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University of North Florida: Narrative Description

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA D-12

4567 St. Johns Bluff Rd. South
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645
Tel: (904)620-1000
Admissions: (904)620-2624
Fax: (904)620-1040
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.unf.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University System of Florida. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates (doctoral degree in education only). Founded 1965. Setting: 1,300-acre urban campus. Endowment: $52.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $4.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4871 per student. Total enrollment: 14,534. Faculty: 652 (421 full-time, 231 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 8,307 applied, 69% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 9,059 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 3,610 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 54 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 10% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 22% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at State University System of Florida. Study abroad program. ROTC: Naval (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 7/2, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/2 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3101 full-time, $103.37 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,851 full-time, $495.02 per semester hour part-time. College room and board: $6278. College room only: $3768. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 149 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 7% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: International Student Association, Filipino Student Association, Student Physical Therapy Association, National Education Association, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Earth Music Fest, Toga Party, homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, electronic parking lot security. College housing designed to accommodate 2,000 students; 2,252 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Thomas G. Carpenter Library with 746,604 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 3,466 serials, 67,208 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.3 million. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Jacksonville University.

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