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University of North Florida Overview

Located in Jacksonville, Florida, University of North Florida is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Jacksonville makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of North Florida Known For?

3,753 Undergraduate Awards
$26,416 Avg Cost After Aid
59% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at UNF is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UNF.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UNF with a bachelor's degree make about $43,200 a year. That's 6% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of North Florida Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UNF has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#43 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#162 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNF.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Value Child Development & Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Value Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Value General English Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#103 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UNF has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Value Colleges for Computer Information Systems College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#32 Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems College Factual
#54 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#56 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#62 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual

Where Is University of North Florida?

Location of University of North Florida

Contact details for UNF are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Unf Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699
Phone: 904-620-1000
Website: https://www.unf.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UofNorthFlorida
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UofNorthFlorida

How Do I Get Into UNF?

You can apply to UNF online at: https://www.unf.edu/admissions/applynow/

Admission Requirements for UNF

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNF?

59% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
53% Submit SAT Scores
UNF has an acceptance rate of 59%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.

Average Test Scores

About 53% of students accepted to UNF submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 650. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Florida  ( 560 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of North Florida  ( 530 to 630 )
200
800
UNF received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of North Florida  ( 21 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of North Florida  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of North Florida  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of North Florida?

$26,416 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
1.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNF is $26,416. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNF, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $6,072 a year. That adds up to $24,288 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNF is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of North Florida Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,757 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,734 undergraduate students at UNF, with 10,757 being full-time and 3,977 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNF

There are also 2,383 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,757 full-time undergraduates at UNF, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNF

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of North Florida students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNF Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 563
Black or African American 937
Hispanic or Latino 1,501
White 6,866
International Students 269
Other Races/Ethnicities 621

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at University of North Florida. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 78 countries are represented at UNF. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Brazil.

Online Learning at University of North Florida

1,425 Took All Classes Online
8,854 Took At Least One Class Online
27.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at UNF. In 2017-2018, 8,854 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNF has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 47th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UNF

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of North Florida was 27.9%. This is the #735 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNF regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNF majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Educational Administration 6%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 9%
Health Professions 2%
Nursing 6%
Teaching English or French 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNF ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNF.

Major Growth Rate Rank
American Sign Language #1
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #5
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #9
Nursing #124
Health Professions #215

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of North Florida Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 243 0 151 0 394
Nursing 0 0 231 0 0 109 340
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 304 0 12 0 316
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 257 0 0 0 257
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 252 0 0 0 0 252
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 194 8 19 0 221
Computer Information Systems 0 0 140 0 48 0 188
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 150 0 14 0 164
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 157 0 0 0 157
General Biology 0 0 140 0 10 0 150
Accounting 0 0 112 0 29 0 141
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 117 2 20 0 139
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 93 0 20 0 113
General English Literature 0 0 98 0 13 0 111
Marketing 0 0 106 0 0 0 106
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 106 0 0 0 106
Political Science & Government 0 0 97 0 0 0 97
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 64 20 84
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 64 0 20 0 84
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 82 0 0 0 82
Health & Physical Education 0 0 76 0 0 0 76
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 70 0 4 0 74
History 0 0 43 0 11 0 54
Civil Engineering 7 0 32 0 12 0 51
Sociology 0 0 51 0 0 0 51
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 46 0 0 0 46
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 43 0 43
International Business 0 0 43 0 0 0 43
International Studies 0 0 42 0 0 0 42
Music 1 0 34 1 6 0 42
Electrical Engineering 0 0 37 0 3 0 40
Chemistry 0 0 36 0 0 0 36
Special Education 0 0 22 0 13 0 35
Social Work 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 31 0 31
Economics 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Allied Health Professions 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Public Health 0 0 0 2 26 0 28
Romance Languages 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 26 26
Mathematics 0 0 23 0 0 0 23
American Sign Language 0 0 16 0 5 0 21
Anthropology 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Philosophy 0 0 18 0 1 0 19
Physics 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Public Administration 0 0 0 5 13 0 18
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 13 0 13
Statistics 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Other Education 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Area Studies 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Religious Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 8 252 3,493 29 621 155 4,558

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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