Gainesville, FL Colleges

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Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County in the U.S. state of Florida, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population of Gainesville in the 2010 Census was 124,354. Gainesville is also the largest city in the region of North Central Florida.

Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, the nation's eighth largest university campus by enrollment, as well as to Santa Fe College. The Gainesville MSA was ranked as the #1 place to live in North America in the 2007 edition of Cities Ranked and Rated. That same year, Gainesville was also ranked as one of the "best places to live and play" in the United States by National Geographic Adventure. Conversely, Gainesville was ranked as the 5th meanest city in the USA by the National Coalition for the Homeless twice, first in 2004 for its criminalization of homelessness and then in 2009 for its ordinance restricting soup kitchens to 130-meals a day.

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Schools in and around Gainesville, FL

Name
University of Florida
Four or more years; Public; $25,276 average out-state tuition; $4,060 average in-state tuition
Santa Fe College
Four or more years; Public; $7,362 average out-state tuition; $1,840 average in-state tuition
City College-Gainesville
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $12,200 average out-state tuition; $12,200 average in-state tuition
Academy for Five Element Acupuncture
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Florida School of Traditional Midwifery
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Florida School of Massage
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
The Salon Professional Academy-Gainesville
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Gainesville, FL Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016
NEWH South Florida Chapter Scholarship Varies October 13, 2016