UFL Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,Gainesville,USA

  • Gainesville,USA

Located in Gainesville, Florida, the University of Florida (UF) was established over 160 years ago in the early 1850s. Since its foundation, the university has continued to push the boundaries of knowledge forward and undertaken significant research and innovation initiatives. Owing to a brilliant research community, it attracts over USD 900 million as research funding each year. As a result, it is classified among the ‘R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity’. It has received a record of USD 838 million in research awards till now. Apart from this, UF was the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum-certified building in the state of Florida. Now, with a 2,000-acre campus and over 900 buildings, UF has more LEED-certified buildings than any other American university. Moreover, the university has nearly 5,000 faculty members, out of which the majority of teaching staff have distinguished teaching and research records, and two faculty are Pulitzer Prize winners. The student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1 with more than 50 percent of its classes having less than 20 students.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered


What all courses are available to international students?


UF offers 30 certificate programs, 100 undergraduate majors, and over 250 graduate degree programs to all aspirants. Undergraduate aspirants can choose to study interdisciplinary subjects by choosing minor courses from a different field of study. They also have the option of selecting an accelerated, a combination, or an honors degree. Graduate programs include graduate certificate courses, masters, and doctoral degrees.

 

Intensive English Program (IEP)

Students who do not meet the language proficiency requirements for direct admission may be required to undergo this program. Offered through the English Language Institute of UF, it has three core academic English courses: Listening/Speaking, Grammar, and Reading/Writing. There are six levels of proficiency from ‘beginner’ to ‘advanced’. Depending on the university requirements, students will be required to enroll under one of these courses and levels.

 

To know more about courses offered by UF, check the online catalog here.


Eligibility & Documents Required


What are the eligibility requirements?


Undergraduate aspirants should meet the following eligibility requirements:

 

Degree

Standardized Tests (Any One)

English Proficiency (Any One)

Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 scores (score requirements vary as per course)

 

Note: For Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021, the following examinations will be temporarily considered for English proficiency:

 

For graduate aspirants, the eligibility criteria for international students are:

 

Degree

Standardized Tests

(As Per Course Requirement)

English Proficiency

(Any One)

  • A four-year undergraduate degree or a three-year undergraduate degree and a master’s degree from a recognized institution
  • Work experience
  • TOEFL iBT: Minimum 80
  • IELTS: Minimum 6.0
  • GRE Verbal: 140

 

For the UF full-time MBA program, the following are the eligibility requirements for international students:

 

Degree

Standardized Test

English Proficiency

(Any One)

  • A four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution
  • Work experience

GMAT

  • TOEFL
  • IELTS

 

Note: Some course may have higher score requirements, check the course page for more details. For Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 admissions, the university has waived off the requirements for GRE and GMAT scores for specific programs. Full-time MBA program applicants must submit GMAT scores.


What all documents are needed for application?


UF requires attested or certified copies of originals to be submitted along with the application form. It advises students not to submit the original drafts as these documents will not be returned. All documents submitted as a part of the admission process should be in English or translated into English. Additionally, students should get their documents evaluated by trusted credential evaluators.

 

For UG aspirants, the following documents are required:

 

Academic transcripts

Language proficiency score reports

SAT or ACT score reports

Letters of Recommendation (LORs)

Supplement essays

Additional supplements, as per course requirement

Financial documents

Passport

Immunization records

 

For PG aspirants, the following documents are required:

 

Academic transcripts

Language proficiency score reports

GRE/GMAT score reports

Two to three LORs

Essays or SOP, as per course requirement

Additional supplements, as per course requirement

Financial documents

Passport

Immunization records


Application & Tuition Fees


Is there any application fees?


The undergraduate and graduate program application fee is a non-refundable amount of USD 30. Some professional courses may have a different application fee.


What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?


The tuition fee may vary slightly as per the course. The table below is an estimation of the annual tuition fee for international students:

 

Florida Tuition Fee

 

Note: Tuition fee excludes other ancillary charges. Tuition fee and additional charges are subject to change each year. Check the university website for the current academic year fee structure.


Scholarships & Financial Aid


Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?


The university does not offer any financial aid to international students. However, international students may be eligible for a few scholarships, such as:

  • Alec Courtelis Award
  • Diane Fisher Award
  • UFIC International Student Emergency Hardship Scholarship
  • Scarborough Scholarship
  • Scarborough-Maud Fraser Scholarship
  • Marilyn Little Scholarship

 

For more information about these scholarships, check the university's International Centre website.


Admission Process


When do the admissions start?


