The University of West Florida

Also known as University of West Florida

11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL

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UWF is a public institution located in Pensacola, FL and provides a large number of degree programs for students. UWF has an annual student enrollment of about twelve thousand.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, school records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Students may provide either the SAT or ACT exam scores to be considered for admissions to The University of West Florida. A score in a range of 1400 to 1700 on the SAT, or 21 to 26 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. This school accepts around 70 percent of applicants. Of those applicants admitted, around 36 percent of students attended the school. More information on admissions can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay around $5,600, while out-of-state residents pay $20,000 for the year. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $5,000 per year. This school may offer financial aid for students that are eligible as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at UWF through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Sports available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students The University of West Florida accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The University of West Florida has a total student population of about 13,000, with undergraduate students making up about 80% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $3,700-$4,500
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$19,200
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $210-$250 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $640-$770 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships81%$7,465
Receiving Student Loans46%$7,472

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, The University of West Florida may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of The University of West Florida is around 42%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years20%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

The University of West Florida is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Gulf South Conference)
  • Basketball (Gulf South Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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