Description

Santa Fe College is the main community college in Gainesville, Florida. In addition to its two-year offerings, Santa Fe College awards bachelor’s degrees in select fields.

Students at Santa Fe College who wish to transfer to a four-year school may earn an academic associate’s degree. Academic majors include:

  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Dance
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Linguistics
  • Theatre

Students may also pursue a career-oriented associate’s degree in fields like:

  • Building Construction Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Legal Assisting

Vocational certificates in healthcare and other professions are also available.

While Santa Fe College is primarily a two-year college, there are a select number of bachelor’s degrees, as well. Santa Fe College offers four-year degrees in such subjects as:

  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Health Services Administration
  • Nursing

Documents required for admissions include transcripts or GED scores, a school application and proof of legal residency. All entering students must also take an entrance test, which the school uses for placement purposes only.

Santa Fe College offers loans, Pell grants and work-study money to help offset tuition costs. Those interested in applying for financial aid will need to fill out a FAFSA.

Quick Facts about Santa Fe College, Gainesville

Region

Southeast

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$2,457

Out-of-State Tuition

$7,620

Enrollment

14,796

Year Established

1966

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  2 reviews
4 star
  2 reviews
3 star
  1 review
2 star
 
1 star
 

40% of students gave Santa Fe College, Gainesville 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I believe Santa Fe College Is a extremely well school for anyone.. What i like most about Santa Fe is the people, small class sizes, and the learning enviorment. Everyone wants to help one another, so that makes it nice and easy. There's always events going on around the campus, which makes things exciting. I'm so happy so attend this college just for the fact that it makes my life simpler; for example, the faculty and staff are superior whenever you have a question about anything i assure you it gets answered very quickly. Also, having the bookstores, HUGE cafeteria, and a innovating library helps everyone.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Overall, I think Santa Fe College is a fantastic school. It is a small state college located in Gainesville, FL. Located conveniently close to The University of Florida and the heart of downtown Gainesville. Santa Fe boasts about having the highest transfer rate into UF, hence being given the nickname, "Gateway to the Gators".The campus is easy, small, and accessible. The library on campus is 3 stories, and has a great cafe that sells Starbucks coffee and snacks located on the first floor. The campus has very beautiful landscaping and courtyards throughout. There is also a teaching zoo on campus with a wide range of animals that is free for students, and relatively cheap for others. Next to the teaching zoo there is a daycare for students with children and professors children, and also a gym on campus. The clinic on campus is great as well, very kind employees. Also located next to the bookstore is a rec-room with computers, printers, and video game consoles to pass time between class. Parking is FREE! Although it's generally tough to find a close spot all the time, there are lots of "carpool parking lots". In the main courtyard outside the cafeteria, there are always things to do set up by students for students. Krishna lunch, blood drives, music, free handouts from local apartment complexes and other schools in the state, and lots more.

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Students

Total Students
14,796

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
8%
African American
12%
Caucasian
42%
Asian
2%
Unknown and Other
36%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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