Kinesiology and Tourism and Sport Management. The general focus of the college is on educating people on ways to improve problems and challenges in society.

College of Journalism and Communications

The College of Journalism and Communications boasts the second-largest undergraduate program in the country, behind Michigan State. There are four departments -journalism, telecommunications, public relations and advertising. The colleges graduate program has master's and doctoral degree program in mass communication. The college's telecommunications department is home to two television stations and four radio stations.

Levin College of Law

The Levin College of Law, founded in 1909, is a prestigious law school that offers programs that lead to a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. There are also interdisciplinary degrees available, such as the Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA) degree. In addition, certificate programs in environmental and land use law, intellectual property law and family law can be taken through the college.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is the largest college of study at UF. CLAS has around 12,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students who are enrolled. The college offers degrees at the bachelor's, postbaccalaureate, professional, master's. doctoral and post-doctoral levels. Prospective students have 42 majors and 42 minors to choose from.

Contact Information

  • Address: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Phone Number: (352) 392-3261