The University of Florida is the oldest in the State. It was founded in 1905, allowing access to women students in 1947. It currently welcomes more than 50,000 students, being one of the largest in the nation. It is regarded as one of the best in the world in the international ranking.The University of Florida is an American public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. It is the state’s oldest university, taking pride in the academic diversity it offers. The university’s origins can be traced back to the year of 1853, when the state-funded East Florida Seminary took over... See full description.