Catalog 2013-2014
About UNF

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 16,252 students enrolled at UNF for the 2013 fall term, about 56 percent were women, just over 26 percent were minorities, and 83 percent were undergraduates.