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Title: Strength in diversity
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Title: Strength in diversity
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Language: English
Creator: Office of Admissions, University of Florida
Publisher: Office of Admissions, University of Florida
Publication Date: 2000
Subject: University of Florida.   ( lcsh )
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Strong academics. Top research programs. World-
recognized faculty. Students as diverse as the towns,
states and countries from which they originate.
More than 750 student organizations. One of the
most involved student campuses in the country.
Mind-expanding mentoring. Advanced equipment
and facilities. A wired and a wireless campus. The
University of Florida offers its students all of this and
more in an environment dedicated to helping students
achieve their educational goals.

The University's student recruitment is aimed at
achieving a student body that is representative of
an increasingly global and multicultural world. UF
students strive for success, and the campus has one of
the highest retention rates in the country. The diversity
of the campus provides a cultural exchange in and out
of the classroom. UF students learn and grow alongside
others from every state in the nation and from 131
foreign countries.

We invite you to learn more about the strengths of
our academic and student programs at the University
of Florida.


93 percent of

freshmen return

to UF for their

sophomore year

UF provides numerous programs and avenues of support for
enrolling or enrolled minority students.

faculty mentors to new African-American and Hispanic/Latino
freshmen. Mentors support, nurture, guide and advise students
during their adjustment to college life. These volunteer programs
pair first-year African-American or Hispanic students with a
professional mentor and a peer (a junior or senior student) to
ensure that first-year students have a nurturing, successful and
enjoyable experience at UE

PAACT: A proven transition program for incoming African-
American students designed to minimize obstacles, which in
turn increases retention and graduation rates. These programs
pair first-year African-American students with a professional
mentor and a peer (a junior or senior student) to ensure that
first-year students have a nurturing, successful and enjoyable
experience at UF www.oasis.ufl.edu/paact.html

CAAP: The sister program of PAACT for incoming Hispanic/
Latino students, with the same positive outcomes as the
PAACT program. www.oasis.ufl.edu/caap.html

STEP-UP (Successful Transition through Enhanced Preparation
for Undergraduate Programs): A program designed to promote

academic and personal success .,i, iLn minority freshman
engineering students.

HONORS PROGRAM: Students chosen for participation have a 4.0
UF weighted GPA and a score of 1400 (verbal and quantitative)
on the new SAT or a composite score of 33 on the ACT (writing
section required). Si ill interactive and challenging classes with
acclaimed professors are benefits of this program.

respected volunteer group of UF leaders and scholarship students
committed to and working toward increasing the number of
qualified minority students enrolled at UF

ambassadors who visit hometown high schools during breaks
from UE

AIM: The Office of Admissions selects students for participation
in this yearlong academic-based program, and selected students
attend UF at the beginning of Summer B term. Academic
advisement, small class size and summer acclimation to college
are benefits of this program. www.advising.ufl.edu/aim/

The University of Florida campus is a
diverse one, with students and teachers
coming here from every county in
Florida, throughout the United States and
globe. UF recruits minority applicants
throughout the country and sponsors
the following events to help prospective
students learn more about the university.
Our admissions staff encourages students
to visit the campus and talk with
admissions counselors to determine how
UF's tremendous academic resources
can help them reach their potential and
achieve their dreams.

SUF Shadow Days This program is
designed to give invited high school
seniors the "Gator for a day" experience
by shadowing current UF students in
class and around campus.
Date: October 18 and November 3, 2006
and January 29, 2007 (tentative).

* African-American Student
Recruitment Conference This
program is for middle school and
high school students (seventh through
eleventh grades) and their parents.
Date: January 20, 2007 (tentative).

* Hispanic-Latino Student Recruitment
Conference Same program as above,
but geared toward Hispanic/Latino
students. Date: February 21, 2007

STransfer Opportunity Program and
Services (TOPS 2 + 2) Conference
This program focuses on assisting
students at the community college level

in transferring into one of UF's colleges
after they earn their Associate of Arts
degree. The majority of this conference's
participants will originate from a
Florida community college or one of
UF's partner high schools: Jacksonville's
Raines and Ribault, Orlando's Evans
and Jones, 1I ..1n High and
Miami Carol City, New Orleans'
St. Augustine High School, and Atlanta's
Frederick Douglass and D. M. Therrell.
For more information, refer to
Date: March 23, 2007 (tentative).

* Destination Gainesville This
program invites admitted students to
receptions designed to encourage those
invitees to enroll in UF's incoming
freshman class. Receptions are held in
eight to 12 cities around Florida and the
Southeastern United I.

* Hispanic-Latino Outstanding High
School Scholars Program A two-day
program designed to attract the top-
rising seniors to UE
Date: June 10-11, 2007 (tentative).

* Merit/Honors Outstanding High
School Scholars Program A two-day
program designed to attract high-ability
students to UF.
Date: July 1-2, 2007 (tentative).

SAfrican-American Outstanding High
School Scholars Program A two-day
program geared toward top-rising
African-American seniors.
Date: July 8-9, 2007 (tentative).

