201 Criser Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
Type: Public institution
Year Founded: 1853
Religious Affilation: None
Academic Calendar: Semester
Size of Undergraduate Student Body: 34,612
Geographical Setting: Suburban
Application Fee: $30
Application Deadline: January 17
Selectivity: Most selective
Tuition and Fees: $3,330 in-state, 17,860 out-of-state
Basic Services Offered: nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial Services Offered: N/A
Counseling Services Offered: minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other
Career Services Offered: co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
Students That Enter the Job Market…
Within 6 Months of Graduation: N/A
Within 1 Year of Graduation: N/A
Within 2 Years of Graduation: N/A
Firms that Hire Most Graduates: Walt Disney World, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Ferguson, Microsoft, Target, Ernst & Young LLP, Walgreens, Office Depot, Siemens USA, ExxonMobil, KPMG, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Pepsi Bottling Group, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Wal-Mart, Sears, Roebuck and C
Does the school have a library on campus? – Yes
Is it a member of a library consortia? – Yes
Number of books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents: 4,075,290
Number of current serial subscriptions: 27,856
Number of microforms: 7,680,340
Number of audiovisuals: 967,117
Number of ebooks: 260,500
Other library facilities: Figures reflect all campus libraries combined.
Museums or other Special Academic Buildings on Campus: * The Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute — One of the world’s largest research institutions devoted to the study of the brain and nervous system disorders. The institute’s research and educational programs incorporate more than 300 faculty from 51 academic departments and 10 colleges.
* The Honors Residential College at Hume Hall — The first facility in the U.S. designed and constructed specifically in support of a residential college concept. Designed as a residentially-based academic community, the new facility integrates the housing needs of Honors residents with facilities, staff, and programs in support of the Honors Program.
* The McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity – The center is dedicated to research and education about butterflies, moths and global biodiversity. It is the world’s second-largest Lepidoptera collection, second only to The Natural History Museum in London. The McGuire Center also includes Butterfly Rainforest, a screened vivarium that houses subtropical and tropical plants and trees to support 55 to 65 different species and hundreds of free-flying butterflies.
* Microkelvin Research Laboratory — The largest ultra-low temperature laboratory in the world. The facility is one of only two of its kind in the United States; the second is located at Cornell University.
* The UF Lightning Research Laboratory — Operated by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
* Shands at UF medical center — Affiliated with the UF Health Science Center, Shands at UF is a 570-bed tertiary care center with 142 intensive care beds. It features four “Centers of Excellence,” including cancer, cardiovascular medicine, neurological services and transplantation.
* The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art — Florida’s first major art museum in a university setting. In addition to 6,000 original art works in its permanent collection, the Harn Museum also offers films, lectures and a study center.
* Florida Museum of Natural History — The museum includes Powell Hall, the exhibition and education facility; and Dickinson Hall, the research center.
* The Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
* One public television, one public radio and two commercial radio stations.
Is a computer course required? – No
Is a computer required? – Yes
Number of available computers for all students: 1,120
Available internet access? – Yes
Available email accounts? – Yes
Computers available in: computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
Number of available wired connections available in…
The Library (not including computer labs): 0
Other areas: 19
Is there a wireless network? – Yes
Where is wireless available? – in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
Wireless simultaneous connection capacity: 14,150
Recommended operating system: Microsoft
Percentage of hosting units owned by college for internet access: 98%
Are students permitted to have webpages? – Yes
Is there online registration? – Yes
Campus Safety Services Offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
Campus Life Overview
Percentage of undergrads that live in college-owned housing: 22%
Percentage of Male Undergrads Living in Fraternities: 15%
Percentage of Female Undergrads Living in Sororities: 15%
Percentage of students on campus on weekends: N/A
Does the school offer students housing? – Yes
Percentage of students living in college-owned housing: 22%
Housing available for all unmarried students? – Yes
If on-campus housing is unavailable, does school provide assistance? – Yes
Available types of campus housing: coed dorms (41%), sorority housing (7%), fraternity housing (8%), apartments for married students (10%), apartment for single students (17%), special housing for disabled students (0%), special housing for international students (2%), other housing options (15%)
Percentage of college-owned housing units that are…
Triples or Suites: 29%
Number of college-owned housing buildings: 167
Percentage of college-owned housing units that have…
A sprinkler system: 32%
Fire alarms: 57%
Wired high-speed internet access: 98%
Campus Size: 2,000 acres
Transportation (distances in miles)
Nearest airport(s): Orlando (115), Gainesville (10)
Nearest train station: Jacksonville (73)
Nearest bus station: Gainesville (2)
Does public transportation serve campus? – Yes
Are all students allowed to have cars on campus? – Yes
Percentage of students with cars on campus: 29%
Is there school employment? – Yes
Percent of undergraduates that worked on campus in 2005-2006: – 15%
Average undergraduate wage: 1,870
Are freshmen discouraged from working their first term? – No
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
Army ROTC: Offered on campus
Navy ROTC Offered on campus
Air Force ROTC: Offered on campus
Rules and Regulations
Is legal alcohol permitted on campus? – Yes
Other policies: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
Most popular events: 1) Volunteers for International Student Affairs annual International Talent Show – Started 42 years, ago, it attracts an audience of some 1, 500 and showcases different cultures through music and dance. 2) ACCENT – Started in the early 1960s, the UF Student Government speaker’s bureau typically brings in 10 to 12 speakers to campus each year. Admission is free. Past speakers include Mikhail Gorbachev, Magic Johnson, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Alexander Haig, Bob Dole, Ralph Nader, Bob Woodward, Ellen Degeneres and Spike Lee. 3) Gator Nights – Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Student Government and the Reitz Union Board, Gator Nights is a series of Friday night events (6: 30pm to 2: 00am), Gator Nights offers students an alternative way to spend their weekend evenings. Activities include comedians, live bands, laser tag, movies, a food bar, and dances, mostly free. Attendance averages 1, 3000 students. 4) Museum Nights – The Harn Museum and Florida Museum of Natural History are open Thursday evenings for food, entertainment, fun and a chance to visit the museums. Co-sponsored by UF Student Government, this has proven to be a very popular event. 5) Florida Invitational Step Show – Organized by the Black Student Union and usually held in February to honor Black History Month. The show attracts an audience of thousands, many from out of state. 6) Dance Marathon – Started in 1995, Dance Marathon is, as its name suggests, a marathon dancing session (more than 30 hours) that serves as a fundraiser for the local Children’s Miracle Network. Organized by campus Greeks, it attracts several hundred participants each year and raised nearly $340, 000 in 2006. 7) Gator Growl – Started in 1925 as a bonfire and pep rally, Gator Growl has grown into a nationally recognized, three-hour extravaganza featuring a laser light show, a massive fireworks display and top-line entertainers such as Bill Cosby, Bob Hope, Robin Williams, the Smothers Brothers, George Burns, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and Howie Mandel. The event, held in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field, typically attracts more than 60, 000 people.