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"The reputation of an institution is, in large part, measured by the excellence of its graduate students. The University of Florida's graduate students help to push the boundaries of research, develop the technologies of the future, improve the health of our citizenry, reshape our social and economic culture, expand scholarship and create beauty in many forms."

Dr. Henry T. Frierson, Associate Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School


The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. 

Florida’s leading university opened its doors in 1906. It is a major, public, land-grant research university, with 16 colleges that offer more than 250 graduate degree programs. There are over 12,176 graduate students and 2,803 graduate faculty. 

UF has nearly 4,000 faculty members with distinguished records in teaching, research and service, including 37 Eminent Scholar chairs and 42 faculty elections to the Institute of Medicine, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, or the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Awards include a Fields Medal, two Pulitzer Prizes, NASA’s top award for research, and the Smithsonian Institution’s conservation award.

In 2013, the Florida legislature designated UF as the state’s preeminent institution and provided a multi-year, multimillion dollar funding investment to the university in order to hire 500 endowed faculty to positions in 28 focus areas, including informatics, food security, materials innovation, and creative writing.


UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities:

• 1: Washington Monthly’s list of national universities that offer the best bang for the buck (2013)

• 1: Among AAU public universities in master’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students (2014)

UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belongs to the Association of American Universities.

For more information, please see: UF Graduate School Admissions Brochure in English.‌‌