University of West Florida Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More

University of West Florida Library
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The University of West Florida is a public university and member of the State University System of Florida. The large 1,600-acre main campus is located just north of Pensacola, Florida, along the Escambie River. The campus features lots of trails, trees and water, and the Gulf of Mexico beaches are just 20 minutes away. West Florida students come from 48 states and 90 countries, and the university prides itself on the diversity of its students. The average class size is 25 students (37 for first-year courses). Popular majors for undergraduates include business administration, education, and criminal justice. In athletics, the West Florida Argonauts compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. Popular sports include basketball, soccer, and swimming and diving.

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Admissions Data (2017)

Enrollment (2017)

  • Total Enrollment: 13,040 (10,002 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42 percent male / 58 percent female
  • 69 percent full-time

Costs (2017 - 18)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,360 (in-state); $19,241 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,354
  • Other Expenses: $2,100
  • Total Cost: $19,014 (in-state); $31,895

University of West Florida Financial Aid (2016 - 17)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88 percent
    • Loans: 44 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,222
    • Loans: $6,530

Academic Programs

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 8 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 22 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Tennis, Track and Field, Soccer, Golf, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball

Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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University of West Florida Mission Statement

mission statement from the University of West Florida website

"To empower each individual we serve with knowledge and opportunity to contribute responsibly and creatively to a complex world."

Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics