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About UNF

University of North Florida is a public, state school in an urban setting in Jacksonville, Florida. UNF was founded in 1965 and now enrolls around 17,117 students a year, including 14,734 undergrads. UNF offers housing for up to 3,500 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UNF! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of UNF's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UNF students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? UNF has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UNF has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UNF on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at UNF on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! June 1, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall.

2021 UNF Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 75%
In-State Tuition $4,281
Out-of-State $17,999
Percent of Need Met 90%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,207

Is UNF a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a better sense of what UNF offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for University of North Florida

It is slightly difficult to get into UNF. UNF admitted 80% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 16,551 students applied to UNF and 13,228 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UNF

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 83% of students who start at UNF return for their second year of college. Around 61% of students who started at UNF earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for UNF Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

UNF's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $116.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $6,321 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UNF

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. UNF meets 90% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,207 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $19,338 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UNF. Based on this information, how does UNF sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UNF a good school for you?

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Where is UNF?

UNF is located in the urban setting of Jacksonville, Florida, less than an hour from Jacksonville.

If you want to see UNF for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Jacksonville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Jacksonville International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UNF and Jacksonville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224

Campus Setting: Urban

UNF Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UNF is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UNF is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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UNF ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UNF is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into UNF. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UNF SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1210


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

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1210 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UNF students is 1137. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UNF, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UNF.

UNF Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UNF is like? There are approximately 17,117 students enrolled at UNF, including 14,734 undergraduate students and 2,383 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from FL and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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