University of Florida

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University of Florida
founding 1853
Sponsorship state
place Gainesville , United States
president W. Kent Fox
Students 52,270 (2008)
Employee approx. 4,550
Foundation assets 1.62 billion US $ (2008)
University sports Gators ( Southeastern Conference )
Networks Association of American Universities
Century Tower, landmark of the University of Florida.

The University of Florida is a public university in Gainesville in the US state of Florida . It is equipped with 49,693 students the fifth largest university in the United States (2006) and has the eighth-largest budget, almost 1.9 billion dollars a year. It is one of the best public universities in the United States, a so-called Public Ivy, and is a member of the Association of American Universities , an association of leading research-intensive North American universities that has existed since 1900. The university was rated 47th in the 2007 US News & World Report National Universities. In an international comparison by Jiaotong University Shanghai , the University of Florida achieved 53rd place in 2006.


The university was founded in 1905. Officially, the year 1853 is given as the year in which the East Florida Seminary was founded. This institution was closed during the Civil War , and its name was later used by various other educational institutions.

African American students have been admitted since 1958.

In 1991, following a donation of $ 20 million from George Smathers , the name of the university library was changed to George A. Smathers Library .


Courses of study at the University of Florida include:

  • Design, construction and planning
  • Humanities and natural sciences
  • Health and Human Performance
  • engineering
  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • medicine
  • Public Health and Health Professions
  • pedagogy
  • pharmacy
  • maintenance
  • Law (Levin College of Law)
  • Fine arts
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Economics (Warrington College of Business Administration)
  • Dentistry


University of Florida
Because Hall
Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during a football game
Library West
Newell Hall
Tigert Hall
O'Connell Center
Peabody Hall
Floyd Hall
Walker Hall

The University of Florida sports teams are called Florida Gators . The university is a member of the Southeastern Conference . The football team plays their home games at Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium .


Nobel Prize Winner

Computer science

Arts, literature, humanities and entertainment




The list shows only a very small fraction of the politically and economically high-ranking figures at the University of Florida.

Web links

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Coordinates: 29 ° 38 '35.4 "  N , 82 ° 20' 50.1"  W.