University of West Florida

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School Overview

The University of West Florida (locally referred to as “UWF” or “West Florida”) is a public, four-year research university in Pensacola, Florida that resides on a 1,600-acre campus situated between Escambia bay and two large rivers. It is a member of the State University System of Florida, which includes 12 public universities that together represent over 330,000 students. UWF offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various fields of study and is well known for its superb engineering and humanities programs. The university was founded in 1963 and is one of the few space-grant universities in the United States. With roughly 13,000 students UWF is considered a medium-size university. UWF is regionally accredited by the South Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office

11000 University Parkway

Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

(850) 474-2230

(800) 263-1074

Fax: (850) 474-3360

Contact: Kim Bryan

Director of Admissions
Main Address

11000 University Parkway

Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

(850) 474-2000

Total undergrads: 8,718

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,082

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,412

Graduate enrollment: 1,773


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $2,904 $3,168 $3,649 $4,154 +13.84%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,600 $6,900 $7,576 $7,856 +3.70%
Other $2,850 $3,100 $3,200 $3,300 +3.13%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,600 $6,900 $7,576 $7,856 +3.70%
Other $3,500 $3,800 $3,900 $4,000 +2.56%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $13,354 $14,368 $15,625 $16,510 +5.66%
In-state Off Campus $14,004 $15,068 $16,325 $17,210 +5.42%
In-state with Family $3,904 $4,368 $4,849 $5,354 +10.41%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $4,982
In-state Student Fees $1,365
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $20,059
Out-of-state Student Fees $2,120

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 922 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 922 90% $4,298,649 $4,662
• Federal grants 262 26% $1,131,827 $4,320
• Pell grants 255 25% $941,589 $3,693
• Other Federal grants 211 21% $190,238 $902
Local and state government scholarships or grants 791 78% $2,317,963 $2,930
Institutional scholarships or grants 345 34% $848,859 $2,460
Student loans 377 37% $1,886,827 $5,005
• Federal student loans 377 37% $1,886,827 $5,005
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1700 448 21 174 27
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 63 1
Biology/biological Sciences, General 47 1
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 16
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 289 139
Accounting 63 17
Business Administration and Management, General 55 62
Business/managerial Economics 4
Finance, General 51
Hospitality Administration/management, General 49
Management Information Systems, General 10
Marketing/marketing Management, General 57
Non-profit/public/organizational Management 60
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 170 8
Mass Communication/media Studies 170 8
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 75 46
Computer and Information Sciences, General 36 46
Information Technology 39
Education 255 141 21 27
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 14
Curriculum and Instruction 46 21 13
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 23 14
Educational/instructional Technology 14
Elementary Education and Teaching 133
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching 5
Music Teacher Education 5
Reading Teacher Education 21
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 2
Special Education and Teaching, General 106 21
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 3
Engineering 37
Computer Engineering, General 4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 33
English Language and Literature/letters 49 7
English Language and Literature, General 49 7
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 71 12
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 11
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling 12 6
Public Health, General 6
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 48
History 43 10
History, General 43 10
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 96 2
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 96 2
Human Services, General 60
Social Work 60
Legal Studies, General 19
Legal Assistant/paralegal 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 20 174
Humanities/humanistic Studies 20
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 174
Mathematics and Statistics 19 13
Mathematics, General 19 13
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 3
Biological and Physical Sciences 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 27 9
Environmental Science 27 9
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 79 20
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 79 20
Physical Sciences 25
Chemistry, General 16
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 3
Physics, General 6
Psychology 109 33
Psychology, General 109 33
Social Sciences 127 7
Anthropology 30 2
Economics, General 5
International Relations and Affairs 39
Political Science and Government, General 20 5
Social Sciences, General 24
Social Sciences, Other 9
Visual and Performing Arts 64
Art/art Studies, General 33
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 15
Fine/studio Arts, General 7
Music Performance, General 9
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology B


Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Special Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B


Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering Technology – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Community Health Services B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Oceanography B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

The University of West Florida Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (850) 474-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 12,847
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 49%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,654 (36% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,360
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,241
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,025

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

The University of West Florida Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at The University of West Florida.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 93
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Education 2461
Engineering 3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 55
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 111
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 63
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 2155301

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at The University of West Florida and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $6,360
Out-of-state $19,241
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $9,062
Out-of-state $24,894

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 988 89%
Grant or scholarship aid 948 85% $8,025
Student loan aid 390 35% $6,488

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,208 62% $6,219
Federal student loans 6,362 64% $4,035

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for The University of West Florida. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled The University of West Florida students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,707 2,470 3,237
Percent admitted 100% 44% 41%
Percent admitted who enrolled 19% 20% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

The University of West Florida Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 12,847
Undergraduate enrollment 9,733
Graduate enrollment 3,114

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

The University of West Florida Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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