The University of West Florida

11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

School Details

The University of West Florida, also known as UWF is a public university located on a 1,600 acre campus in Pensacola, FL, that was founded in 1967. The UWF campus is bordered by Escambia Bay and two rivers and is a natural preserve.  UWF is located ten miles from downtown Pensacola, and has coastal locations that include a campus in Fort Walton Beach.  UWF also has an online campus that offers 400 online courses and 28 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are offered entirely online.  The online campus gives students the opportunity to attend UWF from any location in the world.
UWF is Northwest Florida’s only regional comprehensive four year university, and is a research university that specializes in the humanities and engineering.  UWF is a member of the State University System of Florida, and is the State University System’s third largest campus.  UWF is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and certain academic programs hold specific accreditations.  UWF is a G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School.
The mission of UWF is to give students access to top quality, relevant, affordable educational experiences, and to use teaching, research, public service and scholarship to transmit, discover and apply knowledge.  UWF maintains a safe, dynamic academic environment that encourages the development of individual potential.  UWF’s three academic units, which are the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Professional Studies and College of Business, house UWF’s educational programs.  51 undergraduate, 25 graduate and one doctorate degree in education and several certificate programs are offered at UWF.  In 2011, the most popular majors at UWF were elementary education and teaching, health and physical education/fitness, special education and teaching, mass communication/media studies and psychology.

UWF’s career services department provides support for students to pursue and explore a variety of career opportunities.  Career services assists students with choosing a major and with making decisions on careers.  Students can receive assistance with cover letter and resume writing and with job searching.  Career services makes employer connections and hosts career fairs, interview sessions, and meet and greets.  A cooperative education program exists at UWF and gives students the chance to gain professional work experience that complements their educational studies.  Cooperative education is a partnership between UWF, students and employers.  Students are given the chance to participate in vocational exploration, which allows them to confirm their academic and career objectives, increase their self-confidence development and develop professional skills.

UWF has a building known as the University Commons that hosts a variety of events throughout the year that include seminars, workshops, training programs and meetings.  Multiple student organization exist at UWF that provide students with opportunities to be involved in activities out of the classroom.  Students interested in leadership opportunities can join leadership related organizations such as the Campus Activity Board, Student Government Association and UWF Ambassadors.  UWF’s athletic teams are a part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

The cost of tuition for undergraduate students is $207.95 per credit hour for Florida residents, $312.95 per credit hour for Alabama residents and $637.34 per credit hour for non-residents.  Graduate tuition is $353.07 per credit hour for graduate students, $458.07 per credit hour for Alabama residents and $1012.71 for non-residents.  Financial aid is available for qualified students.




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    Public, 4-year or above
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    Doctorate degree
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