Introduction to UNF 

The University of North Florida (UNF) is one of twelve public colleges and universities within the State University System in Florida. It is a comprehensive, metropolitan university, which offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Initially established as an upper division and master’s degree-granting institution, UNF began offering classes in 1972 to a 2,000-member student body. In 1984, freshmen and sophomores were admitted. In 1990 the university opened a doctoral program in educational leadership and in 2007, UNF added a doctorate in nursing practice and a doctorate in physical therapy.

UNF remains one of the highly selective comprehensive universities in America. In fall 2013, approximately 1 out of every 8 freshman applicants enrolled in the fall class. With a mean SAT score of 1215 (writing test not included) and grade point average of 3.94, UNF’s 2013 fall freshman class reflected the university’s commitment to high-quality undergraduate education. The minimum scores typically expected for admission to a four-year university such as UNF are a sliding scale equivalent of 1000 on the Critical Reading and Mathematics parts of the SAT (or the ACT equivalent) and a GPA of 3.0. 

The university is committed to diversity with the belief that exposure to a blend of students, faculty and staff offers a rich and rewarding educational experience. Of the more than 16,200 students enrolled at UNF for the 2013 fall term, about 56 percent were women, just over 26 percent were ethnic/racial minorities, and 83 percent were undergraduates.