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Creating the next generation of big thinkers.

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. We’re equipping today’s students with the knowledge and skills needed to become tomorrow’s leaders, blazing new paths, shaping their environment and creating an even brighter future.


Based in Pensacola with additional locations in the region, UWF is home to five academic colleges, offering a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, as well as specialist degrees and a doctorate in education. With a student population of nearly 13,000 and an average class size of less than 40, UWF is committed to providing a close-knit academic experience and is consistently named a top "military friendly" University.

In addition to fostering success in the classroom, the University prides itself on building a culture of excellence in athletics, leading the Gulf South Conference in all-time championships and all-sports trophies.

A driver of economic impact in Northwest Florida and beyond, UWF generates approximately $1 billion in total annual sales across the Florida economy.

UWF is more than a university. It’s a symbol of success, commitment to lifelong learning, and change.