Essay topics for the University of Florida


University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida Area

Admission Essay requirements

Please submit one essay. Remember to keep within the 500­word maximum length.

Essay Topics

1. Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.
2. Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards
of making your contribution.
3. Has there been a time when you've had a long­cherished or accepted belief challenged? How did you respond? How did the challenge affect your 
4. What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What's the best part?
What advice would you give a younger sibling or friend (assuming they would listen to you)?
5. Submit an essay on a topic of your choice.

Office of Admissions Contacts

Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall ­ PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611­4000

Career Counselors contacts:

   How this university ranks
   From LinkedIn University Rankings             

   for Accounting ProfessionalsGraduate #12
   for Software DevelopersGraduate #18

University of Florida statistics (Alumni data based)

Where they live

Gainesville, Florida Area - 31,211
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area - 23,081
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area -19,040
Orlando, Florida Area - 16,206
Jacksonville, Florida Area - 12,574

Where they work

Lockheed Martin- 642
Intel Corporation - 562
IBM - 536
PwC - 513
US Navy - 479

What they do

Education - 19,647
Healthcare Services - 18,715
Sales - 18,305
Engineering - 18,060
Entrepreneurship - 17,462
Operations - 16,375
Research - 14,167
Media and Communication - 11,814

What they studied

Business Administration and Management, General - 15,746
Finance, General -9,856
Psychology - 8,632
Political Science and Government - 7,832
Marketing - 7,187
Law -6,939
Economics - 6,875
Accounting - 6,605

What they’re skilled at

Microsoft Office - 46,226
Leadership - 40,410
Public Speaking - 39,483
Customer Service - 39,457
Management - 37,230
Research - 32,894
Microsoft Excel - 32,487
Strategic Planning - 30,022

Notable alumni

ROBRob Cherof

Co-Founder & President at Rocket Camp
EVP, Chief Marketing Officer at BBDO Atlanta
Sr Partner at J. Walter Thompson
Account Executive at Fletcher Mayo & Assoc
Bachelor of Science (BS), Advertising 1979 – 1982



MaryAnne Golon

Director of Photography at The Washington Post
Professional Advisory Board at Photo Quest Adventures
Consulting Director of Photography and Multimedia at AARP
Professional Advisory Board Chairperson at Noor Images
BS, Journalism, English, Speech



Robin Domeniconi

Chief Marketing Officer at (RED)
Associate Publisher at TRANSWORLD PUBLSIHING
VP-US Advertising Sales, Publishing and Marketing at Microsoft
President, Media Group at Time Inc.
BA, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1979 – 1983



TROYTroy Dalbey

Senior Project Developer at SolarCity
Project Developer at SolarCity
Managing Director, North America at Upsolar Global
Executive Advisor (Contract) at AES Distributed Energy
General Studies 1986 – 1989



University of Florida Recommendations to apply

The best education from the best university - that is UF!
UF offers its students so many opportunities for study. It has world-class professors who have created an amazing think tank. Additionally, the diversity of the student body enriches your fund of knowledge and provides rewarding experiences for UF students.

I am proud to be a part of the Gator Nation.


Kim Walker
Health Care Executive,Health Care Administrator
Chief Operating Officer,Physician Practice Administrator
Bachelor or Arts

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