The University of West Florida Reviews

  • 22 Reviews
  • Pensacola (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,241
84% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 22 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jennifer
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2020
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I regret going to this university every single day. They are greedy, unhelpful, and rude. I’ve only had 3 professors in my entire 4 years that are any good. You have slim to no chance of getting any financial assistance but the university will send you countless emails asking for handouts and financial donations. I thought I’d save money coming to this school but wish I’d gone to Florida instead. My cousin graduated recently and they held his diploma for 6 months, claiming they’d mail it out the following day several times. Eventually he had to go up there and pick it up because the staff is incompetent. I wish I’d never given a dime to this school."
Logan M.
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2019
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"UWF is a great state university with lots of options in STEM-related fields as well as social sciences. I was a Communications major and the faculty helped me to realize what I wanted to do as a career. However, faculty is way more helpful for career advice than actual Career Services. They don't take into account individual fields with their advice. There are plenty of financial options but you have to look for them yourself, Financial Aid doesn't let you know about opportunities themselves."
Desoray Graham
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The University of West Florida is a small private school that has a place for everyone. This is a relatively small school therefore, you'll probably have the same professors' multiple times. This was one of my favorite things about the school because you can then develop relationships with people who understand the career you are moving towards and can help you in your process. The food is standard, it's no better than any other but the library was full of helpful staff. The amount of resources available at the school was amazing. Textbooks were supplied at the library for checkout so if you can't afford books, they were available. There were multiple resources available to students. There is a writing lab that will proof read any paper to make sure they are grammatically correct. This center also offered lessons every week to help increase students writing skills. There is also a career center that will help connect the students to opportunities and will have staff available to "grade" your resume. This school has many activities that are open to students to help socialization. There are a variety of clubs that cater to everyone. There was a Harry Potter club and a sailing club. This school was small but was very diverse. The instructors took time to have office hours to help students in need and the school also had a pantry that was available to students who were in need. Overall UWF is a small, public university that is slowly growing in popularity and diversity."
AH
  • Reviewed: 6/18/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I was lied to about what my degree would entail. I was required to take more management classes than actual marketing classes, and I have been left completely unprepared for the workforce. The only thing good that came out of my time at UWF was when I studied at a different school abroad. The advisers are an absolute joke who almost never do their job. There isn't a single redeeming feature about UWF except for a single teacher, Dr. Morgan. 90of requirements for jobs, even in entry-level positions, have not been taught, and many I have never even heard of. This school is a complete and absolute joke. STAY AWAY!"
Matt
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2019
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I did an online MBA. The Staff is helpful, the program has an independent counselor call and checks on my progress and mental well being every semester. The workload is very tough if you go full time, even for the online program. I had to go half time so that I did not become overwhelmed by the amount of work to do. The instruction is great, the pace is fast, but not unreasonable. I recommend trying it, but if you work and need to do it at night online, be aware, it is a full MBA course, it is designed for people who attend class, and have no other commitments, that is why I had to slow down to half time, and it was still a lot of very late nights, due to the amount of work needed in a short amount of time."
Amorrouge
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"Absolutely appreciated the opportunity to study at thito school. There were great schools in my area that taught engineering programs,, but I needed to go back to school, work and had little time to commute to and from school. This was one of the first colleges offering a convenient yet regionally accredited degree program. I ably wish there was more direction from the school after graduation because I was lost and did not utilize my degree to its potential. I am not blaming the school, but all colleges and universities have a unique position to have the workforce pulse and share its knowledge with graduates to help these students solidify a success career."
Ryan
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"My time at UWF was amazing, I was able to pursue a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice and graduate with both degrees in 4 years. The professors across all majors are extremely bright and are motivated to help their students achieve their goals. If you become involved on campus, networking becomes easy, and student life is great. I thoroughly recommend the University of West Florida."
Matthew A. Pardo
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"UWF provides a great education at a great student to professor ratio; it's a real diamond in the rough. Not many of the other state schools in Florida can provide the learning atmosphere that UWF provides due to its small class sizes and really caring professors. Rather than feeling like a number, professors really went out of their way to provide any help if requested."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Social Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"The college offers the courses you need. The schedule and classes at off campus sites are very limited."
Josh starr
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2016
  • Degree: Economics
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"The university of west Florida provides a great value to those who are looking to get a career. Most classes are small compared to a lot of schools and taught by actual teachers with doctorates who are willing to help. The campus is beautiful as well with new buildings and building improvements sprouting up all of the time. The sprawling campus offers outdoor trails, canoeing, and a 25 minute proximity to beaches for those who need nature in their lives. There is a large gym with an indoor track for those who need exercise. All of these items make me extremely satisfied with my collegiate experience at UWF."