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Why UNF?

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  • National Recognition
    • A National University, U.S. News & World Report 
    • A Best College in the Southeast, Princeton Review
    • A Best Business School, Princeton Review
    • A Best Regional University, U.S. News and World Report
    • A Best College Value, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
    • Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, INSIGHT into Diversity
  • Programs
    • UNF has 55+ undergraduate (bachelor's degree) programs with over 100 possible concentrations.
    • UNF has 30+ graduate (master's degree or doctoral degree) programs.
    • UNF offers 6 distinguished Flagship Programs that have been specially selected for their high educational value in the areas of Music, Nutrition and Dietetics, Coastal Biology, International Business, Nursing, and Transportation and Logistics.
  • Unique Features
    • Small classes with an average class size of 35 students and a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1 allowing UNF professors to work with students on an individual level to ensure success.
    • A medium-sized university that gives you all of the experiences of a large school with the individualized attention of a small institution.
    • UNF students can take part in internships and other real-world experiences in their fields before they graduate.
    • UNF students are offered life-changing transformational learning opportunities outside the classroom from undergraduate research projects to community initiatives.
    • Students from more than 70 countries call UNF home, creating a campus with global perspective. Additionally, UNF students study abroad at more than twice the national average.
    • UNF has an international student population of more than 350 students.
    • 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, paddle boarding and zip lining.
    • UNF 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 such as soccer, 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 gym 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.
    • 7 different on-campus housing options ranging from traditional dorm-style rooms to apartment-style suites.
    • UNF offers a free shuttle service to the biggest shopping and dining center in Jacksonville, the St. John's Town Center.
  • Jacksonville Attractions
    • Jacksonville is located in the northeastern part of Florida on the east coast and the Atlantic Ocean. Orlando, Miami, Tampa, St. Augustine, Key West, Savannah, etc. are all within driving distance.
    • Jacksonville is home to many natural wonders such as warm beaches, state parks, and ecological preserves. UNF campus is a 10-minute drive from Jacksonville Beach where students can surf, relax, or enjoy nightlife.
    • Due to Jacksonville's great location, it is home to several Fortune 500 companies and a hub for business, health administration, and transportation logistics, allowing UNF students to take part in internships and other real-world experiences before they graduate.
    • Jacksonville is home to many different neighborhoods with unique subcultures. You will find riverfront streets lined with boutiques, vintage shopping and dining districts, live music venues, sidewalk cafes, and sleepy surfer towns.
    • Jacksonville's culture allows you to immerse yourself in the American lifestyle.