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University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL

The University of West Florida, founded in 1963, is a public institution. Its 1,600-acre campus is located in Pensacola.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students10,200
   Women5,778 (56.6%)
   Men4,422 (43.4%)
Graduate Students2,598


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate42% of 7,104 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJune 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.58
SAT Math505 average
460-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading520 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing495 average
450-540 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $21,321
Out-of-state: $34,203
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,359
Out-of-state: $19,241
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met59%
Average Freshman Award$7,782
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes


Pensacola Population52,703
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 54% of freshmen, 18% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
Sororities18% of women participate
Fraternities 18% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
13.4% Black/African-American
9.2% Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.6% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students2.8% from 79 countries
First-Year Students Returning71.9%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.58 4.08 570 623 25
Low 3.34 3.91 510 580 21
High 3.76 4.25 640 660 30
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