University of North Florida – Jacksonville, Florida

Established in 1972, the University of North Florida (UNF) has grown significantly in size and prominence, now boasting over 16,000 students and 2000 staff. The campus includes a nature preserve, beautiful lakes and nature trails, is located between downtown Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean in a bustling section of Jacksonville.

The University is home to six colleges, and routinely ranks high for quality and value on national lists published by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, the Princeton Review, Wall Street Journal and more. UNF holds the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement recognizing our commitment to our community and beyond.

Programmes of study

UNF offers a range of programmes of study that include Business, Arts, Computing, Engineering and so on. Full details of the majors on offer can be found on the UNF website.

Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at UNF.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – the nearest major airport to UNF is Jacksonville International Airport. It is recommended to take a taxi to your accommodation, which should cost approximately $40-60 (£30-45).
  • Accommodation – you will need to apply to live in the University of North Florida student halls of residence. For more information check out the UNF Residence webpage .

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet US immigration requirements.
  • Insurance – DMU insurance is not sufficient for studying on exchange in the US, and students are required to purchase medical insurance while attending UNF.


Living costs in the US tend to be higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and the USA: