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The University of West Florida Reviews

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  • 07/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 out of 42 people found this review useful. 1 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is perfect for students who have self-motivation and high ambitions. I highly recommend it if you are looking for majoring in a science or business.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is great for students who are interested in learning from a diverse population of teachers. The advising center is highly helpful in getting you on the right path and picking the classes you really need. I love the campus being so spread out and enriched with nature in every direction. Class size is relatively small, providing a more one on one feeling with teachers and students. You know people in your class and can feel comfortable asking a teacher for help. The staff is very friendly and it is a casual setup. Great school for those looking into Business or Science.

  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 out of 29 people found this review useful. 2 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Personal attention from professors -Strained for money -People who love being outdoors

    Tips for prospective students

    -Go to class, a lot of people I know like to skip and ask me why they failed at the end of the semester. -Pay attention, just sitting in class won't make you learn, you have to LISTEN to what the professor says -Get involved on campus, whether it be by going Greek, working with CAB, or helping some other way.

    Bang for the buck

    UWF is the CHEAPEST university in Florida.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it at UWF!! I love the small population, and knowing most everybody who I walk by. And the fact that we're on a nature preserve is amazing itself.

    Am learning a lot

    Everyday I go into a classroom I learn something that I can use almost everyday.

  • 12/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 17 people found this review useful. 3 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    West Florida has a diverse population of students. We are goal oriented, campus based. Some athletics allot of research buffs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want in a school before applying. If your looking for a Rah Rah party campus West Florida is not for you. We are academically oriented with some partying.

    Bang for the buck

    I researched most Florida public universities before applying. The University of West Florida was my number 1 pick. It has small student body, close to the coast, the cost for tuition and books reasonable. The cost of housing was higher than most but location, the sense of security and welcoming atmosphere overrides that cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus. I feel safe. The campus sits on a nature perserve. It has numerous nature trails, this campus is environmentally oriented and beautiful. I feel welcomed and have joined several campus organizations. If you need help writing labs and study lab centers are readily available.

    Am learning a lot

    I love this school. The teachers are welcoming and helpful and willing to work with you. The resource center has an open door. This school wants your attendance and treats you like family.

  • 12/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 15 people found this review useful. 4 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Beachy, easy going students but are willing to learn in the fields of Science and Business aspects of majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Mainly a science and business school. Scholarships are available at school.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is well thought out and is a relatively small campus. Most of the classes are located near or around the dorms and are within a ten min walk from any part of campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    Pensacola is a very nice town. Being from a large city, Pensacola is a nice change from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Am learning a lot

    The staff treats you as if you were someone majoring in that field of study. they are very well educated and are helpful in anyway.

  • 04/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 12 people found this review useful. 5 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    You definitely need to be self-disciplined because it can be extremely tempting to just forget about class and head off to the beach or chill with your friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    The counseling center is helpful, as is the career center. It'd be wise to make use of both, especially the career center.

    Bang for the buck

    UWF is an extremely cheap school, which is always beneficial. The campus is beautiful and all the buildings are completely original. You never feel like your on another perfectly cut lawn, with perfectly trimmed bushes, etc. Again, the teachers really help you out. All you have to do is ask.

    Am enjoying being here

    I've lived in the panhandle of Florida my whole life, so it only makes sense that I'm growing tired of it. The beach is about 15-20 minutes away, and that is where most of the students hang out.

    Am learning a lot

    Once you push through your general studies courses, you really do learn quite a bit, but it's extremely difficult going through the basics again. I suppose this is true for any college though. Other than that, the teachers are helpful and kind. They make sure you get what they're teaching you.

  • 05/17/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    9 out of 11 people found this review useful. 6 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Exellent value and good scholarships available. Beautiful campus.

    Will enjoy being here

    Love the people but hate the dorms. No private bedrooms for freshman on campus. Rooms are tiny.

    Will learn a lot

    Professors seem very nice and approachable

  • 04/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 10 people found this review useful. 7 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student who enjoy nature, low student:faculty ratio, and oppertunites in applying lectures to real life

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly, highly recommend e-mailing and meeting up with the professors during their office hours. It can really make a difference! I also recommend that you talk to your majors' advisors. They can help keep you on track and prevent potentially costly detours.

    Bang for the buck

    I do not have much experience in the cost to education analysis, but I can definitely tell you that UWF is an excellent choice given what I know. The tuition fee is relatively low and, as mentioned before, you can learn a LOT(!) with tons of oppertunities to use it in the real world.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am definitely loving it here. The friends that I've met here will last for a lifetime and the campus itself is extremely beautiful. Trees and flowers are everywhere and there is even a nature trail with animals all around for those who are nature inclinced.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are extremely nice and willing to help you! The class sizes are relatively small compared to other colleges and that allow them to know you on a face-to-face basis if you let them! So far, I'm learning so much here-- the opportunities available is really amazing!

  • 03/27/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    7 out of 9 people found this review useful. 8 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of West Florida is GREAT for students who love the outdoors, and a tidy community. You'll get to know the people you're going to be in class with MONTHS before you actually start school, which is really helpful for transitioning from high school to college. There's nothing to be afraid of.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Whatever you do, get to class on time. From personal experience, you can miss A LOT of information, even if you're just 5 minutes late. In those 5 minutes, the professor could be telling the class what that day's lesson was going to be about. When you walk in later, you're disturbing the rest of the class, and then you have to ask one of your classmates what the professor is talking about, further disrupting the learning environment. - BE ACTIVE! Get down and dirty with the University activities. It doesn't matter whether you just like standing on the sidelines and watching, or being proactive, just GO. That's the best way to get to know the peers you're going to be in class with throughout the years, and possibly graduate with. I doubt they'll bite; just get in the game. - USE YOUR PROFESSORS! Talk to them; they will listen. GO to their office hours; they're there for you. Ask them questions; that's the only why you'll find out the REAL answers. They are being paid to help you succeed, so take advantage of the opportunity.

    Bang for the buck

    This University really is the cheapest on in Florida. The staff members are nice, as are the students. And the campus is GORGEOUS and is located on a 1,600 acre wildlife preservation! There's no bigger bang for one's buck than it is at this University. You can drive 30 minutes south and be on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Panhandle. Really, REALLY a bang for your buck!

    Will enjoy being here

    I love being outside. When I first visited the UWF campus, I was swept away. I regret not coming to this University last year. If you love to be outdoors, or biking, or birds, then you will ABSOLUTELY love it here. The vivid greens of the campus will take your breath away every day. It's really an amazing place to wake up in, if you live on campus.

    Will learn a lot

    If you love learning, then you will love it at UWF. You can even study outside under a tree with your toes in the grass. UWF is THE place to be.

  • 10/07/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 8 people found this review useful. 9 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Almost any degree you want to pursue!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in some kind of activity on campus. There are many clubs and intramural sports going on all year long. Not only will you have a great time doing the activities you will meet tons of people!

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that I have gotten my moneys worth out of UWF. Not only are the classes resonable but most classes are close enough to walk so you don't have to waste gas driving to your next class.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the the campus very much. It is gorgeous. Being able to walk through the campus seeing many native Floridan plants is a plus to those stressful mid-term and finals weeks. There is plenty to do in the city of Pensacola also.

    Am learning a lot

    All of my course have been challenging and interesting. I have learned so much in three short semesters I have attended. The teachers are great and help when ever possible. Also there are many place to get help with homework or tutoring!

  • 05/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 8 people found this review useful. 10 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in touch with Professors they are there to help and don't want you to fail.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is very friendly. It is also a lot of fun.

    Am learning a lot

    The Professors know a lot about their subject, and go above and beyond to ensure that you are up to speed with the material.

  • 12/07/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 11 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is looking for a great college experience. The beach is 15 minutes away!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take good notes so you can review like crazy when finals come around. Don't be afraid to ask questions, and DEFINITELY go to review sessions.

    Bang for the buck

    With the exception of the University Bookstore, most things on campus are either reasonably priced or free. I suggest buying your books elsewhere. Amazon.com has free shipping on textbooks, so look there first!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love UWF. The campus is beautiful, the people are nice, and the learning environment is exactly what I want: small class sizes in nice facilities.

    Am learning a lot

    With a strong high-school-education foundation, college allows professors to really expand on certain subjects. I am learning so much more because the course material is specific to your major.

  • 12/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 12 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to work for their education and love having a little fun when they want to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work, come to class, pay attention, and you'll do find. When you get to class talk to the teachers make sure they know you so that when you have a problem that's when they seeing your face for the first time. Go to class on time and be prepare.

    Bang for the buck

    I really think am getting my money worth. The classes I paid for am learning a lot from. There isn't a class that I took and regret taking it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love this school. There's different cultures. The teachers and the students are cool. Half of the kids go party the same place. Its a pretty nice looking school. I enjoy the quietness of the town. There's always something to do though.

    Am learning a lot

    The school is great I learn a different thing evertytime I go to class. The teachers challenge you to make sure that you are getting something out the class. Its nothing like high school if you a miss a day thats a day that going to come back and haunt you.

