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 includes the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Career Resource Center, Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Housing & Residence Education, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Recreational Sports, and Student Financial Affairs.
The Dean of Students Office offers support related to disabilities services, multicultural affairs, new student programs including Preview orientation, off campus life, and judicial affairs. The UF student body follows an honor code committed to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
The learning experience at UF continues outside the classroom through the Center for Leadership and Service, Student Government, the Office of Student Activities and Involvement, Sport Clubs/Intramural Sports, and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs.