University of North Florida

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School Overview

The University of North Florida (locally referred to as “UNF”) is a coeducational public four-year university located in Jacksonville, Florida. It is one of 28 higher education institutions that belongs to the State University System of Florida and it is regionally accredited to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. UNF is situated on an expansive 1,300 acre campus on a beautiful natural preserve at the south end of the city of Jacksonville.

The university was founded in 1969 as an upper division college and only admitted juniors and seniors. However, in 1984 UNF changed its policy and became a four-year university that admitted freshmen as well. UNF currently offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in over 81 field of study. A few of the more popular fields of study at UNF include nursing, business, nutrition, music and coastal biology. All degree programs are offer through one of the university’s five academic colleges. University of North Florida provides various on-campus housing opportunities for students, but the majority of student live off campus.

Student life a UNF is vibrant and there are plenty of extracurricular activities and opportunities to keep students involved. UNF has hundreds of student clubs and organizations, an active Greek life and a Student Government that offers students the opportunity to be involved in the day to day affairs of the school. Athletics are also an important aspect of student life at UNF. Intercollegiate teams at UNF are collectively known as the “Ospreys” and the university competes in NCAA Division I. Forbes Magazine recently named UNF one “America’s Best Colleges” and Princeton Review has repeatedly ranked UNF among the top Southeast colleges in nation.

General Information

Admission Office

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699

(904) 620-2624

Fax: (904) 620-2414

Contact: John Yancey

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699

(904) 620-1000

Total undergrads: 13,631

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,852

Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,204

Graduate enrollment: 1,801


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,604 $3,775 $4,193 $4,909 +17.08%
Books and Supplies $900 $900 $900 $900 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,680 $8,043 $9,982 $8,322 -16.63%
Other $3,609 $4,153 $3,946 $3,978 +0.81%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,874 $9,226 $11,232 $8,476 -24.54%
Other $3,609 $4,153 $3,946 $3,978 +0.81%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $14,793 $16,871 $19,021 $18,109 -4.79%
In-state Off Campus $16,987 $18,054 $20,271 $18,263 -9.91%
In-state with Family $4,504 $4,675 $5,093 $5,809 +14.06%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $6,372
In-state Student Fees $1,376
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $19,585
Out-of-state Student Fees $2,037

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,581 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,537 91% $7,465,485 $4,857
• Federal grants 305 18% $1,248,680 $4,094
• Pell grants 297 18% $1,053,811 $3,548
• Other Federal grants 219 13% $194,869 $890
Local and state government scholarships or grants 1,455 86% $4,166,351 $2,863
Institutional scholarships or grants 653 39% $2,050,454 $3,140
Student loans 379 22% $1,579,649 $4,168
• Federal student loans 375 22% $1,370,735 $3,655
• Other student loans 23 1% $208,914 $9,083

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 2882 567 46 384
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 4
French Studies 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 101 9
Biology/biological Sciences, General 101 9
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 688 217
Accounting 77 50
Banking and Financial Support Services 38
Business Administration and Management, General 261 167
Business/managerial Economics 21
Finance, General 105
International Business/trade/commerce 42
Marketing/marketing Management, General 92
Transportation/mobility Management 52
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 287
Mass Communication/media Studies 287
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 59 4
Computer and Information Sciences, General 59 4
Education 300 124 11
Art Teacher Education 5
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 26
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 45
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 40 11
Elementary Education and Teaching 166 16
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching 9
Mathematics Teacher Education 5
Music Teacher Education 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 11
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 4
Secondary Education and Teaching 34 19
Special Education and Teaching, General 20 23
Engineering 106 3
Civil Engineering, General 31 1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 33 1
Mechanical Engineering 42 1
Engineering Technology, General 100
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 100
English Language and Literature/letters 125 34
English Language and Literature, General 125 34
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 15
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 2
Spanish Language and Literature 13
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 240 85 35
Athletic Training/trainer 17
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 22
Health/health Care Administration/management 60 13
Mental Health Counseling/counselor 5
Physical Therapy/therapist 27
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 163 36 8
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor 9
History 73 18
History, General 73 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 148 10
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 148 10
Human Services, General 27
Public Administration 27
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1 384
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 1 384
Mathematics and Statistics 17 6
Applied Mathematics, General 6
Mathematics, General 10
Statistics, General 7
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 23
International/global Studies 23
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 32
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 32
Physical Sciences 15
Chemistry, General 10
Physics, General 5
Psychology 271 24
Counseling Psychology 18
Psychology, General 271 6
Social Sciences 165 6
Anthropology 22
Economics, General 14
Political Science and Government, General 90
Sociology 39 6
Visual and Performing Arts 112
Art/art Studies, General 27
Fine/studio Arts, General 65
Jazz/jazz Studies 11
Music Performance, General 6
Music, General 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

French Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Banking/Financial Services B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Marketing Management B
Transportation/Transportation Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B


Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation B

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of North Florida Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (904) 620-1000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 17,117
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,324 (43% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,389
Out-of-state Tuition: $20,793
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,493

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of North Florida Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of North Florida.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 93
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 51061
Engineering 133
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 557
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 21
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 32
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 111
Social Sciences 41
Visual and Performing Arts 251
Grand total 15161331

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of North Florida and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,389
Out-of-state $20,793
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,857
Out-of-state $22,974

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,971 84%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,810 78% $9,493
Student loan aid 739 32% $5,997

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,085 56% $7,569
Federal student loans 4,607 32% $6,272

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of North Florida. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of North Florida students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 16,305 6,141 10,164
Percent admitted 100% 69% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 16% 17% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of North Florida Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 17,117
Undergraduate enrollment 14,734
Graduate enrollment 2,383

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of North Florida Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
    • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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