  • 05/17/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 13 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I have recently been accepted to this school. I am really looking forward to attending this fall. I took a tour of the campus and fell in love. The atmosphere was amazing and I felt so welcome.

  • 05/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 14 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I believe everyone who come here can love this place as much as I have. Getting involved and trying are key elements to any new experience and I know I have experienced it.

    Tips for prospective students

    BE INVOLVED, no matter what, whether it be going Greek (I did TKE), doing sports (HLS building/Wrestling for me), campus events (see CAB) changing the school for the better (see SGA) or academics (for me they are Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society and hopefully soon the Psychology Honor Society Psi Chi). And there are plenty more events and organizations to be apart of, trust me!

    Bang for the buck

    UWF IS THE CHEAPEST UNIVERSITY IN FLORIDA!

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy living on campus and interacting with everything that is happening on campus. I feel that to enjoy the real college experience it is to live on campus. Their is always something going on campus or in the residence hall buildings. I feel that UWF has geared themselves in enabling students to find productive event to attend and be apart of. Although UWF may be a small school I have always found something to do on campus or off like going to the beach (which is a big thing to do), go to the mall, eat at several places that are affordable, and of course the movies.

    Am learning a lot

    I am majoring in Psychology and UWF has been the best choice for me. I have learned items already that I have had to use in a personal situation and work related situation. UWF allows students to get to know the campus, its classes, and its professors. Unlike bigger colleges and universities UWF is a small school, however, it does allow for a better advantage of having one on one time with the professors. All of my professors know me by name and that can be beneficial in the long run because it can help with class work and also for recommendation letters as well. The general classes may at times be easy to handle, however, the general classes are what prepares everyone for their major classes. And when it comes to the major classes it will get hard, however, lucky for the students at UWF the professors are there to help and they really are because I am proof of it.

  • 12/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 15 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Never procrastinate..As a freshmen straight out of high school I was over whelmed by the freedom i was getting..Be careful with who you hang with and trust yourself and God only!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip: TALK TALK AND TALK TO YOUR PROFESSORS!! Get to know them you will be soo suprised how your grade is an automatic A at the end of the semester!

    Bang for the buck

    It is super amazing how many things you are allowed to attend free! Basketball games and soo much more. The tuition was cheap to me in comparison to the many things you are allowed to do..

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is amazing!!! There are so many things on campus to do! Talent shows, dances, movie nights, and much more are offered often. Also the gym is sooo wonderful not to mention the classes such as dancing. Ballroom dancing is cool. In addition, you can learn Karate and hey if you are a zumba, yoga, or pilates fan? Did someone say FREE! :)

    Am learning a lot

    I love many of the teachers here! Some teaches in very unique ways and you can always make it fun for yourself!

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 16 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has its own police station and is littered with police call boxes that call the police if they are opened or even hit too hard. The police station is open 24-7, so someone is always available. There are obvious campaigns against discrimination and hazing, and everyone seems to feel safe to express their ideas and beliefs freely. I very rarely feel any disease as far as my safety is concerned.

    Greek Life

    I find it hard to comment not belonging to one of the groups myself, but there is definitely evidence of their presence. They seem to be very involved in school activity and the members love being members.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have never seen so many groups in my life. Before coming to UWF, I had doubts about how many clubs there could actually be at a school. The commons is covered in plaques from different organizations of every size, kind, and purpose. Sports, academic, sorority, fraternity, discussion boards, you name it. There is a place for everyone. It really is really wonderful.

    Great for these types of students

    People that love nature and community. Also people that love challenges and diversity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many sororities. God only knows.

    Bang for the buck

    DEFINITELY. UWF was absolutely worth the time and hard work I put into trying to go there. I look forward to going back this year.

    What to do for fun

    UWF is built on a nature reserve with a nature trail and water ways that many people like to canoe on. The athletics center has tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball sand pits, baseball fields, open fields for soccer and miscellaneous sports, a fully stocked workout room, indoor track, indoor rock wall, several large gymnasiums, and a pool. The gyms are used by the many groups on campus, such as martial arts groups, the fencing club (which I am a member of), and the paintball club. The commons is located at the center of the college and is basically the colleges collective living room. You can borrow an Xbox or a PlayStation free of charge and play it with friends on one of the commons' huge TVs, hang out with friends on one of the many couches/tables, or play the piano. Right outside the commons is the Cannon Green, which is just a big patch of grass in front of the library, which is excellent for picnics or just relaxing in the sun on a Spring day. The school's many organizations are constantly coming up with events for students to have fun with, like the Open Mic Nights in the Argo Galley, Pool Battleship (where you try to sink enemy canoes in the pool with buckets full of pool water), and carnivals like the enormous CAB After Dark. The library has a multimedia room stocked with current movies, and Pensacola beach is only 15-20 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    Most students get their food from the Market, the central cafeteria. It's all you care to eat for 7 dollars, or you can get a meal plan and get several meals a week for a swipe of your student ID. If you eat at one of the restaurants on campus, the food is a little pricey, but depending on how hungry you are and even compared to some restaurants, the food is totally worth the price.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different types of dorms on campus, from on-campus apartments to the cheaper Southside dorms, but all are excellent in my opinion. I live in a Southside, and apart from being small (which isn't even really that big of a deal), the dorms are excellent.

    Academic Rigor

    The workload at UWF is definitely heavier than what I was used to when I transferred, but it was so worth it in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    The workload at UWF is a little heavier than some colleges, but not so much that you can't handle it. Just be sure to keep track of your grades and deadlines right from the start of the year and you will be fine and it will be very worth it.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida has a beautiful campus, a friendly faculty and staff, and excellent and fast services available to its students. Most of the services (such as the library, polices station, on-campus restaurants, the commons, etc.) are open late if not around the clock and provide superb service, the teachers are highly skilled and most make appointments to work individually with students on issues, and the amount of spirit shown by everyone at the school through crazy and interesting school activities is unparallelled. I'm really glad I found UWF.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 17 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is filled with blue lights that allow students to call University Police at any time of the day if they need to report something, need an escort across campus, or feel unsafe in anyway. The campus police are very friendly and can be seen roaming the campus as well as making friendly visits to the residence halls.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of West Florida offers almost any club or activity that you can think of, and if they don't, you can create it. There is no discrimination in the types of clubs on campus. UWF has one of the largest Gay-Straight-Alliances in all of Florida.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of West Florida is great for students who enjoy small class sizes and getting to know both their fellow classmates and their instructors. It is a good place for students who don't want to go to a big school where football is a major focus point, but instead focuses on the other athletics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of West Florida does not have a football team, so the Homecoming activities are focused around the Men's and Women's soccer teams. There is a Battle of the Hallstars for students who live on campus, where they can compete with their hall against the other residence halls. There is also a bayou where students can canoe or kayak that many students don't know about.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of West Florida is definitely worth a visit. IT is one giant melting pot of students from all over the world and from many diverse backgrounds. It will be the experience of a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    The Pensacola fair comes around every October and is a great experience for people of all ages. There is also a haunted tour every October. During a majority of the year, the beach is always a great place to go, full of exciting places to eat and go out. Sam's Fun City is located close to the campus, where students can go to play laser tag or race go-carts. There are theaters, museums, skating rinks, and plenty of shopping areas nearby.

    Food and Dining

    The food will seem fantastic at first, but the lack of healthy and diverse options leaves one attending the cafeteria less and less as the years progress. The rates of the food items are a bit high and sometimes unreasonable. I spoke with the head of the food provider, and he seemed very uninterested in listening to students' opinions.

    Dorm Life

    The residence life is fantastic. The housing staff puts a lot of effort into making inclusive environments for the residents and making sure that none of the students feel unwelcome. The programs provide great opportunities for students to meet other students in their residence hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and class load, the difficulty of the classes can be challenging. There are a couple classes where students are known to fail out at a one third rate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus early on by attending events and joining clubs. If you live on campus, be sure to attend your RA's programs, it will help you to meet other residents in your building.

    In three sentences

    This University is small and easy to operate. Class sizes are of a decent size to allow you to get a thorough education. The campus life the other students make the experience worth while.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    3 out of 8 people found this review useful. 18 of 135

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    you can actually play sports. Their is everything except football.

    Food and Dining

    Great food. a lot of places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are a little cramped but they make up for it in other dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is very important to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the school first

    In three sentences

    They are won of the most beautiful schools their. They are very homey looking. And has a great view.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UWF makes sure the each student is protected with the utmost care. The campus police are always making rounds no matter what time of day it is, and will come to help any one in need of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    All the clubs and activities are very active in the life on campus. It is thanks to them that many of the events on campus are as fun and free as they are now. Everyone is so very welcoming in each and every club.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is one of the best in the entire state.

