Press Release for Tuesday, August 23, 2005

UNF Named Best Southeastern College by The Princeton Review

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

The Princeton Review just named the University of North Florida as a Best Southeastern College. UNF is one of 140 colleges and universities in the Southeast receiving this designation.

“I believe there’s no place like the University of North Florida,” said UNF President John A. Delaney. “We’re a unique university and our focus on teaching students and providing them with an individualized college experience is definitely putting us on the map.”

Student opinion data from more than 640 schools is featured on the Best Colleges: Region by Region section of Each college selected had to meet two criteria. First, they had to meet The Princeton Review’s standards of academic excellence within their region. And second, the Review had to be able to survey their students anonymously, either through an online survey or through a paper survey.

In the selection process, The Princeton Review avoided using mathematical calculations or formulas to determine which colleges and universities to include in the Best Colleges: Region by Region feature. For each region, they provided an inclusive mix of large and small, public and private, all-male and all-female, historically black colleges and science and technology-focused institutions, nontraditional colleges, highly selective and virtually open-door admissions, great buys and the wildly expensive.

The University of North Florida is nestled among 1,300 acres that include a nature and wildlife area with lakes and nature trails. It has an enrollment of 15,000 students, with 2,500 on-campus residents. UNF has five colleges of distinction, including the College of Arts and Sciences, Coggin College of Business, College of Computing, Engineering&Construction, College of Education and Human Services and the College of Health.