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#407 of 2,597 In North America
#364 of 2,496 In the United States
#13 of 109 In Florida
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
53%
Average SAT
1135
Average ACT
24
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
9,319
Graduates
3,969
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
uwf.edu

University of West Florida Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

University of West Florida has an acceptance rate of 53% and is among the top 16% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 53% 53% 53%
Applicants 8,660 3,534 5,126
Admissions 4,573 1,862 2,711
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,016 459 557
Freshmen enrolled part time 143 74 69

5,244 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

6,498 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
673 or 58%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1040
or below

75% of them
had 1230
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of West Florida are 1040-1230 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
776 or 67%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of West Florida are 21-27 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 8281 (62%)
Hispanic 1510 (11%)
Black or African American 1475 (11%)
Two or more races 665 (5%)
Asian 491 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 457 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 332 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 29 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 20 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$10,774
Students receiving aid
98%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $4,319$7,088
Tuition in-state $4,319$7,088
Tuition out-of-state $16,587$22,166
Fee in-district $2,041$1,974
Fee in-state $2,041$1,974
Fee out-of-state $2,654$2,728

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 1,467
Combined charge for room and board $10,490
Room charge $5,900
Meal charge $4,590

University of West Florida majors

University of West Florida has granted 2,395 bachelor's degrees across 57 programs, 1,074 master's across 32 programs, and 21 doctorate degrees in Curriculum and Instruction. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at University of West Florida.

Major Associate Bachelor Master Doctoral
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 824
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 456 52
Special Education and Teaching, General 60 243
Business Administration and Management, General 32 149
Psychology, General 151 10
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 139
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 139
Mass Communication & Media Studies 97
Biomedical Sciences, General 89
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 80 5
Accounting 44 30
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 71
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 43 15
Information Technology 54 4
Social Work 58
Business & Commerce, General 56
Mechanical Engineering 55
History, General 40 14
Clinical & Medical Social Work 52
English Language and Literature, General 39 12
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 38 12
Mathematics, General 14 35
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 48
Curriculum and Instruction 26 21
Public Health, General 46
Computer and Information Sciences, General 31 13
Finance, General 44
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 41
Social Sciences, General 40
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 39
Environmental Science 26 11
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 35
Engineering Technologies & Technicians, General 34
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 33
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 33
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 32
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 28 3
Educational & Instructional Technology 3 28
Elementary Education and Teaching 31
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 30
Fine & Studio Arts, General 28
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 26
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 25
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 24
International Relations and Affairs 22
Anthropology, General 13 8
Chemistry, General 21
Political Science and Government, General 13 8
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 20
Athletic Training & Trainer 18
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 17
Computer Science 17
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 17
Art & Art Studies, General 15
Community Health Services & Liaison & Counseling 11 4
Computer Engineering, General 14
Reading Teacher Education 14
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 12
Economics, General 10
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 5 5
Social Sciences, Other 10
Philosophy 8
Business & Managerial Economics 7
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 7
Management Information Systems, General 7
Music Performance, General 6
Music Teacher Education 5
Physics, General 5
Data Modeling & Warehousing and Database Administration 3
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 824 2,395 1,074 21

University of West Florida has a graduation rate of 52%, which is among the 44% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 52% 46% 57%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%
  • Part-time retention rate - 64%

Publications & Citations

University of West Florida has published 5,539 scientific papers with 98,327 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Political Science, Law, Psychology, and Sociology.

Publications
5,539
Citations
98,327

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,321 / 59,099
Environmental Science
2,588 / 41,711
Biology
2,538 / 55,008
Computer Science
2,481 / 55,484
Engineering
2,100 / 33,361
Medicine
2,034 / 38,561
Political Science
1,932 / 30,669
Law
1,788 / 29,911
Psychology
1,755 / 42,825
Sociology
1,615 / 29,320
Physics
1,606 / 28,466
Mathematics
1,602 / 37,602
Business
1,486 / 21,241
Philosophy
1,475 / 30,444
Geography and Cartography
1,455 / 19,187
Chemistry
1,406 / 29,884
Ecology
1,330 / 26,624
Geology
1,279 / 23,161
History
1,039 / 11,478
Statistics
1,024 / 30,272
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,008 / 30,321
Economics
1,007 / 18,120
Quantum and Particle physics
987 / 17,261
Archaeology
896 / 10,921
Genetics
847 / 25,635
Paleontology
845 / 16,108
Botany
742 / 13,481
Biochemistry
721 / 20,168
Linguistics
698 / 16,668
Management
690 / 12,417
Machine Learning
675 / 24,412
Social Psychology
654 / 21,807
Art & Design
607 / 6,835
Pathology
578 / 10,656
Psychiatry
577 / 11,717
Organic Chemistry
574 / 10,210
Development Studies
521 / 8,282
Neuroscience
496 / 12,172
Materials Science
492 / 7,112
Education Majors
486 / 6,843

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 67 177
1991 70 220
1992 75 251
1993 75 370
1994 82 453
1995 61 553
1996 84 637
1997 90 663
1998 88 827
1999 83 946
2000 80 1013
2001 109 1116
2002 118 1282
2003 116 1437
2004 109 1536
2005 100 1853
2006 119 2313
2007 140 2306
2008 137 2536
2009 137 2984
2010 123 3096
2011 155 3346
2012 152 3519
2013 179 3932
2014 148 4217
2015 195 4190
2016 202 4096
2017 235 4339
2018 268 4515
2019 305 5401
2020 333 6823
2021 384 10241
2022 300 10700
Academic rankings

University of West Florida alumni

  1. Jan Hooks

    Jan Hooks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-2014 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorvoice actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Janet Vivian Hooks was an American actress and comedian. Hooks was best known for her tenure on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, where she was a repertory player from 1986 to 1991. Following her departure from SNL, she continued making cameo appearances until 1994. Her subsequent work included a regular role on the final two seasons of Designing Women, a recurring role on 3rd Rock from the Sun, and a number of other film and television roles, including on 30 Rock and The Simpsons.

  2. Jack Bergman

    Jack Bergman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the University of West Florida
    In 1975 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    military officeraircraft pilotpoliticianbusiness executive
    Biography

    John Warren "Jack" Bergman is a retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and politician serving as the U.S. representative from Michigan's 1st congressional district since 2017. He is a member of the Republican Party. He served as commanding general of the Marine Forces Reserve and the Marine Forces North. He also served as a naval aviator, flying rotary-winged aircraft such as the CH-46 and UH-1, as well as fixed-wing aircraft such as the T-28 and KC-130.

  3. Namrata Singh Gujral

    Namrata Singh Gujral
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1976-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    film directoractorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Namrata Singh Gujral is an American filmmaker, motivational speaker and actor.

  4. Moochie Norris

    Moochie Norris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Martyn Bernard "Moochie" Norris is an American former professional basketball player who played several seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as other leagues. He is the head coach of the Houston Push of The Basketball League (TBL).

All 29 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names University of West Florida
UWF
Founded 1963
Colors blue, green
Academic calendar August to May. Also Summer Session (May - July)
Total FTE staff 1,296
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Florida, 32514-5750
United States
City population 54,000
Phone 8504742000

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