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University of Florida
MottoCivium in moribus rei publicae salus (Latin)
Motto in EnglishThe welfare of the state depends upon the morals of its citizens
Established1853[1]
TypeFlagship state university
Land-grant university
Sea-grant university
Space-grant university
EndowmentUS$1.1 billion[2]
ChairmanMac McGriff
PresidentBernie Machen
ProvostJoseph Glover
Academic staff4,534 [3]
Students50,116 (2010 Fall)[4]
Undergraduates32,064 (2010 Fall)
Postgraduates18,052 (2010 Fall)
LocationGainesville, Florida, United States
Campus2,000 acres (8.1 km2)
Total: 2,000 acres (8.1 km2)
Former namesUniversity of the State of Florida
Colors           Orange (PMS 172) and Blue (PMS 287)[5]
AthleticsNCAA Division I FBS, SEC
NicknameFlorida Gators
MascotAlbert and Alberta
AffiliationsState University System of Florida, AAU
Websiteufl.edu

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

  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?. http://www.sptimes.com/News/072900/State/FSU_s_age_change__his.shtml. 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. http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/research/2010NCSE_Public_Tables_Endowment_Market_Values_Final.pdf. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 
  3. www.ir.ufl.edu/factbook/staff.htm
  4. University of Florida official numbers. University of Florida - Office of Institutional Planning and Research. October 15, 2009. http://www.ir.ufl.edu/OIRAPPS/CDS/CDS_UF.asp?pagesource=all. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  5. University of Florida Identity: Signature System. University of Florida




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