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.