    What to do for fun

    The campus holds many events all year round, whether it be comedians to musicians they are always making sure the students are having a very fulfilling college life. They have dances, and concerts, and a few festivals. There is a gym on campus that has some of the latest equipment and the gym also has a rock climbing area. A personal favorite of many students is the Olympic size pool with two diving boards available for use.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Argo Galley is really good but very pricey. The Nautilus Market is good, but the food does get old very fast. They don't really update their menu often enough, but they do hold events in which they make extremely delicious food. The Market has different types of food, a salad bar, breakfast area, burgers, Italian, and even Mexican. It is very versatile.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is absolutely amazing! You make many great friends, that hopefully you will get to keep throughout your college career and even longer. The rooms are fairly nice and everyone there becomes your family.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like in any college, it will challenge you to your fullest. It isn't high school any more and you cannot procrastinate on a lot of the classes that they have to offer. Take everything seriously, if a Professor takes the time to write down something you really do need to know it. Attending class is mandatory for most of them and each and every class is unique in its own way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to UWF with an open mind and ready to make lots of friends! The spirit here is so amazing you'll be knocked off your feet. The campus isn't too big but everything has a good distance between it. Attend all the events on campus because you get so much free stuff and food!!

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is an eco-friendly campus that applies to any type of student. All of the staff and professors there are friendly and are always trying to make sure that you do your very best in each and every class. The University has many different places for every student to go if he or she is struggling in a subject or just needs a little help.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around.

    Greek Life

    There are a lof of ones to choose from. Everyone is so nice, and they are strict on the no hazing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to pick from. Pretty much anything you are in to has a club, and if not, students are encouraged to start a club.

    Great for these types of students

    Work hard your first year!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rush week is really fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Great value for college!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach! Also, there are tons of clubs on campus you can join- I love the equestrian club.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of good places to eat on campus. You dont have to do a meal plan to eat good food.

    Dorm Life

    I hear people love it because they do not have to compete for parking and they become familiar with the campus much faster.

    Academic Rigor

    I am pre-med so I have to make A's in all of my classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early! The quicker you get your application in, the more chance you have to get in and to get scholarship money. Also, ask around before you sign up for just any professor. Try to make the most out of your first year!

    In three sentences

    The area is amazing! I love being close to the beach, and the sunny warm weather most of the year. The campus is not too big, but it has plenty of things going on for new students.

  • 07/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who want to get to know their professors and not just be a number in huge class. It's great for business, science, and art majors. If you are a nature lover you will love this campus as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a club or extracurricular activity you are interested in. Explore the nature trails, visit the art center, see one of the theartre productions, and do well in your studies!

    Bang for the buck

    BANG! The money is worth it. The facilities are well kept for the most part. The equipment is up to date and easily accessible. For instance the gym has a very nice rock wall to climb and they have several computer labs with brand new technology.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being a student at UWF has become the most exciting part of my life! If you utilize UWF's facilities and programs you will have lots of fun. For example, the Recreation Department has great deals on out door trips close to home and out of state. Most of the students and faculty are very friendly. The classes are small to medium sized so it's easy to make friends. It's nature orientated with lots of trails and even a river you can canoe and kayak on for free!

    Am learning a lot

    So far I have not had any bad instructors. They all seem to know their subjects and have no problems sharing their knowledge with their students.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 22 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone interested in a smaller classroom with a decently large campus. Beautiful trees shade the campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many biking trails and the scuba club is taking a trip to the Keys this year!

    Bang for the buck

    I'll be using the gym and art facilities constantly. For free I might add.

    What to do for fun

    My mind was blown with the options I had placed before me. I wanted to do everything from the rock wall club to the scuba and sailing clubs. I think they may have even mentioned a barbecue and a yoga club! OVER 180 CLUBS

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry if you don't know what to do! You'll get many opportunities to learn about each part of the school. The students and staff are incredibly friendly and approachable.

    In three sentences

    At first I was not positive I wanted to attend this school. After much consideration of finances and just myself as a person I decided to stick with it. I paid for and attended an orientation that changed my views on life and set me forward on my path to my dream of designing video games.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 23 of 135

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    Campus Safety

    We have had some incidents lately that have made campus a little more scary. However, the university is making an effort to get to the root of the issues and make campus more secure.

    Great for these types of students

    The business program is great. I would also recommend the English department as they have been truly challenging and interesting to me. Right now, our focus is still on the academics, but sports are beginning to become our spotlight so a student interested in becoming the beginning of a football program might be interested in UWF.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have some of the best biking trails in the area given the changes in elevation that take place on the land. There are also a number of people who walk, ride their horses, come to bird watch, and do a number of activities on the trails. We have our very own pair of nesting eagles, which are in a protected area of our wildlife sanctuary. We also have a beautiful number of trees and a natural looking campus. The natural setting of our university is truly one of our greatest assets.

    Bang for the buck

    For the most part, I feel like my money has been well spent. There have been a few instances in which a teacher or class was a dud and I felt disappointed in the lack of knowledge or willingness to really teach the class. Those have been only few though. For the most part, I find the teachers to be enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and excited to be teaching.

    What to do for fun

    There are a number of things of a nature adventure that can be done on campus. The bike trails are good for biking, walking, bird watching, horseback riding, and so on. The university also rents out canoes and kayaks and they have a rock wall for climbing. On the less physical side, they have movie showings and other campus events. There is also Pensacola Beach, which isn't too long a drive from campus and is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, as well as Downtown Pensacola for nights out on the town.

    Food and Dining

    They have several quick options that aren't too bad. I have not had the food provided in the cafeteria, but they do also have a Quiznos and some other fast food type options, as well as a Starbucks in the library.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus and have not had experience with dorm life, so I cannot comment on it except to say that they are in the process of building brand new dorm buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    I am almost constantly challenged and pushed by my teachers, though not unfairly. They have high, but achievable through hard work, expectations. There have only been a few times in which I thought the academic expectations in a class were too low or not useful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a university that may be very different by the time you graduate. Don't be afraid to talk to your professors, they are often far more willing to help than you'd think and can be very fascinating just to talk to. Eat your lunch outside whenever you can because the trees and surrounding nature are lovely. Get involved in activities and clubs because it's a great way to meet new people and have a good time.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are student oriented and are willing to spend extra time with students as needed. The future direction of the university, unfortunately, seems to be deviating away from academics and towards sports. The university has a treasure of nature trails and wildlife preserves, but they may not be there in the future and that is truly a loss for the university and the surrounding area.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 24 of 135

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    What to do for fun

    Pensacola has loads of things to do, on and off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply here, it's a great school and I would reccomend it to anyone.

    In three sentences

    I love the small, close knit community on campus. Great student to teacher ratio makes sure you'll get the attention you need. Gorgeous campus and an overall great surrounding community.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 135

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the Beach

    Food and Dining

    The food is horrible

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't bad at all

    Academic Rigor

    The professors work with you

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come if you love football games, No team!

    In three sentences

    It's a good school, Not a big campus. But great if you love a close knit community

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University of West Florida has its own on-campus police station that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The University also runs a blue-light system, which allows students to contact the police when they are in need of assistance.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is taken very seriously at the University of West Florida. Each Fraternity and Sorority is enriched with Brotherhood/Sisterhood and engage themselves in activities to better the community. There many different options of Fraternities or Sororities for a student to find where they are most comfortable in.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of West Florida is great for students who are looking for opportunities to better themselves. At UWF, a students has the ability to be a big fish in a little pond.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UWF is on a nature preserve. Which means that there is a free and accessible Nature Trail for all students to explore. The Nature Trail is open daily from dawn to midnight and has 1.3 miles of boardwalk for students to either exercise or enjoy a nice walk.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events on campus that anyone can attend. Joining Greek Life also provides more experiences for a student to be a part of. Pensacola is such a great place to explore and make your own! The beaches are beautiful, the landmarks are historic, and the people truly define the meaning of Southern Hospitality.

    Food and Dining

    The food provided in the dining hall is very diverse and can cater to anyone's needs. Besides the dining hall, there are other on-campus restaurants to choose from including the Argo Galley, Papa Johns, and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    The University of West Florida has many different living options on campus. You can even prefer to live in a Hall with only Freshman, Sophomores, Upperclassman, or Honors students. There are new and older Residence Halls, but all are comfortable to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    As well as for all other schools, there will always be hard and demanding classes, and there will also be classes that do not require as much time commitment. There are many different courses to choose from that would benefit yourself and work towards your Major.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Take every opportunity that comes your way! Your four years in college can fly by so fast, you wouldn't want to miss out on any experiences! -Get involved on campus. Be known. Make a difference on campus. -Take advantage of the smaller community and make UWF, as well as Pensacola, your home.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is surrounded by a diverse community, filled with students from all over the world. The University provides many opportunities for students to become academically successful, become a campus leader, as well as have a meaningful college experience. The University of West Florida is a great environment to learn, explore, and grow.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 135

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    Campus Safety

    UWF has been awarded the second safest campus in Florida. They have twenty four hour police that are always no more than a minute away. Also, every 50 feet or so there are what look like electrical boxes that have blue lights at the top. These are call boxes that automatically contact you with the school police operators.If you are running from someone, they double as ultra sensitive alarms. If someone runs within a certain distance of them or hit them as they go, the alarm goes off and if you pass multiple boxes they all go off and will act as tracking for the police to find you. The police are also available 24-7 as an escort service for students to feel safer.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about Greek Life, but it is heavily promoted and endorsed by students.

