When reviewing applications from international applicants, the Office of Admissions considers the characteristics of the national system of education, the level of studies completed, the quality of achievement, the type of institution attended, and the suitability of preparation for the proposed program.


What Factors Does the University Consider When Reviewing Applications from International Students?

Every evaluation retains a focus on academic achievement and the applicant's overall potential for success at the University of Florida.

Complete applications are reviewed on an individual basis after all materials and information related to an applicant's educational background have arrived in the Office of Admissions. University admission policy stipulates that all applicants must have satisfactory conduct records and be eligible to return to any institution previously attended.


UF Considers ALL Aspects of the Applicant's Academic Record and Personal Experiences

Any international student who meets the minimums for admission is encouraged to apply. There will be opportunities on the application and in communication with the department to present unique talents, experiences and background information that distinguish you from other applicants. The admission committee is looking for students who are academically excellent, accomplished in extracurricular endeavors and broadly diverse.

It is the university's experience and judgment that this diversity will create a vibrant educational atmosphere and provide the best educational experience for all students. The university actively seeks applicants whose racial, cultural and ethnic heritage can enrich the pluralism and diversity of the university community.

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