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UNF ranks among ‘Best in the South’ for 2024 by The Princeton Review

The University of North Florida is ranked as a 2024 “Best in the South” college/university by The Princeton Review for the 15th consecutive year.

“We are happy to be recognized as a top leader in higher education in the South, which is a testament to our outstanding faculty and staff and the thousands of students who select us as their university of choice each year,” said UNF President Moez Limayem. “UNF is growing and will continue to produce the highest caliber graduates to serve the talent needs in our region and beyond.”

Only 109 colleges and universities in 10 Southern states made the list. The ratings show how each school measures up on a fixed scale, primarily based on institutional data from schools and data from student surveys.

The Princeton Review regional rankings are numerical scores presented in eight categories:

  • Academics – How hard students work and how much they get back for their efforts
  • Admissions Selectivity - How competitive admissions are at the school
  • Financial Aid - How much financial aid a school awards and how satisfied students are with that aid
  • Fire Safety - How well prepared a school is to prevent or respond to campus fires
  • Quality of Life - How happy students are with their lives outside the classroom
  • Green - How a school performs as an environmentally aware and prepared institution
  • Professors Interesting - Based on surveyed students' agreement or disagreement with the statement: "Your instructors are good teachers"
  • Professors Accessible – Based on surveyed students' agreement or disagreement with the statement: "Your instructors are accessible outside the classroom”

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admissions services company. Every year, it helps millions of college and graduate school bound students achieve their higher education and career goals through its online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House and dozens of categories of school rankings.