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University of North Florida

The University of North Florida (UNF) is a public university in Jacksonville, Florida. A member institution of the State University System of Florida, the university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees to its students. Its campus comprises 1,300 acres in the middle of a natural preserve on Jacksonville's Southside. The current president is former Jacksonville mayor John Delaney.

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Location

Address
1 University of North Fl Dr
City
Jacksonville
State
FL
Zip/Post Code
32224-2672

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
14398
Total Graduate enrollment
1803
In State Tuition Fees
6353
Out State Tuition Fees
20071
ACT Score
26
SAT Score
1240
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.7
Male Female Ratio
45:55
Acceptance Rate
60%
Student Faculty Ratio
20:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Ozzie Osprey
Colors
Blue And Gray
Conference
Atlantic Sun

College History

History

The university was founded in 1969 after 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) midway between downtown Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Beaches were set aside for the campus, 500 acres (2.0 km2) of which were donated by the Skinner family of Jacksonville.[4] Until this time, the only publicly funded institution of higher learning was Florida Community College at Jacksonville. Construction on classrooms and buildings began in 1971 and UNF opened in the fall of 1972 with an initial enrollment of 2,027 juniors, supported by 117 faculty and more than 150 staff.[5] Originally, like the other Florida state institutions opened around this time, UNF was designated as a "senior" college, meaning that it would enroll only upperclassmen and graduate students. UNF graduated 35 students in 1973. The school was quick to expand and it was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1974. The school's mascot, the osprey, was adopted in November 1979 over other choices such as the armadillo, the manatee and the seagull.[6] The male and female versions of the mascot are known as Ozzie and Harriet. In 1980, there was a legislative effort to merge UNF with the University of Florida but a bill proposing this was vetoed by Governor Bob Graham. Freshmen and sophomores were admitted for the first time in 1984. Enrollment at UNF exceeded 10,000 in 1995,[7] and in the spring of 2000 it broke its commencement record, graduating over 1,000 students.[8] The 2000s saw significant development on campus as many new buildings including the Social Science building, Science and Engineering building, College of Education and Human Services building, Fine Arts Center, Student Union, and Osprey Fountains residence hall were built. In 2002, a 13-member Board of Trustees began work to oversee UNF.[8] Former mayor of Jacksonville John Delaney was appointed President of the university in 2003. UNF was officially reclassified as an NCAA Division I school for its athletics programs in 2009.

College Specialty

Specialty

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.

Campus

Campus

1,300 Acres (5.3 Km�)

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