The University of West Florida

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Pensacola, FL

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$3,735

Avg in-state tuition

$16,004

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About The University of West Florida

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

The University of West Florida is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Pensacola, Florida. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,637, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 58%. The university offers 66 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 48%, and a student-faculty ratio of 20:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $3,735, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $16,004.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

58% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

84% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

48% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 21-27

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1060-1230

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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13k

Students enrolled

97%

Online student enrollment

20:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

White

64%

Black

12%

Hispanic

10%

Two or more races

5%

Asian

4%

Unknown

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

61%

Socio-economic diversity

32% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

24

Total Online Enrollment

12,713

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

75% On-campus

25% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 15% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 50% online

Master's Check Bold 41% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $3,735 $16,004
Graduate $7,088 $22,166

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,600
On-campus room and board $11,268
On-campus other expenses $2,300
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $11,268
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,300
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,300

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $18,903 $31,172
Off-campus without family $18,903 $31,172
Off-campus with family $7,635 $19,904

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

36%

State Grant Aid

63%

Institution Grant Aid

83%

Pell Grant

32%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,270
State Grant Aid $5,351
Institution Grant Aid $4,244
Pell Grant Aid $4,505

Financial Outlook

$17k

Average student debt after graduation

$34k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.