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Established in 1853, the University of Florida is one of the largest and oldest in the state of Florida. UF is a major research university, containing over 150 research centers and institutes. It is a land-grant, space-grant, and sea-grant institution and is considered one of the best public universities in the country.
The Florida Gators are a source of great pride in Gainesville. UF’s top-ranking sports program includes the SEC Eastern Division football team. The Gators have won three national championships and has produced 42 first-round draft picks and three Heisman Trophy winners. The football team plays at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, known as the Swamp.
Gainesville is an attractive Florida city, just over an hour from either coast. It is home to beautiful Queen Anne homes, historic buildings such as the Hippodrome State Theater, and beautiful parks. It has a lively music scene, a thriving arts scene, and great nightlife. It is also home to museums, coffee houses, and shops. It is a pedestrian-friendly city with one of the highest numbers of bicycle commuters in the country.