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What are the names of some major universities in Florida?

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Major universities in Florida include the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida International University, Saint Leo University and Nova Southeastern University. In addition to having some of the largest student populations of any college or university in the state, some also receive high rankings from academic observers.

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The University of Florida is based in Gainesville. It is a four-year public institution and research university. Among the majors at this school are business administration, elementary education, food science, political science and history. In addition to its comprehensive bachelor's degree programs, the school has a master's program and a distance learning component.

The University of Central Florida is in Orlando. As of 2015, the school has 12 satellite campuses, one of which is at Kennedy Space Center. Florida International University in Miami has strong programs in science and the liberal arts.

Saint Leo University is a Catholic university that started with the Benedictine order. The school's founding faith continues to influence the institution's academics and university life. The academic options at Saint Leo include certificates and degrees in theology, in addition to several secular fields of study.

Nova Southeastern University is a private research university in Fort Lauderdale. Options for concentrations include African diaspora studies, arts administration and geographic information science.

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