The University of West Florida (UWF)

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UWF can be found in Pensacola, FL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UWF has an enrollment of over thirteen thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1080 (25th percentile) to 1260 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 22 (25th percentile) to 28 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants that get into UWF. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UWF average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.52. Roughly 30 percent of all students which applied were admitted at UWF, and from those that were granted acceptance about 52 percent continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UWF acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 36%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UWF Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for The University of West Florida was reported as 31.0% in Fall 2020 with over 7,190 applications submitted to UWF. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UWF ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • UWF Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into The University of West Florida?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The University of West Florida has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for The University of West Florida has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 40.8%
  • 2017-2018: 49.6%
  • 2018-2019: 42.4%
  • 2019-2020: 31.0%
  • Projected UWF Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 36.2%

How Does UWF Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UWF is eighty-three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of South Alabama78.7%
Troy University87.6%
William Carey University55.0%
University of Southern Mississippi96.9%
Auburn University at Montgomery90.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UWF (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 640
Math530 - 620
Total Score1080 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 28
Math20 - 26
Composite Score22 - 28
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