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The University of Florida is rising as one of the very best public research universities in the nation, reaching No. 6 among national public research universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Colleges” annual rankings.

Founded as a land-grant institution, UF is committed to making a difference in the world — and that begins in its hometown of Gainesville. A dynamic and diverse university on 2,000 acres, UF has 16 colleges, hundreds of academic departments, and a major health care system, UF Health. The university also has a strong and growing research and innovation focus; in July, UF announced a $70 million research and education partnership in artificial intelligence with the Silicon Valley technology company NVIDIA.

UF is ranked No. 3 in the nation in the “best universities for technology transfer” by The Milken Institute, with UF Innovate spinning off technology companies with thousands of employees. The university is further a center of local and statewide culture, with a popular Cultural Plaza anchored by its signature Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Harn Museum of Art, and Florida Museum of Natural History.

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UF is proud of its intentional and intense comprehensiveness, with a strong legacy of both academic and athletic excellence. Indeed, UF athletics is the only university program to finish among the nation’s top 10 in each of the last 36 all-sports standings. Leveraging the power of collaboration with greater Gainesville, UF is working on many levels and in many disciplines to build an inclusive, creative, and prosperous future.

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