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University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida, United States
  • 192 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 126 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 128 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 179 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 180 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 120 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 178 QS World University Rankings 2018
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Institution type Public

About University of Florida

The University of Florida is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida.

The University of Florida is ranked 17th overall among all public national universities in the current 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and consistently ranks within the top 100 universities worldwide. The University of Florida is considered a "Public Ivy," a designation reserved for the top public universities in the United States.

The University of Florida is organized into sixteen academic colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. It offers over 100 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate degrees, and seventy-six doctoral degree programs in eighty-seven schools and departments.

Campus information

The University of Florida is the home of sixteen academic colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. 16 Colleges:

  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Warrington College of Business
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Design Construction and Planning
  • 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 Public Health and Health Professions
  • College of Veterinary Medicine


  • George A. Smathers Libraries
  • Smathers Library
  • Shands Jacksonville Medical Center
  • Health Science Center
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
  • Harn Museum
  • University Auditorium
  • O'Connell Center
  • The Hub
  • Florida Gymnasium
  • Residence halls and complexes
  • Recreation Complex

The campus is served by 9 bus routes of the Gainesville Regional Transit System (RTS). Students, faculty, and staff with university-issued ID cards can use the system at no extra cost. The Amtrak Railroad does not have a station in Gainesville, but does have on in Palatka, and it takes about 40 minutes by car to reach the station. The University of Florida is also served by the Gainesville Regional Airport, which is approximately 30 minutes from the campus.


University of Florida offers on-campus and off-campus.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Architecture, Building 2 Business, Management 1 Engineering 3 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 2


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