University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611

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.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate97%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. DNP, BSN to DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD
  3. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 183
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 30
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 3
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 41

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Florida

Express Training Services, LLC
2.6 miles away
Santa Fe College
6.04 miles away
College of Central Florida
34.8 miles away
Florida Gateway College
38.76 miles away
Saint Johns River State College
39.53 miles away
Orange Park International School of Beauty
52.12 miles away
Florida State College at Jacksonville
62.4 miles away
Lake-Sumter State College
65.32 miles away
University of North Florida
65.72 miles away
Camtech, Inc.
75.47 miles away


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
SAT: Critical Reading580 to 680
SAT: Math600 to 690
SAT: Writing570 to 670
ACT Composite27 to 31
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

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,768
30k to 48k$7,227
48k to 75k$8,732
75k to 110k$11,716
Over 110k$16,950
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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant

The Florida Nurses Foundation exists to promote nursing and delivery of healthcare through the advancement of research, education and practice. Each year, funds are provided to registered [...]

Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 [...]

District 3 Scholarship

There are two scholarships annually; Preference to Marion County Residents, BSN generic students only, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must: Be enrolled in a [...]

District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award

The scholarship is to students from Hillsborough County who are pursuing a Geriatric RN or graduate program.   Applicants must:   Be enrolled in a nationally accredited [...]

Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing
University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611

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