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Study at 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

Course Topics

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.

University of Florida Online Admissions

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.

University of Florida Online Faculty Quality

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.

University of Florida Online Student Enrolment

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

University of Florida Online 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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Profile of University of Florida

The campus of University of Florida is in Gainesville, FL, which is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at University of Florida include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. University of Florida is known for its programs in engineering and agricultural science and management.

University of Florida Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into University of Florida is challenging; it only admitted 42% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 560. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 580 and 690.


University of Florida has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, University of Florida had 51, 725 students enrolled (47, 600 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Southeastern Conference.

University of Florida Tuition and Affordability

University of Florida is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

University of Florida Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts2, 609liberal arts and sciences, political science, English, history, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, economics, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management2, 040business management, finance, accounting, marketing, management science
Engineering1, 348electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, systems engineering, materials engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering, aerospace engineering, . . .
Medicine820pharmacy, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences, public health, dental clinical sciences
Therapy and Counselling815psychology, community health services, physical therapy, mental health Counselling, marriage and family therapy, school psychology, educational psychology, Counselling psychology
Education and Teaching757elementary school teaching, special ed, agricultural teaching, curriculum and instruction, school Counselling, social science teaching, English teaching, educational administration, . . .
Media747advertising, journalism, radio and television, public relations, mass communication
Science648bacteriology, chemistry, physics, zoology, biological and biomedical sciences, entomology, ecology, geology, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy574exercise science, parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, occupational therapy, vocational Counselling, rehabilitation, athletic trainer
Law522law, tax law, international trade law
Agricultural Science and Management510food science, agricultural economics, food processing
Medical Support and Technology509health service and sciences, audiology, audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant
Computer Science and Engineering276computer engineering, computer and info science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine254registered nursing, nursing science
Architecture and Planning220architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning
Security and Law Enforcement218criminology, fire-fighting
Engineering Technician180construction engineering tech, surveying tech
Family and Social Work147family and community services
Animal Science and Care137animal science
Conservation and Resource Management129forestry, environmental science, wildlife management, fisheries sciences
Mathematics115mathematics, statistics
Fine Arts106fine arts, art history and criticism
Medical administration100pharmacy courses, health care administration
Landscaping and Horticulture74horticultural science, soil science, agronomy, plant sciences, various plant science courses
Drama and Performing Arts68drama, dance
Design58interior design, graphic design
Religion and Philosophy51philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Real Estate and Construction Management25real estate
Photography and Commercial Art17multimedia

Contact: University of Florida

University of Florida

355 Tigert Hall

Gainesville, FL 32611-3115

General Phone: (352) 392-3261


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