University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611
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The University of Florida is a public university in Gainesville, Florida, and it is part of the State University System of Florida, along with nine other campuses throughout the state. Gainesville is a sprawling city with a low cost of living, making it the perfect setting for students paying their way through college. The 2,000-acre campus is also a sprawling location with buildings spread throughout a large area. The university receives accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is the third largest university in the state. The University of Florida offers over 300 different degrees for undergraduates and graduates through 16 colleges and over 150 research and education centers.

Despite the size of the university, there is no Master of Science in Nursing degree offered. However, the University of Florida does offer BSN, accelerated BSN, BSN to DNP, BSN to Ph.D., and DNP programs. For registered nurses, the university offers an RN to BSN program. This program is offered entirely online and is offered to nurses who are registered in the state of Florida. The traditional BSN path is only intended for students who are already enrolled at the University of Florida or transfer students who have completed the prerequisite courses. The BSN programs are accredited by the CCNE.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students52,669
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate96%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 20 172
Master's degree 0 15
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 5
Doctor's degree - professional practice 7 84
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
09/17/1982 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1240 to 1400
ACT28 to 32
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $30

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$149/credit
In State Students$149/credit
Out of State Students$856/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$449/credit
In State Students$449/credit
Out of State Students$1,139/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,705 $6,705 $38,520
ADN 70 $10,430 $10,430 $59,920
BSN 125 $18,625 $18,625 $107,000
FNP 50 $22,450 $22,450 $56,950
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of University of Florida's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 23% $4,984
Other Federal Grant 7% $2,069
State Grant & Scholarships 84% $4,164
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 32% $3,811
Federal Student Loans 23% $5,226
Private Loans 1% $13,871


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,544
$30,001 to $48,000$6,386
$48,001 to $75,000$7,742
$75,001 to $110,000$11,373
Over $110,000$17,393

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
University of Florida
Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611

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