About SF

About SF

Santa Fe College was established by the state government in 1965 to offer wide access to quality higher education. Since then, the college has established programs and services that fulfill its mission of educational opportunity, responsiveness to the community, economic development and innovation in the public interest.

The philosophy of the college has been, and continues to be, student-centered. Santa Fe College is home to a planetarium, nationally-recognized teaching zoo, geological (underground caves) field laboratory and state-of-the-art fine arts hall, and annually produces the Spring Arts Festival, the largest cultural and arts event in Alachua County, FL.

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Santa Fe College has nine bachelor’s degrees, no transfer required. As well as A.A. degrees that get students ready to transfer to the university level. Earning a degree at SF is cost effective and convenient.

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Students attend Santa Fe College because we offer courses that lead to university level transfers and jobs, and all our support services are dedicated to assisting you through college to graduation day.

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There's no better way to find out how much you like a school than to drop by for a visit. The SF Student Ambassadors will be happy to show you around our beautiful campus.

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