Since its founding more than 160 years ago, the University of Florida has continually pushed the boundaries of knowledge forward.
With some of the most future-focused facilities, led by some of the best minds in their fields, the University of Florida is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities. U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges ranked UF as the first Florida school to break into the list of top 10 best public universities. Coming in at No. 9., UF is also in the top 10 among Kiplinger’s Best College Values.
A top-ranked university, united for a greater purpose
The University of Florida is a vibrant research institution of higher education that makes its hometown on 2,000 acres in the Greater Gainesville area. The proportion of students who stay in the area after graduation, the school’s graduate and professional students, and its faculty and staff all add to Greater Gainesville’s pool of highly educated residents. As a major research institution, the university also attracts companies that require educated workers.
With more than 54,000 students enrolled in 16 colleges, UF is proud if its intentional and intense comprehensiveness, boasting a legacy of academic and athletic excellence.
UF is fully committed to its founding mission as a land-grant research institution that makes a difference in society and the lives of people.
As its national stature rises, so does the value of a UF degree, which has been recognized as one of the nation’s best value by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Forbes, Money, Kiplinger’s and Value Colleges.
“UF’s stature and ranking is in the stratosphere of our nation’s 4,000-plus universities and colleges. We are relatively young, and yet we are among the very best public universities. Our ambition is to be the very best.”— Dr. Kent Fuchs, President of UF