UF offers admissions during the Summer and Fall intakes. However, most of the programs are offered in the Fall Intake. Check the university website to known about courses offered in each intake.

 

The undergraduate admissions begin in August each year, and the deadline is mid-November. Applications received after this deadline are accepted on a space-available basis, which is extremely limited. The ACT or SAT scores must be submitted by mid-December.

 

Deadlines for graduate programs are course-specific. Check the respective course page to know about the application closing date. MBA programs have rolling deadlines, and the admissions for the full-time MBA program open in August with the following deadlines:

 

Round

Deadlines

Round 1 and International Students Deadline

Mid-October

Round 2

Mid-January

Round 3

Mid-May

 

Note: Deadlines may vary each academic year. Check the respective course or program website to know the exact closing dates.


How to apply to UG courses?


International students need to apply through the Coalition Application or the Common Application portal. These portals open in August and students need to submit the application for UF by the November deadline.


How to apply to PG courses?


As an international graduate applicant, you can apply to UF through the university’s application portal. An interview round may or may not be part of the admission process as per the program/course.

 

Applying through the University of Florida’s Application Portal

New students need to create an account first and then login with the registered details.

Link: www.applyweb.com/uflgrad/index.ftl

 

Florida PG Application Process

 

Step 1: After registering and logging in to the portal, you should be able to see this page. Enter all the details to proceed to the next section.

 

Florida PG Application Process 1

 

Step 2: Select the appropriate response.

 

Florida PG Application Process 2

 

Step 3: Select the appropriate options and click on ‘Save & Next Page’.

 

Florida PG Application Process 3

 

Step 4: Choose the college and program of your choice or use the filter option to find it.

 

Florida PG Application Process 4

 

Step 5: After selecting your program, fill the rest of the details.

 

Florida PG Application Process 5

 

Step 6: Give details about your previous education and activities. Fill in your test scores and answer the ‘Additional Questions’ section. Upload the required documents. Ensure that all of these sections are filled and completed before submitting and paying the application fee.

 

Florida PG Application Process 6

 


When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?


Undergraduate aspirants who submit their complete applications by the November deadline receive their admission decisions by late-February. Students who submit their application after the November deadline should receive decisions by late-March. Graduate admission decisions are made at the departmental level. Thus, applicants will receive a decision directly from the academic unit they have applied. For any queries regarding the decisions or the time frame for receiving it, the university advises to directly contact the department.


Student Diversity & Preferred Profile


What are the chances to get into this university?


UF follows a comprehensive application review process, i.e., the admissions committee also considers personal essays/SOP, academic awards, extracurricular activities, family background, and personal and practical experience while reviewing a student’s application. However, it considers the potential for academic success primarily while selecting candidates. All the information in the applicant's file, academic and non-academic, is considered in relation to the size and strength of the applicant pool. The review committee tries to balance the subjective and objective components of the application. It can exercise flexibility and professional judgment in their reviews and decisions, but they do so with consistent standards. Each evaluation retains a focus on academic achievement and the applicant's overall potential for success at the University of Florida. This can be further deduced from the Freshman Class Profile of 2020 and MBA program statistics of 2015 given below:

 

Florida Freshman Clas Profile 2020

 

Florida MBA Class Profile 2015


How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?


Every year, UF enrolls over 6,000 international students across all its programs. In 2019-2020, it enrolled 6,573 freshmen, 5,310 graduate, and 2,883 transfer students. The top ten countries with 35 students represented in the Freshman Class 2019 were:

  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • Taiwan
  • UAE
  • Brazil
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Vietnam
  • Germany

Part Time Work While Studying


Can I work while studying here?


International students with F-1 Visa status can work part-time on campus without any special authorization, while the classes are in session. Work hours should not extend over 20 hours per pay week. The official work week of the university is Friday through Thursday. However, some on-campus entities’ work weeks vary, such as Aramark/Gator Dining and UF Bookstore. A student needs to verify the work week start and end with the employer before starting employment. Furthermore, student assistantships are considered on-campus employment, and thus, the work hours are limited to 20 hours a week. During vacations and academic breaks, international students can work full-time on the campus only if they return to classes in the next semester.

 

F-1 Visa holders who are enrolled in a full-time degree program can work off-campus with special authorization. Working off-campus is only available in certain situations. The university advises international students to consult their international student advisor (ISA) for advice on such matters.


Campuses & Accommodation


How many colleges and campuses does the university have?


The University of Florida is the eighth largest single-campus university in the US with 16 colleges and over 150 research and education centers under its administration. These colleges further oversee various academic departments and research schools.

