The University of North Florida aspires to be a preeminent public institution of higher learning serving the region at a level of national quality. The institution of choice for a diverse and talented student body of more than 16,000, UNF provides distinctive programs in five colleges, offering nearly 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. Faculty excel in teaching and scholarship, while sharing with students their passion for discovery.
The University recognizes every student is an individual, with different goals, different learning styles and different needs. UNF is committed to offering each student an individualized educational experience made possible by an engaged faculty and dedicated staff. UNF encourages all students to take part in transformational learning opportunities, such as internships, study abroad, off-campus programs and dynamic research projects. Each of our 16,500 students have a chance to take part in a life-changing experience – conducting research with faculty, taking part in community-based learning or studying abroad, which UNF students do at twice the national average.
UNF is now showing up in nearly every national college ranking, putting the University at the top of some very impressive lists. UNF even received the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. And while the national recognition is an important benchmark of our quality and value, it is the small class sizes and individualized attention that have become hallmarks of a UNF education.
The 17-sport intercollegiate athletic program is moving to NCAA Division I in the Atlantic Sun Athletic Conference. UNF student athletes are consistently recognized for academic success.
The UNF campus is noteworthy for its communal spirit, cultural richness, and environmental beauty. The scenic campus is nestled among 1,300 acres, which includes a wildlife area with lakes and nature trails that offer numerous opportunities for research and recreation. UNF is located ten miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville, with the Atlantic Ocean just minutes away.