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The College Tour

Explore the University of North Florida, featured on the 11th season of The College Tour on Amazon Prime! Watch the episode below and hear from 10 UNF students about their college experience and why they love UNF. You’ll learn about their research with top-notch faculty, exciting study abroad experiences and how they make a difference engaging in their community every day. They’ll share details about UNF’s beautiful campus and amenities, athletics and student life, and why UNF is such a special place. Watch the full show or the individual segments to find out what it’s like to be an Osprey!

 

Soar at UNF

Coastal resiliency and environmental impact

Located minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway and the St. Johns River – UNF is ideal for those committed to coastal resiliency. Junior Victor Ritz shares his coastal research experience at UNF.

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With access to the Atlantic Coast and multiple waterways, UNF's exemplary Coastal and Marine Biology program offers numerous research opportunities for students.

For students interested in civil engineering, which for some students includes coastal work, UNF offers undergraduate and graduate programs.

Want to learn more about the coastal restoration project Victor and other students participated in, read this update.

Campus Involvement

With 200 student clubs and organizations, intramurals and club sports, UNF’s campus life offers something for everyone. Gabi Bynum, a sophomore, explains all the offerings.

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Find out about what’s happening on campus through UNF’s Student Life and learn more about student organizations through the Osprey Involvement Center. If you are interested in joining a sorority or fraternity, visit the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Gabi is part of Hicks Honors College, where she now mentors other students. You can find out more here.

Leading On and Off the Court

UNF has 19 athletic teams that compete at the Division I level in the ASUN Conference. Mahalia White, a graduate student, shares how UNF student-athletes excel on and off the field.

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Learn more about UNF's 19 athletic teams and how Athletics coaches and staff foster a culture of excellence in academics, athletics and community engagement.

Find out how UNF assists student-athletes through the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence.

The Great Outdoors

Sophomore Hadley Woodall talks about working in Eco Adventure, where students kayak or canoe on Lake Oneida, walk nature trails, use the ropes course or zipline on UNF’s beautiful 1,381-acre campus.

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Learn more about UNF's Eco Adventure, which offers a rope course and ziplining, miles of nature trails, kayaking and canoeing on campus lakes, gear check-out, and lots of eco-friendly activities on and off campus.

Find out about fitness, aquatics, competitive sports and other activities offered through Recreation and Wellness.

Check out Ogier Gardens, where students can “adopt-a-bed" and grow their own vegetables (some used in Osprey Cafe!).

Research Opportunities

UNF students across the University have amazing opportunities to engage in research with faculty — at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Senior Ben Mayfield discusses how faculty conduct research that can change the world.

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Learn more about UNF's Physics offerings, including numerous research opportunities.

Interested in black holes, eclipses and everything related to the sky and space? You won't want to miss UNF Astronomy Nights.

In 2023, a UNF team was selected to work with NASA's Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project and High-Altitude Student Payload project. Find out more in this story.

Study Abroad

UNF offers various Study Abroad opportunities, from faculty-led trips to student exchanges. Sophomore Rose Baker discusses the International Business Dual Degree program, which will take her to Spain for two years.

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Interested in exploring the world while you’re in school? Here are ways you can also study abroad.

If you are interested in the International Business program Rose is participating in, find out more from the Coggin College of Business.

Housing and Amenities

UNF offers seven residence halls, three pools and a lazy river. Graduate student Isaiah Dorado talks about dining options and amenities for residents, as well as Living-Learning Communities.

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You can also read more about Tommy G’s (the library) and Isaiah’s favorite on-campus restaurant, The Boathouse.

Find out more about our Living-Learning Communities, which can help students transition easier into college.

Learning in a Healthcare Hub

Going to college in Jacksonville, a major healthcare hub with world-renowned hospitals, makes it ideal for students seeking real-world experiences. Junior Jessica Hasty explains how UNF is preparing her for a future in medicine.

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Find out more here about Jessica’s Biomedical Sciences program.

Also, learn about the Brooks College of Health, offering programs in nursing, public health, mental health counseling, health administration, exercise science, athletic training, physical therapy and nutrition.

Military-Friendly and Welcoming Campus

For more than a decade, UNF has been named one of the most military-friendly schools in the nation. Senior Kenneth Wright shares his ROTC story and how he's also pursuing his love for the theater at UNF.

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The Military and Veterans Resource Center helps military, veterans and their family members navigate the transition to campus and toward completing their academic degrees.

UNF’s Army ROTC program was founded 50 years ago. Learn more about the program, military science courses offered and the ROTC living-learning community.

Kenny also discusses his love for the theater. Read more about Othello, the UNF production he was in during his senior year.

Community Engagement

In the last five years, students dedicated more than 2 million hours of service working with nonprofits and businesses. Senior Rachel Paul talks about UNF’s commitment and connection to the community.

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Visit the Center for Community-Based Learning to learn about ways to get involved on campus, and find out more about Rachel’s project, Ospreys Vote.