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The University of West Florida has a main campus in Pensacola and satellite campuses dotting the Gulf Coast (and "amazing online classes"). Students at UWF call this "affordable" mid-sized school "the best kept secret in Florida." Perks include a "state of the art" engineering building and a fairly unique undergraduate program in marine biology. "Class sizes are big enough to get the college feel but small enough for the professors to know you individually." "Professors tend to know everyone by name, and students become well acquainted with one another," explains an electrical engineering major. "There is a great deal of research going on" but the faculty's first priority is teaching. Professors "are always willing to make time for their students." Most are also "very good teachers, and they know what they are talking about." They're "knowledgeable" and adept at "taking the material beyond the text into real-world application." The faculty is far from uniformly perfect, though. There are also professors who are "hard to follow," "fairly apathetic," or "just rude."

Student Body

UWF is a largely commuter campus and "parking is a nightmare." Once you find a spot, though, "there is no combination of buildings that is not walkable." There's also a trolley system. For students who choose to live in the dorms, the rooms are "spacious" and life is pretty vibrant. "The scenery is breathtaking," too. UWF is situated "on a beautiful nature preserve." "Recreational facilities are very nice." There's "a bundle of events to get students interacting with each other." Fraternities and sororities have a presence, but "the Greek community isn't as active as they would like to seem." Parties "can always be found if that's your thing." It's nothing crazy, though. "There is not a great deal of wild partying here," reports a senior. "It's relatively quiet." Some students tell us that "there is not much school spirit." According to others, "there is plenty of school spirit," and, in fact, students are "fiercely loyal to UWF." Whatever the case, "if it is football games and massive partying you seek, you may have to go to Tallahassee or Gainesville." Off campus, Pensacola is "a beach town with a laid-back mentality." Nightlife is "okay" but Florida's Panhandle is "full of retirees and military bases." It's "not so heavy on college life." On the other hand, Pensacola is "a great town for the adventure seekers." "The weather is amazing nearly year round." There are "many wonderful trails to hike and run on" and "fishing, scuba diving, and outdoor experiences" are world-class.

Campus Life

The University of West Florida has a main campus in Pensacola and satellite campuses dotting the Gulf Coast (and "amazing online classes"). Students at UWF call this "affordable" mid-sized school "the best kept secret in Florida." Perks include a "state of the art" engineering building and a fairly unique undergraduate program in marine biology. "Class sizes are big enough to get the college feel but small enough for the professors to know you individually." "Professors tend to know everyone by name, and students become well acquainted with one another," explains an electrical engineering major. "There is a great deal of research going on" but the faculty's first priority is teaching. Professors "are always willing to make time for their students." Most are also "very good teachers, and they know what they are talking about." They're "knowledgeable" and adept at "taking the material beyond the text into real-world application." The faculty is far from uniformly perfect, though. There are also professors who are "hard to follow," "fairly apathetic," or "just rude."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admissions
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

Phone
850-474-2230

Email
admissions@uwf.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Commons (has cafeteria and bookstore)
Fitness Facilities
Center for Fine and Performing Arts
Nature Trails
Library
Archeology Institute Artifact Display

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Pensacola Beach
Historic Pensacola Village
Naval Air Museum
Cordova Mall
University Mall
Monthly RadioLive Shows: see http://radiolive.org for schedule

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central
850-474-2230

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday - Friday, 10 AM and 1 PM
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
mornings

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://uwf.edu/admissions/visit.cfm

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Limitations
Only for students here for orientation, not parents

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Pensacola Regional Airport is 10 miles south of campus city bus runs to UWF campus from downtown and malls. Taxi's would be available from airport and bus station.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-10, take exit 13. From exit ramp, turn north on Davis Highway and proceed about .6 miles to University Parkway - a left only intersection. (University Parkway is the next traffic light north of Olive Road. Turn left onto University Parkway and continue through the intersection at Nine Mile Road until the road ends at Campus Drive. Turn left at the traffic light, look for the Welcome Center on your right.

Local Accommodations
Courtyard by Marriot 850-857-7744;Fairfield Inn 850-484-8001; Hampton Inn at Airport 850-478-1123; Holiday Inn 850-474-0100; the Residence Inn 850-479-1000; Hampton Inn and Suites 850-505-7500

Admissions

Applicants: 7,104
Acceptance Rate: 42%
Average HS GPA: 3.58







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