 

College of Veterinary Medicine

College of Public Health and Health Professions

College of Pharmacy

College of Nursing

College of Medicine

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)

Levin College of Law

College of Journalism and Communications

College of Health and Human Performance

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

College of Education

College of Design, Construction and Planning

College of Dentistry

Warrington College of Business Administration

College of the Arts

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS)


Is on-campus housing available?


UF provides on and off-campus housing assistance for international students. The university provides off-campus housing assistance through ‘Off Campus Life’ service. This includes an online search service for housing opportunities off the campus, appointments with OCL staff, and monthly events to foster civic engagement.

 

Undergraduate and graduate aspirants can benefit from focused residential communities by getting involved in events and activities designed to support their academic interests. The university offers three different styles of accommodation – traditional, suite, and apartment.

 

For undergraduate students, the university lists the following rental rates for residence hall rooms for 2020/2021:

 

EAST CAMPUS

Resident Hall

Room Type

Room Rate/Semester

(in USD)

Beaty Towers

Shared Bedroom

2,845

Broward Hall

Single Room

2,804

Double Room

2,648

Buckman Hall

Single Room

2,804

Double Room

2,648

Cypress Hall

Single Room

3,783–3,783

Double Suite

3,574

Super Suite

3,574

Fletcher Hall

Single Room

2,696–3,027

Double Room

2,648–2,696

Two Room Double

2,696–3,040

Three Room Triple

2,845–3,040

Infinity Hall

Single Suite

3,947

Double Suite

3,729

Super Suite

3,839

Jennings Hall

Single Room

2,804

Double Room

2,648

Mallory Hall

Single Room

2,696–2,804

Double Room

2,648

Murphree Hall

Double Room

2,815

Two Room Double

2,815–3,040

Two Room Triple

2,815–3,040

Rawlings Hall

Single Room

2,804

Double Room

2,648

Two Room Quad

2,696

Double Suite

2,740

Reid Hall

Single Room

2,804–3,027

Double Room

2,648

Sledd Hall

Single Room

2,455–3,027

Double Room

2,648

Two Room Double

2,696–2,920

Two Room Triple

2,696–3,040

Three Room Quad

2,696

Shared Bedroom

2,845

Thomas Hall

Single Room

2,804

Double Room

2,648

Yulee Hall

Single Room

2,696–2,804

Double Room

2,648

Source: University of Florida

 

WEST CAMPUS

Resident Hall

Room Type

Room Rate/Semester

(in USD)

East Hall

Single Room

2,804

Double Room

2,648

Graham Hall

Single Room

2,804

Double Room

2,648

Hume Hall (Honors)

Single Room

3,783

Double Room

3,574

Keys Complex

Private Bedroom

3,174

Lakeside Complex

Shared Bedroom Apt

2,845

Private Bedroom Apt

3,429

North Hall

Single Room

2,804

Double Room

2,648

Riker Hall

Single Room

2,804–2,845

Double Room

2648–2,815

Simpson Hall

Single Room

2,804

Double Room

2,648

Springs Complex

Single Suite

3,282

Double Suite

3,060

Tolbert Hall

Single Room

2,804

Double Room

2,648

Trusler Hall

Single Room

2,804

Double Room

2,648

Weaver Hall

Single Room

2,804

Double Room

2,648

Source: University of Florida

 

Graduate and Family Housing

The rental rates for these halls typically change each year starting July 1. Rental rates include water, internet, and basic cable.

 

Village

Room Type

Monthly Rental (in USD)

Corry Village

One Bedroom

484

One Bedroom (remodeled)

628

Two Bedroom

542

Two Bedroom (remodeled)

688

Deluxe Two Bedroom (remodeled)

745

Diamond Village

One Bedroom

628

Two Bedroom

688

Maguire Village

One Bedroom

560

One Bedroom (remodeled kitchen)

599

Two Bedroom

617

Two Bedroom (remodeled kitchen)

658

Tanglewood Village

One Bedroom

588

One Bedroom (remodeled kitchen)

628

Two Bedroom

646

Two Bedroom (remodeled kitchen)

688

Townhouse

705

Townhouse (remodeled kitchen)

745

University Village South

One Bedroom

560

One Bedroom (remodeled kitchen)

599

Two Bedroom

617

Two Bedroom (remodeled kitchen)

658

 Source: University of Florida

 

Note: Rates are subject to change. Check the university website for the current academic year housing rates.


University Contact Information


Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?


International students can contact the university in case of any doubt:

Address: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA

Website: www.ufl.edu/

Telephone: +1-352-392-3261


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