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University of Florida

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In 1853, the state-funded East Florida Seminary took over the Kingsbury Academy in Ocala. The seminary moved to Gainesville in the 1860s and later was consolidated with the state’s land-grant Florida Agricultural College, then in Lake City. In 1905, by legislative action, the college became a university and was moved to Gainesville.


At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities. Rankings like 4th among AAU publics and 3rd in Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value.


With more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes, UF is dedicated to having a better impact through better research. Together, our focus is on improving lives. Not just in the lab or in theory, but in real life. We’re working together to bring better technology to more people. Our Clinical and Translational Science Institute is speeding the transformation of scientific discoveries into medical advances for patients. Advances like Trusopt, a leading treatment for glaucoma, are reaching patients sooner for a greater impact.


Gator CareerLinkYou won't find outdated job listings here. We receive hundreds of new opportunities each week, which means that GCL contains the most up-to-date information. GCL helps you to:

  • research employers recruiting at career fairs
  • find out about employer information sessions
  • sign up for professional development workshops
  • apply for employment opportunities
  • be considered for on-campus interviews
  • network with employers
  • browse employers that recruit at UF
  • build your resume and cover letter
  • automate your job search
  • request a career planning appointment to discuss a range of career topics


Student services

In addition to the many services the Division of Student Affairs provides students, They also focus their attention of Dvision-wide initatives to create more opportunities for student engagement, learning and discovery, improving our students experience at UF and beyond.

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Campus Climate
  • Global
  • Sustainability
  • U Matter, We Care
  • Collegiate Veterans Success Center
  • Staff Satisfaction
  • Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

Housing services

The Department of Housing & Residence Education is responsible for maintaining facilities and programming that enhance the university’s academic mission for 7,600+ residence hall students and 1,900+ Graduate and Family Housing village residents. We are a full service operation, including financial, IT, maintenance, building services, residence life and education, Student Learning and Engagement, Administrative Services, Graduate and Family Housing departments.

Their mission is to provide well-maintained, community-oriented facilities where residents and staff are empowered to learn, innovate, and succeed.

Library services

George A. Smathers Libraries

The six George A. Smathers libraries provide primary support to all academic programs except those served by the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center.Library WestLibrary West holds collections in the humanities and social sciences, including resources supporting the College of Business, Africana Area Studies, East Asian Area Studies, and the Isser and Rae Price.

ICT services

DHNet Internet Services provides high-speed Internet access for residents and guests of Housing and Residence Education. DHNet Internet Services utilizes 802.1x authentication on the wired and wireless networks along with SafeConnect Posture Assessment, Copysense copyright protection, and in-house built applications to protect the users.

Medical services

  • Shands' affiliation with the UF Health Science Center provides patients with the latest medical advances. UF Health includes the UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital and UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.
  • At UF Health Jacksonville, exemplary medical care is complemented by outstanding service. Their mission- to heal, to comfort and to educate

Student Life

Campus life

With an active student body and an abundance of Florida sunshine, recreation is a big part of life on campus. They offer more than 60 intramural and club sports, personal training, a midnight fun run, two lakes, and one of the best fitness facilities in the country. So no matter your interest or skill level, there’s always a great way to get involved with other Gators.

Sports facilities

  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
or “The Swamp,” is widely recognized as one of, if not the toughest, environments for a visiting team in all of college football.
  • Stephen C. O'Connell Center
The multipurpose Stephen C. O'Connell Center, named for a former University of Florida president, features a main arena covering more than 3.6 acres and containing 292,000 square feet.
  • Alfred A. McKethan Stadium
The friendly confines of Alfred A. McKethan Stadium at Perry Field have been an important ingredient to the success of Gator baseball for over two decades.
  • James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track

Student clubs

  • The Nursing College Council
NCC consists of the entire undergraduate student body at the College of Nursing, including Traditional BSN and Accelerated BSN students.
  • University of Florida Nursing Association (UFSNA)
The University of Florida Student Nursing Association (UFSNA) is a pre-professional organization affiliated with the Florida Student Nursing Association and the National Student Nursing Association.


When you earn a degree from the University of Florida, you will become part of a group of Gators that spans the globe. In fact, there are more than 330,000 alumni that are located throughout the world. There are University of Florida graduates in all 50 states and in more than 135 countries, truly demonstrating that the Gator Nation is everywhere.

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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