University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

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It’s a city in and of itself. There’s plenty of farmland as you take the drive to your destination but once you get there you know you’ve arrived. You’re at UF where the world is your oyster and school spirit is plentiful (Go Gators!). Clearly, you’ve arrived at a well-oiled machine and you know this from the moment you pull into the parking garage. There are attendants at every level to guide you and someone to assist you in how to pay for your parking space and direct you to Admissions. It doesn’t end there. Admissions is welcoming, a student ambassador kicks off your information session and you then will find out in deep detail what they are looking for. Welcome to UF! You’ve arrived!

• Public
• Undergraduate enrollment – 35,246
• Admit rate – 42%
• Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA
• Retention rate – 96%
• Mid 50% SAT/ACT range – 620-710/28-32
• Student to faculty ratio – 19:1
• Need to apply by November 1 in order to be considered for admission
• Application opens mid-August (Coalition)
• Housing priority gets set by your application date submission
• Class of 2023: 44,000 applicants and 14,000 admitted
• Innovation Academy – Interested In innovation and entrepreneurship
• PaCE Program – Take first 60 credits online and then can move to campus. Not something you apply for but are considered for
• Need to complete the SRAR – Self Reported Academic Record – This is how they calculate your GPA. Look at whole letter grades – This is due 12/1
• Super score the SAT but not the ACT
• Elaborate on your extracurricular activities to show what you do
• For honors and awards explain what the criteria were to earn it
• A good essay is not something you would write in English class. It is about you, not someone else, and make it unique to you. Ask yourself, how can I approach this topic so that I can differentiate myself from others
• Give your essay to someone else, an adult, to read other than your parents
• 20% involved in Greek life

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