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The University of the Free State was founded on 18 March 1950. The institution began as a small college in what was then the Orange River Colony, called the Grey College School in 1904. By 1907, the college had 29 students and ten lecturers and in 1910 the college was declared an official educational institution in Arts and Sciences.
In 2001, the University was renamed the University of the Free States. Today the University boasts over 30 000 students in seven faculties and a satellite campus in QwaQwa.
In 2008 the University faced controversy when a video made by four white students, depicting black workers at the university being forced to take part in degrading activities that included eating food that appeared to have been urinated on , surfaced.
The surfacing of the video caused racial tension at the University and led to the closure of the Reitz hostel, where the four students had been staying. The University is still on work in progress mode achieve racial harmony.