35 percent

of UF freshmen

begin classes

during Summer B,

the first of July


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The university is committed to providing
a quality educational program at an
affordable cost. Scholarships are a means
to defray the cost of tuition for qualified
students. The following scholarship
programs are available:

* National Achievement Scholarships
for the recruitment of African-
American Achievement finalists who
are beginning freshmen. National
Achievement finalists and semi-
finalists should contact Mike Powell,
UF associate director of admission for
outreach and community development,
at mtpowell@ufl.edu or call
(352)392-9960 for scholarship

* National Merit Scholarships for the
recruitment of merit finalists who are
beginning freshmen

* Presidential Tiered Scholarships for
the recruitment of African-American
beginning freshmen

* Partner School Alliance Scholarships for
the recruitment of beginning freshmen
from one of UF's partner high schools:
Jacksonville's William M. Raines and
Jean Ribault, Orlando's Maynard
Evans and Jones, Miami High and
Miami Carol City, New Orleans' Saint
Augustine High, and Atlanta's Frederick
Douglass and D. M. Therrell.

* Florida Opportunity Scholarship
For more information, contact the
Admissions' Outreach and Community
Development staff at (352)392-9960
or Vernon Wright, Student Financial
Affairs, 392-1275, ext. 3364,

There may be scholarships available
directly from the college in which you plan
to major. Contact your college to learn
more about scholarship availability and
eligibility. Information also can be found
at www.sfa.ufl.edu.

Financial Assistance

The Office for Student Financial Affairs
coordinates and administers more than

100 programs that provide financial aid.
While some scholarships and financial aid
awards are based on academic merit, most
are based on financial need.

Financial need is determined by the
information you provide on the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) form to an independent federal
processor. Refer to the FAFSA packet
for more information. The packet is
available each January for financial aid
consideration in the upcoming fall and
spring terms. For more information,
contact the Office for Student Financial
Affairs, Vernon Wright, Outreach
Coordinator, S-107 Criser Hall,
(352)392-1275, ext. 3364,
vwright6@ufl.edu, or

Tuition Deposit

All admitted freshmen must confirm their
intention to enroll and secure their space
in the class with a $200 non-refundable
tuition deposit (not to be confused with
the $200 advance rent payment required
by Housing). The deposit will be credited
to your account when you enroll to
be used toward your tuition and fees.
Potential scholarship or Florida Prepaid
Tuition funding cannot be used in lieu
of this deposit. If there is a balance in
your account after your tuition and fees
are paid your initial semester, you will be
reimbursed. Students with demonstrated
financial need may make arrangements
with the Office of Admissions to waive the
tuition deposit.



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100+ UF student
clubs and organizations

that target the needs of
African-American and

Hispanic students

Residential life is an important component
of your education at UF, and living on
campus provides an opportunity to be part
of a diverse community. There are 7,330
on-campus residence spaces, which 5,100
are reserved for freshmen. I lh i are 24
residence halls with room styles ranging
from single-occupant to 4- or 5-person
suites and apartments.

Two to four weeks after you apply to
the university, the Division of Housing
and Residence Education will mail you
information about applying online for
on-campus housing. It is recommended
you complete the online housing appli-
cation, regardless of your housing plans.

If you desire on-campus housing, it is
critical that you complete the online
housing application and submit the
$25 application fee as soon as possible.
Receipt of both the application and the
processing fee establishes your housing
priority date.

On-campus housing is limited. Your
housing priority date is assigned on a first-
received basis. Establishing this priority
date is the first vital step toward obtaining
on-campus housing and the on-campus
housing location of your choice.

The Division of Housing will mail you
a housing contract after you have been
admitted to UE

This contract must be completed and
returned with your $200 housing
deposit to the Division of Housing by
the date specified.

Residence hall rooms are furnished with
beds, mattresses, dressers, study desks,
desk chairs, a wastebasket, and window
coverings. Floor plans, dimensions, photos
and additional information are available
online at www.housing.ufl.edu.


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UF's graduation rate of African-
American and Hispanic students
is in the top 10 out of 62 of
the most prestigious research
universities in the country. UF
also has the highest graduation
rate of African-American
students in the State University
System of Florida.

You will find in this photo:

* The former vice president of
UF Student Government
* Two academic athletes in
track and football
* An intern for the Orlando
* Three National Achievement
* Seven Non-Florida Academic
* An entertainment pianist/
musician and leader of his
own band
* High school class president
* Two high school
Founder of a UF student
I New student orientation staff
member (Preview)

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Students at UF learn from their personal
history, books, professors, courses and
each other. In addition to the programs
and support services outlined in this
publication, there also are institutes that
support multiculturalism.

The Institute of Black Culture (IBC)
presents programs that provide
educational awareness and information
on issues that relate to Black Culture.
For 33 years, the IBC has provided
educational, social and cultural programs
to share the history and culture of those
of African descent. Today it serves as an
umbrella to the more than 50 African-
American student organizations, as
well as a meeting place for African-
American students.

The Institute of Hispanic/Latino Cultures
(La Casita) serves as the central station
for more than 50 Hispanic/Latino student
organizations on campus. The Hispanic
Student Association, with more than 1,000
members, actively advocates Hispanic
participation in collegiate activities
and programs. It is the largest minority
organization at UF.

