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Student Life

With a variety of activities to choose from that bring students together and complement classroom learning, the University of North Florida combines a top-notch education with a full college experience.

  • The popular Thomas G. Carpenter Library provides a flexible and vibrant academic environment offering state-of-the-art technology, rare materials in Special Collections, a student art gallery, group study spaces and more to support collaboration, critical thinking and student success.
  • With 19 NCAA Division I sports teams, UNF competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference offering students, alumni and fans exciting match-ups in exceptional facilities. Osprey student-athletes also excel in the classroom earning a cumulative GPA of 3.34 for the 2106-17 academic year, the highest in program history.
  • UNF's Taylor Leadership Institute empowers students to be effective and ethical leaders through the Annual Student Leadership Summit, the Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor and more. These programs integrate classroom learning with real-world leadership giving students an edge in the job market and graduate school.
  • Nearly 3,400 Ospreys live on campus in outstanding residence halls that have been recognized nationally for comfort and style.
  • Students get involved on campus through more than 200 clubs and organizations and 26 fraternities or sororities. Students also can participate in 15 intramural sports programs, which take advantage of state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities.
  • There's something for everyone in the Student Wellness Complex, a modern comprehensive wellness facility that houses the largest fitness center in northeast Florida, a 34-foot climbing wall, a 1/8-mile indoor track and several group fitness rooms.
  • Outdoor recreation and an abundance of wildlife - including ospreys - are easy to find on the University's 1,400-acre campus, which includes a nature preserve, hiking trails and areas set aside for eco adventures as well as equipment for kayaking, paddleboarding and zip lining.
  • In the 2016-17 academic year, UNF students participated in community-based experiences - for nearly 1 million hours - either through courses or engagement opportunities organized by student groups, clubs or athletic teams.