3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 395-5000
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At a Glance

Santa Fe College offers more than 90 Certificate and Associate's Degree programs,  9 Bachelor's Degree programs, and sends more transfer students to UF than any other college. SF's graduation rate ranks first among Florida public colleges. 

Santa Fe College (SF) is a Public institution located in the North region of Florida. SF has Regional Accreditation .

The main campus in Gainesville, FL has a City feeling.

Santa Fe College offers programs that lead to the following types of degrees:

  • Associate (2 yr.)
  • Bachelor's (4 yr.)
  • Certificate
Santa Fe College offers a wide variety of programs.
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Student Body (as of Fall 2022)

Enrollment Status
Enrollment Status
Enrollment Type Number of Students
Full Time 5552
Part Time 8123

Part-time students outnumber full-time students (1.46:1) at Santa Fe College.

Ethnicity Percentage of Students
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.20
Asian 4.30
Black/African American 11.60
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.20
Hispanic/Latino 23.80
White/Caucasian 53.00
Other/Unknown 6.90

The most common ethnicity is White/Caucasian (53%) followed by Hispanic/Latino (23.8%.)

Gender Percentage of Students
Female 54.00
Male 46.00

At 54%, female students outnumber male students by a notable margin. Percentages are based on "as reported" values.

Additional Information

Study at a college where international education and diversity are valued and celebrated. One hundred one (101) countries all around the world are represented by our international population of students.

Enrollment Stats
Total Students: 13,675
Undergraduate Students: 13,675
Graduate Students: 0
Average Student Age: 25
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Costs and Financial Aid (as of 2022)

All services provided by the Office of Financial Aid are available to all currently enrolled students, including those students whom are only enrolled in online classes.
Credit Hours
for Full-Time
In-State Tuition
per Credit Hour
Out-Of-State Tuition
per Credit Hour
Bright Futures
Additional Information

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. This financial assistance helps cover educational expenses and related costs. There are several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, work study and loans. Full-time enrollment is 12 credits per semester or 30 credits per year. Many full-time students take 12 credits in fall, 12 credits in spring, and 6 credits in summer.



  1. Enroll at Santa Fe. Student must have a SF ID number before application is processed.
  2. Alachua and Bradford county resident (unless otherwise stated on scholarship announcements)
  3. High school diploma or GED
  4. High school or post-secondary GPA 2.0 (unless otherwise stated on the scholarship announcements)
  5. Plan to enroll as a full-time student (12 credit hours per term)
  6. A 100 word essay describing career goals and benefits of receiving a scholarship.
  7. Scholarships are non-transferable.
  8. Students can receive only one scholarship award per academic year.
  9. Scholarships are applied to the academic year awarded.
  10. Thank you note must be received before award is posted to the student's college account.
Estimated Full-Time Costs
Estimated Full-Time Costs
Category Cost
Full-Time Tuition 3210.00
Books and Supplies 783.00
Housing Costs 0.00

The total estimated full time costs of $3,993.00 consists of $3,210.00 for Tuition, $783.00 for Books and Supplies, and $0.00 for Housing.

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Admissions (as of 2022)

Freshman Applicants
Application Fee
Tuition Deposit
Average GPA
for Merit Scholarship
Admissions Policy
Santa Fe College follows an Open Admissions policy. Test scores and/or GPA are not factors in the admissions decision. A high school diploma or GED certificate is required.
Admission Notification Plan
Students receive notifications from the college using eSantaFe notifications.
Additional Information

Santa Fe College offers more than 90 Certificate and Associate's Degree programs,  9 Bachelor's Degree programs, and sends more transfer students to UF than any other college. SF's graduation rate ranks first among Florida public colleges.

Additional Deadlines Information

A list of critical dates is available online at: https://www.sfcollege.edu/registrar/calendars/index

* Note: Santa Fe College follows a Rolling Admissions policy.
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Distance Learning (as of 2022)

SF offers over 300 online course sections each term. Students can register for online courses in eSantaFe by choosing "Online" under the campus listing.
Enrollment Procedures
Distance Learning Fees

Santa Fe's Distance Learning Fee is $10 per credit hour.

