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    Sandy Hayden
    Assistant Director
    of Admissions

    Recruiting Territory
    Homeschool and non-accredited schools, American Samoa, Guam, N. Mariana Islands, U.S. Military schools abroad

    Contact Me

    Hometown: Gainesville, FL
    Alma mater: University of Florida

    About Me
    I am a double Gator, earning both bachelor's and master's degrees in education, and I have worked at UF for more than 30 years. For the first 17 years, I was the assistant to three presidents and have now been an assistant director of admissions for 14+ years.

    Favorite Campus Location

    The Welcome Center because of the flow of students, both present and prospective, and all the visitors to UF. It is in many instances, it’s the first exposure visitors have to UF.

    Favorite UF Fun Fact
    I grew up in Gainesville and have watched UF evolve and grow into the institution it is today.

    Admissions Advice
    The application is your opportunity to shine and let us get to know you. Detail is very important, so the more detail you give, the better we know you, the more we know about you and in many cases the better we like you. The application is a marketing exercise you have to "sell" yourself, be able to brag about yourself and talk about YOU.

    For Students
    We offer both in-person and virtual visit opportunities, as well as a virtual tour you can take from anywhere in the world! Learn more and register at

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