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University of West Florida

Bachelor's programmes

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Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Journalism & Media (1)



When the doors to the University of West Florida opened in the fall of 1967, it didn’t just mark the beginning of classes. It marked the beginning of a story the UWF story. This timeline details the University’s history over the past five decades, characterized by vision, hope and strategic growth. Where we’ve been is only the beginning our foundation for the future.


At the University of West Florida, we believe in the power of higher education to drive change on campus, in our region, across the state and around the world. Based in Pensacola with additional locations in the region, UWF has awarded more than 100,000 degrees from over 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Our small class sizes ensure personalized, focused attention from some of the nation’s most engaging professors.


Our research opportunities and breakthroughs cannot be found at any other university, whether it’s piecing together the story of America’s first settlement, analyzing cybersecurity’s role in national security or working throughout the Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Mexico to mitigate one of the worst oil spills in our country’s history.


Do you need help navigating LinkedIn or finding an internship or job? Do you have questions about your resume or cover letter or on how to prepare for an interview? We are now offering On-Demand, Virtual Drop-In Appointments every Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.–9 p.m, to help you find the answer to those and other career-related questions. These meetings are completed on a first-come, first-served basis at students' request during the listed hours of availability. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs is dedicated to supporting the personal development and academic success of all UWF students both inside and outside the classroom. The division houses a broad range of programs and services including social involvement experiences, student support services, academic and learning resources and high-impact learning opportunities that promote academic success, personal and professional development and civic engagement.

Housing services

To live here is to splash here. Being an Argo means jumping in with both feet and making waves, and there’s no better way to make that happen than by living on campus, where you’ll be smack dab in the middle of the action.

Library services

Interlibrary Loan provides free access to materials not owned by the UWF libraries, designated lost in our catalog, or not in a format you prefer. Document delivery (Scan & Deliver) provides electronic chapters of UWF-owned print books or scanned articles from our print journal collection.

ICT services

The ITS Help Desk is your point of contact for all information technology issues. The ITS Help Desk provides technical support to UWF students, faculty, and staff on a variety of university technology services.

Medical services

The University of West Florida does not require proof of insurance (with some specific exceptions) nor does Student Health Services bill insurance for services provided, but we highly recommend that students have coverage.

Student Life

Campus life

1,600 acres. 13,000 students. 20 Greek organizations. 1,000-plus events. More than 20 intramural teams and sports clubs. A rock-climbing wall. Make your mark on campus while you discover your own extraordinary college experience.

Sports facilities

  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Student Health Services
  • Wellness Services

Student clubs

Find your place in one of our 160-plus registered student organizations, watch a theatre production or hike the nature trail. Our campus is filled with ways to make your college years unforgettable.


The University of West Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Student Reviews

UWF is great if you're serious about your studies and want to benefit from smaller class sizes.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I loved the University of West FLorida. The Psychology Department is absolutely fantastic. I do wish, however, that there was better communication between the Psychology and Biology departments, given the rapid growth of Neuroscience related fields.

UWF is a GREAT small school
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've really enjoyed my time at the University of West Florida. The Psychology department fantastic. I've been very involved and have maintained a very high GPA during my time here.

Determination is key 🔑 to success.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Well, I will say it was interesting in the beginning at the University but along the line, I was also having financial difficulties. So this compelled me to apply for a Student loan before I was able to finish my Thesis and to graduate from the University.

Ferry Pass, Florida, United States

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