About University of North Florida

Founded in 1965, University of North Florida. is a Public college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 13,846 full time undergraduate students, and 1,916 full time graduate students.

The University of North Florida Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 502 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of North Florida include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate64%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range1040-1220
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at UNF are considered Selective, with ,84% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 17 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 56% were in the top quarter, and 24% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of North Florida.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of North Florida REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    231 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    181 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    286 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    298 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    298 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    296 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    299 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    297 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of North Florida?

102 Students rated University of North Florida

H - 01/14/2024

I think overall University of North Florida is an okay school. If you are there to party, get drunk and just have a good time...perhaps this isn't the college for you. Honestly, you could probably do a lot of that without spending thousands of dollars on tuition, room and board. Just know someone who knows someone going to the party. But, if you actually want to earn a degree, Make sure you get an amazing advisor, and don't hold off on meeting with them. The class scheduling process is a key factor for how long your college experience is. Housing is okay. Dorm life is what you make of it. So are EC activities and courseloads.

Lian - 11/27/2023

University of North Florida is a really good school. UNF is known for its strong academic programs and dedicated faculty who are experts in their fields. The university also offers wide range of majors and courses, allowing students to pursue and their passions and interests. School is all about the environment so the campus itself is very beautiful, with a serene lake, nature trails, and modern facilities.

Avauni - 06/10/2023

I love it, I love how open of a school UNF is. The campus definitely serves a good balance of student life and outside of student life. It offers so many types of learning environments as well so that everybody can learn in an efficient way. They also offer smaller class sizes, individualized attention, and studying abroad.

Mia - 04/12/2023

It is in a great city and everyone I met was very friendly. It was the right choice for me because of their out of state waiver. I like the opportunity that this college has put in front of me and I am excited to attend. Some interesting facts is they have a great ASL program and they have a swamp on campus. Personally, before becoming a student, I have already gained access to their mywings which shows me all the different clubs I can join and also allows me to receive notifications about what is happening on campus.

University of North Florida FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of North Florida?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of North Florida is 64%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Just take a deep breath, work hard and take all you classes seriously, don't slack off!

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Parking, because the permits at too expensive.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Mostly white but there is some diversity in race and religion with some international students.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    UNF is a growing university located on a nature preserve, so it is surrounded by beauty.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The absoulte best thing about UNF is the small class size. Its great to know that teachers ususally do learn your name and then will also recognize you outside of class. Even for the few classes that are lecture halls, they also include a once a week class meeting that is a "break-out" from the regular class size. In these sessions either the professor or a TA will further explain the weeks material in the smaller setting so questions can be answered better. Its a great feeling to know people are aware of your presence.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    that it is hard to find parking spot

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I would mostly brag about the creativitly and soclusion of my school to my friends. I beleive that U.N.F. is one of a kind to have some many great opportunities for me. I brag to my friends mostly about the nature preserve that my school is located on and the special connection I am able to make with my professors.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    This school is very laid back, but very into studying and doing well. Anyone who is just out of high school that is not willing to open up a book and do some serious studying, I wouldn't recommend applying for this University. A more affordable, community college would probably be your best bet if your not serious about school.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    People with open minds and a willingness to work hard and learn should attend this school. Though not the most renowned school in the country, the University of North Florida challenges its studets in both the academic setting as well as in students' perceptions on real life. People often come away from this school getting much more from their experiences than they thought they would upon entering.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The fact that University of North Florida is a small school is what makes it more unique than other schools I considered. Even though the University of North Florida has grown, in size and accomplishments, it has retained its most unique feature. UNF has small classrooms with twenty or so students per professor, and a one on one personal learning experience. This kind of learning environment is what distinguishes UNF from any other university, and explains why UNF attracts students from more than ninety foreign countries.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Low tuition prices. Location

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Changing of curriculum which makes class you already took worth nothing and adds more classes to your list. Poor academic advising.

    Read all  38 answers
  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype at UNF is that fraternity or sorority is the only way to get involved and have fun. I personally am not involved. I dont think I should have to pay in order to get "friends" and be a part of school. I get involved in clubs and activities on campus in order to get what i want/need out of college. I dont believe this to be accurate because I have plenty of friends and am able to enjoy college without any rules.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    My overall opinion of this school is that it's not very well known but the reason being is because it's so new. It's very modernized and the campus is nice. The professors are also very friendly and helpful. If you like the more one on one time and smaller classes then this would be perfect for you.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    The professors usually tend to learn names and create relationships with students, they are very kind, helpful, and interesting people. Most students study 3 hours for every hour they spend in a class. Class participation is very common and encouraged. A lot of the time the professor will make class participation part of your overall grade. The education at UNF is definitely geared toward getting a job once you finish.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular student activities/ groups are of course the fraternities and sororities; due to the fact that our campus is pretty small it takes up more then half of the student population. Also, student government is very active. There are lots of events held on campus including free food, movie nights, comedy shows, music events and something called market days, where people set up tents and sell things.

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    As a student focused on academics, UNF was very appealing to me because I was able to begin school in the summer term following my graduation from high school.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    work hard

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  20. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?


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  21. When you step off campus what do you see?

    When leaving campus, you see lots of trees and preserves. The area surrounding is well-kept and natural. Not even one minute out, and you have the town center, the most attractive outdoor mall in Jacksonville in my opinion. Then on the other side, there are apartments and nice living surrounding campus. Butler and 9A highway ramps are located all around campus.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

79% of students attending University of North Florida receive some sort of financial aid. 28% were awarded federal grants. While 41% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$110K & UP

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