Goodnight Gators gallops through the traditions and spirit of the University of Florida, giving readers of all ages a winning introduction to The Gator Nation. In 1906, the first classes had 102 students. Now nearly 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year. UF is one of the most outstanding in the country, consistently ranked among the top U. S. public universities. Graduates can be found in all 50 states and over 135 countries, making the Gator Nation a true global community.