Historic Black Greek Organizations
UF has all nine historically Black Greek
letter fraternities and sororities on campus
under the National Pan-Hellenic Council
(NPHC), including Alpha Kappa Alpha,
Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho,
Zeta Phi Beta, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa
Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta, Phi Beta Sigma
and Omega Psi Phi.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

The Multicultural Greek Council is the
governing body to unite the multicultural
Greek letter organizations.



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Not only are UF students diverse, but
they are academically talented and many
are recognized with prestigious national
scholarships. UF is the No. 1 public
university in the nation for recruitment
and No. 4 of all universities for enrollment
of National Achievement Scholars. UF also
is No. 1 in the state and No. 2 in the nation
among public universities for enrollment
of National Merit Scholars. Such high-
achieving students often are involved in
numerous honors and academic societies,
as well as many leadership organizations
on campus.


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A state-of-the-art Career Resource Center at UF provides
career workshops, on-campus interviewing, internship
programs, and recruitment fairs to assist UF students in
beginning their careers (www.crc.ufl.edu). Other resources
to help enrich students' education include research with
distinguished faculty: www.scholars.ufl.edu; volunteer
service: www.dso.ufl.edu.cs/; and more than 750 student
clubs and activities: www.union.ufl.edu/involvement/.

Study Abroad

The university encourages students to study abroad through
UF-sponsored programs for a summer, a semester, or a
full academic year. UF also offers a number of faculty-led
UF summer programs to Brazil, China, Fin'1 i iid, France,
Germany, Italy, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, the Netherlands,
Russia, Spain, and Taiwan. For more io, i, nl. rin. n visit

NO.1- UF's ranking
among all public
universities in the
recruitment of National
Achievement Scholars

The university provides many facilities for on-campus recreation.
Among the facilities are three fitness centers, nine sports fields,
two pools, six outdoor court facilities, a gym and an 18-hole,
par-70 golf course.

The Student Health Care Center provides outpatient primary
medical and psychological care, health promotion, and a variety
of other specialty services in its four on-campus locations. The
university's fitness department offers more than 150 group fitness
classes each week, and the Gator Health and Wellness Center
offers individualized assessments to help students obtain and
maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The university provides tutoring services and study group
placement at no charge to enrolled students who desire additional
assistance in their UF course work. Services are available seven
days per week with and without an appointment.

The university also is committed to helping students develop
the personal awareness and skills necessary to overcome
problems and to grow and develop in ways that will allow them to
take advantage of the educational opportunities at the university.
Mental health counseling and consultation services
are available to students to help them confront personal, academic
and career concerns.



All students must apply online for admission as soon as possible fibll. ". inI,
their junior year of high school. Apply at www.admissions.ufl.edu.

Application Deadlines
October 2, 2006 Early Decision
November 1, 2006 Regular Decision I
January 16, 2007 Regular Decision II

Early December 2006
Early February 2007
Late March 2007

All admitted students are required to attend Preview- UF's freshman
orientation program. Preview is designed to acquaint students and their
families with university resources, policies and facilities. The two-day
program also includes academic advising and course registration.

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Admittance Rates by GPA, Standardized Test Scores,

and Strength of Schedule

i701 (83.1%)

I Applicants

4.0 and Above

3.7 3.99 4645
170 (46.7%)

3.3-3.69 1211 (2.2%)4804

3.0-3.29 12147
276 (12.9%)

Below 3.0
116 (5.7%)

Strength of Schedule

31 and Above 33
26 (78.8%)






1169 (83.8%)


6395 (59.8%)

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w 2872 (30.1%)

Including Critical Reading and Math Sections Only (1600 scale)

W 1796
1681 (93.6%)



2477 (31.5%)

990 or 2734
below 563 (20.6%)

Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Education and Communication
Agricultural Operations and Management
Animal Sciences
Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies
Biology, Integrative
Building Construction
Business Administration, General Studies
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Creative Photography
Decision and Information Sciences
Digital Arts and Sciences
East Asian Languages and Literatures
Education, Early Childhood
Education, Elementary
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Science
Entomology and Nematology
Environmental Engineering

Environmental Management in Agriculture
Environmental Science
Family, Youth, and Community Sciences
Fire and Emergency Services
Food and Resource Economics
Food Science and Human Nutrition
Forest Resources and Conservation
Geological Sciences
Golf and Sports Turf Management
Graphic Design
Health Education and Behavior
Health Science
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Rehabilitative Services
Horticultural Science
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies Majors
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biological Illustration
Film and Media Studies
International Studies
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
Neurobiological Sciences
Interior Design
Jewish Studies
Landscape Architecture
Landscape and Nursery Horticulture
Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology and Cell Science
Music Education
Natural Resource Conservation
Nuclear and Radiological Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Sciences
Packaging Science
Pharmacy (Preprofessional)
Plant Science
Political Science
Public Relations
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism
Soil and Water Science
Sports Management
Theatre Performance
Theatre Production
Visual Art Studies
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Women's Studies

For more information on majors, refer to
the online undergraduate catalog at




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