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About the Gators

The University of Florida has made national headlines with its research and development, NASA astronauts, athletics and much more. Not only are you going to get a great education here, but you will also be apart of the Gator family, known for sucess in many different fields.

Gator Accomplishments

Faculty

  • 2 Pulitzer Prizes
  • NASA's top award for research
  • More than 60 eminent scholar chairs
  • Ranked 15th in the US News and World Report "Top Public Universities" for 2009

Students

  • Graduating class of 2008 had an average of a 4.06 GPA

Research

Among the top 10 universities in licensing for:
  • glaucoma drug Trusopt
  • Gatorade
  • Sentrican termite elimination system

Athletics

12 Gator athletic teams are among the nations top 10 in the 2008-2009 national competitions.

Alumni

Famous Gators:
  • 2 astronauts
  • several presidents of the American Bar Association
  • Emmit Smith; athlete
  • Steve Spurrier; athlete and coach

General

  • one out of five largest universities in the nation
  • Uf is the Florida's oldest university
  • founded in 1853
  • teaches over 52,000 students (about 36,000 undergraduate and about 15,000 graduate students)

There are more statistics and information about UF accomplishments at the UF website.

Students walking to class.
A picture of a student skateboarding to class.
A picture of the back of the stadium across from Weimer.