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UNF named a Top 100 Best for Veterans School

November 10, 2020

Veterans Plaza showcasing seven patriotic flagsThe University of North Florida has been named one of the best schools in the nation for veterans and recognized for offering high-quality and affordable educational experiences military-affiliated students.


According to College Factual’s recent rankings, UNF ranked No. 53 out of over 2,100 schools analyzed, putting the University in the top 5% of the country for serving veteran and active-duty military students. The University improved its ranking position by 67 slots over last year’s position.


In addition, UNF is ranked No. 6 in the Best Colleges for Veterans in Florida ranking. Out of 88 colleges in the state that offer four-year degrees, UNF is in the top 10% for serving Florida veterans.


For the rankings, the best colleges for veterans were determined using objective data emphasizing quality and affordable education for both veterans and active-duty military. The high-ranked colleges excel at meeting the unique needs of military-affiliated students.


Using the post-9/11 GI Bill, UNF’s veteran population has grown an average of 6% per year and is now comprised of more than 1,325 veterans or military-affiliated students, representing approximately 8% of the University’s student body. 


UNF’s Military and Veterans Resource Center is committed to ensuring that military-affiliated students successfully transition from the military environment to campus life to graduation and beyond. The MVRC also serves as a resource to veteran employees, providing guidance and referrals to assist with integration into the Osprey community.