University of North Florida

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1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699

Phone: (904) 620-1000
2013-2014 Tuition
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#51 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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University of North Florida is a public institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,398, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 51. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,353 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,071 (2013-14).

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
growth and civic awareness of its students, preparing them to make
significant contributions to their communities in the region and beyond.
At UNF, students and faculty engage together and individually in the
discovery and application of knowledge. UNF faculty and staff maintain
an unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive
campus culture.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1965
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $75,526,635


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 10. The application fee at University of North Florida is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 52 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 52.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 10

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of North Florida is 20:1, and the school has 22.4 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; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Psychology; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 23%
Health Professions and Related Programs 14%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 9%
Psychology 9%
Education 8%

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Student Life

University of North Florida has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,398, with a gender distribution of 44.1 percent male students and 55.9 percent female students. At this school, 20 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80 percent of students live off campus. University of North Florida is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 16,201
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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

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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

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Paying for School

At University of North Florida, 60.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,370.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,353 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $20,071 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,165 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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