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University of Florida

Florida - United States

Overview

The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities.

History

Educational Excellence

UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities: No. 14 in U.S. News & World Report “Top Public Universities” (August 2013); No. 3 in Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2013); No. 3 in the Fiske Guide to Colleges list of Best Buys Among Publics (2014); No. 15 on the Forbes list of best public universities (2013); and No. 1 on Washington Monthly magazine’s list of national universities that offer the best bang for the buck (2013.)

Job recruiters ranked UF ninth on the list of places where corporations prefer to recruit new employees (2010) and No. 2 on SmartMoney magazine’s list of universities whose graduates get the highest salary return for their tuition dollars (2012).

Faculty

<span style="&quot;line-height:" 1.6em;"="">UF has more than 4,000 faculty members with distinguished records in teaching, research and service, including 34 Eminent Scholar chairs and 42 faculty elections to the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, or the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Awards include a Fields Medal, two Pulitzer Prizes, NASA’s top award for research, and Smithsonian Institution’s conservation award.

Students

More than 96 percent of incoming freshmen score above the national average on standardized exams.

Students admitted for the fall 2014 freshman class had an average 4.4 GPA and an average SAT score of 1960.

More than 1,260International Baccalaureate students were enrolled in UF in February 2014 – more than any other university in the U.S. The freshman retention rate of 96 percent is among the highest in the country.

Sixty-seven percent of UF freshmen graduate in four years, and 85 percent graduate in six years.

Nearly two-thirds of UF graduates leave the university with no student loan debt. For the remaining third, their average indebtedness is roughly $20,700, compared with the national average of more than  $29,000.

Among AAU public universities, UF ranked first in master’s degrees and second in bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students in 2013.


Faculties

Agricultural and Life Sciences

Arts

Business Administration

Dentistry

Design, Construction and Planning

Education

Engineering

Health and Human Performance

Journalism and Communications

Law

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Medicine

Nursing

Pharmacy

Public Health and Health Professions

Veterinary Medicine


English Requirements

• IELTS: 6.0 overall.
• MELAB: 77.
• TOEFL iBT: 80.
• TOEFL PBT: 550.
• Verbal GRE (scores from tests taken before 1 August 2011): 320.
• Verbal GRE (scores from tests taken 1 August 2011 onward): 140.


Scholarships

UFIC Semester and Academic Year Scholarships

The Daniel Sinclair Bredahl Scholarships - These scholarships are awarded annually to UF undergraduates on the basis of a demonstrated interest in international study, appropriateness of the chosen program to the student’s long-term goals and financial need. Awards are given for fall semester or academic year programs. To be eligible for an award, students must be studying abroad for at least 90 days. The fall semester scholarships award $2,000 each. The academic year scholarship awards $4,000.

UF International Center Scholarships – These scholarships are given to students studying for a semester or academic year on either a UF Sponsored or UF Approved program. Students are selected based on their academic performance and extracurricular activities at UF. Students applying for Fall/Spring must be studying abroad for at least 90 days. Academic Year Scholarships are for $2,000 while semester scholarships are for $1,000.

UFIC Summer Scholarships – These scholarships are given to students who are attending UF Sponsored summer programs. A faculty review committee selects awardees based on their academic performance and extracurricular activities at UF. Summer scholarships award $ 1,000 each.

UFIC Summer Merit Scholarships - These scholarships are awarded to students with a minimum of 3.5 GPA and are attending UF Sponsored or UF Approved Summer programs. Each of the scholarships is for $1000.

Wentworth Honors Scholarships – These scholarships are designated for Honors students. Each of the scholarships is for $1000.

Irene Phillips Alliance Scholarships – These scholarships were established in memory of Irene Phillips, the mother of Paul Phillips, who serve on the External Advisory Board of the UF International Center. The scholarships are designated specifically for Alliance Scholars. The number and amount of awards vary. These scholarships are available for both the summer and semester terms.


Tution Fee

2013-14 Estimates Graduate
Tuition $30,035 (24 credits annually)
Books/Supplies $1,080
Room/Utilities$6,590   $4,290   $1,160   $1,280   *** $1,698
Between Term Expenses $1,000
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