University of North Florida Reviews

  • 97 Reviews
  • Jacksonville (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,793
88% of 97 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 97 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Dog Water School
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2024
  • Degree: Computer Science
"If you are pursuing any computing degree. This is not the school for you, trust I speak from experience they are really harsh on computing majors. Fail twice rule means any classes doesn’t have to be a computing course. You are screwed. Gotta change."
Patrick Cooper
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2023
  • Degree: Cognitive Psychology
"UNF has continually let me down. The school seemed promising after the tour and talking to some advisors but after 3 years at the school 2 of which were in person and one online I can confidently say this school is woefully mismanaged. I have routinely run into professors who are bitter spiteful and uninterested in their jobs. The about of times I have had to micromanage my professors into doing the basic aspects of their jobs is absurd, whether it be posing assignments and documentation on time, responding to questions grading assignments UNF does not ensure their professors have the proper skills and motivations to teach in the modern era. Cheating is rampant, especially in the nursing program, and little is done about it. The school has been in "protect our reputation" mode for a number of years and it's finally showing. The advisors are just as bad as the professors and their bad advice directly caused me to lose a scholarship. The campus is beautiful but the student government seldom hosts events that actually excite the student base, and when they do they generally fumble the bag. Like having a concert for the entire school and only having a handful of portapoties leading too massive lines. The social scene on campus is ok but overall its nothing compared to other schools. I would definitely choose a different university knowing what I do now."
Javonna Singleton
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2019
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"UNF gave me a lot of career opportunities and the courses prepared me for my career. I l loved the culture of the university and class sizes are small. I did have an issue with one professor and parking is expensive. Overall, I would recommend this school."
Brittney Pate
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I never had a bad teacher. Every time I made an appointment with, and met with my advisers, I wasn't met with problems. The advisers are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. The campus is great, everything you need is there. I was able to meet with counselors, not even for problems with school, but just regular real-life stuff. There is a variety of class times, for those that need morning or nights. There are also online options. I've done both. I prefer being in class, but the way the online classes work, are laid out easily for student access. They have a career service center as well. This offers students help with resumes, interviews, and even offers clothing to those that can not afford it."
Zunaira Quraishi
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2019
"Although UNF wasn't my first choice, I was very happy to have attended this university. I had a great time, my advisors helped me a lot and with my scholarship i was able to study abroad, which may not have been possible had i attended another university. The teachers were very knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. WiFi on campus sucks."
Evan Jason
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"During my time at the University of North Florida (UNF), I did my best to get involved with as many opportunities as I thought would enhance my skills and understanding in the best possible way. The University provided many avenues and opportunities to my relevant degree of study. Something I was impressed was how there were always marketing events every Wednesday from relevant companies and businesses encouraging students in the pursuit of their education and the reassurance of job security upon graduation. Within my degree program I was part of the biology club were we served as an academically-based and service-oriented club, our goal was to give back to the local community and provide our members with volunteer, social, and educational activities throughout the fall and spring semesters. UNF is home to many clubs and organizations which involves their students and I am extremely grateful to have been part of such an institution."
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"Please, don't let this school fool you. I came here with a near perfect college GPA as a transfer with high ambitions and I am leaving depressed, and now, thanks to their policy, under academic probation. I feel cheated and dirty. This school promises a small community and great resources; again, don't let them fool you. All that translates to is a school understaffed (the faculty they do possess is overworked and unbearable), disorganized (good luck applying for financial assistance), and drained because of the lack of clarity/cohesion. Everything from their parking to their professors is, again, mismanaged and disorderly. Sadly, you pay the price for this. Unless you have your parents money to blow, unemployed and vapid, save yourself. This school was designed for the type of student who has nowhere else to actually be beside on campus (believe me, it will take day and night to pull through this experience) this school is not for you."
Cameron Garrett
  • Reviewed: 5/6/2018
  • Degree: English
"Though it is taking strides toward becoming a more campus friendly school, the University of North Florida functions predominantly as a commuter school for students in North East Florida. Think USF in Tampa or FAU in Boca Raton. This is due to a few easily identifiable reasons: First, the school is young. Founded in 1972, the school is still attempting to determine its own identity as a medium-large sized public university. Where USF and FAU are attempting to build identity and tradition from athletics, UNF doesn't have a football team, which surprisingly does have an effect on the student body's school pride. UNF does boast a mid-tier basketball team, but its success has been up and down over the past few years. Second, UNF isn't located in a "college town." Rather, UNF is kind of like an island of academic buildings and (beautiful) nature preservation in the middle of suburban Jacksonville. It's location is kind of cool in that you're fifteen minutes from Jax beach and fifteen minutes from downtown Jacksonville. If you're going to get a valuable education at UNF, it's incumbent upon you to make your experience valuable. This means developing relationships with your professors - all of whom I found to be brilliant and kind in the English and Philosophy departments. This also means getting involved on campus. There are a million clubs on campus. Getting involved with one that you care about can ultimately make or break your collegiate experience. This isn't necessarily unique to UNF - I think all colleges require a degree of enthusiasm and drive in order to make them meaningful and worthwhile. The flipside of UNF's relative youth and obscurity is that it isn't hard to get involved and make a mark. It's very easy to make connections on campus and in the community precisely because UNF's community is young and impressionable."
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of North Florida is an amazing school. The teachers provide one on one help and are cornerstones in the community. It is large enough to have the college feel but smaller than major universities like UF. My upper level courses tapped out at 50 people. All the professors were willing to help and build a one on one relationship."
Hana Ferguson
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2017
  • Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
"University of North Florida offers an intimate classroom experience that provides is hands on allowing for students to excel in their courses. Professors are available for 1-on-1 sessions leaving no student left behind in their coursework. The campus size is perfect making it easily accessible for students to enjoy the multiple activities on campus without the hassle of having to travel far for it."
deborah foster
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"My experience at UNF was a positive one; I love the vibrancy of the campus - an ambience for learning, growing and pursuing one lifes purpose. The faculty is exceptional, and the courses curriculum challenging, but well worth it in the end. On graduation day the sense of accomplishment experienced is overwhelming!"
Female Graduate, c/o 2012
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"University of North Florida (UNF) is a growing public institution with a diverse student body. Professors and Administrators within the Coggin College of Business are intelligent and caring. They are committed to providing a quality education and helping students succeed. UNF is a great school!"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: History
"I loved college. Even though I lived off campus and did not join a sorority, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Find a major you love and you won't work a day in your life."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: History
"UNF is one of the best liberal arts colleges in the southeast."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"UNF is a good school. It's small, and the math department is really tiny, but that makes it a little more personal. It's also better cost wise than other schools."
Kelsey Hayward
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"Great school, with a lot to offer its students. The campus is beautiful and they take a real interest in health and nature. We have nature trails and a great gym complex. I personal had a lot of class in the newly built scenic building, it's a great place to study and enjoy your time outside"
Kirsten Laha-Walsh
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Music
"While I did not pursue a career that is associated with the degree I earned, I felt that everything in the experience of earning the degree was valuable to me. The professors were excellent, the campus is beautiful, and the potentials are endless. While the school does not have an extremely active athletics program (the baseball/ softball, volleyball, and basketball programs are good), there is still a strong sense of pride in having been a student at UNF."
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"This school will do anything and everything to deter you from graduating. They have no concern for the common good of the students and will charge you with hidden fees as much as possible. I would not recommend this school to my enemy and hope that people are not put in the same position as I was from them. Especially J. B. from records at UNF."
Candace McIntire
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"University of North Florida's Deaf Studies program was a wonderful one! The information and educational practices taught by the professors was always appropriate and up-to-date. I am truly thankful for the excellent professors at the University of North Florida and would not be where I am today without them! If you are looking for a program for educating students who are deaf/hard of hearing, I would HIGHLY recommend the University of North Florida! Go Ospreys!"
Marisa Copeland
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."