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.
11 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.
1 year 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:
Mallory D.
1 year 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.
1 year 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

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
21 to 1
Somewhat Selective (42% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution