See what students say:

Academics

With a student body of 14,000, “there is no typical student at UNF.” Filled with “friendly” people who are mostly “from Florida,” UNF students “love to learn and are actively involved in making a real difference.” Possessing “all the aspects of a huge state college with a much more laid back feel,” “everyone is very friendly, and there are many organizations to be a part of.” Many students touted the tolerant atmosphere at UNF, saying that there is an “active LGBT community” and “everyone seems to be tolerant of each other regardless of how they look, what their race or ethnicity is.” Another student noted that “cultural diversity seems to be celebrated by students and faculty,” and that “students can feel free to be themselves and express themselves accordingly.” As one student put it, “we are all different in our own ways. We fit in like pieces of a puzzle. Nobody judges you.”

Student Body

Students at UNF are an active bunch, and life on campus is described as “filled with studying and extra-curricular activities.” With “many clubs and organizations that fit the life or interests of any student,” most students are “involved in a campus activity, either frats or student government, or have a part time job.” The “beautiful” campus is largely conducive to outdoor activities, as it is “situated on 1300 acres” with “nature trails great for hiking, mountain biking, or trail running” and “lakes where students can rent canoes and paddle around.” For those not interested in the great outdoors, UNF is located in the city of Jacksonville, where students can partake in everything from sporting events to the beach and dance clubs. Although there is plenty to do for fun, students complained loudly about the lack of parking, saying that “there isn’t enough parking to accommodate the current students without LONG walks to campus.” The administration also caught a lot flack, with complaints that “services are departmentalized so much that you have to speak with dozens of different people to find out all the information on one topic.”

Campus Life

At UNF, “students get an excellent education, for a terrifically low tuition, by knowledgeable and caring instructors.” Professors are described as “knowledgeable” with a “working knowledge of real business practices.” “What they teach is applicable to the real world,” so students feel prepared “for opportunities in the professional world.” Professors were also praised for their accessibility, with students reporting that they have “never had a situation where a professor was unavailable,” and that “it is not uncommon for instructors to give students their home phone number.” “Although the class offerings are “relatively small,” UNF “accommodates a wide variety of students, from those interested in out-of-class activities to serious research scholars.” Many students raved about the “personal experience” at UNF, where “small size and scholarship offers make me feel like I really matter,” and “you’re not a number, you’re a person.”

Overview

Applicants
14,330
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average HS GPA
3.91

GPA Breakdown

62%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
570 - 650
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
977
with Terminal Degree
591

501
Women
476
Men
137
Minority
37
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agricultural Mechanization.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • French Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Banking and Financial Support Services.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Transportation/Mobility Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.
  • Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies.
  • Music Performance, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Dr. David Courtwright
Professor of History, History

Dr. Greg Ahearn
Professor of Biology, Biiology

Dr. Cheryl Fountain
Professor of Education, Florida Institute of Education

Bunky Green
Professor of Music, Music Department

Matthew Corrigan
Professor of Political Science, Political Science and Public Administration

Prominent Alumni


Janie McClure
CEO, McClure Oil

William Abare
President, Flagler College

David Smith
President and CEO, Physicians Sales and Service, Inc

Michael Reynolds
Executive Dir, Chabot Observatory and Science Center

Diahann Lassus
President and Co-Founder, Lassus, Wherley and Assocs

Donna Gibbs
Owner and CEO, Systems Logistics Company, LLC

Noel Friedline
Jazz Musician, arranger, composer

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,064

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,436

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,132

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
49%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$19,290

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,529

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,281
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,999
Required Fees
$2,113
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,620
Transportation for Commuters
$2,808

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,720
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

2 - 2 Scholarships jointly sponsored with Florida Community College at Jacksonville.
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
14,494
Foreign Countries Represented
112

Demographics

5.12%
Asian
9.05%
African-American
12.94%
Hispanic
65.49%
Caucasian
1.47%
International

56% female
44% male
4% are out of state
72% are full time
28% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
22%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
65%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
254
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
26

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Ospreys)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Ospreys)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Sand Volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Jacksonville University (office on our campus)

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Nicole Shervington
Assistant Director

Address
UNF Welcome Center
4892 First Coast Tech Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Phone
9046201183

Email
visitunf@unf.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union
Bookstore
Art Gallery
Nature Trails
Osprey Challenge Course (includes Zip Line)
Greek Affairs, Earth Music Festival, Athletics NCAA I, Free movies on Campus, Jazz Program (nationally recognized), Division I sports.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Jacksonville Jaguars NFL
Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens
Jacksonville Beaches
The Players Championship (TPC)
Jacksonville Landing
Superbowl 2005, growing downtown, concerts and events every weekend, River City, Historic District, Florida Theater, Art Walk (monthly event when all art galleries and museums downtown are open to public.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:00 - 5:00 pm
9046201183

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
call first

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
https://www.unf.edu/welcomecenter/

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Jacksonville Transit Authority (bus system); Jacksonville International Airport Campus Shuttle Buses

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-95, take SR 202E (John Turner Butler Boulevard) to St. Johns Bluff Road. Turn left at exit. Approximately 3 miles on the right. FROM State Road 9A 0 follow signs to campus.

Local Accommodations
Hampton Inn, Wingate Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Red Rood Inn, Spring Hill Suites, Southpoint Hotel


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