West Florida, UWF

University of West Florida

11000 University Pkwy, Pensacola, United States
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  • Total Documents
    113
  • Class Notes
    79
  • Textbook Notes
    32
  • Study Guides
    2
  • Currently Enrolled
    30
  • Previously Enrolled
    86

Overview of University of West Florida (West Florida, UWF)

About this school

The University of West Florida, founded in 1963, is a public institution. Its 1,600-acre campus is located in Pensacola.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:10,200
    • Men:4,422 Men (43.4%)
    • Women:5,778 Women (56.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (West Florida, UWF)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of West Florida is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required
June 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
11000 University Parkway
City, State, Zip
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
Phone
(850) 474-2230
Fax
(850) 474-2096
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
42% of 7,104 applicants were admitted
Women
42% of 3,975 applicants were admitted
Men
41% of 3,129 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,361 (46%) of 2,951 admitted students enrolled
Women
709 (42%) of 1,672 admitted students enrolled
Men
652 (51%) of 1,279 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.58
375 And Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (West Florida, UWF)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,360|Out-of-state: $18,628 (30.8%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,942 (48.14%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (5.81%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,150 (15.25%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of West Florida accepts prepayment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003955
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
895 (82.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
329 (36.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
315 (95.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
49 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$10,648
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 313 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,384
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 199 (63.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,457
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 14 (4.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
302 (27.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $979

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,297 (75.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,381 (45.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,295 (96.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
304 (13.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$10,166
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,251 (98.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,347
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,537 (67.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,303
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 92 (4.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
910 (13.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,722

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Handicapped Students, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (West Florida, UWF)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


338

Part-Time Faculty


268

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,078,748
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1228
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of West Florida provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


25.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


40.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


47.0%

Programs & Majors (West Florida, UWF)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (55)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (54)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Database Systems
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Leisure Studies
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marine Affairs
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Military and Defense Studies
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (West Florida, UWF)

Location & Geography

Population


52,703

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


1,600 acres

Weather


Temperature
41.4 average low in January, 88.7 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Pensacola
Nearest Train Station
11 mile(s) from campus in Pensacola

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


18% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


79%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Argonauts
School Colors
Blue and green

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cheerleading, fencing, football, sailing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of West Florida offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, national society of leadership and service, baptist collegiate ministries, alpha chi omega, alpha delta pi, student alumni association

Sororities


18% of women participate

Fraternities


18% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,164

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
10,200
Women
5,778
Men
4,422

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.2% Asian
  • 13.4% Black/African-American
  • 9.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 66.6% White
  • 1.9% Unknown

International Students


2.8% from 79 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


2,598

Student Resources (West Florida, UWF)

Study resources

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