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University of North Florida

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Academics

Established in 1965, the University of North Florida (UNF) is a public university located in Jacksonville. It is a member of the State University System of Florida.

The university is divided into the Brooks College of Health; the College of Arts & Sciences; the Coggin College of Business; the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction; and the College of Education and Human Services. Popular programs offered at this college include Business, Management, Communication, Education, Health Professions, and Psychology. There are also pre-professional programs such as Pre-Law and Pre-Medicine. The University of North Florida offers flexible class options that include online classes, early morning classes, evening classes, and part-time schedules. The university offers relatively small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23:1.

The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. Many of the university’s programs also have individualized accreditation.

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Admissions

Prospective students must complete an application, which is available on the school’s website. There is a non-refundable application fee. Each applicant must also submit official high school transcripts or GED score report, an official SAT or ACT score report, and any AP or college credit transcripts, if applicable. Letters of recommendation and interviews are not required. Certain programs also have additional requirements, such as auditions or prerequisite classes.

While students are admitted to the college on a rolling basis all year long, students are strongly urged to apply by the priority deadlines, which vary by term. Students should contact the school directly for exact dates and deadlines.

Adult students, non-degree seeking students, transfer students, home-schooled students, and international students may need to use different procedures, so they should refer to the university’s website or contact the Office of Admission for more information about the admissions process and application requirements.

Financial Aid

All students who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be submitted as soon as possible after January 1st each year. If selected for verification, students will also need to complete a Federal Verification Worksheet and/or submit additional documents.

Nearly half of UNF students receive some form of state, federal, private or institutional financial assistance. Most of the students who apply for financial aid are awarded need-based financial assistance. Forms of aid include grants, scholarships, and loans. The college also offers a limited number of scholarships and grants for students. Some are based on merit; others require applicants to demonstrate evidence of financial need.

Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office for more information and assistance with completing the financial aid application process. Students should also note that financial aid applications must be renewed each year. UNF also offers a deferred payment plan to help students pay any tuition charges that are not covered by financial aid. Students who wish to pay the in-state tuition rates may also need to submit additional documentation in order to establish their residency.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4248th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Although the university has a diverse student body with students from different states and different countries, the majority of the students who attend are in-state students. There are also plenty of academic and social support services such as academic advising, career counseling, and tutoring, to help students make a smooth and seamless transition to college life.

There are close to 200 clubs, organizations, and activities recognized on campus, including academic, professional, political, social, talent, athletic, student government, media, religious, service, multicultural, special interest, and honor groups. Greek life is also a significant part of student life; there are 22 Greek organizations on campus. There are also interesting recreational and cultural events held on campus throughout the year. A complete list of clubs and events is available on the college’s website and is updated frequently.

A significant number of the college’s students live on-campus in one of the college’s six fully furnished residence halls. Layouts vary by building; there are traditional and suite-style residence halls. All of the rooms also include cable television service, phone service, and high speed Internet access. Residence life also comes with a wide variety of activities designed for resident students.

The Game Room is a popular place where students relax. They can play pool, board games, table tennis, and video games. The game room also offers fun weekly activities that include game tournaments, trivia night, and capture the flag. Students are encouraged to stop by and participate.

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Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

Known as the Ospreys, UNF’s athletic teams participate in the Atlantic Sun Conference and compete at the NCAA Division I level. The school’s colors are navy blue and gray. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track & field. Women’s sports include softball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, sand volleyball, tennis, volleyball, and track & field.

Students are also encouraged to participate in the university’s diverse range of intramural athletic programs that include soccer, ultimate frisbee, sand volleyball, and basketball.

Athletic facilities include the Tennis Complex, the Softball Complex, Hodges Stadium, the Strength & Conditioning Facility, and the Hayt Golf Learning Center / Golfplex.

