Founded in 1853 as East Florida Seminary, UF is now the state's oldest, largest and most comprehensive university, and is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. With more than 46,000 students, Florida is now one of the five largest universities in the nation. Florida has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings (including 170 with classrooms and laboratories).
University of Florida, located in Gainesville, has 16 colleges and more than 100 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. More than 100 undergraduate majors are offered. Nearly 2,000 freshmen and sophomores participate in the honors program, which offers 90-100 honors courses per semester. The Graduate School coordinates almost 200 graduate programs. Professional degree programs include dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.