About the University of Florida

Lake Alice at the University of Florida

Lake Alice at the University of Florida

The University of Florida is a research I, land-grant university and the flagship university for the state. In 2013, the Florida Board of Governors designated the University of Florida as one of the two “preeminent universities” among the twelve universities of the State University System of Florida. UF has more than 50,000 students and around 19,000 faculty and staff employees. The University of Florida is divided into 16 colleges and more than 150 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes, offering more than 100 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate degrees

UF has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings, including the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum-certified building in the state of Florida. The campus is also home to 31 conservation areas on campus and 60 acres dedicated to teaching students and the public about ecology and biodiversity. UF also has extension offices in all 67 counties in Florida

UF's mascot, Albert the Alligator

UF’s mascot, Albert the Alligator

Gator Athletics

The Florida Gators compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) Division I and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). In their 108-year history, the university’s varsity sports teams have won thirty-five national team championships, thirty of which are NCAA titles, and Gator athletes have won 275 individual national championships. The Gators compete in nine men’s sports and twelve women’s sports.