National Stature

34 Publics | 26 Privates

Latest UF National Rankings

1st Value Colleges – Top 50 Best Value Colleges
2nd Kiplinger’s Best College Values (In-State)
6th New York Times – College Access Index
7th Educate to Career (ETC) College Rankings Index
8th U.S. News Best Colleges – National Universities
8th Business Insider 50 Best Colleges in America
8th Washington Monthly – National Universities
9th Forbes Top Colleges
10th Forbes Best Value Colleges

Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream

The New York Times ranked UF 6th among both public and private universities in helping low-income students succeed. Importantly, the Times’ methodology takes into account the number of low-income students who actually graduate. UF was the only public university not in the University of California system ranked among the top 10. UF ranked above Harvard, Princeton and Stanford Universities.

Growth in Faculty

UF is growing its ranks of world-class faculty by 500 new positions, reducing the size of classes and student-to-faculty ratio and growing scholarship and research.

Record in Research

UF received a record $838 million in research awards in FY2018, up 22%.

UF #3 in Nation for Tech Transfer

The Milken Institute ranked UF 3rd in the Best Universities for Technology Transfer, ahead of peers including Stanford and MIT.

UF #1 in World for Biotech Incubator

UF’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute was named the 2017 Incubator of the Year among more than 7,500 incubators worldwide by the International Business Innovation Association.

U.S. Academies

UF has the most National Academy Members in the Florida state university system.

28 National Academy Members
Univ. Science Medicine Engineer Total
UF 19 7 2 28
USF 1 6 6 13
FSU 3 2 2 7
UCF 0 0 6 6
FIU 0 2 1 6
FAU 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 24 17 17 58


Record-Setting Philanthropy

UF has raised nearly $1.7 billion in philanthropy toward its $3 billion campaign goal in its first four years. Only 6 public universities are engaged in capital campaigns of $3 billion or more.

UF fundraising


Graduation Rates

UF is a leader in four-year and six-year graduation rates.

SUS Graduation Rates
Four-Year Six-Year
UF 68% UF 88%
FSU 63% FSU 80%
NC 57% NC 65%
USF 49% USF 71%
UCF 40% UCF 70%
UNF 30% UNF 56%
FIU 27% FIU 57%
FAU 24% FAU 51%
FGC 22% FGC 48%
FA&M 14% FA&M 48%
UWF 22% UWF 42%


Applications Hit Record High

A record 41,407 students applied to UF for the 2019-20 academic year.