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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (GAINESVILLE) INFORMATION

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Finances

Breakdown of all university costs: View UF's Tuition Page and see what your education will cost.

Financial Aid: See how you can earn financial aid and relieve some stress on your wallet.

Scholarships: If you’re paying full price to attend college, you’re doing it WRONG!
Rather than applying for one huge scholarship, try applying for multiple smaller ones.
Check out UF Scholarships and PAY LESS to go to school.

Expense Florida Residents Non-Florida Residents
Tuition/Fees $6,310 $28,588
Books/Supplies $1,300 $1,300
Computer/Cell Phone $1,260 $1,260
Housing $5,420 $5,420
Food $4,230 $4,230
Transportation $1,100 $1,100
Clothing Maintenance $700 $700
Personal $270 $270
Total $20,590 $42,868
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Admissions

Admissions Requirements: Start here when applying to UF.

UF Essay Question:

Beginning with the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, the University of Florida will use the Coalition Application for the freshman application. UF will require a response to one of the general essay prompts used as part of the Coalition Application. Your essay is a very important part of your application. The essay that you write helps the university know you as an individual, independent of grades, test scores and other objective data.

Please submit one essay. Remember to keep within the 500-word maximum length.

ESSAY TOPICS

  1. Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.

  2. Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution.

  3. Has there been a time when you've had a long-cherished or accepted belief challenged? How did you respond? How did the challenge affect your beliefs?

  4. What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What's the best part? What advice would you give a younger sibling or friend (assuming they would listen to you)?

  5. Submit an essay on a topic of your choice.

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FIRST YEAR ADVISING

Have questions and need advice: UF advisors can alleviate some of the confusion.

For students: Call (352) 392-1365 (UF main admissions)

  1. Ask to speak with admissions officer

  2. Be specific about your questions!

  3. Vague questions will get you to people that don’t know anything!

Contact an Advisor Diretly: Morgan Lamborn (Best via email) Mlamborn@admissions.ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-0902

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MEAL PLANS

Find out which meal plan is best for you and what they'll cost.

Meal Plan Contact: 352.392.2491

Sign Up Online: Students may go to www.gator1.ufl.edu  and Parent and Spouses can go to account.it.ufl.edu/glam/cview

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Housing

For pricing: How much will housing cost? Click here for answers.  

For all other information check out UF's Housing Guide.

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FAMILY WEEKEND

This is a great chance to see the campus and how your son/daughter is living the college life! Click here to find out how to get your Family Weekend on, Gator style!

Lodging suggested by UF: http://www.visitgainesville.com/stay/hotels-motels-inns/

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GREEK LIFE

Greek life can be a great way to meet new friends and make life-long connections for personal and business reasons. All UF info can be found by clicking here and beginning your University of Florida's Greek Life Experience! 

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STAYING ACTIVE!

Join an already existing team or create your own. There are so many sports to enjoy and UF offers golf, Volleyball, Basketball, Wheelchair Basketball, Tennis, Flag Football, Badminton, Dodgeball, Floor Hockey, Kickball, Mini Golf, Racquetball, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Wiffleball, Wrestling...just to name a few.

Find our more at http://recsports.ufl.edu/

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Clubs

There are hundreds of clubs at UF ranging from Kiteboarding, Fencing, and Lacrosse to Paintball, Wakeboarding, and SCUBA Diving.

Learn more about UF's Clubs by clicking here!

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