B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of West Florida is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without 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

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Test Scores and GPA for University of West Florida

Cost

Net Price
$10,759/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,387/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,828/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,105/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,769/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,941/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.119 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.123 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,394Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Average
    54%
  • Smart students that want more out of class session
    25%
  • Intelectual
    18%
  • Not studious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.139 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.157 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Adventurous
    14%
  • Opportunities
    13%
  • Interesting
    12%
  • Average
    9%
  • Boring
    7%
  • Different
    7%

After University of West Florida

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
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University of West Florida Reviews

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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!
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I transferred to the University of West Florida halfway through my bachelor's degree for military reasons. Compared to the institution I was transferring from, I had difficulty being put in touch with the right people to answer my questions and make the transition smooth. After a lot of persistence and multiple phone line transfers, I finally found the answers and assistance I needed. Unfortunately, UWF did not offer transfer scholarships, but I did receive loans. I cannot speak for the traditional student experience, as I commuted 1 hr several times a week for classes, but I did not feel connected to the school. The facilities at UWF seemed nice and there are a wide variety of majors and degree programs to choose from. I feel that had I been a traditional student and not a transfer, I would have had a much better experience. The academics adequately met my expectations for a bachelor's degree and the diversity in minors improved my academic experience.
The new dormitories are nice. However, the older dormitories are small. I have experienced some difficulty during Freshmen year because the rooms were overbooked. I ended up moving from Argo hall, Pace hall, then Martin hall. It was pretty frustrating. Sometimes the students are very loud but living in dormitories was not too bad. The cost was absolutely insane! It was almost $3,000 a semester for a small room with two bunk-beds. Ridiculous. This school is so money hungry.