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Colleges / University of West Florida

UWF Student Life

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 participate in – 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.

The UWF community comes together each year for Argo Arrival, Homecoming and CAB After Dark.

Does UWF offer student housing?

UWF offers 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 and .

Is UWF 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. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to UWF

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UWF, 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 UWF's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

UWF Students

57%

Women

43%

Men

68%

Full Time

32%

Part Time

90%

In State

10%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

65%

11%

10%

6%

4%

2%

2%

0.45%

0.29%

Undergraduate Students

9,635

Graduate Students

3,440

Non-Resident / International Students

156

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

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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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