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Why is UF shooting up in the academic rankings in pretty much every department???

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by urg8rbait, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. urg8rbait

    urg8rbait Senior

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    What changed? Not that I'm complaining or anything lol
     
  2. channingcrowderhungry

    channingcrowderhungry Premium Member

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    McElwain out, Mullen in.
     
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  3. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

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    It’s not the Xs and Os, it’s the Jimmies and Joes. Better applicants are applying and being accepted.
     
  4. urg8rbait

    urg8rbait Senior

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    Gotta be more than that.
     
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  5. duchen

    duchen VIP Member

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    No way! Mullen is a better recruiter than Mr. Yellow Teeth.
     
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  6. 92gator

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    Nah. Application pool has been top notch for decades.

    ...and they're coming, as they have been for years, BECAUSE the product is top notch--measured by it's 'fruit', inter alia.

    (my objective, neutral, opinion).

    TBL, is that what's changing, is that we're getting noticed.

    President Fuchs gets a pile of credit.
     
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  7. HallGator

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    If you are going to start a thread it needs to be bolstered with a link.
     
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  8. PerSeGator

    PerSeGator GC Legend

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    Because it's great to be a Florida Gator. I thought this much would be obvious.
     
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  9. gatorknights

    gatorknights GC Hall of Fame

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    I'm pretty sure I wouldn't make it in today. Especially considering the meat grinder it was when I went there.
     
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  10. demosthenes

    demosthenes Premium Member

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    Dang straight ya big dummy! We love you anyway.

    :D
     
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  11. dynogator

    dynogator GC Hall of Fame

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    I know of several kids here in VA that applied to UF, all with 4.0 averages, and they were rejected. The only one that was accepted had a 4.4 average, 1564 on SAT's. For out-of-staters, UF is super selective.
     
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  12. channingcrowderhungry

    channingcrowderhungry Premium Member

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    If it makes you feel better I am one of, if not the, youngest poster on this board (according to that poll we did recently) and I wouldnt make it in now either.
     
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  13. obgator

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    All the nerds giving relentless effort.
     
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  14. OklahomaGator

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    The 1% of the top 1%. (runs for cover)
     
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  15. oragator1

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    Honestly, the talent pool is getting better, but UF is playing to the rankings a bit.
    The state mandated that of the money they dole out is based on how we perform in a scorecard that runs pretty close to what US News cares about. They also gave us preeminence funding which we are using to drive down class sizes, which was always one of our biggest issues. We are going from 21-1 down to 16-1.
    They are also making a really concerted marketing effort around the top 10 thing, to drive up our reputation, which also impacts rankings.
    And then now they ar staking these lessons up to grad school rankings. UF Law rose 7 spots this year and passed FSU. They are up to 41 and targeting top 35.

    But in the TLDR version, the school is making it a major priority and it’s paying off.
     
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  16. cjgator76

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    It’s not just out of staters. A non- Gator, FL res friend recently told me that his daughter was admitted to UF, which was a surprise because the superstar valedictorian of her class didn’t make the cut.

    So the valedictorian is settling for Yale.
     
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  17. oragator1

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    Someone I know, his kid got into Cornell and not UF.
    UF uses a different set of parameters than some of the top schools (more focus on leadership, volunteerism, entrepreneurship, looks down on dual enrollment among other things), but it is still pretty amazing. Kids think they are a shoe-in with grades and scores, but it isn’t that way. Need the whole package.
     
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  18. demosthenes

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    Over the last two decades the state’s population has increased from 15.5M to 21.3M an increase of more than 37%. During the same period UF’s student population has essentially remained steady. Pretty easy to see the candidate pool is stronger than ever especially with disproportionately rising tuition costs among other top universities.
     
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  19. gatorknights

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    Tough job but someone has to do it. When Yale is your second option, something tells me UF isn't so bad. But we're biased around here. :)
     
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  20. gator_lawyer

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    UF Law is at 31 now. They rose 10 spots.
     
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