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Gainesville Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Gainesville Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Gainesville, Florida

There are at least 4 colleges in Gainesville, listed and described below. These schools represent 66,805 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 61,931 full-time students, and a reported 7,357 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Florida and Santa Fe College.

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  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Gainesville.

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance


Casselberry, FL

Aviation Institute of Maintenance schools are distinguished institutes committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in the Aviation Industry.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

City College


Gainesville, FL

City College of Florida is focused on providing the best in business and career education.

  • Program Categories: Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Associate
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Colleges in Gainesville with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

City College Gainesville
2400 SW 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32608

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: allied health and medical assisting, business management, medical coding, legal assistant, accounting and management, phlebotomy, data entry, legal professions
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 217 students, 218 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine
1000 NE 16th Ave., Building F
Gainesville, FL 32601

  • Programs: acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 39 students, 42 full-time equivalent.

University of Florida
355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-3115

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, pharmacy, law, psychology, political science, finance, liberal arts and sciences, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 51,725 students, 49,912 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 7,357 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 570-680. Math: 590-700.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Gainesville Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, various animal sciences courses, criminal justice and police, various nursing, cardiovascular tech, business management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 14,824 students, 11,759 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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