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University of Florida

4.5 out of 5 (19 ratings / 16 reviews) Gainesville, Florida, United States
At the University of Florida, we are a people of purpose. We're committed to challenging convention and ourselves. We see things not as they are, but as they could be. And we strive for a greater impact: one measured in people helped and lives improved. 

Bachelor's programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)



Since our founding over 160 years ago, we’ve continually pushed the boundaries of knowledge forward. With our finger on the pulse and an eye on the horizon, we’ve pursued the greatest heights of research and innovation, always together and always for the betterment of Florida and the world.


Before you can lead the charge, you have to discover your calling. So look through our library of 30 certificates, 100 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate programs. Discover your path and start toward your greater purpose.


At UF, our research leads us to collaborate across departments, the state, the nation and the world. Together, our focus is on improving lives—not just in the lab or in theory, but in real life. Because we’re not just discovering breakthroughs or developing new products — we’re shaping the minds that shape the future.

t’s a process that leads to not only stronger minds, but better brains. For example, our McKnight Brain Institute is one of the nation’s most comprehensive and technologically advanced centers devoted to discovering how the normal brain operates, and how we can repair the brain following injury, disease or aging.


We changed our name from the Career Resource Center to the Career Connections Center. It’s a small change from our previous name but it better represents the big impact we can have on your life. This is where Gators bridge the gap between inspiration and action, and where employers are linked to the best talent entering the work force. Whether you’re a student or alumni, the Career Connections Center will help you across the lifespan of your career.

The Career Connections Center has a range of career fairs to fit every recruiting need. From on-campus to virtual events, our fairs give you the opportunity to meet and network with talented University of Florida students and alumni.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
88 7
95 -9
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
162 5
167 13
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
175 -19
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
105 2
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The Division of Student Affairs offers :

  • Admission Review
  • Care Team 
  • Counseling and Wellness Center
  • Career Connections Center
  • Campus Diplomats
  • Disability Resource Center
  • Emergency Response
  • Family Weekend
  • Field and Fork Pantry
  • First Year Florida 
  • Gator Career Closet
  • Gator Parent Family Association
  • Gatorship
  • Honor Codes
  • History of Newell Hall
  • Medical Withdraw Process
  • Multicultural & Diversity Affairs
  • Multicultural Institutes
  • New Student Convocation
  • Newell Hall
  • Notify an Instructor
  • Office of the Ombuds
  • Orientation Programs
  • Peer Leader
  • Preview Staff
  • Scholarships
  • Stop Bias
  • Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
  • Student Conduct Committee
  • Student Legal Services
  • Transitions
  • Volunteer at the Field and Fork Pantry
  • Wish List for Food Pantry

Housing services

Our award-winning facilities and programs supports student development and builds community to enhance the university's academic mission. We provide a full-service living experience for our 7,600+ residence hall students and 1,900+ Graduate and Family Housing village residents. This includes in-house maintenance and IT operations to provide the highest quality support for students.


To provide well-maintained, inclusive, community-oriented facilities where residents and staff are empowered to learn, innovate, and succeed.

Library services

George A. Smathers Libraries

The six George A. Smathers libraries provide primary support to all academic programs except those served by the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center.Library WestLibrary West holds collections in the humanities and social sciences, including resources supporting the College of Business, Africana Area Studies, East Asian Area Studies, and the Isser and Rae Price.

ICT services

DHNet Internet Services provides high-speed Internet access for residents and guests of Housing and Residence Education. DHNet Internet Services utilizes 802.1x authentication on the wired and wireless networks along with SafeConnect Posture Assessment, Copysense copyright protection, and in-house built applications to protect the users.

Medical services

  • Shands' affiliation with the UF Health Science Center provides patients with the latest medical advances. UF Health includes the UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital and UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.
  • At UF Health Jacksonville, exemplary medical care is complemented by outstanding service. Their mission- to heal, to comfort and to educate

Student Life

Campus life

At the University of Florida, we take your decision to choose us as your second home very seriously. That's why we have put a lot of thought into the design of our 2,000-acre campus with the goal of bringing students together to learn and grow as our top priority. As the flagship campus in the state of Florida, this can be your future training ground. Here are just a few locations that make the UF campus extra special.

Sports facilities

  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
or “The Swamp,” is widely recognized as one of, if not the toughest, environments for a visiting team in all of college football.
  • Stephen C. O'Connell Center
The multipurpose Stephen C. O'Connell Center, named for a former University of Florida president, features a main arena covering more than 3.6 acres and containing 292,000 square feet.
  • Alfred A. McKethan Stadium
The friendly confines of Alfred A. McKethan Stadium at Perry Field have been an important ingredient to the success of Gator baseball for over two decades.
  • James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track

Student clubs

  • The Nursing College Council
NCC consists of the entire undergraduate student body at the College of Nursing, including Traditional BSN and Accelerated BSN students.
  • University of Florida Nursing Association (UFSNA)
The University of Florida Student Nursing Association (UFSNA) is a pre-professional organization affiliated with the Florida Student Nursing Association and the National Student Nursing Association.


The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges to award bachelor, master, specialist, engineer, doctoral and professional degrees

Student Reviews

It's worth it for the go getters!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My overall experience was pretty fulfilling. At times it was stressful but that is part of college and I have a lot to thank this University for. I have studied abroad 12 months and have been financially supported by this University and I am most grateful for the opportunities this University gave me to make my degree more meaningful.

Chronicles of University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am overall satisfied with my experience at UF. The professors have a close relationship with students and offer a variety of ways to gain close relationships with them and other academic opportunities. I sometimes wish my major had a bit more standardization in learning so that every student could learn the same programs

Uni life is wonderful
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I cannot complain about anything so far. I am loving the experience. The only problem that I have now is the opportunities that I can't access because of COVID-19

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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