A National Leader in Education
The University of Florida has earned a strong reputation as an excellent higher education institution both nationally and internationally. Read some of the reasons why UF is so highly regarded.
- As a Tier 1 institution, UF is consistently ranked in the top 2% of American public universities
- UF is ranked number 54 in U.S. News & World Report “Top Public Universities, 2013″
- The University of Florida is recognized as a Top National University and the College of Pharmacy is rated as one of the top pharmacy schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2012).
- Among the U.S. News and World Report rankings, UF is the highest-ranked pharmacy school offering a nontraditional Pharm.D. online or via distance-learning.
- The Wall Street Journal named the University of Florida among the ‘Top 25 Recruiter Picks’ in 2011.
- UF is ranked number 2 in Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2010)
- UF is ranked number 3 in The Center’s “Top Public Research Universities” (2008)
- The University of Florida has the sixth-largest student enrollment of all U.S. university campuses with more than 50,000 students from all 50 states and 100 foreign countries (2009-2010).
Member of the Association of American Universities (AAU)
The Association of American Universities (AAU) is a invitation-only association of 63 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada. To receive an invitation to join the AAU, a school must have high quality programs of academic research and scholarship and be on the leading edge of innovation.
The University of Florida is a member of the AAU in part because it is:
- A leader in research and discoveries, receiving more than $574 million in research awards in 2008-2009
- Ranked second among AAU public universities in master’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students in 2008-2009
- Ranked second among AAU public universities in doctoral degrees awarded to African American students, and fifth among AAU public universities in doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanic students in 2008-2009
- The University of Florida has over 4,100 faculty members with distinguished records in teaching, research, and service
- 52 Eminent Scholar chairs, each funded at more than $1 million each, attracting nationally and internationally recognized scholars
- 35 faculty elections to the National Academy of Science and/or Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, or the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
UF’s extensive capital improvement program has resulted in cutting-edge facilities that are ideal for 21st-century academics and research, including:
- Over $750 million in new research facilities recently completed or under construction including the Nanoscale Research Facility, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, and the Biomedical Sciences Building
- The Clinical and Translational Science Institute, one of only 60 research centers funded by the National Institutes of Health to speed the transformation of scientific discoveries into medical advances for patients
- UF’s Shands HealthCare, which includes seven hospitals: two academic medical centers, three community hospitals and two specialty hospitals
- Cancer and Genetics Research Center
- Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Building
- William R. Hough Hall, which will house the Hough Graduate School of Business