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Colleges / University of West Florida

University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate58%
Acceptance Rate58%

About UWF

University of West Florida Overview

University of West Florida is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Pensacola, Florida. UWF was founded in 1963 and now enrolls around 13,075 students a year, including 9,635 undergrads. UWF provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UWF! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of UWF's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UWF students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? UWF has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UWF has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UWF on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at UWF on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! June 30, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by November 30.

2021 UWF Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 58%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 65%
In-State Tuition $4,319
Out-of-State $16,587
Percent of Need Met 64%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,648

Is UWF a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a better sense of what UWF offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

UWF Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into UWF. Around 58% of applicants get into UWF each year. Last year, 7,232 students applied to UWF and 4,163 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UWF

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 84% of students who start at UWF come back for their second year of college.Around 48% of students who started at UWF earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for UWF Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 39% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent UWF grads have an average starting salary of $34,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

UWF's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. UWF's endowment was valued at $62.8 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, UWF spends about $5,238 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UWF

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. UWF meets 64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,648 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UWF. Based on this information, how does UWF sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is UWF a good school for you?

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Where is University of West Florida Located?

UWF is located in the suburban setting of Pensacola, Florida.

If you want to see UWF for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to Pensacola, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pensacola International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UWF and Pensacola are like without leaving home.

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College Info

11000 University Parkway Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

Campus Setting: Suburban

UWF Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UWF is Jun 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UWF is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UWF ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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27 and Above


22 to 27


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UWF is 25. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into UWF. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UWF SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1220


Math SAT Range

520 - 605


Reading SAT Range

540 - 630

UWF Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at UWF is like? There are approximately 13,075 students enrolled at UWF, including 9,635 undergraduate students and 3,440 graduate students. 68% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from FL and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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Jun 30
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