University of Florence: Statistics

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#252 of 14,131 In the World
#92 of 2,785 In Europe
#7 of 88 In Italy
#2 of 6 In Tuscany
#36 of 1,007 For Dermatology
Top100 For 12 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Florence is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (maturità), and entry examination for most Degree and Diploma Courses
Academic CalendarOctober to May

Research profile

University of Florence is a world-class research university with 70,023 scientific papers published and 2,252,788 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and Computer Science.


University of Florence majors

by publication & citation count

21,322 / 800,980
15,758 / 732,611
9,636 / 366,274
9,406 / 207,782
8,930 / 359,306
Environmental Science
6,505 / 216,262
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6,113 / 161,013
Computer Science
5,524 / 157,849
3,220 / 129,423
Materials Science
2,720 / 61,119
2,591 / 118,383
2,559 / 114,613
Oncology and Cancer research
2,525 / 98,761
2,378 / 144,935
2,149 / 135,513
2,126 / 109,358
1,921 / 64,896
1,833 / 33,821
1,826 / 33,872
Quantum and Particle physics
1,791 / 111,859
1,530 / 64,568
Health Science
1,499 / 55,681
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,468 / 36,592
1,464 / 47,590
Geography and Cartography
1,407 / 36,585
Optical Engineering
1,282 / 27,052
Art & Design
1,263 / 10,368
1,235 / 55,504
1,224 / 21,152
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1,188 / 49,891
1,113 / 35,781
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,087 / 53,335
1,043 / 70,982
Nuclear Physics
980 / 66,458
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
942 / 24,752
Atomic and Molecular physics
934 / 28,654
Critical Care Nursing
930 / 26,011
892 / 44,395
Molecular Biology
831 / 43,056
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
820 / 33,913

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 787 6710
1992 847 7742
1993 859 8449
1994 915 9755
1995 1019 11775
1996 1115 13876
1997 1225 15840
1998 1213 18573
1999 1375 21913
2000 1357 24192
2001 1408 27776
2002 1635 32483
2003 1712 37396
2004 1875 41855
2005 2020 49461
2006 2221 57009
2007 2474 63671
2008 2613 75080
2009 2847 85705
2010 2891 94684
2011 2996 107105
2012 3168 122928
2013 3612 141045
2014 3840 154176
2015 4138 164927
2016 4265 167954
2017 4438 177429
2018 4501 176513
2019 5028 200880
2020 5682 242451
2021 5552 274216
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Florence gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Annual Tuition (EUR)
Bachelor's Degree 2,800
Master's Degree 3,500
PhD Program 4,000

The University of Florence has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Florence.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes TBD
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes TBD
Economics Yes Yes TBD
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes TBD
Mathematics Yes Yes TBD
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes TBD
Master Universitario di 1° Livello Archaeology, Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Building Technologies, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, Engineering, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Labour and Industrial Relations, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Radiology, Sports, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Treatment Techniques, Tropical Agriculture, Tropical Medicine, Urban Studies, Viticulture
Master Universitario di 2° Livello Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Criminology, Dentistry, Engineering, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Geography, Health Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Landscape Architecture, Leadership, Medical Technology, Medicine, Mediterranean Studies, Philosophy, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Statistics, Surgery, Town Planning, Treatment Techniques
Laurea Magistrale Architecture and Planning, Health Sciences, Law, Primary Education
Dottorato di Ricerca Agriculture, Agronomy, Arts and Humanities, Astrophysics, Economics, Education, Engineering, Food Science, Forestry, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics and Computer Science, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Performing Arts, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Statistics

University of Florence alumni

  1. Michelangelo

    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    1475-1564 (aged 89)
    engineerwriterpainterpoetarchitectural draftsperson

    Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance. Born in the Republic of Florence, his work was inspired by models from classical antiquity and had a lasting influence on Western art. Michelangelo's creative abilities and mastery in a range of artistic arenas define him as an archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and elder contemporary, Leonardo da Vinci. Given the sheer volume of surviving correspondence, sketches, and reminiscences, Michelangelo is one of the best-documented artists of the 16th century. He was lauded by contemporary biographers as the most accomplished artist of his era.

  2. Niccolò Machiavelli

    Niccolò Machiavelli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    1469-1527 (aged 58)
    poetpolitical theoristmilitary theoristpoliticianwriter

    Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, was an Italian diplomat, author, philosopher and historian who lived during the Renaissance. He is best known for his political treatise The Prince (Il Principe), written around 1513 but not published until 1532. He has often been called the father of modern political philosophy and political science.

  3. Donatella Versace

    Donatella Versace
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    1955-.. (age 68)
    businesspersonfashion designerdesigner

    Donatella Francesca Versace is an Italian fashion designer, businesswoman, socialite, and model. She is the sister of Gianni Versace, founder of the luxury fashion company Versace, with whom she worked closely on the development of the brand and in particular its combining of Italian luxury with pop culture and celebrity. Upon Gianni's death in 1997, she inherited a portion of the Versace brand and became its creative director. She is currently the brand's chief creative officer. Along with her brother Gianni, she is widely credited for the supermodel phenomenon of the 1990s by casting editorial models on the runway.

  4. Matteo Renzi

    Matteo Renzi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    1975-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the University of Florence
    In 1999 studied jurisprudence

    Matteo Renzi is an Italian politician who served as prime minister of Italy from 2014 to 2016. He has been a senator for Florence since 2018. Renzi has served as the leader of Italia Viva (IV) since 2019, having been the secretary of the Democratic Party (PD) from 2013 to 2018, with a brief interruption in 2017.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Florence faculties and divisions

Area : Biomedical Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Medical Auxiliaries, Medical Parasitology, Medicine, Midwifery, Neurosciences, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Surgery, Treatment Techniques
Area : Humanities and Education Adult Education, Anthropology, Archaeology, Archiving, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Classical Languages, Cognitive Sciences, Comparative Literature, Design, Documentation Techniques, Education, Educational Sciences, Fine Arts, Heritage Preservation, History, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Modern Languages, Music, Native Language, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psycholinguistics, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teacher Training, Theatre
Area : Sciences Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics
Area : Social Sciences Accountancy, Administration, Air and Space Law, Anthropology, Banking, Behavioural Sciences, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Canon Law, Civil Law, Cognitive Sciences, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Comparative Law, Criminal Law, Criminology, Demography and Population, Economics, European Union Law, Finance, Geography, Geography (Human), Heritage Preservation, History of Law, Human Rights, Industrial Management, Institutional Administration, Insurance, International Business, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Labour Law, Law, Management, Management Systems, Maritime Law, Marketing, Notary Studies, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Law, Social Sciences, Sociology, Urban Studies
Area : Technology Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architectural Restoration, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Crop Production, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Farm Management, Fishery, Food Science, Forest Management, Forestry, Horticulture, Industrial Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Materials Engineering, Meteorology, Physical Engineering, Production Engineering, Regional Planning, Safety Engineering, Soil Science, Structural Architecture, Surveying and Mapping, Town Planning, Transport and Communications, Tropical Agriculture, Water Science

General information

Alternative names UniFI
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Founded 1321
Accreditation Ministry of Education, University and Research
Colors blue

Location and contacts

Address Piazza San Marco 4
Firenze, 50121
City population 381,000

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