University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Gainesville, FL

Founded in 1853

Motto: "Civium in moribus rei publicae salus" (The welfare of the state depends upon the morals of its citizens)






Acceptance Rate

$6,380 / $28,658

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) administers the degree programs of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. UF/IFAS is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible.

The mission of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is to deliver unsurpassed educational programs that prepare students to address the world’s critical challenges related to agriculture, food systems, human well-being, natural resources, and sustainable communities. Grounded in the land-grant ideals of access, innovation, and relevance, CALS promotes the core values of integrity, diversity, collaboration, and service in pursuit of its mission.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agricultural Education and Communication
  • Agricultural Operations Management
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Dietetics
  • Entomology and Nematology
  • Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food and Resource Economics
  • Food Science
  • Forest Resources and Conservation
  • Geomatics
  • Horticultural Sciences
  • Marine Sciences
  • Microbiology and Cell Science
  • Natural Resource Conservation
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Plant Sciences
  • Soil and Water Sciences
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
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Total Enrollment: 39,967

Agricultural Students: 4,340

Male Female Student Ratio: 34%/66%

Acceptance Rate: 37%


Application Fee: $35

Application Deadline: November 1

Target GPA: 4.4

Target SAT Score: 1380

Target ACT Score: 31


In-State: $6,380

Out-of-State: $28,658

Room Only: $5,750

Board Only: $4,470

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Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Faculty/Student Ratio: 19/1

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

UF/IFAS provides research support for faculty members assigned to 14 departments and one school on the UF main campus, plus off-campus facilities including 12 Research and Education Centers, five Research and Demonstration Sites (that include two biological stations), a research forest, and an 850-acre dairy farm.