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
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching140 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies94 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services66 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.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
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!
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!