    Clubs and Activities

    If there isn't a club, there are many people you can find who would be interested in it!

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is the perfect atmosphere for anyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the campus 'get together' spot, the Cannon Green, you can often find parties hosted by the school and picnics at most any time. It is the site where a student archeological group found the exact same cannon that is ehhibited in the center of the green. There is an unusual tradition of new students kissing the cannon for good luck.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and student groups. Off campus, just five minutes away is the beautiful Escambia Bay. May different malls, shopping opportunities, and food choices. just a few minutes away are historical sites open for the public!

    Food and Dining

    Many on campus eating opportunities, including a student cafeteria, Papa Johns, subway, Starbucks, and so much more! A well priced dining plan as well.

    Dorm Life

    Decently priced dorm rooms that are private, but a little small.

    Academic Rigor

    Very studious people and very friendly staff.

    Tips for prospective students

    If youy love nature and social environments, this is the school for you. Low tuition is a great plus as well!

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida has a beautiful, open campus with so many bright, friendly students waiting to meet you. With an informed and helpful staff, they are easily the most approachable student-friendly campus I've seen.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 135

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on UWF is excellent. There is an appropriate amount of police where you feel safe, but not overwhelmed. I have always been able to use the hiking and biking trails safely and never saw anyone who I felt were out of place.

    Greek Life

    I was in DSP. It is a professional fraternity. I do not know much about the Social fraternities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Being a non-traditional student, I wasn't involved in too many clubs/activities. I was in DSP, SVA, Dive Club, Republicans Club, and AIS.

    Great for these types of students

    This University is great for those who want to take their education serious, and want the opportunity to be in greater positions such as the President of an Organization. This University also provides great opportunities to study abroad. So, great for those who want to study and travel.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Being a non-traditional student, I am not aware of any unusual traditions on campus. The other location is near Eglin AFB.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other Universities in Florida, not only is it reasonably priced, but you are also getting a much better education because of the smaller student to teacher ration. This is not a money driven University like many others.

    What to do for fun

    The dive club was what I did for fun. I enjoy diving and have dived all around the world. This club gives you the opportunity to increase your skill level and get in a large number of dives during the semester. Great break from studies!

    Food and Dining

    I grew up around some of the best food in the US, so food is critical to me. The food offered at UWF is great quality and a variety. The buffet area is great, especially when you are starving.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in dorms while attending UWF, but from the Grapevine, the dorms are excellent, and UWF staff with work with you on payments options.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are of excellent quality. Those that graduate have genuinely earned their degree. Because of the difficulty level, it sets a graduate up for some very prospective careers with larger companies in the US.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip to future students would be to give yourself a day just to walk around the campus. Sit in a class, and visit the departments you are interested in. Each lunch there because the food is pretty good.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is an outstanding University. Being a current student under the College of Business, I feel it offers a top of the line education, which is highly desired by some of the largest companies in the local area such as Boeing and Gulf Power. It offers a low student to teacher ratio. COB is brand new, and has excellent instructors. During my academic career, the staff and employees were very helpful. As a service member, their Military and Veteran's Resource Center is great and so helping, making it very easy to set up my benefits.

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is rarely any crime on campus, university police patrol the streets actively, and there are telephone boxes on every part of the campus that can alert the university police at a moments notice.

    Greek Life

    The signs are there, but there is barley a presence of them on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    While the university advocates that it has a strong, diverse club life it is actually the opposite. The clubs are either athletic related, greek related, or school related, and clubs that are diverse do not receive the attention they need, or financial aid from the Student Government Association. Activities at the school are minimal, and childish. Athletic events are advertised, but the students barely go to these events because they are not football related.

    Great for these types of students

    STEAM students.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are planning to major in a STEAM field, especially marine science, or computer engineering, or need to complete your general education courses then this is the campus for you. It has a beautiful environment, the educational value here is underrated, and the people are friendly. However it is slightly more expensive then it should be. Especially the food, and dorms.

    What to do for fun

    On campus a student can participate in athletic activities, playing games in the Commons, read books and watch movies in the library, or hang in their dorm. There is more to do outside of campus, but it requires transportation, and money. Especially the beach which is about 30 minutes away from the University of West Florida's main campus.

    Food and Dining

    The main cafeteria for the school, the Nautilus Market, has average-to-mediocore food except during an open house, or a special event when the food is fresh, and cooked. The downside is that the price for the school's prepaid meal plan increases every semester by at least $300. The Argo Galley has better food than the Market, but is more expensive with smaller portion sizes. The other facilities have great food, especially the Chick-n-Grill, but are not part of the prepaid meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dormitories are alright, but get better with every academic year. Would recommend living on campus than renting an apartment unless you cannot afford the dorms The students are nice to each other, and the RAs are a great help with anything. However, the activities in the dorms are uninteresting at times, and not many of the students leave their dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor is easy to challenging depending on what subject you are good at. Projects, and essays, are given out at least two months ahead of time which gives a student plenty of time to go over any flaws. The professors know their stuff, and are great at communicating with the students even if the students ignore them because they don't care about the class. Professors also advocate an open discussion depending on the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    --The cost of a prepaid meal plan increases by at least $300 each semester. It would be a good idea to learn how to cook. --Bring a ethernet cord. The dorms do not have wireless Internet, except the Southside Villages, and Village West. --Always carry a writing utensil, and paper. Some professors do not allow electronic devices in class. Also carry the class syllabus for each class as well. --The university offers a trolley system to get around campus, but the buildings are close enough together to walk to with ease. If you do not want to walk to each class, or wait for the trolley, then buy a bicycle or longboard. --Most classes will have their homework, tests, and projects online by the first day. A workload for a class can be completed in at least a month if you focus on completing everything before the due date.

    In three sentences

    Great academic environment. Okay dormitories with no wireless Internet. Okay food, but it would be a good idea to learn how to cook.

  • 06/23/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Inexpensive is all I need to say.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus looks great. Hopefully there are lots of interesting things to do.

    Will learn a lot

    Since applying for UWF the admissions offices have helped out so much. No other school has helped me this much during my transition from high school to college.

  • 08/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UWF is great for students don't care about popularity contests or football. This is a place for students that truly want to learn and thrive in a safe environment. If you didn't do so well in high school, but you really want to try harder, this is the place for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep in close contact with the offices of UWF, they're not very good at contacting you first, so always call them first and be assertive! Also, be sure to buy a parking decal immediately! You don't want to get a ticket on your first day of school for not having a decal. They recently raised the prices of their tickets, and the campus police are not afraid to give them out!

    Bang for the buck

    UWF recently raised their class and housing prices, at the same time Bright Futures lowered their scholarship money. So it's much pricier than it was before. But as long as you can afford the extra cash they require, it's not that bad.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love the campus. It is very green and beautiful, and great for walking with friends. It's conveniently located close to the mall, but still far enough away to be away from the traffic and the noise. The only downside to the campus is parking, there is never enough, and often you will have to drive all the way to the end of campus to find a spot, unless you get their early enough. If you have early classes, it will be no problem at all. If not, you'll just have to bring your walking shoes!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers in my major are EXTREMELY dedicated to their craft. Thanks to small class sizes, I get to experience the best the professor has to offer and the best of my peers.

  • 09/24/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to learn, have a little fun, and meet tons of new people!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus!

    Bang for the buck

    After researching other colleges, UWF is by far the least expensive.

    Will enjoy being here

    I live in this area and the beach is so close!

  • 11/01/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    In my opinion, based on what I saw, everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am a prospective student, so I don't really have a tip.

    Bang for the buck

    All colleges are expensive but compared to most it is decently priced.

    Will enjoy being here

    Everyone was so friendly, and I can't wait to get accepted.

    Will learn a lot

    Based on the few classes I got to sit on, I can tell that I will learn a lot here.

  • 11/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you're not the most economically stable individual, this university provides the tuition, room, and boarding at a reasonable cost. If you don't have transportation, the trolley is able to provide a ride on campus and, also, off campus where you have access to Target, Publix, and other stores around that area.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of West Florida is the kind of college where you would find easy to settle in and call it home.

    Bang for the buck

    The expenses aren't too drastic. It's just the right amount for me, and I am paying for my college education by myself. I'm not even worried about how to pay for tuition next year!

