The Academy of Golden Gators reflects UF’s aspiration to be one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities by recognizing philanthropists whose commitment enables UF to solve challenges and improve lives throughout the world. The academy honors the generosity and vision of donors and volunteers who embody the spirit of the university.
The University of Florida has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service, and is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities in the prestigious Association of American Universities. It is ranked No. 8 in the most recent U.S. News and World Report’s list of public universities.