University of North Florida

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The University of North Florida is a public, 4-year school located in Jacksonville, FL. The school was founded in 1969 and opened in 1972 as an upper division college, but started admitting freshmen in 1984. In 1980, the school nearly merged with the University of Florida, but the governor vetoed the bill. The school is an independent member of the State University System of Florida. The 1,300 acre campus features contemporary architecture consistent with typical Florida style. The main academic campus is compressed into one area, but there are many open and green spaces and an outdoor amphitheater adjacent to the Student Union building. Notable alumni include ESPN broadcaster Sara Walsh and economist Mark Vitner.

Academic Programs

The University of North Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and offers Bachelor’s degrees, post-baccalaureate Certificates, Master’s degrees, post-masters Certificates and Doctorates in over 100 fields. Noted for Nursing and Healthcare, Music and Education, the largest programs are in Healthcare fields and Business. The department of Music is well known for its Jazz Studies program; the UNF Jazz Ensemble 1 is internationally renowned and has performed with Count Basie, Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis among many others. The University is comprised of five colleges: College of Arts and Sciences; Coggin College of Business; College of Computing, Engineering and Construction; College of Education and Human Services; and Brooks College of Health. Per the Mission Statement, “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. UNF faculty and staff maintain an unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive campus culture.”

Student Life

There are over 13,800 undergraduate students enrolled in the University of North Florida, many of whom live on campus among the 6 residence halls and living communities and college-owned apartment style housing. The University sponsors over 200 clubs and student organizations, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the blue and gray Ospreys, led by Ozzie Osprey, field teams in 10 sports and participate in NCAA Division I-AAA competition. Students understand and accept the stated Core Values of the University: “The University of North Florida is committed to values that promote the welfare and positive transformation of individuals, communities, and societies. We value: (1) The pursuit of Truth and Knowledge Carried Out in the Spirit of Intellectual and Artistic Freedom; (2) Ethical Conduct; (3) Community Engagement; (4) Diversity; (5) Responsibility to the Natural Environment; and (6) Mutual Respect and Civility.” Overall, the Vision of the University is that ‘UNF will provide distinctive programs in the arts and sciences and professional fields. UNF faculty will excel in teaching and scholarship, sharing with students their passion for discovery. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors will enjoy a campus noteworthy for its communal spirit, cultural richness and environmental beauty.’

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