Welcome to the University of North Florida

Thank you for your interest in the University of North Florida. Whether you are a parent, a potential student, a donor or a member of the community, UNF is a place full of wonderful people and opportunities. I invite you to explore our web site to see how UNF can become a part of your learning experience.

UNF is a relatively young university - established in 1972 - and it is growing rapidly in size and stature. The University has expanded from a handful of buildings at the end of a dirt road to a thriving campus with six colleges in a bustling section of Jacksonville. Yet UNF retains its small campus feel, helped by its location amid beautiful lakes and nature trails situated on 2,431 acres. The campus also is midway between downtown Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean, which adds to the appeal of its location.


UNF is now showing up in nearly every national college ranking, putting the University at the top of some very impressive lists.  UNF even received the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.  And while the national recognition is an important benchmark of our quality and value, it is the small class sizes and individualized attention that have become hallmarks of a UNF education. 


The University of North Florida is also known for providing students with Transformational Learning Opportunities, or TLOs as they are known on campus.  Each of our 16,500 students has a chance to take part in a life-changing experience – conducting research with faculty, taking part in community-based learning or studying abroad, which UNF students do at twice the national average.


Flagship programs at UNF are also gaining national attention.  These six programs show the ability to be the best in the nation. 

While UNF already has experienced some remarkable developments, the best is yet to come.

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