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 72%. 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.

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 2018-19 admissions cycle, the University of North Florida had an acceptance rate of 72%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 72 students were admitted, making UNF's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 16,305
Percent Admitted 72%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 21%

SAT Scores and Requirements

The University of North Florida requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 59% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 560 640
Math 530 620
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 560 and 640, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 640. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 620, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 620. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1260 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 2018-19 admissions cycle, 61% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 19 25
Math 17 24
Composite 20 25

The admissions data tells us that most of UNF's admitted students fall within the top 48% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UNF received a composite ACT score between 20 and 25, while 25% scored above 25 and 25% scored below 20.

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 2019, the average high school GPA for UNF's incoming freshmen class was 3.91, and 65% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to the University of North Florida have primarily A and high B 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 fewer than three-quarters 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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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Admissions Statistics and University of North Florida Undergraduate Admissions Office.