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 twelve thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1360 (25th percentile) to 1670 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 21 (25th percentile) to 26 (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 3.06 - 3.33. Roughly 50 percent of all students which applied were admitted at UWF, and from those that were granted acceptance about 22 percent continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UWF acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 59%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at uwf.edu.

Overall UWF Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

48.1%

The overall acceptance rate for The University of West Florida was reported as 48.1% in Fall 2013 with over 12,300 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 SAT Scores: 1360 - 1670
  • UWF ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • UWF Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into The University of West Florida, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 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

  • 2009-2010: 68.1%
  • 2010-2011: 69.0%
  • 2011-2012: 66.0%
  • 2012-2013: 60.8%
  • 2013-2014: 48.1%
  • Projected UWF Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 58.5%

How Does UWF Compare?

48.1%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for UWF is fifteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of South Alabama86.0%
University of Southern Mississippi66.3%
Alabama State University51.3%
Auburn University at Montgomery83.7%
University of New Orleans50.4%

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 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants12,34736.8%63.2%
Admitted5,93737.6%62.4%
Enrolled1,33344.0%56.0%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UWF (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math460 - 560
Writing440 - 540
Total Score1360 - 1670
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math20 - 25
Composite Score21 - 26
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