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University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL

At A Glance

Main Address

11000 University Pkwy

Pensacola, FL 32514-5732

https://uwf.edu/

Admission Office

11000 University Parkway

Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

(850) 474-2230

Fax : (850) 474-3360

admissions@uwf.edu

Contact : Katherine Condon

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 5833

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : June 30

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 46.0%

Total undergraduates : 9,531

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 998

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 72.0%

Average financial aid package : $14,008.00

In-State Tuition : $6,360.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $18,628.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Nov 30

Regular application due: Jun 30

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jun 1

SAT subject score report due : Jun 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Jun 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Jun 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 20 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 46.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 82.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 30.0%
Business/Marketing : 11.0%
Parks And Recreation : 6.0%
Social Sciences : 6.0%
Biology : 5.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%
Psychology : 5.0%

Associates
Liberal Arts : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Biomedical Sciences, General B
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance, General B
Hospitality Administration/Management, General B
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies B
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Artificial Intelligence D
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Sciences, General B M
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance B M
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration M
Information Technology B M

Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services M
Curriculum and Instruction D M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Educational/Instructional Technology B D M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B
Mathematics Teacher Education M
Music Teacher Education B
Reading Teacher Education M
Special Education and Teaching, General B M

Engineering
Computer Engineering, General B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B
Engineering, General M
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B M
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B
Clinical/Medical Social Work M
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling B M
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing M
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B
Health/Health Care Administration/Management M
Public Health, General M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M

History
History, General B M

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences B
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B M
Economics, General B
Geographic Information Science and Cartography M
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B M
Social Sciences, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music Performance, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Internships

Teacher Certification

Independent Study

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Air Force

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

300 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Student web hosting available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : archaeology museum, nature preserve, science complex, engineering complex.

Geographic Location : 10 miles from downtown.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 9,531

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 998

Degree-seeking undergrads : 9,200

Graduate enrollment : 3,051

Student General Information

All students average age : 24

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 89.0%

Out of state students : 11.0%

Part Time students : 29.0%

Percentage of males : 44.0%

Percentage of females : 56.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 11.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 10.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 66.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 2.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : Voyager

Student Newspaper URL : www.uwfvoyager.com

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 53.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 15.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $225.00

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Argonauts

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

NCAA Division II

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Remedial instruction

Reduced course load

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Diving

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Handball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Judo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division II

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Water Polo

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Weightlifting

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Wrestling

Men's Club

Women's Club

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $30.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 7,194

Admitted : 2,230

Enrolled : 1,163

Very selective 31.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Level of Applicant's Interest

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

State Residency

Considered

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

School achievement record, test scores, and school curriculum most important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 15.0%

Top Quarter : 42.0%

Top Half : 80.0%

Bottom Half : 20.0%

Bottom Quarter : 4.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 18.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 13.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 9.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 6.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 4.0%

600 - 699 : 38.0%

500 - 599 : 51.0%

400 - 499 : 7.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 26.0%

500 - 599 : 61.0%

400 - 499 : 10.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 9.0%

24 - 29 : 48.0%

18 - 23 : 41.0%

12 - 17 : 2.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 43.0%

18 - 23 : 46.0%

12 - 17 : 7.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 16.0%

24 - 29 : 38.0%

18 - 23 : 39.0%

12 - 17 : 7.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: A maximum of 30 semester hours may be accepted for transfer. Credit toward major requirements must be approved by the student's major department.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

3

0

Science Lab

2

0

Social Studies

3

0

Foreign Language

2

0

Academic Electives

2

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 58.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 71.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

520 - 610

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

540 - 620

ACT Composite

22 - 27


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 2201C

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 2203C

All

Art History

3

3

ARH 1000

All

4

6

ARH1000 and ARH2050 or ARH2051

All

Biology

3

4

BSC 1005, BSC 1005L

All

4

4

BSC 2010, BSC 2010L

All

5

8

BSC 2010, BSC 2010L and BSC 2011, BSC 2011L

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MAC 2311

All

Calculus BC

3

4

MAC 2311

All

4

8

MAC 2311 and 2312

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHM 1020, CHM 1020L

All

4

4

CHM 2045, CHM 2045L

All

5

8

CHM 2045, CHM 2045L and CHM 2046, CHM 2046L

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

CHI 2200

All

4

6

CHI 2200 and CHI 2XX1

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

CPO 2002

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CGS 1075

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

COP 1000

All

Drawing

3

3

ART 1300C

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENC 1101

All

4

6

ENC 1101 and 1102

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENC 1101 or LIT 2000

All

4

6

ENC 1101 & either ENC 1102 or LIT 2000

All

Environmental Science

3

3

EVR 2001

All

European History

3

3

EUH 1009

All

4

6

EUH 1000 and 1001

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FRE 2200

All

4

6

FRE 2200 FRE 2210

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

GER 2240

All

4

6

GER 2240 GER 2241

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEO 1400

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

4

6

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

JPN 2200

All

4

6

JPN 2200 JPN 2201

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECO 2013

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECO 2023

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUT 1001 if composite score is 3+. MUT 1111 and MUT 1241 if both aural and non-aural subscores are 3+.

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHY 2053 PHY 2053L

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHY 2054 PHY 2054L

All

Physics B

3

4

PHY 2053 PHY 2053L

All

4

8

PHY 2053, PHY 2053L AND PHY 2054, PHY 2054L

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHY 2054 PHY 2054L

All

4

4

PHY 2049 PHY 2049L

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHY 2053 PHY 2053L

All

4

4

PHY 2048 PHY 2048L

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 2012

All

Research

3

3

--

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPN 2200

All

4

6

SPN 2200 SPN 2210

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

--

All

4

6

--

All

Statistics

3

3

STA 2023

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POS 2041

All

United States History

3

3

AMH 1000

All

4

6

AMH 2010 AMH 2020

All

World History: Modern

3

3

WOH 1022

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

3

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition

50

6

College Composition Modular with Optional Essay

50

6

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

3

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

4

French II

59

8

German I

50

4

German II

60

8

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

4

Spanish II

63

8

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 64.0%

% of loans / jobs : 36.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 97.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 75.0%

% Judged to have need : 39.0%

% that were offered aid : 38.0%

% that had need fully met : 14.0%

% of need met : 72.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $14,008.00

Avg non need-based aid : $3,673.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $12,091.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,032.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $22,235.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Shana Gore

Financial aid office phone : (850) 474-2400

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $144.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $553.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Tuition futures or advance payment program for parents of young children

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered on Campus

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$6,360.00

$6,360.00

$6,360.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$18,628.00

$18,628.00

$18,628.00

Room and board:

$11,268.00

$11,268.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,300.00

$2,300.00

$2,300.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,200.00

$1,800.00

$1,800.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$22,728.00

$23,328.00

$12,060.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$34,996.00

$35,596.00

$24,328.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 12

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 60

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 3,156

Transfers admitted percentage: 67.0%

Transfers admitted: 2,125

Transfers enrolled percentage: 36.0%

Transfers enrolled: 1,146

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 64.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 36.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

High school transcript and test scores required if applicant has fewer than 60 semester hours of college-level work. If applicant took foreign language in high school, must submit high school transcript.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jun 1

Application fee: $30.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $18,628.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $11,268.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,268.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $553.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 85

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 78

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser