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The University of Florida (UF), a sea-grant, public land-grant and space-grant research university, is one of the top 50 colleges in the nation. It is located in Gainesville, Florida, and the campus sits on 2,000 acres of land. North Carolina-based educator and state senator James Henry Roper established the Gainesville Academy in 1858. This eventually became part of the UF as a whole. The school’s motto is “Civium in moribus rei publicae salus” or “The welfare of the state depends upon the morals of its citizens.” UF alumni have won two Nobel Prizes. Notable alumni include football quarterback Tim Tebow, basketball player Al Horford, softball pitcher Kelly Barnhill, sportscaster Erin Andrews, soccer player Abby Wambach and Former U.S. Representative Adam Putnam. The school’s colors are orange and blue, and its mascots are Albert and Alberta Gator. Its sporting affiliation is NCAA Division I FBS – SEC. Over the past 111 years, the varsity sports teams at UF have won 40 national team championships and 35 NCAA titles. The varsity sports offered include men’s baseball, basketball, football, swimming and diving, track and field and tennis, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, track and field and swimming and diving.
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area . The population of Gainesville in the 2013 US Census estimates was 127,488, a 2.4% growth from 2010. Gainesville is the largest city in the region of North Central Florida. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 1,000 to choose from
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Party Scene:Notable, ranked as a top party school