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Ranked a National University — U.S. News & World Report

UNF was included among nationally ranked universities on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list — the first time UNF has achieved top-tier, national institution status.

Ranked a Top Public Institution — U.S. News & World Report

UNF ranks 140 among the nation’s Top Public Institutions by U.S. News & World Report, based on key measures of quality and academic reputation.

Top 10% of Universities Worldwide — Center for World University Rankings

UNF ranks among the top 10% of universities worldwide, achieving a global distinction for academic and faculty quality, alumni employment and research performance from the Center for World University Rankings.

A Best Value College — Forbes 

Forbes named UNF to its Best Value College list for the second consecutive year, one of only 300 schools nationwide selected based on price, alumni earnings, timely graduation and quality.

Diversity Champion — INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

For the third year, UNF was named a Diversity Champion and received its fifth HEED, Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, recognizing the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Military Friendly School / Best for Vets — Victory Media and Military Times

For the 10th consecutive year, Victory Media named UNF one of the most military friendly schools in the nation for its commitment to the success of military students. UNF also landed on a select list of Best for Vets: Top Colleges by Military Times, recognizing military-supportive cultures and policies.

A Best in the Southeast College — The Princeton Review

For the 11th consecutive year, The Princeton Review named the University to its Best in the Southeast list, a prestigious ranking based on excellence of academic programs.


Among Best, Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges — SR Education Group and Affordable Colleges Online  

SR Education Group ranked UNF No. 5 in the nation for its commitment to affordable online degree programs and included the University on the Best LGBTQ-Friendly list of accredited institutions with policies committed to inclusivity for LGBTQ students. also recognized UNF as one of the most inclusive campuses in the country.

Top 25 for Lowest Student Default Rate — U.S. Department of Education

UNF ranks among the Top 25 public institutions across the country with the lowest student default rate, according to data released from the United States Department of Education.