    Am enjoying being here

    The resident halls, the student area, the classes... there's nothing that could go wrong! The resident hall I am in is the best home I can ever be knowing almost everyone in the building. The student area (Commons) is a common lounging area where there are tables and chairs, an area where you can watch tv or play piano, and the dining halls. There can be varieties of classroom settings from a small room to a large auditorium depending on what you prefer. There is always a great balance.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes I'm taking are pretty engaging if I do say so myself! One particular class I'd like to point out is music experience: film music which we learn how to listen to music in famous movies! I have never fallen asleep in that class and that's saying something when the class is at 8:30 in the morning.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 135

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    Great for these types of students

    smart and ready for college

    Tips for prospective students

    It is an amazing college but you have to be ready for a university.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is on a wildlife preserve, so it is very peaceful. it is kept well-lit and there are safety stations all throughout the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there's pretty much a club for anything (even a world of warcraft club). and if there's not one you want, you can just make your own!

    Great for these types of students

    self-motivated interested in the honors program

    Bang for the buck

    i believe that i am learning so much more here than i would at a bigger, more prestigious school, just because of how personalized it is. as a bonus... it's so much cheaper!

    What to do for fun

    the beaches are beautiful. there are hiking trails on campus (you can rent a canoe as well). the gym is free for students and has everything--workout equipment, an indoor track, indoor pool, all types of courts, and even a rock climbing wall. the city has all of the basics: movie theaters, bowling allies, etc (most of which have promotions or discounts for uwf students).

    Food and Dining

    the food is as expected: not the best, but there's enough variety to get by no matter who you are (trust me, i'm the most picky of them all!)

    Dorm Life

    it was cheerful and there was something always going on, from xbox parties, to movie nights, to board games. i was in the tamest of halls, though: the honors dorm, pace hall.

    Academic Rigor

    most uwf classes aren't extremely challenging, but you learn quickly which professors are. the most rigorous professors i've come across are those in the english department.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are self-motivated and love the idea of extra room to learn and grow, this school is for you. while it may not be of the highest academic standing, it is perfectly designed to make the best use of what it has. it's professors may not be quite as talented as some from bigger schools; however, you can learn so much more from them because you can talk to them, get to know them, join in discussion, and ask questions. you really get to know your professors, which can be great for all sorts of reasons (including recommendation letters!) the class sizes are what makes the school.

    In three sentences

    (because there is no where else i can see to put this, i will complain here: why can i not capitalize things? this is a horrible bug. this is killing me!) this school has an amazing honors program that can and will prepare you for graduate school. the class sizes are perfect and small. the campus is small enough to make it easy to get around.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    don't miss the argocamp experience prior your first year.

    What to do for fun

    many clubs and great sports activities

    In three sentences

    uwf is the best university ever. it has great faculties, the best students, and the greatest campus. i never expected to have such a great experience in my college years.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    so far admissions have answered every question and concern i've had as quick as possible.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful institution. The instructors and knowledgeable and helpful and the content is cutting edge.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Average.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is definitely not a shortage of clubs on campus. Some are better than others.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, UWF is a school that is competitively priced.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, there aren't many fun activities in Pensacola. There are activities on campus which may be fun sometimes. Other times, play computer games or talk with friends.

    Food and Dining

    2 stars because most of it is food. I say most because unfortunately, margarine is sometimes used in the food. The main eatery on campus is the Nautilus Market, where food is kept on a steam table. Expect vegetables to be overcooked and mushy by the end of the day. Other food items may hold up better in the steam tables. Prices are a little high for what you get, but you are paying for convenience I guess.

    Dorm Life

    At UWF, they call them Residence Halls. They are alright overall. But be warned, if one resident decides to be mischievous and steal or break something in your residence hall building and no one confesses, everyone gets charged.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses may start out easy, but after the general education requirements, the higher level courses are more challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) If you are going to be living on campus, you may have been told to bring quarters do to laundry. Each load you do costs $2 ($1 to wash and $1 to dry). If you don't have quarters, you can also load money onto your student ID card and use that method of payment. 2) Buy your textbooks online. Oftentimes, even if the instructor requires the book, it won't be required to bring it to class. In these cases, you can just buy the ebook format of the book for even less. 3) Just to clear up any confusion, UWF is not on the beach. Pensacola beach is 15-20 minutes away by car.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida (UWF) provides the experience you would expect from a public university in Florida. With a wide variety of available majors, they likely offer the one you are pursuing. Furthermore, the cost of attending this school is relatively cheap compared with the rest of the state.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police seem to be patrolling at all times. I feel safe here, even walking around at night. They have police call boxes all over campus in case of emergencies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus. It makes it so that there is always something to do here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Lucky Cannon comes to mind, stop by the Cannon Greens in the center of campus and put a penny in the cannon for good luck on exams.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall I believe that this school is worth the money. Yeah it still seems pricey but colleges aren't cheap, and UWF seems worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has quite a bit to do. My friends and I walk the nature trail, go the the new gym (which is quite nice), swim at the campus pool, and the off campus we: go to the beach, go tubing in the river, clubbing, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    What to say about the food here...it is edible. For the most part I can't complain about the food offered on campus. There are several options for food, and it is ok most of the time. There are plans for more eating establishments on campus and I look forward to those changes.

    Dorm Life

    For the most part the dorm life it alright. It takes some getting used to. I have lived in two of the designs here, and they are expanding to make more dorms. The experience has been good for me, I believe.

    Academic Rigor

    I am part of the University's Honors Program. This program is quite amazing. The Honors courses are much more in depth but seem to be worth it. The regular classes are good too, this school seems to have thing figured out.

    In three sentences

    I truly love the campus here; nature trails, trees, and so many student activities. Overall this school is great, they are constantly working to improve things here. I am very glad that I made the decision to go here!

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Majority of classes are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Nice campus but open to the elements. You will need an umbrella.

    In three sentences

    Diverse faculty and students. Small class numbers. Large campus.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    One of the most affordable universities in Florida

    Food and Dining

    Has a little bit of everything nearby

    Dorm Life

    From what I've seen, all the dorms are nicely acquitted to meet the needs of the students

    Academic Rigor

    Mostly known for the Sciences and Education

    Tips for prospective students

    -Go to class -Have fun

    In three sentences

    I would give my highest regards towards West Florida. The University is located in beautiful Pensacola, the atmosphere is wonderful. Really look forward to going

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The University is still growing to a bigger and better campus due to more students wanting to attend. The addition of a Football stadium and more classrooms to become more involved with the school.

    What to do for fun

    There are nature trails, rivers that you can Kayak on and an inside pool open to all students. Also a three story gym that includes yoga, kickboxing and rock climbing classes. Many Soroities and Fraternities to connect with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Main dining hall is set for any craving a student has. many other little fast food places on campus, evven a Starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    Different dorms to choose from, sharing doubles or single rooms. Apartments also on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has a variety of majors to choose from!

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the five story library to your advanage!

    In three sentences

    9 out of 10. The school has a great environment for just starting college students. The teacher to student ratio is equal to where everyone has the one to one learning.

  • 04/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    GO GREEK! It's the best experience I have ever had. Truly life changing.

    What to do for fun

    I got involved on campus, I pledged a sorority and have been involved in intermural sports, its just my freshman year, you have to start somewhere.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at UWF are just like any other school. It might not be like moms cooking but it is still decent.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here is much better than most campuses in the sense that you have your own bathrooms and the most people you will ever have living in one room is three.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at UWF are not hard as long as you put in the time and commitment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. Do your work. Get Involved.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is a wonderful, beautiful campus! Just under 15,000 students, including the new 2012 freshman class and the classes are still relatively small.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Every week there is something going on here, from lectures by interesting people, to concerts on the green in front of the library. My door is plastered every week with an event list. The gym is free(and has a rock climbing wall!), and you can even rent canoes and kayaks for free if you are a student. This place is very fitness and activity based. Just join in and have a good time!

    Food and Dining

    The food is a step up from high school, and the staff is absolutely excellent as far as customer service goes. Unfortunately, little things such as dishes that aren't properly cleaned, over cooked food, and an out of date dish return make the dining area a bit undesirable. Luckily, this campus has several other nice dining options.

    Dorm Life

    Before I start on this, remember that I live in the oldest dorm on campus, so I cannot speak for the other halls. Here, in Southside, I have a family-environment, with a very friendly RA and dorm-mates. However, the room is very small and uncomfortable, with one window that hardly lets any light in. It's very drafty and I can hear whenever someone in another room flushes a toilet. There is almost no privacy- I can hear all of my dorm-mates' conversations.

    Academic Rigor

    My general classes are hardly much of a change from high school. Simply pay attention, take good notes, and study a couple hours a week and you should have no problems passing. Most teachers are very willing to work with you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Give the staff as much respect as they give to you! Also, try to map out your classes before the first day - this campus is large, but after a few days you'll be able to get around just fine. Most importantly, know exactly where you can and cannot park! It can be a bit of a hassle to find a spot, but be patient and understand that you may not get to park 10 feet from you classroom door.

