The University of Florida is a land-grant, research university. The state's oldest, largest and most comprehensive university, Florida is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. Florida has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service.
With more than 50,000 students, Florida is now one of the five largest universities in the nation. Florida has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings. The northeast corner of campus is listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Florida has 16 colleges and more than 100 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. More than 100 undergraduate majors are offered.
More than 50 years old, the College of Journalism and Communications is one of the youngest communication schools in the United States. Yet today it has the second-largest undergraduate program in the nation.
Four departments -- advertising, public relations, journalism and telecommunications -- make up the college. UF's College of Journalism and Communications houses four radio and two television stations. Students gain practical experience while still in college.
Telecommunications majors work at all production and news positions at the college's five broadcasting properties. Magazine majors produce a campuswide magazine called Orange & Blue. Journalism majors work with the independent student newspaper, the Alligator, and the Gainesville Sun. Famous alumni include Sharyl Attkinson, Forrest Sawyer and Erin Andrews.