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Colleges / University of West Florida

University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate53%
Acceptance Rate53%

UWF Student Life

University of West Florida Student Activities

Interested in Greek life?

University of West Florida has the National Society of Leadership and Service. In fact, more students participate in the National Society of Leadership and Service than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of West Florida include Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi and Student Alumni Association.

University of West Florida students' favorite campus events are Argo Arrival, Homecoming and CAB After Dark.

University of West Florida Housing

This table offers information on housing at University of West Florida.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes No special consideration for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus 16%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing
Number of Students Living On-Campus
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus

University of West Florida offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most University of West Florida students live off campus. In 2023, 16% of undergrads at University of West Florida lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 84% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of West Florida. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of West Florida offers coed housing.

University of West Florida Athletics

At University of West Florida there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of West Florida:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Golf NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Is University of West Florida Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of West Florida is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UWF campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

UWF offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to University of West Florida

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of West Florida, take Interstate 10 to Pensacola, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Pensacola International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Florida you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of West Florida's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About University of West Florida

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UWF Students

56%

Women

44%

Men

67%

Full Time

33%

Part Time

89%

In State

11%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

64%

11%

10%

6%

3%

3%

2%

0.44%

0.25%

Undergraduate Students

9,325

Graduate Students

3,992

Non-Resident / International Students

175

UWF Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

13,317

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

53%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,129

Out-of-State

$17,425

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 1
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