University of North Florida Reviews
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.