University Of Florida

University Of Florida


The University of Florida was formed in 1905 in the city of Gainesville by a consolidation of the state-funded East Florida Seminary and the Florida Agricultural College. The University today is one of the largest in the nation, with a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings. Florida offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees via distance learning. Of particular interest is their Working Professional Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Points of Distinction

  • Coursework can be accessed on student's own time
  • Same nationally respected education as is provided on campus
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges

Areas of Study

The University's Online program offers a Working Professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree. This program is comprised of nine semesters of study utilizing a combination of group interaction, multimedia lecture presentations, Internet based communication, and competency based evaluations. The format allows students to maximize their time and energies spent in attaining their Doctor of Pharmacy degree without disrupting their lifestyle.


The University of Florida's Distance Learning pages on the school's website contains specific information regarding admission criteria. The University can be contacted online for an admission form.


The University has more than 4,000 distinguished faculty members with outstanding reputations for teaching, research and service. Instructors have attracted hundreds of millions in research and training grants.

Student Body

Annual enrollment at the University is approximately 50,000 students. About 70% of this total are undergraduates.

Student Life

Courses are delivered both synchronously (on a set schedule similar to on-campus courses) or asynchronously (on an open, flexible schedule). They are provided through some type of technology (videotape, videoconferencing, Web/WebCT, streaming video) and students have the flexibility of accessing them on their own time. Interaction with the instructor most often occurs via phone, email, or chat rooms.

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Contacting University of Florida

University of Florida
355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville , FL 32611-3115
General Phone: (352) 392-3261

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University of Florida Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,645Asian studies, Latin American studies, women's studies, linguistics, East Asian language and literature, Russian language, German language, French language, Portuguese language, ...
Business and Management2,167business management, accounting, finance, management science, marketing
Engineering1,523aerospace engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Medicine876dentistry, dental clinical sciences, medicine, pharmacy, public health, veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences
Media754mass communication, journalism, radio and television, public relations, advertising
Therapy and Counseling696psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, community health services, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, physical therapy
Science694biology, molecular biology, botany, plant pathology, plant molecular biology, bacteriology, zoology, entomology, ecology, ...
Education and Teaching694curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, educational statistics, social foundations of education, special ed, school counseling, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy621parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer, occupational therapy, vocational counseling, rehabilitation
Law578law, international trade law, tax law
Medical Support and Technology493health service and sciences, audiology, audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant
Agricultural Science and Management478agricultural economics, food processing, food science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine314registered nursing, nursing science
Computer Science and Engineering240computer and info science, computer engineering
Medical Administration209health care administration, pharmacy courses, community health
Security and Law Enforcement201fire-fighting, criminology
Architecture and Planning197architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Engineering Technician173construction engineering tech, surveying tech, engineering technician
Family and Social Work168family and community services
Animal Science and Care162animal science
Conservation and Resource Management141environmental science, fisheries sciences, forestry, wildlife management
Mathematics136mathematics, statistics
Fine Arts119fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts75dance, drama
Religion and Philosophy70philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Landscaping and Horticulture64ornamental horticulture, plant sciences, agronomy, horticultural science, various plant science courses, soil science
Design52interior design, graphic design
Real Estate and Construction Management28real estate
Photography and Commercial Art20multimedia

Number of programs and degrees for University of Florida in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree8,73793
Master's degree3,337114
Doctor's degree85777
Post-master's certificate6310
First-professional degree1,2505
Associate's degree3931

University of Florida Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Florida had a total enrollment of 51,725 students (49,912 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 25%
First Professional 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 8%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 22%
20-21 29%
22-24 23%
25-29 13%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)6%
New York1%

University of Florida Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 95 %
Part-Time 86 %

University of Florida Room and Board (2007)

University of Florida offers campus housing for 7,357 of its 49,912 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Gainesville, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Florida Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal570680
SAT Math590700
ACT Composite2530

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT69%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT31%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required

University of Florida Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,778
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,623
Room and board $ 7,150
Room charge $ 4,630
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,520
Books and supplies $ 960
Other expenses $ 3,360

Financial Aid:
University of Florida participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 153500)

University of Florida Faculty

University of Florida has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track473286
Non-tenured and not on tenure track942719

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year233$139,03658$131,290
Associate professorcalendar year111$99,93955$95,493
Assistant professorcalendar year84$81,98567$82,831
Lecturercalendar year35$76,22937$68,341
No academic rankcalendar year105$64,71496$54,755
All faculty totalcalendar year568$105,349313$83,711

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year399$121,90195$107,552
Associate professoracademic year267$79,893138$71,145
Assistant professoracademic year199$68,434104$65,382
Lectureracademic year64$55,35077$48,980
No academic rankacademic year30$43,23660$43,746
All faculty totalacademic year959$92,208474$70,108

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Florida Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southeastern Conference
Basketball Southeastern Conference
Baseball Southeastern Conference
Track Southeastern Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports57145202

University of Florida Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forestry, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Systems Engineering

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Family and Community Services

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Ornamental Horticulture
Plant Sciences, General
Plant Sciences, Other
Soil Science and Agronomy, General

International Business, Trade, and Tax Law (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Physician Assistant

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Medicine (MD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Photography And Commercial Art

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Plant Molecular Biology
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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