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University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida, United States
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About University of West Florida

The University of West Florida competes in NCAA Division II athletics and the school mascot is the Argonaut. The mascot is meant to honor the ancient Greek legend of Jason and the Argonauts, a band of warriors.

The Florida Legislature established the University of West Florida in 1963, and the university officially opened its doors in 1967. Initially, UWF was organized into three resident or cluster colleges: Alpha, Gamma, and Omega. The university later reorganized into a more traditional college structure and by 1999, had Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Professional Studies. Established as a senior institution enrolling upper-division and graduate students to address the needsof the Northwest Florida region, UWF began accepting lower-division students, becoming a four-year institution in 1983. In 1995, UWF began offering its first doctoral program.

Many individual programs and faculty members have achieved national prominence. UWF has garnered additional recognition from Forbes Magazine, ranked as one of "America's Top Colleges," from The Princeton Review as one of the "Best Southeastern Colleges," from U.S. News and World Reports as one of the "Top Online Education Programs," from The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For," and from G.I. Jobs Magazine as a "Military Friendly School."

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Facilities which provided by the university include of Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Computer Labs, Dining Facilities, Health, Leisure and Sports Facility, International Center and Japan House, John C. Pace Library, Residence Halls and Village Apartments, Wireless Classrooms and Locations and more.

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.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 1 English Language 2 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 4


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