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The UF Student

Whenever we have an opportunity, we will take the time to brag about the talented students at the University of Florida. With over 58,000 students enrolled in 16 different colleges and more than 415,000 alumni worldwide, the UF offers a diverse group of well-rounded candidates for your recruiting needs.

Snapshot of the UF Student:

  • 96% of first-time-in-college freshmen continue to their second year
  • Over 12,000 UF students are enrolled in graduate or professional programs
  • 30% of UF graduates seek employment opportunities outside of the state of Florida
  • 70% of UF graduates secure employment or plan employment in the state of Florida
  • 1000+ student organizations at UF
  • Average GPA, SAT, and ACT Score of 2019 Freshmen: 4.5 GPA, 1395 SAT, 31 ACT
It’s no surprise that UF receives applicants from all 50 states (more than 1,000 applications for out-of-state students are from New Jersey and New York alone). Admitted students represent every Florida county, all 50 states, and 131 countries.

The Top Five Applicant Florida Counties:

  • Miami-Dade
  • Broward
  • Palm Beach
  • Orange
  • Hillsborough

The Top Five Employment Destinations in the United States for UF Graduates in 2017-2018 were:

  • Florida
  • New York
  • Georgia
  • Texas
  • California
  • Approximately 29% of UF students identify as African American, Hispanic, or Asian (’19)
  • 20% of UF students identify as first-generation
  • Over 550 student athletes with 429 declared majors
  • Over 1,900 active duty, dependent, and veteran students
  • 3,048 enrolled in UF Online
  • UF’s International Center served over 6,600 international students
We’re always looking enhance our connections with students, employers, and the campus community. Through strategic programming and partnerships, we’re able to put the spotlight on career education and industry connections to better serve University of Florida students. The university’s Graduation Survey helps us capture the student story through self-reported student outcome data regarding their post-graduate destinations and career/academic related experience while attending UF.

This interactive dashboard allows users to investigate UF student outcome data among graduating undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional students. Discover the student graduation story yourself at Student Outcomes page.

  • Students who interviewed through the Career Connections Center: 4,339
  • Students who attended Employer Hosted Events: 3,301
  • Students who attended career fairs: 12,381
  • Students who applied for opportunities through Gator CareerLink: 9,891

The Career Connections Center can help you create the connections you need for a successful recruiting experience. With over 10,500 employment connections facilitated by our team in the 2018-2019 academic year, we’re ready to help you build your connections too.

Email us at HireGators@ufsa.ufl.edu if you have questions about the University of Florida students or how to start recruiting at UF.