UWF has served more than 100,000 students from all over the world and currently enrolls more than 10,000 students in its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and College of Professional Studies. UWF has conferred more than 60,000 bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.
From its founding in 1963, the University of West Florida (UWF) has purposefully chosen to be different by design and maintains that intention today. UWF has grown into into a vibrant, distinctive institute of higher learning. UWF has successfully expanded its nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs, including programs offered fully online. Dedicated to helping students realize their full potential, UWF favors small classes with fully qualified teacher-scholars who deliver personalized, innovative, hands-on learning and provide leadership opportunities. Located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida, the UWF main campus is just minutes away from historic downtown Pensacola and some of the world's best beaches. In addition to the main campus, the university extends its services to various locations and offers a broad array of online programs. UWF also operates 29 historic properties in downtown Pensacola, through West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. UWF Emerald Coast offers multiple locations close to home for residents located along the Emerald Coast, including Okaloosa and Walton counties.