1) A decent school in Florida, a state which inflates its high school GPAs for the benefit of college ranking.
2) A place where students who have never left the state of Florida for some reason think their degrees are of the same merit as degrees from universities like UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Dartmouth, Yale, Harvard, Fordham, Virginia, etc., etc., etc...
3) The home of the Gator Nation.
"I've never left Florida, so as far as I'm concerned, UF is the best school in the U.S.A., or the world for that matter."
"Where did you attend school?"
"Really? I graduated from Columbia!. Where are you from?"
"University of Florida. Go gators; the south will rise again."
By the way, UF is ***NOT*** listed as "public ivy" either.
The original eight Public Ivies list by Moll (1985):2
College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
University of California6
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Texas at Austin
University of Vermont (Burlington)
University of Virginia (Charlottesville)
A school which believes that the students should cater to the needs of the university, as opposed to the univeristy catering to the needs of the students.
I payed the University of Florida 15,000 dollars this semester and they made me move my car so the fucking alumni could tailgate in my spot.
A place where diversity is a foreign word, and the girls wouldnt dare wear anything execpt pink, pearls,and a camo hat with their sorority letters on it, and you will stick out like a sore thumb if it doesn't look like you took 9 and 1/2 hrs to get ready.
Wow is she a barbie in a pink parade.
No she goes to University of Florida.
An public university located in Gainesville, Florida touted as one of the best universities of the south. However, the arrogant students of this university exagerate this status as the ivy league school of the south. Unfortunately, these students are delusional because their school will never be of the same academic caliber as Duke,Vanderbilt,
Emory, Georgia Tech,Tulane,Wake Forest,College of William and Mary, Johns Hopkins,University of Virginia UNC-Chapel Hill, etc.
UF: I'm proud that I go to UF; it's the ivy league school of the south.
Random Kid: I think you need a breath of fresh air; so please take your head out your ass.
A public university located in Gainesville, Florida. Listed as a Public Ivy, UF is the third largest university in the United States with the eighth largest budget, ranking first among public universities and second among all behind only Harvard in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled. Known for the invention of the sports drink Gatorade, along with their string of 3 national championships in basketball and football in a span of 366 days.
What do students from the University of Florida and Florida State University have in common? They both got accepted to FSU.
UF is a self-proclaimed "Public Ivy" school located in Gainesville, Florida, or BFE. While it maintains to be the second largest university in the state, it is hard to separate the town from the school due to the mass conformity there.
Home to the most obnoxious fans in the world, gators often perceive themselves as better than they really are. This is attributed however to the behavioral norms that are imposed on them by UF on day one. UF has also taken brainwashing and conformity to an art form, with their alumni believing that they are still in college so that they can constantly donate to the school.
If you are not a girl and have no intention of joining a fraternity, attending UF would be considered social suicide. As a guy, you will never be able to socialize with the opposite sex unless you're wearing Greek letters (or the girl is ugly). You will then spiral into depression because there's nothing to do in Gainesville except party, and if you're not a Greek brother, you aren't partying anytime soon. If you're a girl, it's only a matter of time until you're raped by a frat-boy, but you'll convince yourself that it's worth it because you attend UF.
Boy: "So what school are you going to next year?"
Girl: "University of Florida."
Boy: "Oh wow, you're gonna get raped."
Girl: "It's ok, it's worth it. What school are you going to next year?"
Boy: "Well, I was thinking UF but I don't wanna join a fraternity."
Girl: "Yeah you're gonna have no friends."
The top 10 ranked participating schools, followed by the number of recruited Merit scholars, are:
1. Harvard University--378
2. University of Texas--258
3. Yale University--228
4. University of Florida--224
5. Stanford University-217
6. University of Chicago-182
7. Arizona State University--176
8. Rice University-173
9. University of Oklahoma-170
10. Princeton University--165
UF > FSU
Looks like UF isnt a third rate school Bill. UF ownz and will always pwnz FSU sucka.