Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by mulegator, Jan 28, 2018.
UF is the only program to finish among the nation’s top 10 in each of the last 33 national all-sports standings.
UF student-athletes have earned a total of 97 Academic All-America honors since 1992.
UF is the only SEC school to place 100 or more student-athletes on the academic honor roll each of the last 16 years.
Top Public Schools National Universities
University of Florida
#9 in Top Public Schools (tie)
#42 in National Universities (tie)
The University of Florida is about two miles away from downtown Gainesville, a college town bolstered by the school’s more than 50,000 students. The Florida Gators sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference, and are supported by mascots Albert and Alberta the Alligators. The Gator football team, which competes in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – commonly called the "The Swamp" – is particularly notorious. The team became the namesake of popular sports drink Gatorade in 1965, after freshmen Gators participated in an experiment with the novel beverage. The annual Gator Growl, held each Homecoming weekend, has been called the largest student-run pep rally in the nation. More than 20 percent of students are involved in the school’s 60-plus fraternities and sororities. Freshmen do not have to live on campus, though more than 75 percent opt to do so. All students can partake in Gator Nights, held every Friday, which offer free late-night entertainment and a midnight breakfast.
$28,658 (out-of-state), $6,381 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
34,554 Undergraduate Enrollment
SAT, GPA and more
Highest ranked public school in the SEC
Highest ranked public school in Florida
The report measured 7 broad areas including undergraduate academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, and faculty resource.
The factors that helped UF's ranking improve this year, included its graduation rate.
The 2018 list of top 10 best public universities now looks like this:
1 – University of California, Berkeley *
1 – University of California, Los Angeles *
3 – University of Virginia
4 - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
5 - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
6 – College of William & Mary
7 – Georgia Institute of Technology
8 – University of California, Santa Barbara
9 – University of Florida *
9 – University of California, Irvine *
9 – University of California, San Diego *
* = tie
Damn. You just jinxed us.
Gotta have Faith.
Faith didn't work so good wrt Chump and Mac.
It's almost criminal that Vanderbilt doesn't compete in volleyball or softball. They certainly have the resources.
UF spring sports teams are just incredible. Under-appreciated.
Year in year out highly ranked and bringing home trophy after trophy. Well done GATORS!
Florida GatorsVerified account @FloridaGators Mar 10
This 7 month old poster is already out of date. #GoGators #EverythingSchool
Scott Stricklin and Gators Track and Field & Cross Country
FLORIDA Retweeted UF College of Education @UF_COE Mar 20
We're proud to announce that we have moved up five spots to 24th in the nation and 14th among public colleges of education (also a five-place jump over last year) in the @usnews annual rankings of America’s #BestGradSchools.
Before today, no person had ever swam the 50 free in under 18 seconds.
Florida's Caeleb Dressel just did it TWICE! (17.81, 17.63)
8:55 PM - Mar 22, 2018
Caeleb Dressel made a splash even by his lofty standards Thursday night at the NCAA Championships, becoming the first person to finish the 50-yard free in less than 18 seconds.
(Photo: Tim Casey/UAA Communications)
Gators senior Caeleb Dressel not only became the first male to win the 50-yard free national title four times, he blew away the field.
By Scott Carter, Senior Writer | Friday, March 23, 2018
Dressel Rises to Occasion in Stunning Performance