Pensacola, FL
The University of West Florida


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Jaime
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small town school with a small town population.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small town school with a small town population.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When I left for college I was beyond excited to get away. All I wanted to do was grow up. But after being here at UWF, after choosing not to pay for an expensive art school (SCAD), I realized that I made too rash of a desicion. If I could go back to high school I wouldn't let something like money deter me from going to my dream school. While I will be going there in January, being here at UWF has taught me a valuable lesson about doing what you need to do for yourself, and really honestly following your dreams. I'm glad I didn't put school off, and have gotten the best grades out of my semester here at UWF, but the most valuble thing I got out of attending UWF was learning that I belonged at SCAD.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you enjoy crowds and lots of school spirit and excitement definitely don't attend UWF. Lacking a football team, this small campus can feel suffocating and make you wish you could just go home.

Rebecca
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Work ethic. This is the main word I would use to describe what I have gotten out of my college experience thus far. Classes...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Work ethic. This is the main word I would use to describe what I have gotten out of my college experience thus far. Classes are not always easy, classmates easy to work with, nor the instructors easy to learn from, but learning how to work in these type situations is most necessary. The work place will not fall into line with the views or desires of the employees, but being able to last in a position that is not considered fun or exciting is what is required out of a good employee. Today many young people have not learned simple work ethic. When a job gets tough, or even when classes get tough, the average young person simply quits. The invaluable lessons in work ethic I have learned from my parents and teachers at Weatherford College help keep me going when most young people would quit. I know this will stand me in good stead once I get my degree and join the work force in the accounting industry because I will have already learned the single most important lesson of all time.

donald
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I have learned a great deal about the utility line work that i did not know prior to starting the program.I am excited about ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I have learned a great deal about the utility line work that i did not know prior to starting the program.I am excited about my future for the first time in a long time, and I feel i will be very happy in the linemans career. I am a married father with four children living in the house and one income from my wifes job. The economy forced me to change my carreer and I am very happy about that but we could use some financial help. Thank you for your consideration.

Amanda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Being part of the first generation of my family to go to college makes it valuable for me to attend, not only does it mean a ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Being part of the first generation of my family to go to college makes it valuable for me to attend, not only does it mean a lot to my family but also means I’m a step closer to my dream of becoming a physician. When I was little I was always told reach for the stars no matter what. That is what I intend to do. My family has helped me, and I’m going to study hard so that I can help people in my own way too. So far as a college freshman I’ve enjoyed learning even more new things that I can use every day and even share with my younger sibling. Through struggles I was blessed with an oppertunity to learn and I didnt and dont intend on wasting it. I want to be some one and prove to others like me they can do it too. I’m without a doubt grateful for the opportunity, It’s also helped me get more involved with my community,gives me modivation and I’ve made a lot of new friends !

Joni
Describe the students at your school.

A diverse group of individuals from all ages, races, and socioeconomic status who are open minded, always willing to partici...

Describe the students at your school.

A diverse group of individuals from all ages, races, and socioeconomic status who are open minded, always willing to participate, laid back, and genuinely interested in the well being of each other and their future.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of West Florida is best known for accepting many traditional as well as non traditional students and for catering to the demands and needs of the primarily military area.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I have personally gained an invaluable sense of autononmy that having an education allows. The college experience has allowed me to forge friendships, business connections, and to network internationally. The experience has also allowed me to better express myself in social circles concerning topics such as politics, world news, and philosophy. By pursuing a higher education, I have created a better life for myself and my family.

Aileen
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very attentive.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very attentive.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Our campus is located on a nature preserve. We have over 1,000 acres of beautiful land.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

From my college experience I have gained immense pride in my work. I have learned that if I work hard and actually apply myself to whatever I do, good results will come of it. During my first year of college it was very hard to apply myself, and I thought I would be able to slide through college without going to class and studying. I am happy to say, though, that because of my difficult first year, I have learned that I enjoy applying myself to my school work, and to my student organization. It has been valuable to attend UWF because I have learned a life long lesson of "Hard work pays off." I can take this lesson with me and apply it to any part of my life. I am so happy I decided to go away to college.

