The University of West Florida

The University of West Florida Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is The University of West Florida Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

The University of West Florida was awarded 126 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and medical administrative services.

Overall Quality

UWF is ranked #944 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

UWF also holds the #32 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UWF?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at The University of West Florida is a competitive 50%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 47% of students accepted to UWF submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of West Florida  ( 550 to 630 )
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SAT Math Scores for The University of West Florida  ( 530 to 610 )
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UWF received ACT scores from 81% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for The University of West Florida  ( 22 to 27 )
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The University of West Florida Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At The University of West Florida, this rate is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at The University of West Florida is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at The University of West Florida

Freshmen Retention Rate

The University of West Florida has a freshmen retention rate of 81%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 27% for first-time, full-time students at UWF, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100
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The University of West Florida Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,521 undergraduates at UWF with 6,612 being full-time and 2,909 being part-time.

How Much Does The University of West Florida Cost?

The overall average net price of UWF is $7,406. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UWF

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,140 $3,912 $7,511 $12,116 $13,126

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UWF, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UWF, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $6,488 a year. That adds up to $25,952 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UWF is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UWF Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UWF with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $38,900 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of The University of West Florida

The University of West Florida is a public institution located in Pensacola, Florida. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for UWF are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
Phone: 850-474-2000
Website: uwf.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestFL
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UWF

The University of West Florida Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 59 majors graduated from The University of West Florida. Of these students, 3,320 received undergraduate degrees and 997 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 471 $57,000
Health Sciences & Services 136 $29,500
Health & Physical Education 135 $26,300
General Psychology 117 $25,800
General Biology 114 $22,100
Communication & Media Studies 104 $26,800
Computer Information Systems 94 $47,400
Business Administration & Management 84 $32,500
Criminal Justice & Corrections 81 $31,500
Accounting 79 $35,100

Learn more about the majors offered at The University of West Florida along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UWF

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 8,296 students took at least one online class at The University of West Florida. This is an increase from the 8,193 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 8,296 4,345
2017-2018 8,193 4,432
2016-2017 8,219 4,410
2015-2016 7,611 4,083
2013-2014 6,567 3,204

Learn more about online learning at The University of West Florida.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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