    In three sentences

    UWF has very friendly, engaging faculty. The campus is absolutely beautiful. I always feel invited everywhere I go on campus.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It gets very dark on campus at night because is so much wooded area. However, there are blue call boxes all over campus and escorts are available 24-7. The UWF police department is very involved around campus and can be found at any time for assistance.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very active on campus and in the community. All greek housing is on campus which gives the school a very homey feeling.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not participate in any clubs but wish I had joined the Greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great school for artistic or theatre students or anything in the field of psychology. The business department is also excellent. UWF is good for students who want a decently small school but still a bit of big school feel.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The nature trail is lovely on a weekend afternoon to rent canoes or kayaks and pack a picnic lunch or between classes for a quick run or bike ride on the trails. Make sure you pack some stale bread for the turtles!

    Bang for the buck

    UWF is a great school and you can really get a lot out of your experience here if you want to.

    What to do for fun

    We have the most beautiful beach in the world!! Only about 20 minutes away, there is kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and lots of great food! We also have the Blue Angels show at the beach every July which is a BLAST! We also have a historic and quaint downtown with shopping and night life. We have a decent mall and also the Navy museum is very interesting.

    Food and Dining

    The commons are delicious and there is other food options other places around campus- such as the gym, library, and game side of the commons. Off campus some food is close but if you don't have transportation, it may be necessary to have a meal plan for on-campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a BLAST! It is where you get to know the other freshman and can form study groups and friendships that will last a life time. After all, everyone around you is in the same boat as you are so it's easy to make friends!

    Academic Rigor

    UWF is not an easy school per say. However, the professors are very willing to help those students who put forth the effort!

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that students participate in greek life, religious clubs, SGA, the honors program or anything that will get them involved deeper into the university life. I also highly recommend that freshman live in the dorms because it is a great way to get to know other students and make the most of their college life! And lastly, I recommend that students form a relationship with their teachers because you never know what kinds of help they can provide you with later--even after graduation!

    In three sentences

    University of West Florida is a small but growing school in the beautiful North West florida. It is placed in the center of a nature preserve which provides lots of woods and lakes for canoeing or kayaking. The classes are small enough that you really get to know your teachers and faculty and other students.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is really much to do around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get familiar with the campus before enrolling and take advantage of the tours and information offered.

    In three sentences

    Faculty cares for the needs of the students. Relatively safe college campus, except for some areas at night. The university has a great vision for the future.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are cops in many areas on campus, as well as emergency buttons along the sidewalks to push if the student feels like they are in a dangerous situation.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is small compared to the larger schools, but quickly growing. There are a lot more sorority girls than fraternity guys, and everyone is here for a good time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a large student involvement on campus. Other than fraternities and sororities, there are also educational organizations and organizations that offer internships and help with classes.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great place for Engineering students. I enjoy the people I am surrounded by in class and the classes are fairly enjoyable with teachers that keep it interesting.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is famous for its Cannon Greens, located right outside of the food courts.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price of the school, the educational aspect is great.

    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations to become a part of and many students to socialize with. Pensacola offers a few clubs and a beach 30 minutes away from campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent at first, but as the school year carries on the food gets old and unappetizing.

    Dorm Life

    Even though the dorms are small, they harbor a student-friendly environment where the students can meet and greet and become socially active. I would definitely recommend it for the first year of attendance.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't difficult if the students goes to class and pays attention. For entry-level students, minimal studying is required, but for the 3000 and 4000 classes a minimum of 5 hours a week outside of school studying is required for each class in order to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip for new or prospective students to UWF is to go to class. The teachers know their class personally because of the low student to teacher ratio, so they know if a student misses class. The teachers are much more willing to help students they see in class. Also, get involved with the social life on campus and join an organization.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida harbors a great environment for learning and personal development. The Engineering program has a great new building that allows students in the engineering majors to conduct sophisticated conversations and discuss daily tasks and experiences. The UWF staff go out of their way to help students perform well and progress the students in academics, social life, and career fields.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    so much variety!

    Bang for the buck

    everything is super cheap! if you're a FL resident, you'll be looking at 13k per year

    Food and Dining

    nautilus market is standard but there are big name restaurants on campus

    Dorm Life

    heritage and argo are best

    Academic Rigor

    small classes and free tutoring

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are so many security poles throughout the campus and there is light that can be seen pretty much anywhere you go.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots to choose from.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Pensacola has a lot of cool places to go.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of places to choose from and to use Argo Bucks at.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look nice and not much crime happens.

    Academic Rigor

    Ive heard that it is pretty tough.

    In three sentences

    The campus seems very safe. It is a small campus but with lots of things to do there.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Events on campus are very fun! Attending sports games here are also a good time.

    Food and Dining

    The food gets tiring after a while.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms make you feel like you're at home!

    Tips for prospective students

    Find time to study! Don't parties get in the way of good grades!

    In three sentences

    The campus is one of the cleanest places in Pensacola! The faculty and staff here is very caring. Also the events on campus are such a good time!

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs on campus to get involved in. Many different events and activities occur on campus throughout the year. There is something to do almost all the time!

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to learn Business and Science Major

    Bang for the buck

    The school is cheap compared to most schools in Florida.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be better, but compared to many colleges and high school food, it's not bad.

    Dorm Life

    There are many activities and programs that occur in the residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is centered around academics. Don't go here if you don't want to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend class and study Listen to your proffesors and go to them for help. They are there to help you. Get involved on campus. It's a great way to make more friends.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are great and you learn a lot. The classes are usually small and have a great atmosphere for learning. Most of the people are really friendly and it's a great place for making new friends.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe has many campus police at night as well to assist.

    Clubs and Activities

    many different and sometimes random clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Love beach nature small connected classes

    What to do for fun

    the beach is amazing and really close.

    Dorm Life

    Of what I saw the dorms are nice and I can not complain.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus! Campus police friendly and involved to help you!

    Bang for the buck

    one of the top inexpensive colleges in Florida. Great professors along with that!

    What to do for fun

    Greek, dance, cheerleading,dance, great trails, nice gym, free workout classes,pool, and much more!

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat buffet style. A little pricey...

    Dorm Life

    Help you to get to know your peers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, so much to do on campus!

    In three sentences

    Love this school, came as a transfer student and felt right at home. Small school and very safe on campus. love the environment!

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    students who want a small class setting, likes to go to the beach.

    What to do for fun

    Beach is 30 minute away!

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay

    Dorm Life

    There's different halls depending on your major

    Academic Rigor

    provide a variety of majors

    Tips for prospective students

    play hard work hard!

    In three sentences

    The faculty is very nice! Students are nice! They have a website for freshmen to connect with other freshmen. its a good way to get to know each other.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    University of West Florida seems a nice school to attend. I hadn't paid much attention at the beginning and applied just for the heck of it. It actually took spot in my top 3 schools.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a security detail that you can call at any time to escort you anywhere on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities on campus. I am sure everyone can find a club they feel comfortable with. Any club that is not already available can be started.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for students who like smaller classroom settings and a smaller campus. Students who enjoy the outdoors would also really enjoy this campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The prices on campus are okay but if you have the opportunity you get more for your money at a store of campus.

    What to do for fun

    The fall semester is full of many activities on campus; however, the spring semester can get a little boring. There is not as many on campus activities. There are always clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    Some students say you need to get used to the food. The choices are pretty repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are nicer than others. Also, if you are not a big fan of sharing a room/bathroom, this may not be the choice for you. Some students have better experiences than others.

    Academic Rigor

    The general studies classes are easy if you do the assigned work. Of course the higher level classes are harder but again, if the time is put in, there will be good results.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that this is the school you want to go to. The campus is small and although there is a trolley service, many students walk all over the campus. It may seem like all the students know each other and some do not like that. Also, many do not like the nature feel to the campus.

    In three sentences

    Overall, the University of West Florida is a great school. The people here are very friendly and make everyone feel welcome. The professors are kind and fair and really know their subject matter.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's a police station on campus, right next to the cafeteria. Very safe campus, never had any disturbances or problems.

    Greek Life

    There are some fraternities and sororities on campus, but I do not know much about them since I've never been really into Greek Life.

    Great for these types of students

    Once again the Honors Progam is great and the Honors Hall (Pace Hall) is safe,quiet and a has study rooms, which are great places to study.

    What to do for fun

    Their are some clubs and dancing classes in the area. Getaway (night club close to campus) was really fun, you have to be 18 to enter. Cabanas is a small club near UWF that all the Freshmen would go to during Fall Semester. Their is also a beach nearby, I personally have never been but I heard it's nice.

    Food and Dining

    The Nautilus Market (University of West Florida Cafeteria), is a buffet and you pay just one time to enter and then you can eat as much as you want. The food is not too good. The veggie burgers and fries are the best thing about the Nautilus Market, fries sometime have Cajun seasoning, which is to die for.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty boring; people sometimes just wander the halls looking for something to do;usually you'll see people playing their Xbox 360's or PS3's in the TV room for entertainment. Sometimes we talk in the upstairs lobby, but that's about it. I remember we had a sexual health event at Pace Hall; where the RA's(resident assistant) gave out free condoms.That was pretty fun!

