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University of Florida
Motto Civium in moribus rei publicae salus (Latin)
Motto in English The welfare of the state depends upon the morals of its citizens
Established 1853
Type Flagship state university
Land-grant university
Sea-grant university
Space-grant university
Endowment US$1.1 billion
Chairman Mac McGriff
President Bernie Machen
Provost Joseph Glover
Academic staff 4,534
Students 50,116 (2010 Fall)
Undergraduates 32,064 (2010 Fall)
Postgraduates 18,052 (2010 Fall)
Location Gainesville, Florida, United States
Campus 2,000 acres (8.1 km2)
Total: 2,000 acres (8.1 km2)
Former names University of the State of Florida
Colors            Orange (PMS 172) and Blue (PMS 287)
Athletics NCAA Division I FBS, SEC
Nickname Florida Gators
Mascot Albert and Alberta
Affiliations State University System of Florida, AAU
Website ufl.edu

The University of Florida (UF) is a public university that is in Gainesville, Florida in the United States. The campus is 2,000 acres and has more than 900 structures, as well as other locations in the state of Florida. Important research activities at the university are in medicine, at Shands Hospital, and in agriculture. The mascot of UF is an alligator, and students and fans of the university's athletic teams are often called "Gators."

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