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The University Of West Florida

The University Of West Florida

The University of West Florida, or UWF, is a public university located in Pensacola, Florida, United States of America. It was founded in 1963. The main campus of UWF spreads across an area of 1,600 acres. The 2008 & 2009 edition of US News and World Report ranked UWF as a fourth tier postsecondary institution in the National Universities category. The Princeton Review voted it as the "Best Southeastern College". UWF offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Professional Studies

The University has a student-run newspaper called The Voyager, a TV station, and a radio station WUWF 88.1 FM. UWF's athletes compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. They are nicknamed the Argonauts.

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Contacting The University of West Florida

The University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola , FL 32514-5750
General Phone: (850) 474-2000
http://uwf.edu

The University of West Florida Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching485curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching, ...
Liberal Arts439English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, anthropology, economics, international relations, political science, social studies, ...
Business and Management384business management, non-profit management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, MIS, marketing
Therapy and Counseling150psychology, community health services
Media145mass communication
Science121biology, marine biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, oceanography, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy104health and physical education
Security and Law Enforcement93criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering76computer and info science, information technology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine55registered nursing
Family and Social Work46social work
Hospitality38hospitality management
Conservation and Resource Management36environmental science
Art Studies26art studies
Law25legal assistant
Mathematics24mathematics
Engineering Technician24engineering technology
Religion and Philosophy19philosophy
Medical Support and Technology17health service and sciences, clinical lab tech
Music10music performance
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Fine Arts9fine arts
Medicine1public health

Number of programs and degrees for The University of West Florida in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree1,73347
Master's degree40824
Post-master's certificate262
Doctor's degree311
Associate's degree1391

The University of West Florida Student Body

In 2007-2008, The University of West Florida had a total enrollment of 10,358 students (8,541 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 76%
Women 24%
Full-Time 77%
Part-Time 23%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 10%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 16%
20-21 20%
22-24 24%
25-29 16%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
Florida87%
Alabama3%
(International Students)3%
Virginia1%
Tennessee1%

The University of West Florida Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 66 %

The University of West Florida Room and Board (2007)

The University of West Florida offers campus housing for 1,560 of its 8,541 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Pensacola, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

The University of West Florida Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total3,5452,46369%59224%
Men1,40797769%44946%
Women2,1381,48670%14310%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470600
SAT Math480580
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math1924
ACT Composite2125

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT29%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT67%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

The University of West Florida Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,016
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,170
Room and board $ 6,900
Room charge $ 3,440
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,523
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,900

Financial Aid:
The University of West Florida participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 395500)

The University of West Florida Faculty

The University of West Florida has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured11045
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3534
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4858

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year17$110,1924$105,283
Associate professorcalendar year6$99,8816$86,309
Assistant professorcalendar year1*3$63,941
Instructorcalendar year7$55,1309$50,043
Lecturercalendar year8$60,2481*
No academic rankcalendar year10$61,14712$54,847
All faculty totalcalendar year49$82,03035$65,453

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year40$89,7246$78,288
Associate professoracademic year47$67,65229$62,250
Assistant professoracademic year38$53,94239$55,196
Instructoracademic year9$51,38622$43,304
Lectureracademic year5$44,3424$47,826
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year140$68,208100$55,716

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

The University of West Florida Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

SportConference
Basketball Gulf South Conference
Baseball Gulf South Conference
Track Gulf South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

SportMenWomenTotal
Total7794171
Baseball121123
Basketball22022
Track111526
All Other Sports3268100

The University of West Florida Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technology, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality
Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Law
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Anthropology
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other

Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Media
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Medicine
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music
Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy

Science
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets The University of West Florida Apart:

CategoryTrophy 
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%The University of West Florida Number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%The University of West Florida Number of students
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%The University of West Florida % of degrees in education and teaching
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 14%The University of West Florida % students 40 years or older
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%The University of West Florida % of accepted students who choose to enroll
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%The University of West Florida % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%The University of West Florida % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%The University of West Florida % of degrees in media
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%The University of West Florida Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%The University of West Florida Female % of student body
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%The University of West Florida % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy

Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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