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- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeA-
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.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Gulf South Conference
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- 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.129 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,047 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching140 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies124 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies79 Graduates
Information Science73 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.145 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.163 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
University of West Florida Reviews
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.
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!