Gainesville One of Four Schools "Just As Great as Ivy League Schools"

6, August 2013

Policymic, a site aimed at offering advice to millenials and engaging them in political issues, has included the University of Florida in its recent ranking of four schools that are "just as great as Ivy League schools." With a freshman retention rate of over 96%, Policymic stated that the University of Florida has an ideal internal support system for students. With about 50% of classes at the University having less than 20 students, professors and assistants are able to provide personal mentoring to individual students.

UF has also been ranked as a "Top-10 Best Buy College" by Forbes. Ranked 15th in the nation among public universities by US News, in-state tuition at the University of Florida is at a remarkably low $5600. A large, active alumni base is also a critical factor in attracting funding for research, faculty, services, infrastructure, and students.

The University of Florida's high-ranking programs include those in business, engineering, medicine and law. The University of Florida's Sid Martin Biotech Incubator was recently ranked the best in the world, propelling the flourishing bio-tech hub into the international spotlight. The university's science and technology community, Innovation Square, has also been attracting a myriad of international, high-tech companies that hope to harness talent and research emanating from the University of Florida. Just 2 blocks from UF campus, companies at Innovation Square include large, international corporations and small, local startup ventures.

Other Notable UF Rankings and Awards:

  • No. 17 in U.S. News & World Report “Top Public Universities” (August 2012)
  • No. 3 in Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2013)
  • No. 3 in the Fiske Guide to Colleges list of Best Buys Among Publics (2014)
  • No. 15 on the Forbes list of best public universities (2013)
  • Job recruiters ranked UF ninth on the list of places where corporations prefer to recruit new employees.
  • No. 2 on SmartMoney magazine’s list of universities whose graduates get the highest salary return for their tuition dollars (2012)
  • 21st in the National Universities category of the 2012 Washington Monthly magazine College Rankings
  • #1 University for transferring technology to the marketplace (Milkin Institute)