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University of Florida


  • The University of Florida began as a small seminary in 1853 and opened as a university in 1906.
  • Women were accepted into the university in 1947.
  • It is now one of the largest universities in the US.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • John Atanasoff (inventor of the digital computer).
  • Michael Connelly (best-selling mystery novelist).
  • Bob Graham (former US senator and Florida governor).
  • Ryan Lochte (Olympic medallist).


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, United States