University of Florida

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University of Florida
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Former names
University of the State of Florida
Motto Civium in moribus rei publicae salus (Latin)
Motto in English
The welfare of the state depends upon the morals of its citizens
Type Flagship state university
Land-grant university
Sea-grant university
Space-grant university
Established 1853[1]
Endowment US$1.1 billion[2]
Chairman Mac McGriff
President Bernie Machen
Provost Joseph Glover
Academic staff
4,534 [3]
Students 50,116 (2010 Fall)[4]
Undergraduates 32,064 (2010 Fall)
Postgraduates 18,052 (2010 Fall)
Location Gainesville, Florida, United States
Campus 2,000 acres (8.1 km2)
Total: 2,000 acres (8.1 km2)
Colors          Orange (PMS 172) and Blue (PMS 287)[5]
Athletics NCAA Division I FBS, SEC
Nickname Florida Gators
Affiliations State University System of Florida, AAU
Mascot Albert and Alberta

The University of Florida (UF) is a public university that is in Gainesville, Florida in the United States. The campus is 2,000 acres and has more than 900 structures, as well as other locations in the state of Florida. Important research activities at the university are in medicine, at Shands Hospital, and in agriculture. The mascot of UF is an alligator, and students and fans of the university's athletic teams are often called "Gators."

References[change | change source]

  1. This is the year classes began at the East Florida Seminary, the oldest of the institutions that were eventually merged to create the University of Florida. This date was set by the Florida Board of Control in 1935; previously the university traced its founding date to 1905, when these institutions were merged. See Klein, Barry (July 29, 2000). "FSU's age change: history or one-upmanship?". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved July 7, 2010.
  2. As of January, 2011. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2010 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2009 to FY 201-" (PDF). 2010 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  4. "University of Florida official numbers". University of Florida - Office of Institutional Planning and Research. October 15, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  5. University of Florida Identity: Signature System. University of Florida