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Gainesville, FL 32611

According to the school, the University of Florida, the state’s largest university and the nation’s fourth-largest, traces its beginnings to 1853. Now enrolling more than 51,000 students, UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. Since 1985, UF has been a member of the Association of American Universities, which includes the top 62 public and private institutions in North America. Its freshmen retention rate of 94 percent is among the highest in the U.S. The Milken Institute named UF one of the top five U.S. institutions in the transfer of biotechnology research to the marketplace (2006). UF was awarded $518.8 million – more than all other Florida universities combined – in sponsored research in 2005-2006.

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