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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
West Florida is an above-average public university located in Ferry Pass, Florida in the Pensacola Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,789 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the West Florida acceptance rate is 42%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Communications. Graduating 43% of students, West Florida alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514
About West Florida...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference

University of West Florida Rankings

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West Florida Admissions

Acceptance Rate
42%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
1080-1250
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$9,091/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,025/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.119 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    37%
  • On Campus
    43%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,789Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,944
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Average
    53%
  • Smart students that want more out of class session
    23%
  • Intelectual
    19%
  • Not studious
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.145 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.163 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Opportunities
    14%
  • Adventurous
    13%
  • Interesting
    11%
  • Average
    10%
  • Different
    8%
  • Boring
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
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University of West Florida Reviews

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The University of West Florida provided me with the opportunity to have many great opportunities to explore different revenues for my future through the different clubs and activities within the University and in the city of Pensacola, Florida as well. At the University of West Florida there are so many tutoring and student services available with the tuition! While, like any other University, parking is an issue, it is a wonderful thing because it shows how much UWF has grown! Not only have they grown in the size of student occupancy, their four-year football team just won the Division Two NCAA Football National Championship! There are many ways to get involved through the hundreds of extracurricular activities on campus, greek life, and the different organizations formed within Pensacola, Florida.
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Great college. Wonderful professors (especially the psychology department) and truly care about teaching their students. The financial aid and housing department can sometimes be a pain, but it wasn't too bad. The library is great to meet with friends, study in your own little room you can reserve, and an excellent place to use advanced and new technology available for the students. The only "bad" thing about UWF was parking. You would have to get on campus about 30 minutes before your class to get a spot. There were multiple times i would arrive to campus on time but would be late to my class because I could not find a parking spot. Also, make sure to have a parking pass! Parking services WILL give you a ticket if you do not have a parking pass, your parking pass is expired, and even if you do not have a parking pass in the GUEST parking spot. Still, I have enjoyed my time at UWF and the memories can never be replaced with something greater.
Honestly, going here I wasn't sure how I was going to like it since it was 6 hours away from home and I knew no one. However 2 years later I have fallen in love with UWF and the campus. I joined greek life to make more friends since again I didnt know anyone from my hometown there. I meet so many people and am truly glad I took the leap and decided to go here after only visiting Pensacola the month before decision day. The best decision I ever made the university has helped me build friendships and relationships with people in and out of my program. I got a job on campus this past year relating to my major and was also one of the best decisions I have had. UWF has really made me step out of my comfort zone completely from the courses I am taking to getting an internship right when I started college. The campus is also super beautiful with a nature trail as well as just feeling surrounded by nature walking from class to class. It's also only about 30 minutes from the beach!