Marks of Excellencemove in

  • The average SAT score for freshmen entering UNF increased from 1166 in fall 2006 to 1177 in fall 2007.

     
  • The Princeton Review named the University of North Florida as a 2008 Best Southeastern College. In addition, the Princeton Review included UNF in the 2008 edition of its book “America’s Best Colleges,” which profiles colleges for their excellent academics, generous financial aid packages and/or relatively low cost.

     
  • Osprey athletes earned the most academic all-conference honors in the Atlantic Sun Conference for the second year in a row. Of 279 eligible Osprey athletes, 163 earned academic all-conference honors.

     
  • UNF nurse practitioner students obtained a 100 percent pass rate on their national certification exam.

     
  • One hundred percent of the College of Education and Human Services’ (COEHS) teacher education graduates successfully completed all portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination prior to graduation in 2007.

     
  • For the 10th year in a row, UNF’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won the regional championship, earning the chance to participate in the 2007 SIFE National Exposition. They competed against 950 teams in the National Exposition and ranked in the top 16 for the third year in a row.

     
  • Associated General Contractors of Greater Florida selected UNF’s Building Construction Management AGC student chapter as the 2007 Chapter of the Year and the chapter president as the Student of the Year.

     
  • A UNF jazz trio performed at the prestigious Festival Les Rendez-vous de l’Erdre, Jazz et Belle Plaisance in Nantes, France. UNF is the first American university to perform at the festival.

     
  • The College of Education and Human Services now offers a new bachelor’s degree program in American Sign Language, becoming one of only 20 programs in the country to do so.

     
  • One hundred faculty members who submitted proposals to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs received more than $13 million funding for 163 projects in 2006-07.

     
  • The UNF Fine Arts Center’s Lazzara Performance Hall is home to the second-largest stage in Jacksonville. The Fine Arts Center presents national and international performances as well as numerous campus and community events. The center celebrated its fifth anniversary season with a premiere of a new dance work by Trey McIntyre Project, a performance by superstar Natalie Cole and a benefit concert by worldrenowned violinist Itzhak Perlman.

     
  • The Division of Continuing Education served 8,246 participants in 512 courses. Continuing Education operates several programs including: Executive Education for Leaders, Legal Studies, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Center for Professional Development, Center for Quality, Center for Economic and Workforce Development, as well as conferences and special events.

     
  • The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute conducted 74 courses for 1,442 participants age 50 and over. In January of 2008, there were 510 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. This is nearly a 300 percent increase over January 2007.

     
  • The Institute of Police Technology and Management provided specialized training to nearly 11,000 law enforcement officers in 2007. This number includes municipal, county, state and federal officers and those from other countries. Officers from all 50 states participated in the training. IPTM is the largest police-training center in the United States.

     
  • UNF’s Steel Bridge Design Team placed third in the American Society of Civil Engineers Southeast Student Conference. The team advanced to the national steel bridge competition, placing 20th.

     
  • COEHS’ counselor education alumni staff four of the five public school guidance programs in Florida that received an excellent rating by the American School Counseling Association in 2006-2007.

     
  • A UNF nursing student was selected as one of only 160 students from around the world to participate in the International Scholar Laureate Program. The student traveled to South Africa to study HIV/AIDS and nursing practices.

     
  • The Division of Continuing Education continued to be a conference leader in Jacksonville by offering the 22nd Annual Administrative Professionals Conference, the 6th Annual African American Professionals Conference and the 7th Annual Excellence in Employee Development Awards to more than 1,200 Greater Jacksonville business, administrative and training professionals.

     
  • A UNF educational leadership doctoral student won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research at the 2007 meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association.

     
  • The renovated Thomas G. Carpenter Library, which opened in 2005, has 2,000 seats and more than 300 computers for student use. The Library’s collection is impressive: 817,643 volumes; 19,316 audio units; 8,131 videos; 3,979 serial subscriptions; 13,000 electronic journals; 52,468 electronic books; 136,003 government documents; 8,376 maps and 1.48 million microform units. Statistics for fall 2007 showed a 33 percent increase in the entrance count.

     
  • UNF enrolled 235 international students from 72 countries, including 21 from Belize, 17 from India, nine each from Colombia and Bolivia, eight each from Brazil and South Korea, seven from Canada, six each from China, France, the United Kindgom and Trinidad and Tobago. UNF students represent every continent except Antartica.