University of West Florida is ...
NCAA Division II (without football)
Gulf South Conference
University of West Florida Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.119 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.123 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses
Most Popular Majors
Health Service Preparatory Studies138 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities116 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies112 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies86 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching75 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering64 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.139 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.157 responses
After University of West Florida
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
University of West Florida Reviews
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In my humble opinion based upon my experience, the University of West Florida may not be the best school to attend, but it is one of the best schools to attend within the state of Florida that provides enough of a return on your investment to count. Class sizes are normally small enough that professors can talk to and interact with students on a one-on-one basis to answer questions, to provide assistance, to facilitate conversation, and to even assist with opportunities. With more than seventy individual majors and the opportunities to earn multiple majors, students definitely have not only variety but choice to maximize the opportunities afforded to them to achieve their dreams. The Office of Undergraduate Research has been instrumental in allowing students to travel, to present research, and network, and students are often more than prepared to attend graduate schools and to fill the vacant job and/or leadership positions available after college. Go Argos!
I transferred to the University of West Florida halfway through my bachelor's degree for military reasons. Compared to the institution I was transferring from, I had difficulty being put in touch with the right people to answer my questions and make the transition smooth. After a lot of persistence and multiple phone line transfers, I finally found the answers and assistance I needed. Unfortunately, UWF did not offer transfer scholarships, but I did receive loans. I cannot speak for the traditional student experience, as I commuted 1 hr several times a week for classes, but I did not feel connected to the school. The facilities at UWF seemed nice and there are a wide variety of majors and degree programs to choose from. I feel that had I been a traditional student and not a transfer, I would have had a much better experience. The academics adequately met my expectations for a bachelor's degree and the diversity in minors improved my academic experience.
The new dormitories are nice. However, the older dormitories are small. I have experienced some difficulty during Freshmen year because the rooms were overbooked. I ended up moving from Argo hall, Pace hall, then Martin hall. It was pretty frustrating. Sometimes the students are very loud but living in dormitories was not too bad. The cost was absolutely insane! It was almost $3,000 a semester for a small room with two bunk-beds. Ridiculous. This school is so money hungry.