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Study at The University of West Florida

The University of West Florida, or UWF, is a public university located in Pensacola, Florida, United States of America. It was founded in 1963. The main campus of UWF spreads across an area of 1, 600 acres. The 2008 and 2009 edition of US News and World Report ranked UWF as a fourth tier postsecondary institution in the National Universities category. The Princeton Review voted it as the "Best Southeastern College". UWF offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Professional Studies
The University has a student-run newspaper called The Voyager, a TV station, and a radio station WUWF 88. 1 FM. UWF's athletes compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. They are nicknamed the Argonauts.

Profile of The University of West Florida

The University of West Florida can be found in Pensacola, FL (a small city). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at The University of West Florida.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in media.

The University of West Florida Selectivity

The University of West Florida does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 480 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 480 to 570, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way The University of West Florida works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 10, 358 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

A lot of students at The University of West Florida attend part-time. The school student athletes compete in Gulf South Conference competitions.

The University of West Florida Tuition and Affordability

Bargain hunters might want to look at The University of West Florida, which charges less than many schools of its type.

The University of West Florida Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching429elementary school teaching, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, reading teaching, early childhood education, middle school teaching, college student Counselling, . . .
Business and Management401business management, accounting, marketing, finance, non-profit management, MIS, managerial economics
Liberal Arts389liberal arts and sciences, humanities, history, social services, English, political science, anthropology, international relations, . . .
Therapy and Counselling172psychology, community health services
Media157mass communication
Security and Law Enforcement100criminal justice and safety
Science89biology, marine biology, chemistry, physics, biological and physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering83computer and info science, information technology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy76health and physical Education
Family and Social Work63social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine53registered nursing
Hospitality35hospitality management
Engineering Technician34engineering technology
Law28legal assistant
Conservation and Resource Management22environmental science
Medical Support and Technology19clinical lab tech, health service and sciences
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy
Art Studies14art studies
Music13music performance
Fine Arts6fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts6drama

Contact: The University of West Florida

The University of West Florida

11000 University Pky

Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

General Phone: (850) 474-2000


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