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The University of Florida is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant research university. The state's oldest, largest and most comprehensive university, Florida is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. In 1853, the state-funded East Florida Seminary took over the Kingsbury Academy in Ocala. The seminary moved to Gainesville in the 1860's and later was consolidated with the state's land-grant Florida Agricultural College, then in Lake City. In 1905, by legislative action, the college became a university and was moved to Gainesville. Classes first met with 102 students on the present site on September 26, 1906. With an enrollment of more than 50,000 students annually, UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes.