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 7,153 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the West Florida acceptance rate is 41%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 49% of students, West Florida alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,000.
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.127 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.127 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities839 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies146 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies140 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies94 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services66 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering65 Graduates
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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.143 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.161 responses
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
I am a transfer student from Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana. I am currently in my second semester as an online student at UWF and have loved every minute of it. I have never liked school, but they have made it so efficient and feasible, especially as a full time employee as well. UWF is the only school that I was able to find that had an "all online" program for healthcare administration. If it weren't for UWF online, I would not be able to work and go to school. Financially, I would not be able to afford it. Attending UWF has, by far, been the best decision I've ever made!
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!
University of West Florida is an average school to attend. There are a couple perks - diverse student and professor population, school athletic teams are actually pretty good, on campus food choices are great - but there are definitely some downfalls, too. There are lots of events going on around campus all the time, but they're all the same thing. Sporting events. The professors are nice, the party scene is fairly large, and hazing among sororities/fraternities is a huge problem, although everyone just turns their head. Little dorms/housing provided, and expensive. It was way cheaper for me to rent a house off campus than to live in the student dorms. The university is also pretty far away from down town and anything going on in the local area. They also don't offer a ton of programs, my program (forensic psychology) isn't even offered, I'm having to "build-my-own" program.