Hallmarks of a UNF Education


Consistently ranked nationally for quality and value, the University of North Florida encourages the cultural and intellectual growth of students, while preparing them to make a difference in their communities. Faculty and staff work hand-in-hand with students to provide unique experiences that not only prepare students for the real world, but encourage civic involvement and responsibility. UNF hold certain qualities and characteristics as fundamental. These are our hallmarks of an education at UNF.



Academically Gifted Students
High school students entering UNF in the fall of 2017 had an average GPA of 4.2 — our most academically gifted class to date. The Hicks Honors College challenges these students to succeed. (Preliminary Fall 2017 data)

Small Classes and Individualized Attention
With a student to faculty ratio of 19-to-1 and an average class size of 34 students, UNF professors get to know their students and work with them individually to ensure success. With 16,500 students, it’s just the right size to offer a great campus experience. (Preliminary Fall 2017 data)

Internships and other Real-World Experiences

Approximately 77 percent of UNF students take part in internships and other real-world experiences in their fields before they graduate.

Employment after Graduation
UNF tops the schools in the State University System when it comes to graduates being gainfully employed in Florida. UNF students land great jobs.

Transformational Learning Opportunities
From undergraduate research projects to community initiatives, UNF students are offered life-changing experiences outside the classroom.

Global Perspective
UNF students study abroad at more than twice the national average. In addition, students from more than 60 countries call UNF home, enriching cultural diversity on campus.

Campus Involvement

UNF has 19 Division 1 athletic programs, 26 fraternities and sororities and more than 200 clubs. Nearly 3,400 students live on campus, making UNF their home.

Community Engagement
UNF received the Community Engagement Classification from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a prestigious recognition of UNF's strong commitment to the community and efforts to make students good citizens.

Environmentally Beautiful Campus
UNF’s nearly 1,400-acre campus includes a nature preserve and 10 LEED-certified green buildings, demonstrating our commitment to the environment. UNF also owns 1,050 acres on the Intracoastal Waterway used for research.