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Florida, University of

public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Gainesville, Florida, U.S. It is a comprehensive research university with land-grant status and is part of the State University System of Florida. The university awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees and consists of 23 colleges and schools, including the Fisher School of Accounting, the M.E. Rinker, Sr., School of Building Construction, the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, the School of Teaching and Learning, and the College of Health and Human Performance. There are also professional colleges of law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine; more than 100 undergraduate majors and some 200 graduate programs, as well as an honours program. The university has had one of the most successful collegiate programs for American football in the country.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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