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UF statistics In 1985, Florida became a member of the Association of American Universities, the prestigious higher-education organization comprised of the top 62 public and private institutions in North America. UF's Honors Residential College at Hume Hall is the first honors residential college designed and constructed specifically for honors students in the United States. The Gemini Observatory, the international consortium that oversees two telescopes in Chile and Hawaii announced it will provide UF researchers $3.1 million to design and build a bigger, more-powerful version of a UF-developed infrared spectrometer that has been in use for nearly three years. In 2000, UF became a partner in construction of the world's largest telescope, a $93 million facility built in Spain's Canary Islands. A statewide diabetes screening program is being made possible through a $10 million commitment from the American Diabetes Association to fund the program to be based at the UF College of Medicine. Alumni In the past four decades, more presidents of the American Bar Association have come from the UF Levin College of Law than any other U.S. law school. The 226,000 UF alumni live in all 50 states and 130 foreign countries. Research UF faculty attracted more than $458 million in research and training grants in 2002-03. UF serves as the home of the world's largest citrus research center. Technological Strength Ranking (MIT Technology Review, Fall 2000) ranked UF 18th in the nation among public and private universities $15 million for space-related research. NASA awarded a UF-led consortium of seven universities a $15 million grant to develop a reusable launch vehicle which would replace the space shuttle. The UF Center of Excellence in Regenerative Health Biotechnology was one of three chosen by the state Board of Education to receive $10 million under the 2002 Florida Technology Development Act. Several international programs recently funded: National Resource Center for Transnational Global Studies ($230,000), the Center for Latin American Studies (two grants totaling $1.4 million), Center for African Studies ($459,000 for the first year of a three-year grant), and the new Center for European Studies ($235,000 for the first year). UF is 13th among all universities - public and private - in the number of U.S. Patents awarded in 2000. Students UF ranks second among public institutions in the U.S. for the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled and ranks fifth among all colleges and universities in the U.S. for the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled. UF ranked first among public institutions in attracting National Achievement Scholars during 2002. UF admitted 941 international baccalaureate students for the 2002-03 academic year, more than any other university in the world. UF had the fourth-largest student enrollment of all U.S. universities in 2002 with more than 48,000 students from all 50 states and 100 foreign countries. UF ranked in the top 10 among AAU public universities for the number of Fulbright Awards in 2001. UF ranked third in degrees awarded to African American students in 2000-01 and fifth among AAU public universities in the number of Ph.D.s awarded to Latino students. UF's 2002 Incoming Class has an average 3.92 GPA and 1300 SAT score. UF's freshmen retention rate of 93 percent is among the highest in the U.S. UF consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in licensing. Athletics For the sixth time, UF swept the overall men's and women's Southeastern Conference All-Sports Trophy in 2002. With its third-place finish in the 2001-02 Sears Directors' Cup rankings, Florida ranked among the nation's top 10 athletic departments for 19 straight years. Student Leaders UF student leaders on campus with NFL pro careers Neal Anderson - 1983 student senate Chicago Bears, 1986-93 Brad Culpepper - 1991 student body vice president Minnesota Vikings, 1992-93; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1994-99; Chicago Bears, 2000 Jack Jackson - 1994 student senate Chicago Bears, 1995-96 Tremayne Allen - 1998 student body vice president Chicago Bears, 1997-98 Terry Jackson - 1998 student body vice president San Francisco 49ers, 1999-current Max Starks - 2002 student senate Pittsburgh Steelers, 2004-current Athletic Excellence Finished among the top 10 athletic programs for 21 straight years Florida has captured the SEC all-sports championship for 13 consecutive years In addition to the national championship in football, UF athletic teams have won 23 other national championships The only school on history to have football and basketball championships in the same calendar year. NFL Pipeline 42 players appeared on 2004 NFL rosters 26 1st round draft choices since 1983 Academic Excellence 2003 national achievement freshman scholars (public universities) 1. Florida 60 2. Florida A&M 25 3. Georgia Tech 20 4. Georgia 11 5. Ohio State 10 The University Athletic Association budget for academic support is 1.93 million dollars, a total that averages out to $4,196 per student athlete One of five schools to be recognized for an academic achievement award by the AFCA and play in a 2003 january bowl game 174 football players have been named to the SEC honor roll during the last 10 years, the top total in the league Winning Tradition 1996 national title SEC titles in 1991, 93, 94, 95, 96 and 2000, 2006, 2007 145 wins since 1990 14 consecutive bowl trips Ranked in the final coaches poll 15 straight seasons 2006 basketball and football national titles 2007 basketball national title Web Design powered mSITES.All contents © copyright Manatee County Gator Club. 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