University of Florida - Common Data Set (CDS)

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General Information

CDS - A1. Address Information

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

Admissions Office:
Phone: (352) 392-1365
201 Criser Hall
Box 114000, Univ. of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Email Addresses:

Freshman Admission:

Transfer Admission:

Graduate Admission:

Professional Admission (Med., Dental, Vet. Med., Law, Pharmacy):

Postbaccaulareate Admission:

Readmission (previous UF students):

Residency Information:

International Admission:

University Catalogs:

World Wide Web application:

Office for Student Financial Affairs
P.O. Box 114025, S-107 Criser Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-4025

Year Founded:


CDS - A2. Source of institutional control:


CDS - A3. Classify your undergraduate institution:


CDS - A4. Academic year calendar:


CDS - A5. Degrees offered by your institution:

Bachelor's (B.A. or B.S.)


Specialist (Ed.S.)


Doctoral (Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., D.P.M.)

First-professional (DMD, MD, DPH, DVM, JD, DNP)

Academic Structure

UF is one of the nation's top three universities in the number of majors offered on a single campus. It has 16 colleges and schools and over 100 interdisciplinary research centers, bureaus, and institutes. Almost 100 undergraduate degree programs are offered. The Graduate School coordinates more than 200 graduate programs. Professional degree programs include Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and Law.


Faculty Honors:

No. of Nobel Laureates


No. of Pulitzer Prize winners


No. members of National Academy of Sciences and/or Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, or their international counterparts

more than two dozen

No. Eminent Scholar Chairs


No. Fulbright Awards

7 for 2010-11 

Library Holdings

The George A. Smathers Libraries, forming the largest information resource system in the state of Florida, reflect the riches found in the university's academic programs. The library system is comprised of eight campus libraries and a Veterinary Medicine “Reading Room.” Library holdings include 4.6 million print volumes, 8.1 million microforms, 630,000 e-books, 79,000 full-text electronic journals and 356 electronic databases.

The collections are accessed through the online catalog at

Computer Facilities

Location of personal computers or terminals for general student use:

Microcomputer labs, computer center, classrooms, libraries, student center, dormitories, modem dialup service, and a special office offering computer access for the disabled.

Computer requirements for students:

Access to and on-going use of a computer will be required for all students to complete their degree programs successfully. Effective Summer B 1998, the university expects each student entering the junior year, as well as each student new to the university, to acquire computer hardware and software appropriate to his/her degree program. Competency in basic use of a computer is a requirement for graduation. See

Special Facilities on Campus

The northeast corner of the campus is listed as an Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Notable UF facilities include:

  • Florida Museum of Natural History, among the nation's top 10 natural history museums
  • The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, one of the largest museums in the Southeast
  • The Center for Performing Arts, which attracts world-class symphony orchestras, Broadway plays, opera, and large-scale ballet productions to Gainesville
  • The world's largest citrus research center
  • One of the nation's few self-contained intensive care hyperbaric chambers for treatment of near-drowning victims
  • A microkelvin laboratory capable of producing the coldest temperature in the universe
  • The second largest academic computing center in the South
  • A world-class bell carillon
  • 99-rank Anderson Memorial pipe organ
  • Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station
  • A federally-funded world-class brain institute
  • One public television, one public radio, and two commercial radio stations.