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Founded in 1963, The University of West Florida. is a Public college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 10,078 full time undergraduate students, and 2,888 full time graduate students.
The The University of West Florida Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 348 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at The University of West Florida include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at UWF are considered More Selective, with ,52% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 17 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
73% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 33% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at The University of West Florida.
109 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
90 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
126 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
141 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
142 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.
142 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
141 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
142 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated The University of West Florida
It's a great school with great facilities and academics. I feel they are lacking in some academic areas by not offering certain major programs, like statistics for example, but overall the selection is good. Pensacola isn't a small town, but it's not a big city either, and I think UWF offers good education and a wide array of programs considering the area, and they do it at an affordable price, especially for in-state students. The culture there is great as well. There are political liberals and conservatives that attend and teach at the school, but I'd say the environment leans more politically left. I'm rather conservative, and I don't feel comfortable enough to vocally share my political opinions there out of fear that a liberal professor will give me worse grades out of spite, or that the college will try and oust me somehow out of spite for my views, BUT no one there is really shoving their ideology down my throat, even if they're more vocal about it than I am.
over all the university of west Florida is a great campus. the faculty are helpful, and are usually quick to respond. the campus also has several easy to use services to help students in areas that they struggle in; such as the writing lab that provides tutoring and paper readings, as well as ACE that provides general tutoring for students. Also, the library is amazing, and has a Starbucks in side it for late nights.
I have never a apart of a more close-knit community than that of UWF. Not only are the students here very friendly and eager to help, UWF offers programs such as Argo Camp, a three-day summer camp for incoming freshmen, to help make first time in college students feel welcome and at home here at UWF. We all support each other and want each other to succeed. It's great to be an Argo.
I love this school! It is the perfect combination of a big school campus with a homey small school feel. All of the staff has set you up for success and our school spirit in incomparable. Go Argos!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for The University of West Florida is 40%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would go an visit my school and its' surroundings more to become familair with the environment.
The University of West Florida is a relatively small state university with a student population of roughly ten thousand students. The University uses this to ensure small class sizes, personalized learning, and that no student will fall through the cracks. The transition from high school to college is never easy and, thanks to the massive amounts of free time associated with college life, tends to cause students to fall behind. The UWF understands how overwhelming this change can be, and does its best to ensure that students are all provided for to reduces failure rates.
UWF is a school that people should go to if they really want to get a bang for their buck and have the support from teachers that they should have.
I think this school is fit for anyone who is willing to put in the effort in their studies, prepared to study at least 20 hours a week. Definetly someone who is able to stay focused; that is not only at the University of West Florida, but at other post- secondary schools also.
Students at my college go from extreme to another. They are either very good students who are focused on school or they are the kids who do nothing but drink and smoke pot.
The University of West Florida is unique to me because it is a local school where I grew up. It is a pretty big school but it has no football team up until last year when they started to make one. The campus has nature trails and disk golf courses which appeal to me because I like being outside. Not many schools that I looked at have nature trails.
The worst thing about my school, I think, is that the ArgoGalley (i.e. food) closes to early.
Want to get away from home but loe the hometown feeling. Hard workers that love encouragement.
The University had responded very well to all questions I had by having campus tours, and seminars for students going to attend The University.
The University of West Florida is known for not allowing college overwhelm students. UWF is a small-big school. They keep their classroom sizes to a minimum; so students feel comfortable and get more attention from teachers. However, UWF is still growing tremendously compared to its' humble beginnings.
I really like that all of the teachers I have know my name.
The only real frustrating thing about UWF is trying to get a job on campus. They are good to have since they follow the school calander, but so many people apply for the few openings that it is hard to get a job. Any edge you have when applying for an on campus job will help here.
Anthony discusses why he chose UWF for his studies.
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In all of my years being at The University of West Florida I have never really seen any Jocks or geeks or people that you can identify as frat. The people that are on the baseball, basketball or soccer teams are involved in other clubs as well. The president of a fraternity was on my mock trial team and I did not know that he was in a fraternity until someone else on my team mentioned it. I do know of so people that smoke weed but I would not qualify them as stoners. Since my school has an assortment of students everybody gets a chance try anything.
The University of West Florida is a great school. I consider it a small school but my major is History so my classes are small, it's nice because everyone can participate and we're not all fighting to get noticed. The campus is large and hilly, it is very easy to get your daily exercise by walking across the campus. I would say the best thing about the school is the teachers they know your name and they work with you. The only significant complaint is about parking spaces, a lot of people commute and those spots fill up fast.
Christine discusses her experiences with the UWF Honors Program
I love that my school offers night classes, it's great for people that work during the day or people that are night owls. All of my classes are fun but my favorite class would probably be Cold War and Film. It is a night class so the teacher assigned a group to bring food. It's awesome! In all of my classes participation is mandatory which I love because the more questions we ask the more we learn. My major is History and it is not the biggest department so the students are on first name basis with their teachers. The advisor is really cool and she went to the school too so she tells us what to expect from classes. I don't have any classes that I don't like I just have classes that require more time and effort to stay on top.
University of West Florida President Judy Bense gives an overview of UWF, including academics, athletics, campus life and more.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
87% of students
attending The University of West Florida receive some sort of financial aid.
38% were awarded federal grants.
While 48% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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