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UWF Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto UWF, the regular decision application deadline is June 30 and the application fee costs $30. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from UWF by November 30.

Applying Early to UWF?

University of West Florida does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is UWF Hard To Get Into?

UWF is amoderately difficult school to get into. UWF evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UWF **accepted 58% of students, around 4,163 of the 7,232 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UWF, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to applicants with associate degrees from Florida public junior colleges is program not competitive.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to UWF?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UWF

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Very Important
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

UWF Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UWF must submit the following items. Double check with UWF's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UWF?

Students admitted to UWF have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 84% submitted a class rank. At UWF 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of West Florida, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 84%
3.75 and 3.99 19%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 10%
2.50 and 2.9 5%
2.00 and 2.49 0%
UWF does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UWF does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 65% of UWF's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 70% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UWF?

To be competitive with other UWF applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UWF 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UWF students scored 605 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UWF students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UWF?

To be most competitive at UWF, you should strive to earn between 22 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UWF's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UWF students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to University of West Florida

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UWF.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UWF during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

UWF Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UWF?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UWF.

Does UWF accept transfer credits?

UWF accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UWF accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit Excelsior College Examinations

Does UWF accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

UWF accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UWF?

UWF. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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UWF Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

58%

How hard is it to get into UWF? UWF is a somewhat selective institution. The UWF acceptance rate is 58%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

22 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

22 to 27

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1220

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Math SAT Range

520 - 605

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Reading SAT Range

540 - 630

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UWF GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.79

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UWF, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.79. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

13,075

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

58%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,360

Out-of-State

$18,628

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 30
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