University of Florida
|President:||Dr. Bernard Machen|
A leading public research university, the University of Florida traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853. Florida's largest university and the nation’s fourth largest, UF enrolls more than 51,000 students and is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. The University of Florida contributes nearly $6 billion annually to Florida's economy and is responsible for nearly 75,000 jobs.
UF became the world's first university to be designated a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" in 2005 for environmental and wildlife management, resource conservation, waste management, and outreach and education.
With a focus on excellence in research, teaching, technology and athletics, the University of Florida will certainly remain a leader in higher education. The "Gator Nation" includes millions of people who support the values and spirit of the University of Florida (www.insidethegatornation.com).