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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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
    B
  12. Safety
    B
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.
About University of West Florida...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514
Website

University of West Florida Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
41%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
950-1130
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,175/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,258/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,061/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,642/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,954/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,677/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
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.127 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.127 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,153Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • Average
    54%
  • Smart students that want more out of class session
    24%
  • Intelectual
    19%
  • Not studious
    3%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.143 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.161 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Adventurous
    13%
  • Opportunities
    13%
  • Interesting
    11%
  • Average
    10%
  • Different
    8%
  • Boring
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
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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!
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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!
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.