University of Florida Is One of Country's Largest Universities

Gainesville's pride for the University of Florida is justified by its status as one of the top five largest universities in the nation.

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Gainesville's pride for the University of Florida is justified by its status as one of the top five largest universities in the nation. The public university is known for its research, grants and international education.

The campus spans 2,000 acres with 900 buildings. Students of any age can feel at home here with their spacious residence halls that can accommodate more than 7,500 students, or the married housing complexes that can house up to 1,000 families. UF boasts its impressive student enrollment of 50,000. They also have one of the highest freshmen retention rates in the nation of 95 percent.

Students display their pride by painting athletic events blue and orange with their UF T-shirts and pom-poms. The well-known athletic department is one of the best in the nation.

Choices for majors are broad at UF with 16 colleges of study and over 100 research centers on campus. Students can take advantage of the University Scholars Program where they work closely under experienced professionals and faculty conducting research.

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