UWF is on a 1,600-acre campus in a suburban setting in Pensacola, Florida. UWF has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
UWF also has fraternities and sororities.
UWF has a thriving National Society of Leadership and Service. In fact, more students participate in National Society of Leadership and Service than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at UWF include Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi and Student Alumni Association.
UWF students' favorite campus traditions are Argo Arrival, Homecoming and CAB After Dark.
UWF offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.
Most UWF students live off campus. In 2021, 13% of undergrads at UWF lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 87% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UWF. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
UWF offers coed housing.
At UWF 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 UWF:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Golf||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UWF, take Interstate 10 to Pensacola, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Pensacola International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UWF's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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