The University of Florida, originally established in 1853, is a public land grant, sea grant and space grant institution located in Gainesville, Florida. Its student body of approximately of 50,000 come from more than 130 countries and all 50 U.S. states. The university is home to 16 academic colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. It offers multiple graduate professional programs, including business administration, engineering, law, dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine, and administers 123 master's degree programs and 76 doctoral degree programs in 87 schools and departments.
The University of Florida is one of the largest research-intensive universities in the United States with more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. The Center for Undergraduate Research fosters a culture of research and collaboration between students and faculty, offering an environment that provides undergraduates with extensive opportunities to become engaged in their fields in ways that go beyond traditional classroom settings. Its graduate programs have produced generations of professionals and a culture of excellence in collaborative research.