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University of North Florida

The University of North Florida fosters the intellectual and cultural growth and civic awareness of its students, preparing them to make significant contributions to their communities in the region and beyond. At UNF, students and faculty engage together and individually in the discovery and application of knowledge.

Master's Programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Humanities (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)



UNF is a relatively young university - established in 1972 - and it is growing rapidly in size and stature. The University has expanded from a handful of buildings at the end of a dirt road to a thriving campus with five colleges in a bustling section of Jacksonville


The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is to serve as the University's central administrative unit responsible for securing external resources through grants and contracts and providing financial and contractual stewardship of awards. ORSP provides dynamic and proactive services to cultivate and maximize external resources for relevant research, scholarly and creative pursuits.


The University of North Florida Career Services provides a variety of career services, programs, and resources designed to help you develop a successful recruiting program for your organization. For a listing of employer career services, see the Recruiting Guide above.

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GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

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Student services

Tutoring :

ACE Tutors Will:

  1. Provide you with encouragement and motivation
  2. Respect your learning style
  3. Encourage you in developing good study habits
  4. Work with you at your level and pace on:
  • General concepts
  • Specific questions
  • Problems similar to the ones on your assignments

Housing services

Approximately 3000 primarily undergraduate students live in our residence halls, suites, apartments and the Osprey Fountains, our newest 1,000 bed residence hall that offers amenities including: 24 hour/7 days a week reception desk, game room, fitness center with aerobics studio, convenience store, theme lounges, outdoor active pool, outdoor lazy river pool, lighted tennis courts, lighted volleyball court, lighted basketball court, putting green, lighted outdoor running track, outdoor swings, barbeque and picnic areas.

Library services

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library supports the educational goals of the University of North Florida by providing information resources, services, and programs that encourage study and learning, support instruction and academic programs, facilitate research and scholarship, and engage the university-at-large and the broader communities we serve.

ICT services

Information Technology Services, located in Hicks Hall, Building 53, Suites 2500 and 2340, provides computer and software support, academic technology, networking, information systems, IT training and outreach, telephone and television services, systems integration, development, business services and IT security services to the academic and administrative communities of UNF.

Student Life

Campus life

Students who live on campus at UNF have many advantages over students who commute and those who choose larger, more traditional colleges. UNF's campus is uniquely beautiful and conveniently designed. It sits in the middle of more than 1,300 acres of woods on the edge of suburban Jacksonville in Northeast Florida. In fact, the beach and downtown are only minutes away by car. UNF's own surrounding forest keeps the urban sprawl out and the natural beauty.

Sports facilities

  • Harmon Stadium
  • Hodges Stadium
  • Semmes Aquatic Center
  • UNF Arena
  • UNF Hayt Golf Center
  • UNF Softball Center
  • UNF Tennis Complex
  • Strength and Conditioning Facility
  • Athletic Training Facilities

Student clubs


  • Student Nurses Association (Nurses Net)
  • Health Administration Student Association (HASA)
  • Student Nutrition Club
  • Student Physical Therapy Association
  • UNF American Red Cross Club
  • Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)
  • Eta Sigma Gamma


The University of North Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Student Reviews

Very cheap for being average!
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

This university is very accommodating to students needs, and gives a good education for it's price (in-state). However it doesn't seem like there is much of a community at the university. In terms of academics, it is not rigorous but simply like high school continued.

My time at the University of North Florida
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

As an international business major, my experience at the University of North Florida has been incredible. With an excellent business school, and even better international and study abroad programs, the university has helped shape and promote my love of travel and being able to study abroad.

Get Involved
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My main accomplishments were achieved outside of the classroom during my undergrad. While my professors were incredibly accomplished, I learned the most by taking advantage of the on campus jobs available, joining clubs and taking internships. Through all of this, I determined I wanted to be in event planning.

Jacksonville Beach, Florida, United States

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