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Established in 1853, the University of Florida is a major public research university in Gainesville, Florida. One of the nation's most respected and academically diverse public institutions, UF is one of 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. One of the largest universities in the nation, with over 50,000 students and over 4,100 faculty members, the prestigious University of Florida is recognized around the world:

  • UF ranked 49 overall among all national universities, public and private, in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings
  • UF is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, by the Academic Ranking of World Universities report (ARWU)
  • UF is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

The University of Florida is committed to offering flexible online education for working professionals. The Online Master of Arts in Mass Communication with specializations in Social Media and Global Strategic Communications offer robust online curriculums for those who need to continue to work while they go back to school.

Quick Facts


School Name

University of Florida

City

Gainesville

State

Florida

General Information

Institutional Control:

Public

Year Founded:

1853

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Awards:
  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Annual Guide to America’s Best Colleges has ranked UF #49 among the nation’s Best National Universities and #14 among the nation’s Top Public Schools.
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine has ranked the University of Florida #3 in Best Values in Public Colleges in 2013.
  • Forbes has ranked the University of Florida #10 in their Top 100 Best Buy Colleges – 2012
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