The UF admissions department released a statement online Tuesday afternoon extending the freshman application deadline to Nov. 7, as opposed to the traditional Nov. 1 deadline.
The deadline was extended due to the impact of Hurricane Ian across Florida, according to the UF admissions website. The website also provides a link to request an additional extension if needed.
Hurricane Ian was the deadliest hurricane to impact the state since 1935, causing 136 casualties in Florida and damage throughout the state, most notably more than 2.5 million power outages and storm surges of more than 7 feet in areas like Fort Myers and Naples.
In the 2021-2022 application cycle, UF received more than 65,000 applications for roughly 15,000 acceptances — a record-low acceptance rate of 22.8%.
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