Additional Information

Santa Fe College offers numerous certificate and associate's degree programs, nine bachelor's degree programs, and sends more transfer students to UF than any other college. SF's graduation rate ranks first among Florida public colleges, and SF is in the Top 10 nationally for the number of A.A degrees awarded.

Santa Fe College offers a wide variety of programs. Explore Programs
Distance Learning Courses

Santa Fe College publishes Distance Learning courses on the FloridaShines Course Catalog. Students enrolled in other Florida public institutions can start registration as transient students directly from the catalog.

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Main Campus
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL  32606
(352) 395-5000
Andrews Center - Starke
209 W. Call Street
Starke, FL  32091
(352) 395-5850
Charles Blount Downtown Center
530 West University Avenue
Gainesville, FL  32601
(352) 381-7216
Davis Center - Archer
17500 SW Archer Road
Archer, FL  32618
(352) 395-5254
Kirkpatrick Center - Institute of Public Safety
3737 N.E. 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL  32609
(352) 271-2900
Northwest Campus
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL  32606
(352) 395-5000
Perry Center - Alachua
14180 NW 119th Terrace
Alachua, FL  32615
(352) 381-3750
SF Online
3000 NW 83rd St
Gainesville, FL  32606
(352) 395-7375
Watson Center - Keystone Heights
4150 State Road 21
Keystone Heights, FL  32656
(352) 395-5821
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Campus Life (as of 2022)

Greek Academic Organizations
Greek Fraternities
Greek Sororities
Social Fraternities
Social Sororities
Academic Honor Societies
Professional Associations
Marching Band
Special Interest Clubs / Organizations
Symphony Orchestra
Student Government Association
On-Campus Housing Options
Female Only
Male Only
Santa Fe College does not offer on-campus housing.
On-Campus Services
Fitness Services
Child Care Services
Medical Services
Santa Fe College offers Fitness, Child Care, and Medical services.
Additional Information

Student Life supports SF Student Government, Events, Athletics and special interest clubs for our students to participate in each term. 

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Santa Fe College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Citrus Conference.
Intercollegiate Sports
Sport Men's Team Women's Team
Scholarships Available
Intramural Sports
Basketball, Cheerleading, Fencing, Flag Football, Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting
Additional Information

The Santa Fe Saints Athletic Department boasts a graduation rate of over 80% and is one of the strongest programs in NJCAA Region VIII (the state of Florida). Our five sports teams have represented Region VIII at the national tournament for baseball, softball, basketball, and volleyball over the history of the college. In the last five years, our teams have won eight conference titles and are poised for continued success.

Team Identity
Santa Fe College competes as part of the following organizations:
  • NJCAA-Div I
  • Citrus Conference
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Returning Students (as of 2022)

Students returning to SF after missing one full year will need to complete the "readmit" application on eSantaFe.
Admissions/Re-Admissions Instructions
Santa Fe College offers more than 90 Certificate and Associate's Degree programs, 9 Bachelor's Degree programs, and sends more transfer students to UF than any other college.
Financial Aid
Returning students must complete the FAFSA to begin the process of applying for Financial Aid.
Additional Information
Using FLVC, students can access their own student records and apply to Santa Fe College as a transient student if their home institution is a participating state college or university. In addition, the following services are available through FLVC: Viewing students’ SF transcript Viewing students’ SF degree audit or running a degree audit for another institution Accessing links to student services, library services, and other services provided by FLVC If you are a student and have previously used eSantaFe, the same User ID and password that you used to access eSantaFe is used to access the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) Website. Instructions for logging in to FLVC with your user ID and password are provided on the bottom of the FLVC login page.
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Contact Directory


General Contact Information
 (352) 395-7322


General Contact Information
 (352) 395-5541

Career Center / Services

General Contact Information
 (352) 395-4121

Disability/Special Needs

General Contact Information
 (352) 395-4400

Distance Learning

General Contact Information
 (352) 395-7375

Fees & Payments

General Contact Information
 (352) 381-7020

Financial Aid

General Contact Information
 (352) 395-5480

Honors Program Admission Info

General Contact Information
 (352) 395-4141

Library Services

General Contact Information
 (352) 395-5409


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 (352) 395-7322


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 (352) 395-5443

Student Services

General Contact Information
 (352) 395-5648