Founded in 1963, the University of West Florida is a vibrant, distinctive institute of higher learning with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs. With multiple locations in Northwest Florida, the University serves a student population of more than 12,000.
Dedicated to helping students realize their full potential, UWF favors small class sizes with quality teacher-scholars who deliver personalized, hands-on learning and leadership opportunities. The University offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration and is focused on student success.
UWF is a member of the Gulf South Conference, with 15 athletic teams, 73 Gulf South Conference championship titles and seven national championship titles.
The University of West Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor's, master's, specialist, and Doctor of Education degrees. In addition, numerous programs are accredited by various prestigious agencies.