The University of West Florida

11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL
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We don’t just break through barriers. We shatter them. And we've built the University of West Florida for you. Our 21:1 student-faculty ratio also gives you personalized attention from engaging faculty with professional and academic experience in their field. As early as your first year, you'll be encouraged to pursue high-impact practices like undergraduate research and get involved in UWF's campus community. We hope you will become part of our spirited community of learners, launching the next generation of big thinkers who will change the world.

Questions and Answers about The University of West Florida

Skyler C.
6 months ago
What is the job placement rate of recent graduates from The University of West Florida?
The University of West Florida
The University of West Florida is No. 1 in the Florida State University System for Metric 1 of the Florida Board of Governors’ 2020-21 performance-based funding model. More than 79% of UWF bachelor’s graduates are employed or furthering their education one year after graduation.
Bella H.
9 months ago
What housing options are available for The University of West Florida first year students?
The University of West Florida
Learn more about our first year housing options here: https://uwf.edu/academic-engagement-and-student-affairs/departments/housing-and-residence-life/rates-pictures--floor-plans/freshmen-housing-options/
Mallory D.
10 months ago
What labs are available at The University of West Florida to support the Marine Biology program?
The University of West Florida
Our Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology is one of only three marine biology programs in the state of Florida. Wetlands and estuarine marshes off the Pensacola campus, as well as the Gulf Islands Research and Education Center (GIREC) in Santa Rosa campus and the Gulf of Mexico, provide living specimens for study. The Pensacola campus includes 300 acres of estuarine marshes and wetlands with an additional 150 acres located on Santa Rosa Island on the Gulf of Mexico containing beach dune, salt marsh, tidal flat and sea grass ecosystems.
Lilly H.
11 months ago
What is the policy for University of West Florida on-campus Emotional Support Animals?
The University of West Florida
An animal whose sole function is to provide emotional support. Emotional support animals do not qualify as service animals and are not permitted on campus except to the extent the animals are considered Assistance Animals under the FHA.
John V.
1 year ago
Do students at University at West Florida need a laptop for classes?
The University of West Florida
Most in-person courses do not require a laptop for the course itself. But assignments often require the use of computer/online resources and are often submitted online. You may use the computers provided in the Pace Library or one of our many multimedia classrooms throughout our academic buildings. Laptops may also be checked out from the library.
Kate B.
1 year ago
What methods are available to submit my transcript?
The University of West Florida
Transcripts must be submitted directly from the institution to the university. They may be submitted electronically via Naviance or mailed/emailed directly to admissions.
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Majors offered at The University of West Florida

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Academics at The University of West Florida

1080-1250
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
22-27
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
21 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (42% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for The University of West Florida Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
The University of West Florida Students6%20%65%16%1%3%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
The University of West Florida Students
22%
75%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for The University of West Florida students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer100k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)82k
Electrical Engineer72k
Software Engineer71k
Software Developer65k
Operations Manager58k
Accountant41k
Based on 5,565 student responses
46.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
82.2kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
56%in High-Meaning careers
11%in STEM careers

Net price of attending The University of West Florida

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Student reviews of The University of West Florida

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100% of students

Known for

Accessible for students with disabilities
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Safe campus
Beautiful campus
Accessible and helpful professors
Josephine Wondracek
Volunteering
Crafting
Cooking
Camping + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the atmosphere and how "small school" it is here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Out of all my memories, the dining hall was one thing I don't love.

Georgia Ness
Reading
Exercise And Fitness
Shopping And Thrifting

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I enjoyed the feel of a university but the smaller classes.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The parking lots were always filled but that's with any university.

Nolan Basel
Engineering
Gaming

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Not a party school, academics are nice. Have a major/degree path for just about anything you could imagine.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some professors, like many other universities, can be bad apples so be on the lookout and heed the warnings of your peers. They speak from experience.

Hannah Arwine
Foreign Languages
Songwriting
Writing
Piano + 8 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like that it is affordable and educational. The advisors are very kind and helpful. There is a wide variety of classes available to give students a well-rounded and excellent education. I like that there are many extracurricular activities and opportunities to socialize and connect with other students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The application process was not very clear, and it was a bit stressful when first starting. I do believe that they could become an even better institution if they begin to focus on better communication with students and a more user-friendly website.

Tyrell Robinson
Reading
Playwriting
Journaling

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

They do an awesome job. The university is amazing. Very hard-working people.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Really nothing.

Kamani Pabo
Weightlifting
Self Care
Reading
Music + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The University of West Florida is an excellent institution for college students who want to fulfill their academic goals and experience the life of Pensacola. I enjoy the university's resources and the social interactions that are offered. Overall, the University of West Florida is a hidden gem in Florida. You get to experience all the qualities of the college experience at an affordable price for in-state and out-of-state tuition.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only thing I didn't like about the University of West Florida is the walking distance from the dorms to the classes. However, it is an excellent workout so putting your best foot forward will get you through.