    Academic Rigor

    The bigger the class size, generally I noticed the harder the class because that equates to less time for the instructor to focus on student's individual needs, and instead the instructor is just trying to keep pace with the rest of his/her department's lecture deadlines.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your teachers to notice you, ask questions and introduce yourself to them after the first day of class if possible. In this school, if you are struggling academically tell your counselors and get tutoring ASAP. Make friends, walk around campus and most importantly have fun!Join as much clubs as possible, UWF has a club for almost everything!They even have a World of Warcraft Club!

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida has a great honors program, which is very involved in the community and encourages academic success.It is constantly growing and building, with a new resident's hall being opened this upcoming Fall semester. It has a really nice nature trail in back of the campus, perfect for biking or hiking!

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    UWF is very affordable and a great value for a four year education.

    What to do for fun

    The area has great beaches. Also, the nature preserve and rivers provide great places to get away.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria and dining cafe areas have great food that is pretty affordable.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms come with their own fridge, microwave, and each has a bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Upper level classes can be very challenging and competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you consult your advisors very semester. Make the most of your time in the area.

    In three sentences

    Small class sizes. beautiful Campus and surrounding ares. This school will be perfect for people wanting to succeed in their college careers.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Online

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is on par with other Florida Schools.

    In three sentences

    UWF is a great choice for the online learner.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    quiet students who just want to get an education and don't really socialize much.

    What to do for fun

    watch movies on my laptop

    Tips for prospective students

    get scholarships!

    In three sentences

    I am here fro the first time and it is summer term. i like this university. very little distractions and its easy to study

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Draw

    Dorm Life

    Great

    In three sentences

    The university is a great place.The campus itself is just beautiful .The people are so kind and welcoming.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus Police and staff work hard to keep the campus safe. There are constant alerts to what is happening on campus and awareness is stressed by everyone.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in the Greek Life so I am not familiar with it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a diverse student activities board.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that value a college that want the students to have a pathway to continuing their education to graduate level in graduate schools of their choice. The staff value the success of the students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Vast Nature trails that are on protected land that are frequented by the Florida Audubon Society.

    Bang for the buck

    This University has very affordable tuition by comparison to neighboring Florida State University.

    What to do for fun

    The University has the athletic department complete with swimming pool, tennis courts, frisbee golf, and other athletic sports amenities; the campus also boasts of a large nature trail and a creek with canoes and kayaks that spill out into the nearby Escambia Bay. The city that the University is located in provides a very large variety of activities as well, including an amazing beach and a monthly Art night called Gallery Nights.

    Food and Dining

    University of West Florida has a lot of options for food in a small food court style Cafeteria. A student has the option of a menu set by the school chef or choose between a couple sandwich shops for healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm on campus but there are many dorms to choose from and many options to a living situation available. Such options include how many roommates a student would choose to match the amount of money one wants to spend on dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Dedicated teaching staff in making sure students have what they need for classes and spend countless hours after class in assisting their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to specific advisers on campus, the advisers and staff in this University dedicate a lot of time in making sure you have the information or accommodation you need or will direct you to the person you need to speak to if they can not help you themselves.

    In three sentences

    University of West Florida is the only University in Florida that has an expanding Fine Arts Department. In addition, they have an amazing student services department to help assist disabled students and an extremely dedicated staff to help accommodate all students in any way. Finally, the campus has a diverse variety of activities available in student body, nature trails, athletic departments, etc.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Very big in our school , you know every sorority and fraternity there is, and its very easy to meet someone that tells you all about it

    Bang for the buck

    If you like a small campus in which everyone knows each other and class sizes are so big this is the school for you

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do around campus, from sports to activities, the beach isn't that far. & there's clubs you can go to at night

    Food and Dining

    Food is good , just gets tiring after a while.

    Dorm Life

    Choosing to life in a dorm room was one of the best decisions i have choose. perfect way to meet people and a brand new experience.

    Academic Rigor

    College isn't as hard as high school teachers make it seem as long as you study & do your work, you will get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in activities, and attend all the programs around the school, you will meet lots of people and it will open lots of doors.

    In three sentences

    Excellent, there's always activities going on in campus to get students involved. Professors know you by name and actually worked with you. Great college to go to if you want to make great new friends

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Actually our school is rated #1 for campus security in our region. The officers on campus are friendly and patrol the area 24/7, and have made the campus safe for all the students and staff in attendance there.

    Greek Life

    The sorority sisters of Alpha Phi Alpha were extremely friendly and they are heavily involved in community service. As a former Step Team Captain at my High School and a active community service partcipate it was great knowing I can continue on that path.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are so many that as a Freshman being careful not to join too many clubs in your Freshman year. I intend to enroll in Army ROTC to learn discipline and to maybe look into joining the reserves or enlist.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a Christian student and know that some of the activities want be something you are interested in; they offer clubs and memberships for students Chrisian students. This helps when you just want to connect with someone who has the same value system and beliefs as you do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school has movie night on campus once a week on the lawns. It is a time for students to socialize and enjoy free food while relaxing from the vigorous pace of classes.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is mainly made of traditional students but with a growing number of non-traditional students rising each year. Many people are going back to school to earn a higher degree to become more competitive in their current field. My mom attends college online for that very reason.

    What to do for fun

    The campus offers over 150 clubs that you can become involved in, from Greek, Sports, Political, Mentoring, Armed Forces just to name a few. There are many functions that are offered throughout the year on campus where they serve free food and entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is a all-you-can-eat buffet with many different types of foods to chose from. It has comfortable seating and the ambiance in the dining facility is comfortable and relaxing.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fairly new and in good shape. The school is continuing to build new dorms and you want have to be a Senior before you are able to enjoy being a resident there. Even though the rooms are small, it is spacious enough for the number of Freshman that are enrolled.

    Academic Rigor

    The University has this 3-D room in the Engineering department that is very impressive. The ratio of students to staff is small, so they tend to push students to perform at the highest level that they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students don't be afraid to ask questions if you are unsure about something. Read through the information that is presented to you and know that there are people at the school who are willing to help anyone who needs assistance. Make new friends and don't become so overwhelmed that you lose focus on why you are in school in the first place.

    In three sentences

    The University staff are friendly and willing to help out Freshmen that have never been away from home. The campus is fairly new and the dorm rooms are awesome. The rating I would give the University on a scale from one to ten, it definitely would be a 9.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of free activities on and around the campus to fill your downtime

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great place to come if you want to enjoy the amazing Florida beaches without the big city lifestyle.

    In three sentences

    A great atmosphere for learning. Small classes, great professors, and helpful staff make this a great place to learn.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You will not be disappointed

    What to do for fun

    Hangout with friends

    Food and Dining

    Great food

    Dorm Life

    live off campus, but the dorms are great!

    Tips for prospective students

    UWF is a great college o attend. It offers a wide range of degrees and we have great support for success.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is a top notch college. I returned to college to complete in my degree after many years. I am a mature student UWF offers the support to finally finish and graduate at last.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Their are these poles every hundred feet or so that have a phone on them and if you open the box or bump into it hard the police are called to that spot immediately.

    Greek Life

    I haven't heard much about the Greek life yet, but there is no way it can't be great.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tones of clubs, my boyfriends already joined the outdoors club, where every so often you go on these amazing trips to hike or bike or to rock climb out in nature. They have something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    I'd say the art building is definitely perfect for all art kinds and id imagine the same goes for all other buildings and their majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since its my first semester i have no idea yet.

    Bang for the buck

    well since its my first semester here i haven't experienced much but i know that with my nautilus card i can rent so many things for free and that is a big plus to me.

    What to do for fun

    Well i hear they have a rock climbing wall, always wanted to try that! and there is so many things you can rent for free like kayaks, which is my new favorite thing, but there is so much like concerts and such.

    Food and Dining

    only eaten there a couple times so far, but it has a great variety and is really delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I have no idea, i live off campus at my house but one of my friends says that that is where the real college experience is.

    Academic Rigor

    This is only my first class there but i can already the standards are high and they'll do whatever to help you meet those standards and exceed them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the building with your intended major, it changes your perspective of everything by seeing where your going to be for 4 years.

    In three sentences

    This was the first University i visited, and everyone always said you'll know if it's the one for you. Well i knew it was the one for me when i took a tour of the fine arts building. It was everything i had imagined it would be and after that so was the rest of the campus.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Personally I never seen the Greek life yet but I cant wait to see it.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can either study, go to the gym, or hang out.

    Dorm Life

    It's probably great.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is going to be a great school because it's so many different majors to choose from.

    In three sentences

    Well, first off the gym and fitness room looks great. The school has a variety of majors to choose from. And, last but not least it's in Florida!

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are several posts with emergeny phones around campus. Police escorts are available at request.