Alumni

Notable UNF alumni include:

  • Alex Nguyen, jazz musician with Celebration of Lionel Hampton
  • Todd Haley, head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Noel Freidline, pianist, vocalist, and composer with the Noel Friedline Quintet
  • R. Peter Reist, renowned entrepreneur
  • Mary Tappouni, president of Breaking Ground Contracting
  • David Smith, chairman and CEO of PSS World Medical

Information Summary

Ranks 15th in Florida and 526th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Florida and 267th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 2 0.01
Arson 2 0.01
Burglary 13 0.08
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 44 0.27

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 3,183 0.38
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 71 0.01
Forcible Rape 350 0.04
Robbery 1,578 0.19
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8,518 1.02
Larceny 25,733 3.08
Vehicle theft 1,862 0.22

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population32,625 (32,569 urban / 56 rural)
Households12,608 (2.47 people per house)
Median Household Income$55,103
Families8,212 (2.95 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1204

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 954th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,853 $3,853 $16,199
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,864 $1,864 $2,482
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $212 $212 $692
FT Graduate Tuition $8,978 $8,978 $20,517
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,852 $1,852 $2,429
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $492 $492 $1,043
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $20,575 $20,575 $34,978
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $20,877 $20,877 $35,280
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,913 $11,913 $26,316

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,627 $6,235 $5,627 $6,235 $19,015 $20,694
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,200
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,452 $8,190
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,978 $4,491
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,680 $8,842
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,978 $4,491
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,978 $4,491

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$30
Graduate Application Fee$30
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 10,635 (4,252 male / 6,383 female)
Admitted 5,682 (2,340 male / 3,342 female)
Admission rate 53%
First-time Enrollment 1,615 (746 male / 869 female)
FT Enrollment 1,579 (725 male / 854 female)
PT Enrollment 36 (21 male / 15 female)
Total Enrollment16,083

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Atlantic Sun Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Atlantic Sun Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Atlantic Sun Conference

ACT Test Admission

557th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 48%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 26
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 26
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 23 / 26

SAT Test Admission

366th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 52%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 540 / 620
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 540 / 610
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1080 / 1230

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity2,900
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$5,360
Board Fee$3,865

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 85 364 309 184 8 2,989 32 4,081
Accounting 3 6 5 7 74 1 99
Anthropology 2 1 23 26
Applied Mathematics, General 3 3 6
Art Teacher Education 3 3
Art/Art Studies, General 3 21 24
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 2 7 22 33
Banking and Financial Support Services 1 2 9 13
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3 5 9 7 81 108
Business Administration and Management, General 33 22 18 12 261 6 356
Business/Managerial Economics 1 1 1 10 13
Chemistry, General 2 1 3 1 12 19
Civil Engineering, General 8 4 31 45
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 1 8 9
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5 6 9 15 40 1 79
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 3 1 36 40
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 1 1 12 14
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 26 16 5 141 1 198
Dietetics/Dietitian 2 6 4 9 65 1 90
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 7 10
Economics, General 3 2 15 1 22
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 8 1 2 28 2 42
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3 2 1 6 21 33
Elementary Education and Teaching 9 9 2 1 156 184
English Language and Literature, General 12 6 2 107 1 131
Ethics 1 1
Finance, General 1 7 9 7 2 72 102
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 2 5 2 62 1 74
French Studies 1 1 2 4
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 25 12 13 99 153
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 5 27 5 5 66 2 115
History, General 2 3 2 59 1 69
International Business/Trade/Commerce 4 2 11 3 30 1 52
International/Global Studies 1 5 1 19 27
Jazz/Jazz Studies 1 1 1 10 13
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 9 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 30 31 21 223 318
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 2 5 4 4 77 93
Mass Communication/Media Studies 36 24 10 2 225 3 308
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 10 11
Mathematics, General 1 3 11 15
Mechanical Engineering 1 1 3 3 35 43
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 1 2 1 17 21
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 1 2
Music Performance, General 3 2 1 8 15
Music Teacher Education 1 2 3
Philosophy 1 2 1 18 1 23
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 9 10
Physics, General 2 7 9
Political Science and Government, General 14 12 2 83 2 116
Psychology, General 1 40 26 6 257 4 345
Public Administration 4 1 1 18 25
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 12 16 13 2 162 2 211
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 3 3
Secondary Education and Teaching 2 2 1 24 30
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 2 4 6
Sociology 13 3 32 50
Spanish Language and Literature 9 8 18
Special Education and Teaching, General 4 8 6 2 68 1 91
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 2 10 4 1 42 61
Statistics, General 5 5
Transportation/Mobility Management 4 3 25 33

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1596th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $66,943 ($70,523 male / $60,258 female)
Number of FT Faculty 472 (254 male / 218 female)
Number of PT Faculty 768
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $10,332,765
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