Why Choose SF?

Santa Fe College offers seven bachelor's degree programs and more than 80 certificate and associate degree programs. Our graduation rate ranks first among Florida public colleges and we send more transfer students to UF than any other college. SF is the winner of the prestigious Aspen Award for Community College Excellence and is ranked number one in the nation.


Top 10 Reasons to Attend Santa Fe College

10. Affordability

Santa Fe College's tuition and fees are a fraction of the cost of most universities. Florida resident tuition is about $78 per credit hour for lower division courses and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Free parking and free bus transportation are added benefits.

9. Accessibility

Day and evening courses are available online and on campus, or as a hybrid in some cases. Our seven locations throughout Alachua and Bradford counties offer easy access to a college education in North Central Florida.

8. Bachelor's degrees found here

Complete your A.A. degree and stay at SF to earn your bachelor's degree. Santa Fe College offers two types of bachelor's degrees, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.). Bachelor's degrees are offered in seven different fields.

7. Transfer to UF

Santa Fe College is the number one transfer institution for UF. Florida's 2+2 system allows SF students to study two years at SF and two years at a Florida state university, including University of Florida.

6. Safety First

Study on a friendly campus in a safe community. Santa Fe College is one of only four state colleges with a fully sworn police department, making it one of the safest campuses in Florida.

5. Diversity

International education and diversity are valued and celebrated at Santa Fe College. You'll meet people from all walks of life and all corners of the globe, with students from more than 100 countries.

4. Dynamic Student Life

Santa Fe College boasts a robust student life with more than 60 student organizations, 10 intramural sports and five intercollegiate sports—baseball, men's and women's basketball, fastpitch softball and women's volleyball—sanctioned by the NJCAA. Sic ‘em Saints!

3. Learning Labs

We are more than just classrooms. SF has several hands-on learning labs, including the SF Teaching Zoo, the Renewable Energy Accessible Lab, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, an underground bat cave, state-of-the-art fine arts hall and the Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory.

2. Small Class Sizes

Small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio allow SF faculty and advisors to give you the personalized attention you deserve. Studies show that class size has a direct impact on student achievement. Courses at SF average fewer than 30 students per class.

1. We're Number One!

In 2015, Santa Fe College was named winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and ranked number one among community colleges in the U.S., the SF library was awarded the prestigious ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award and the SF teaching zoo was name best zoo in Florida by Yahoo Travel.


Priority Admission Dates

IMPORTANT FOR ALL Freshmen and transfer students: You must submit your final, official high school transcript (stating your graduation date) BEFORE continuing in the advisement and registration process.

  • Application Priority Date for Spring classes: Dec 1
  • Application Priority Date for Fall classes: Aug 1
  • Application Priority Date for Summer classes: April 1

Students may apply after the priority dates listed; however, it is not guaranteed that all of the steps in the admission/registration process will be complete in time to register for classes for the desired term.

The deadline for Fall and Fall A admission is Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Applications submitted after Aug. 21 will be considered for Fall B 2015.


Contact Us:

Santa Fe College
Office of Admissions, R-101
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606

Email: admissions@sfcollege.edu
Phone: 352.395.7322
Fax: 352.395.7300