University of West Florida

1,536 reviews
  1. Pensacola, FL
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of West Florida is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514
Website

University of West Florida Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
42%
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$10,759/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,387/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,828/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,105/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,769/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,941/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.119 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.121 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.121 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,394Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Average
    54%
  • Smart students that want more out of class session
    26%
  • Intelectual
    18%
  • Not studious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.137 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.155 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Adventurous
    13%
  • Opportunities
    13%
  • Interesting
    12%
  • Average
    10%
  • Boring
    7%
  • Different
    7%

After University of West Florida

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses

Reviews

1,536 reviews
  • Excellent
    223
  • Very Good
    545
  • Average
    633
  • Poor
    97
  • Terrible
    38
My college campus is very diverse in students, animals, and academic programs. We have an immense diversity of students and faculty, ranging from all across the globe. Everyone is also extremely friendlily as Pensacola is the 6th most polite city in the nation. There are numerous clubs and activities that are greatly involved with student and campus life. We also have a unique boardwalk Nature trail which provides us with beautiful scenery and tranquility as well as bike riding through the trails provided. The creatures that inhabit the area are very friendly and unique. We have deer, armadillos, raccoons, and the rare albino squirrel! There is also an amazing English and History program offered here which is vital since I am majoring in English and may minor in History. The tutoring services provided are wonderfully equipped with helpful staff members and teachers assistants who always make the time for tutoring students.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 14 2013
The new dormitories are nice. However, the older dormitories are small. I have experienced some difficulty during Freshmen year because the rooms were overbooked. I ended up moving from Argo hall, Pace hall, then Martin hall. It was pretty frustrating. Sometimes the students are very loud but living in dormitories was not too bad. The cost was absolutely insane! It was almost $3,000 a semester for a small room with two bunk-beds. Ridiculous. This school is so money hungry.
  • College Senior
  • 10 months ago
Don't get me wrong, the campus is extremely diverse, all the way down to my friend that reminds me of the starburst commercial with the &quot;biggest contradiction&quot; Scottish-Asian man... well this kid is Asian, but grew up in England and has an English accent! Everyone loves him! Some people may complain about the amount of evangelists on campus, but coming from a christian background, they're just doing what God has called them to do, and they don't shove their views and beliefs down someones throat on the sidewalk. There's a general understanding amongst people not only on campus, but off campus too! People are just accepting loving, there to help and wonderful people! Growing up in the big metropolitan city of Jacksonville, it was a nice switch to move 6 hours away to pensacola! People who live in such a beautiful, natural place, tend to be more kind(: I love it!
The majority of people on campus believe in something more than just this life, most of them are christians. BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministries) on campus is a nice addition- we meet every Thursday night at 7 and there are just some wonderful people there! People including: Buddhists, Jews, Gentiles, Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists- everyone is welcome to hear about the Jesus they know, or learn about the Jesus that can save their lives!(:
It's truly wonderful!
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 30 2012