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University of North Florida is a public institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,363, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,300 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of North Florida's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 41. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,235 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,694 (2012-13).
The University of North Florida is located in Jacksonville, about 15 miles west of the Atlantic coastline and about 150 miles east of the state capital of Tallahassee. Students at the University of North Florida can choose from many areas of study within five colleges, including master’s programs in the fields of education and health, and in the Coggin College of Business. Students can get involved by joining nearly 150 campus clubs, pledging with more than a dozen fraternities and sororities, and by running for student government. The university, often abbreviated to UNF, also offers many opportunities for students to explore campus media via the school’s own radio and television stations, and the Spinnaker weekly newspaper. Student athletes can play at the intramural, club, or varsity level. The UNF Ospreys intercollegiate teams compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference and are cheered on by Ozzie the Osprey, their feathered mascot. Notable University of North Florida alumni include Todd Haley, coach of the Kansas City Chiefs professional football team, and Patrick Faber, the minister of education in Belize.
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
The University of North Florida fosters the intellectual and cultural
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of North Florida, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 15. The application fee at University of North Florida is $30. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 49.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||49.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 15|
The student-faculty ratio at University of North Florida is 20:1, and the school has 30.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of North Florida include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.2 percent.
University of North Florida has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,363, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. At this school, 18.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 82.0 percent of students live off campus. University of North Florida is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of North Florida offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of North Florida also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of North Florida, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of North Florida.
|Students who have cars on campus||95%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of North Florida, 59.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,837.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,235 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$20,694 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,190 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data