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The University of West Florida Overview

The University of West Florida is a public institution located in Pensacola, Florida. Pensacola is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is The University of West Florida Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$25,760 Avg Cost After Aid
53% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UWF is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at UWF is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UWF makes roughly $45,884 a year. This is 12% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is The University of West Florida?


Contact details for UWF are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
Phone: 850-474-2000

How Do I Get Into UWF?

You can apply to UWF online at:

Admission Requirements for UWF

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UWF?

53% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
58% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 53%, UWF does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 53%, and the acceptance rate for women is 53%.

Average Test Scores

About 58% of students accepted to UWF submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of West Florida  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for The University of West Florida  ( 510 to 600 )
UWF received ACT scores from 67% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for The University of West Florida  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for The University of West Florida  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for The University of West Florida  ( 21 to 27 )

Can I Afford The University of West Florida?

$25,760 Net Price
22% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UWF is $25,760. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UWF, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $5,202 a year. That adds up to $20,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UWF is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The University of West Florida Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,241 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,319 undergraduate students at UWF, with 6,241 being full-time and 3,078 being part-time.


There are also 3,969 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,241 full-time undergraduates at UWF, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of West Florida students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 213
Black or African American 546
Hispanic or Latino 636
White 4,031
International Students 191
Other Races/Ethnicities 624

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at The University of West Florida. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 68 countries are represented at UWF. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.

Online Learning at The University of West Florida

6,498 Took All Classes Online
11,742 Took At Least One Class Online
25.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 27 master’s degree programs available online at UWF. In 2020-2021, 11,742 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UWF has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 24th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UWF

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of West Florida was 25.0%. This is the #666 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UWF regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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