Darian
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

So far in college, I have recieved my A.A. in General Studies. I have learned a good deal of things, whether it acedimically...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

So far in college, I have recieved my A.A. in General Studies. I have learned a good deal of things, whether it acedimically or socially. If I had not attended college I honestly couldnt tell you where I would have ended up. College has kept me focused and helped me create goals for my future. It has helped me realize that there are more people out there that I can talk to about goals, school, and even life other than my close knit circle of friends. In otherwords, college has gotten me to be more open minded about well...everything! At first I thought I wanted to be a 4th grade teacher, after seeing what it takes, I decided a different route. I picked Marine Biology, the math classes required for this class I wasnt too excited about either. So I went with General Studies to get a broad spectrum of classes to see what I truly was interested in. I found that I love history and everything about it. Now, I am transfering to UWF to fufill a degree in Archeology. College has helped me learn many a things, and I am excited for the more to come!

What's unique about your campus?

The campus is beautiful. Along with the location, the architecture is gorgeous in my eyes. I love looking out my classroom window and seeing landscaped scenery instead of a highway or one huge parking lot.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The slow responses from advisors, financial aid office, housing deparment ect. I could email them today, and wouldnt hear back for a good three days. I recieved my acceptance letter a week after I saw online that I was accepted. I'm not sure if it's thier system of computers or if they truly are just really busy. But, thats just one thing that frustrates me.

Michael
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My School is on a nature preserve making the environment very Eco Friendly. All the Buildings had to be built below the tree ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My School is on a nature preserve making the environment very Eco Friendly. All the Buildings had to be built below the tree line and most are underground. My school also owns a private section of beach in Pensacola making it very student friendly. More interesting is the teacher to student ratio because it is so low relative to other colleges, the professors are actually able to know the student to notice if they are struggling.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I am attending the University of West Florida for the BFA Musical Theatre Major which has given the ability to be a successful actor in the "real" world. Also my university has given me a new found appreciation for the environment and the habitats around the world. This college was the best dicission for me because it matched my personality and had everything i needed to succeed.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The University had responded very well to all questions I had by having campus tours, and seminars for students going to attend The University.

Winston
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My college experience has really allowed me to find my true self. Being away from home has cause me to re-evaluate my life a...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My college experience has really allowed me to find my true self. Being away from home has cause me to re-evaluate my life and focus on the things that I really like the most. My experience has also caused me to become more independent and learn to make decisions that no one else in the future will be there to make for me. I've grown to become responsible and to prioritize daily tasks to know what's more important for me to do at that moment in time. I've also gained a lot of knowledge from classroom teachings that have opened up my mind to explore other perspectives of different ideas that I feel strongly about. This experience has been valuable because it was life changing. My college experience has made me a better person. One that has a greater chance of being successful in life.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Before I came to this school, I wish I would of known the town better because it would of allowed me to find things a lot quicker. Also, I wish I would have been given more information on the different opportunites to join numerous clubs they had here on campus.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I consider the hills at my school to be the worst thing because even though it's great exercise, sometimes your not in the mood to climb a hill or don't really have the energy because you just came from the gym, but you have no choice because there's no other way to get to your destination.

Kyle
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

While I am certainly grateful for the education I am receiving, the most important thing I have received from my college expe...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

While I am certainly grateful for the education I am receiving, the most important thing I have received from my college experience is acceptance or a sense of belonging. While in high school and junior college, I did not take part in extra curricular activities. My gpa was high, but I never socialized enough to make friends. However, the university that I am attending has opened my eyes to so many new things. I am now the Treasurer of the UWF Table Tennis Club and the #2 seat on the team. In the classrooms, I am surrounded by individuals with similar goals and aspirations who have become my close friends. Many courses focus on group activity, allowing me to feel accepted in the group environment. Perhaps an equally important gift of college was the need to improve my fitness. Taking up table tennis has helped me to drop 50 lbs. The sport continues to help me to make goals to improve my strength, stamina, speed, and agility. Table tennis is also something that I can play for the rest of my life. I look forward to promoting the sport in both my university and the community in which I live.

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