Pensacola, FL
The University of West Florida


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Recent Reviews

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

My advise to my senior high school self, is that if I had to change one thing it would be hold of on joining the military an...

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

My advise to my senior high school self, is that if I had to change one thing it would be hold of on joining the military and take the ROTC scolarship that I was offered and go to UWF. Back in 2003 the economy wasn't terrible and once I graduated college the military would have taken me with open arms as an officer.

What's unique about your campus?

The school's class sizes are small and its location is secluded. The University provides for everything we need, from the bare necessities to entertainment.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The characteristics of a poor student is one of whom is not dedicated to improve ones own life or others.

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

I did not apply to any other schools but The University of West Florida offers a great learning environment, surrounded by a ...

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

I did not apply to any other schools but The University of West Florida offers a great learning environment, surrounded by a nature preserve.

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

Take more AP classes in order to prepare for an easier transition to college life.

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

Even if you don't know what you want to major in, or what you want to do for the rest of your life, The University of West Florida is a wonderful place that helps you on your journey into the future.

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

I would take school more seriously now than I did then. I thought then that college wouldn't be too hard, and I end up dropp...

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

I would take school more seriously now than I did then. I thought then that college wouldn't be too hard, and I end up dropping three Ds and an F, all in Math-related classes. Now, I know that I need to study harder.

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

I would tell myself to learn time management. Being a student athlete at the college level is a whole new ball game, and you...

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

I would tell myself to learn time management. Being a student athlete at the college level is a whole new ball game, and you have to balance school work, six hours of study hall, and two a day practices for the entire fall semester. It is a lot to handle and I would tell myself that you need to plan your homework, don't put anything off, and make sure you stay on top of all your classes. I would also say to make sure you still give 110% to soccer, and then just as much effort into you school work.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about the university is that there are so many activities for you to participate in. Whether it is athletics, art, music, or anything else, there always seems to be an event going on that most people would enjoy, and it gives you great opportunites to meet new people and make friends.

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

A wealth of knowledge about different topics. From chemistry to anatomy and even law it's been a great experience and I'm rea...

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

A wealth of knowledge about different topics. From chemistry to anatomy and even law it's been a great experience and I'm really lucky to be able to experience all of this. I believe every person should be able to learn and experience they way I have, and I plan on using this opportunity to make a great future for myself.

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

How much better it is than a junior college. I attended Junior College prior to entering UWF and I regret not just going straight into UWF after High School. UWF is much better at guiding students in the direction they want to go, and instead at the junior college I was attending they didn't help me at all and I ended up taking unrequired classes and wasting time.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is not self-motivated to learn. If you don't want to learn, or introduce new prospectives into your life then there's no point in going to college at all. You can keep your beliefs and opinions and still experience everything.

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

All-in-all, college has been an amazing experience for me. I've never been a bad student, but I've also never been THE best. ...

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

All-in-all, college has been an amazing experience for me. I've never been a bad student, but I've also never been THE best. Now I am, and it's something I feel extremely proud of. Being out on my own has given me a new respect for what I achieve; therefore I'm trying to achieve all that I can. So far, I'm doing it well. In High School, living at home... I felt like my achievements reflected my parents as much as they reflected me. In reality, that hasn't changed from my transition from there to here, but it feels like it has. I guess that is all that matters, really. Now I am in charge of all that I do and in order to prove myself, I've made quite a few changes. I'm more organized, more driven, I do more research and more planning, I care more about safety, and am more careful with money. I also still relay all that I do to my parents, considering that is their right since they're funding this experience. Simply put, I've grown greatly as a person since college began.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the Honors Program here. I messed up early in High School and allowed my GPA to drop. It is nice for me because the requirements to get in aren't essessive, but the Honors course work really makes you focus. I see it as a second chance, and so far I'm loving it! Oh, and on a side note about the Honors Program: the classes are small, I'm in two this semester that are 6 and 11 students, it really helps me get the learning experience I wanted.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Living in the dorm is not the most fun thing in the world, but then again... I don't like loud people or lousy internet, and most dorms have that. Still, it is the worst thing I can think of about the school.

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

College has done a lot for me. First off it has allowed me to work with people who are still active in their craft. I get fi...

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

College has done a lot for me. First off it has allowed me to work with people who are still active in their craft. I get first hand experience and can shape myself into what I want to become. I also have been broadened to schools of thought that I personally enjoy and take vested interest in. I've been able to read great works of literature and the be taught things about them that I would have never thought of. College has truly made me into a well-rounded intellectual and philosophical actor, and I personally believe the opinions and knowledge that one is exposed to in college is extremely wonderful to the molding of a human mind and imagination.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about UWF is a lack of clearity and organization when it comes to clubs and organizations, and many things in general. I find it hard to know who to ask or where to look to find out what I need to know. I like clear and percise answers and routes to answers should be just as clear.

Danielle
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of West Florida started as a small unknown school but it is beginning to expand as more students begin to hear...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of West Florida started as a small unknown school but it is beginning to expand as more students begin to hear about it. While we don't have a football team, and therefore do not have a reputation from athletics, I believe that UWF is best known for the excellent academic programs that it has. The UWF Engineering program is one of the best in Florida, as is the Honors Program.

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

I believe that the University of West Florida is unique because it is a small school. I attended the University of Florida for my first college semester and although they have amazing academics, I did not feel the personal connection with my professors like I do at the University of West Florida. I can see a professor in the dining hall and be able to greet them and get "Hello, Danielle" as a reply.

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

I began college in August 2009 and since then I have changed a lot as a person. I believe that this has occured due to my college experience. I believe that the most value experience I have gotten from college is my outlook on my life. When I began college I was dependent on my family and my boyfriend. As my college career continued and I moved into the dorm rooms I was forced away from them. Through my classes and the dorm life, I learned to become independent. My classes have also expanded my knowledge on the way the world works. I have learned to relax and have fun, but to be disciplined in my work.

Stephon
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are really cool, everyone gets along very well in class. We all tend to be on the same level when it comes to ...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are really cool, everyone gets along very well in class. We all tend to be on the same level when it comes to the level of work we submit in, which i think is a good thing because we can all relate easier to one another. One thing though, is that we don't really talk about the work to each other we kind of just do the work on our own which has its pro's and con's

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

I have gotten a lot from attending college. I realize the responsibilities i now hold as being on my own. At first, it was a scary experience but now it has grown on me. I love that i am able to do what i want without the worry of parents but it has also taught me that what my parents have told me to do over the past years does really effect me as to the person i am now. I realize i still adopt some of the things that my mom told me i should and should not do. It is really an eye-opening experience that i now take with me everywhere i go. Another thing is that i realized how much I really miss home. As a high schooler, i couldn't wait to get out of school and be on my own, but now, i miss my own room and the freedom of living with people i know instead of a roommate.

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

There is not to much to do on campus and everyone goes home a lot. On the weekends, it can be pretty dead when you don't live that close to the school and do not drive. Also everyone tends to have there own thing going on a lot so its hard to actually get to know people around this area to find out about stuff.

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

I have only been atending school for about 3 months, but within that 3 months i have learned so much more than i expected. I ...

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

I have only been atending school for about 3 months, but within that 3 months i have learned so much more than i expected. I learned the anatomy and physiology of all 11 organ systems in the body. Way more then i expected. I am learning fast, witch will get me into a better carrer quicker. If i keep going to classes and if i learn everything they have to teach, ill better my life and the life of my unborn child in no time.

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