The University of West Florida Overview
Located in Pensacola, Florida, The University of West Florida is a public institution. Pensacola is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is The University of West Florida Known For?
- The highest award offered at UWF is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
The University of West Florida Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
UWF has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UWF.
Where Is The University of West Florida?
Contact details for UWF are given below.
|Address:||11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514-5750|
How Do I Get Into UWF?
You can apply to UWF online at: uwf.edu/admissions/
Admission Requirements for UWF
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UWF?
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 50%, and the acceptance rate for women is 49%.
Average Test Scores
About 47% 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 550 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 610.
Can I Afford The University of West Florida?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UWF, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $6,488 a year. That adds up to $25,952 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UWF is 6.0%. 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
There are also 3,036 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,612 full-time undergraduates at UWF, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of West Florida students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||669|
|Hispanic or Latino||614|
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
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 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UWF
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of West Florida was 8.6%. This is the #1,419 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UWF regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UWF majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||4%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||1%|
|General Engineering Technology||7%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||58%|
|Health Sciences & Services||5%|
|Instructional Media Design||41%|
|Mathematics & Statistics||23%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UWF ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UWF.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Social Sciences||#4|
|General Engineering Technology||#5|
|General English Literature||#28|
|General Social Sciences||#29|
|Political Science & Government||#30|
|Mathematics & Statistics||#33|
|Health Sciences & Services||#38|
|English Language & Literature||#65|
|Instructional Media Design||#84|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#86|
|Computer Information Systems||#99|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#123|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#222|
|Business Administration & Management||#479|
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 University of West Florida Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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