Who Are UF Students?
UF students are among the best in the nation. Approximately 90 percent of all entering freshmen score above the national average on standardized college entrance exams taken by college-bound students. UF ranks second among public institutions in the U.S. (fifth among all) for the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled. Also, UF ranks first among public institutions in attracting National Achievement Scholars during 2002.
UF’s freshmen retention rate of 92 percent speaks to the outstanding quality of the university’s entire academic experience, from counseling to online programs to aid self-tracking of academic progress and class registration.
In addition to being academically motivated, students lead a rich social and extracurricular life. They belong to more than 500 student organizations on campus, attend more than 2,000 campus concerts, art exhibits and theatrical productions, guest lectures, sports contests, and other events a year.
Registrar’s Office & Course Information
The Registrar’s Office, which maintains students’ academic records, publishes the Undergraduate Catalog and the Graduate Catalog, which are supplemented by the Course Schedule. The Registrar also sets the Critical Dates by Term and maintains ISIS, the academic computer system used by students, faculty and advisors.
The Division of Student Affairs actively contributes to the university’s academic mission, provides comprehensive student services, and educates all UF students. Student Affairs manages more than 170 buildings and 3 million square feet of campus space. Departments include the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Career Resource Center, Center for Leadership & Service, Counseling & Wellness Center, Dean of Students Office, GatorWell Health Promotion Services, Housing & Residence Education, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program, ulticultural & Diversity Affairs, Off Campus Life, Recreational Sports, Student Activities & Involvement, and Student Legal Services.