Founded in 1853, the University of Florida is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university in Gainesville, Florida. The university is the largest single-campus universities in the United States. The University of Florida is one of sixty-two elected member institutions of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the association of preeminent North American research universities, and the only AAU member university in Florida.
The university offers more than 100 under graduate majors; social sciences, engineering, and business being the most popular domains. The university comprises of numerous colleges: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; College of Arts; College of Business Administration; College of Dentistry; College of Design, Construction and Planning; College of Education; College of Engineering; College of Health and Human Performance; College of Journalism and Communication; College of Law; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; College of Medicine; College of Nursing; College of Pharmacy; College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Veterinary Medicine.
The university’s innovation hub has helped build more than 190 startups. The university faculty includes 2 Pulitzer Prize winners and more than 40 elected members of the National Academy of Sciences Engineering. The university athletics team competes in NCAA Division-I and has won 39 national championships.
The University is classified as a Research University with a Very High Research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Notable Alumni: Timothy Richard Tebow (Former professional American football quarterback and current professional baseball outfielder), Erin Jill Andrews (American sportscaster and television personality), Michael Connelly (American author of detective novels and other crime fiction)
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