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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

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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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UWF has a phenomenal talent for dealing with students who have special needs, as far as I know they are one of the best schools in the nation for helping handicapped students, although I am not a member of that community specifically, I am glad to know I am a part of a school who takes care of individuals in such a caring, and understanding way. Continually, the STEM program here is amazing! My one gripe to keep it from getting 5 stars, is the myuwf homepage, as it is poorly designed and non-intuitive in most ways, however seeing as I use that page nearly every day, it is somewhat of a large problem. Overall though, in terms of learning, and campus enjoyment, absolutely lovely college!
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The University of West Florida was one of the best decisions of my life! This school allowed me to continue my swimming passion while opening opportunities for my career. Not only does the school offer great programs and class sizes, but it also offers many on campus events that are free to students. I’ll have to say, that the Cab events offered by UWF have been some of my best memories. Overall, I highly recommend checking it out and beginning your journey as an Argo.
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!