University of North Florida Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (11)
The University of North Florida was a great school with many different opportunities for growth. The academic advisors were very helpful and had my best interest at heart. Getting to know my professors greatly aided in my experience. Utilize their office hours as much as you can.
The University of North Florida gave me not only information that prepared me for the future in my field of study but information that prepared me for everyday life. With a diverse set of students and facility I was able to grow as a person. Upon graduating I was able to immediately obtain a full time job. I have since decided to purse my masters degree in Occupational Therapy and will be starting at the University of St. Augustine in May.
I attended the University of North Florida from 2004 to 2008. Overall it was a good school, good curriculum, and good financial aid. I received a scholarship from the University in addition to my Bright Futures scholarship. It's one of the youngest universities in the Florida public university system and one of the least expensive. There are ample alumni networking opportunities and while the university is constantly growing, it's small enough for you to feel valued.
The University of North Florida is a great campus with lush nature trails and dedicated staff. The university isn't overwhelmingly large (about 16,000 students) but it is big enough for students to meet plenty of new faces and get a full college experience. From shopping at weekly Market Days to zip lining at the Osprey Challenge Course to joining one of over 200 registered clubs, UNF offers plenty of opportunities to get involved.
I'm very glad that I chose to go to UNF. I lived on campus all four years, and the dorms are good. Beautiful campus. It's small relative to most other universities in the state with most everything within walking distance, but there are free shuttles that go around campus and to the Town Center. The city bus system also makes a couple stops on campus. No football team, but the whole school gets fired up for the basketball team, cramming the arena on big game days. My professors were all interested in what they were teaching, and all of my engineering professors incorporated their own research and career experiences into their lessons. Smaller class sizes made asking questions a lot easier and created a close-knit community of peers.
The University of North Florida has provided me the opportunity to develop and enhance my education. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. The professors in the Criminal Justice program are very knowledgeable and facilitate a strong learning environment for every student. UNF has a small student to professor ratio which enables the student to work closely alongside their peers and professors. Each professor is closely connected with a diverse group of networks within the Criminal Justice system. The University of North Florida has made me the first college graduate in my family, and it will soon make me the first to obtain a Masters degree. Go Ospreys!
University of Florida is a smaller university, so the professors are able to take a more one on one approach to helping their students. The campus is surrounded by woods and ponds and is very peaceful, especially during the stresses of exams. For Biology majors the University of Florida has an excellent Biology program and even has a marine mammal necropsy lab.
I graduated in 2004 so UNF has grown a lot since then but I'll share my thoughts. This was a great college. It has a very small University feel but the educators are the best and very helpful. I lived on campus my freshman year and the dorms have private bathrooms for each room. There is no football team but the basketball teams are great and there is an active Greek life.
Overall, I was very pleased with the University of North Florida: the class sizes were very good; I found the majority of instructors very helpful and concerned with my progress (without being "easy"); having one campus is very convenient. Specifically, as an older female student, I have over time become disappointed with the CIS program: there was little hands-on, practical "real world" (how I hate that phrase) work; career assistance was non-existent; and the program seemed to have minimal breadth and minimal depth. My understanding that this has and/or is changing: the university as a whole is emphasizing "experiential learning," field work and internships. I do not hesitate to recommend the university, but would say to do the research on the degree program itself. Whatever your major, definitely look into co-ops, internships, and field work.
I love this place. With lower class sizes, an on-hands faculty, and a helpful staff UNF is awesome. I am so very glad that I chose to come here! SWOOP!!