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The University of North Florida (UNF) is one of eleven 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 most selective comprehensive universities in America. In fall 2010, approximately 1 out of every 8 freshman applicants enrolled in the fall class. With a mean SAT score of 1204 and grade point average of 3.79, UNF’s 2010 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 an extraordinary blend of students offers a rich and rewarding educational experience. Of the more than 16,320 students enrolled at UNF for the 2010 fall term, about 56 percent were women, just under 24 percent were minorities, and 89 percent were undergraduates.
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