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University of Florida

The University of Florida is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive university, Florida is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities.

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UF Welcome Center

The welcome center and book store at the University of Florida


UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belongs to the Association of American Universities.

University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611

Florida has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings (including 170 with classrooms and laboratories) in Gainesville. The northeast corner of campus is listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The UF residence halls have a total capacity of some 7,000 students and the five family housing villages house more than 2,200 married and graduate students.

UF’s extensive capital improvement program has resulted in facilities ideal for 21st century research including the McKnight Brain Institute, the new Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Building, the Genetics and Cancer Research Center now being built, and the Proton-beam Therapy Center that will be located in Jacksonville. Overall, the university’s current facilities have a book value of more than $1 billion and a replacement value of $2 billion.

Lake Alice Uf campus

Lake Alice on the University of Florida campus




The 16 Colleges at the University offer more than 100 under- graduate degrees, along with the Graduate School, which coordinates almost 200 graduate programs.

Colleges and Degrees:

  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Warrington College of Business Administration
  • College of Design, Construction, and Planning
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health and Human Performance
  • College of Journalism and Communications
  • Levin College of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Health and Health Professions
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

UF Special Programs:

  • Honors Program
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning

Sports at the University of Florida

UF has ranked among the nations’s 10 best athletic programs in each of the last 20 years.
The University of Florida couples its strong intercollegiate sports program with more than 60 intramural and club sports. 

Athletic programs offered at UF:
Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball

Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field Main Campus:


UF Entrance

The entrance to the University of Florida







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