University of North Florida: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Science and Engineering Building at UNF
Science and Engineering Building at UNF.

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The University of North Florida is a public university with an acceptance rate of 61%. Founded in 1969, and located in Jacksonville, Florida, UNF is part of the State University System of Florida. The colleges of Business and Arts and Sciences have the highest enrollments, with popular majors including business administration, communication studies, and psychology. In athletics, the UNF Ospreys compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference. Popular sports include basketball, golf, swimming, and track and field.

Considering applying to the University of North Florida? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, the University of North Florida had an acceptance rate of 61%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 61 students were admitted, making UNF's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 14,330
Percent Admitted 61%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 28%

SAT Scores and Requirements

The University of North Florida requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 54% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 570 650
Math 550 630
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of UNF's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to University of North Florida scored between 570 and 650, while 25% scored below 570 and 25% scored above 650. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 550 and 630, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 630. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1280 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at the University of North Florida.

Requirements

UNF does not require the SAT writing section. Note that the University of North Florida participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. At UNF, SAT Subject tests are not required.

ACT Scores and Requirements

UNF requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 46% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 27
Math 19 25
Composite 21 27

The admissions data tells us that most of UNF's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UNF received a composite ACT score between 21 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 21.

Requirements

The University of North Florida does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, UNF superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA for UNF's incoming freshmen class was 3.91, and over 62% of students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to the University of North Florida have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of North Florida Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of North Florida Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to the University of North Florida. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

The University of North Florida, which accepts over 60% of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being admitted. However, UNF also recalculates applicants' GPAs giving extra weight to college preparatory coursework including AP, IB, AICE, dual enrollment, and honors classes. Applicants are required to have four years of English and math, three years of natural science and social science, and two years of a single foreign language.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students, so you can see that successful applicants tended to have grades and test scores that were average or better. The great majority of accepted students had GPAs of 3.0 or better, ACT composite scores of 20 or higher, and a combined SAT score (ERW+M) of above 1000. The chances for admission improve if your grades and test scores are above these lower ranges, and many applicants have grades in the "A" range.

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