    Greek Life

    UWF has a small but wonderful Greek community. With seven fraternites and four sororities, we have just elected to welcome a fifth sorority on campus. Greek life is very involved in the community and we are currently working on introducing a Greek row!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports, free gym with tuition, swim, improv, harry potter, BBQ, Marine conservation, and over 100 more clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    UWF is great for outgoing and outdoors loving students! We have over 600 acres of land and are one of the biggest campuses in the US. Great marine & PR programs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Festival on the Greens is a large arts festival held on campus every year that the entire city comes out to enjoy.

    Bang for the buck

    UWF is one of the cheaper universities around although cost IS quickly rising with a 15% tuition increase this semester alone.

    What to do for fun

    Pensacola Beach is incredible. Go Greek. Improv shows, plays, intramural sports, $2 movies off campus, free concerts weekly off campus. clubs have cover specials with student ID & more!

    Food and Dining

    The Nautty market is awesome! UWF also has a couple food vans around campus.

    Dorm Life

    UWF has several new dorm facilities but are more pricey than living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The majority of classes are rather challenging and require much study time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Studying is now crucial. Go Greek! Ride the trolleys everywhere. Buy used books or rent them.

    In three sentences

    UWF is a great school that has opened a whole new world in my gorgeous hometown, Pensacola, Fl. The classes are small and the majority of the professors are awesome and really helpful. UWF also has a great Greek community that is growing quickly!

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is prone to people going missing and crime. and their militant parking enforcement doesn't help

    Clubs and Activities

    there are diverse clubs. including long-boarding and wake boarding

    Great for these types of students

    outdoorsy students, and computer science, engineering, and business students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nature trail

    Bang for the buck

    We are paying a big university price, and we aren't getting big university environment or admin quality.

    What to do for fun

    Kyaking, canoeing, gym, pool, longboarding, beach, trial riding

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay close attention to what classes are available for the next 2 semesters, and talk to students in your major about classes to take to prepare you for upper level classes.

    In three sentences

    UWF is very committed to growing, and campus life. But their admins can be militant, and financial Aid is NOT accommodating (they are insulting). Class scheduling is a a pain because some classes aren't offered in both fall and spring.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University sends alerts called Argo Alerts to your email, or in a text if you sign up, when there is any kind of danger or important news about the weather, parking, or threats. All buildings are locked after 10:00 pm.

    Greek Life

    There are several fraternities and sororities that are great.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs available in every department, as well as ones organized by students, and they are usually pretty easy to get in to. You will definitely find a club for you. New clubs are started every year, so check with the department associated with your Major, and don't be afraid to start one yourself. As a Music Performance Major, I was in the Music Honors Council for two years. The Council worked with teachers and students to enhance communication and to get our fellow music students involved in the department, and we had a lot of fun, too.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like the outdoors and going on hikes or walks, this is a great choice for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Festival on the Green is an event that occurs every Spring in which local artists and vendors of all walks sell their wares on the fields near the Commons. The Library will sell books, magazines, and other things that could be interesting to some. The Band and Jazz Bands perform, as well as other groups for entertainment. Most clubs and programs have tables with brochures and other things on them. Several people dress in costume as well, although I have yet to discover why. I look forward to it every year. Also, be on the alert for random social events sponsored by different groups in the Commoms- they usually have free food.

    Bang for the buck

    This University has the largest campus (square miles) that I have ever been on. There are Nature Trails and Kayaking opportunities, as well as a gym and several fields for sports.

    What to do for fun

    The Nature Trails are great, as well as random events sponsored by different organizations and programs. Also, there is a trolley that goes off campus to the shopping mall and other shops in the city during certain times of the day.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large variety of food selections for vegans and meat-eaters. It is definitely better than several other colleges I have visited. My favorite is the Outtakes Quick Cuisine bar. The food quality at this school gets better every year!

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm, however I have visited a few of them and they are pretty clean. There are usually two desks, beds, and dressers in each dorm, as well as two sinks and a medium sized closet. The rooms smelled clean and there weren't any stains on the carpets. I haven't seen all of them, though.

    Academic Rigor

    It is moderate. If you attend every class, do your homework, and take notes you will pass most of your classes with minimal study time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Map out the location of your classes before the first week of classes because the campus grounds are huge and it is easy to get lost. Keep a map around, it will come in handy. Also, there is limited parking. If you drive, arrive early and park in a space close to most of your classes and walk to them. Keeping your car in one place most of the day does wonders for your stress levels, just make sure you get a parking decal.

    In three sentences

    It is a small school that is growing rapidly. Not every department is absolutely amazing, but the teachers are very accessible and most of them genuinely care about the success of their students. The campus grounds are huge, so be prepared to walk a lot.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    I will not be attending Greek Life.

    Great for these types of students

    Who love a warm atmosphere. Like small classrooms where you have a close relation to their students. And who like a variety of clubs.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of inter-murals that are available. A lot of clubs to join.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the college, save money for your orientation, it can get expensive, and save money for books. Don't get all of your books from the University store. Check out half.com chegg.com amazon.com. I would suggest getting you first semester books as actual books, not the digital copy to see how you like it.

    In three sentences

    The campus atmosphere is rated a 4 out of 5. The class room size is rated 5 out of 5. The security is rated 4 out of 5.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun UWF has many things that other schools have such as the gym, althetic games and cook outs. There is also shopping not far from the university.

    Food and Dining

    UWF has several places on campus to eat and the food quality is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm but my boyfriend enjoyed staying in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest this school, there are great teachers at this school and many people who are willing to help you.

    In three sentences

    I like this school, it is a great enviroment. The teachers are helpful and they have many rsources to help you. All the faculty are very nice and always willing to help out.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is pretty good. There are numerous Panic boxes and police are constantly driving around on their golf carts.

    Greek Life

    A lot of Greek Life. Just be careful with what Frat/Sorority you choose. They are NOT all equal.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great clubs like Paintball and intramural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers, Drinkers, Sorority/Fraternity, less-serious people.

    What to do for fun

    If you're not a partier or drinker, there really isn't much except for the gym and pool.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the food is good and other food sucks.

    Dorm Life

    I can't answer this question fairly as I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not so much rigorous as the fact as their is a lot of it. For example, one class may have 5 essay's due, but their probably not going to be very hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you choose to go to this University, just be prepared for instructors who believe no one is right except themselves.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is the cheapest for in-state students, but there is a reason for this. The school has mediocre staff and instructors who mostly don't care about anything but the paycheck. Also, don't believe their claims about the University being environmentally friendly, as they continue to destroy the greenery they do have.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ANY !

    Bang for the buck

    UWF is the second cheapest University in Florida. So this is definitely a bang for the buck !

    What to do for fun

    The beach is amazing, you have to go. And if you can't, the housing recreational staff always have fun things to do weekly, like para-sailing, tubing, sailing etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. It depends on what you like though. But the dining is very clean and they are always on time with opening and closing and you get your food fast.

    Dorm Life

    Some do not like the dorms because they like to have big spaces and such but I love the dorms. The dorms gets you more involved on campus and your social life will greatly increase rather then staying in an apartment. Compared to other colleges I've seen, West Florida's dorms are number one. We have more amenities then any other University dorm that I have seen.

    Academic Rigor

    All academics depend on the professors you have but you are at an University so you will be challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply early for everything you do! You do not want to be stuck because you procrastinated. Furthermore, always go to class. Yes, there will be times where you just do not feel like going to class but going is way better then failing!

    In three sentences

    This beautiful Universities campus is breath-taking as well as academically beneficial for the students. With the small classroom sizes and lots of tutors, students are only at an advantage for their education. The landscape and campus activities will assure that the students are being active and maybe even become leaders in the community.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great and very secure. There are emergency call boxes all around campus that have lights on them which make them easy to spot. There are a lot of campus security patrolling all day and night.

    Greek Life

    Over 8 different greek groups on campus that I researched. They all have great reasons for joining.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that I don't even know where to begin.

    What to do for fun

    I like to exercise, so the two floor gym at UWF is a bonus to me. The gym offers so many different activities including Zumba. I also like to socialize so the campus commons area is awesome for providing the space to do that.

    Food and Dining

    All I can say is wow! There are so many places on campus to choose from to eat with one being a buffet for under $8. The food is great and they even have popular restaurants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I toured a couple of the many living areas on campus and they are really nice. The dorms have common areas where all the residents can come together and socialize. I would say the underclassmen living areas are mediocre compared to upperclassmen living areas.

    Academic Rigor

    I was told from current students and I also read that UWF is good about ensuring the students get an education that is well eorth their money. I was told as long as you study and do your assignments you will do fine. The Grading scale is fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the faculty over your educational department, because they may be able to help you get scholarships or they may even have books to loan to you. Get the feel of the campus by taking a campus tour and become familiar with the campus, because I rode around lost for 20 minutes after my third time visiting the campus. Research the different clubs UWF offers and see which ones interest you so that you can socialize and meet other students.

    In three sentences

    UWF appears to be a great school and I am looking forward to attending. This campus caters to the students needs for recreation and many on campus diners. If you ask me this college is a A- school for the simple fact that you have to pay $66 for a parking decal per semester.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UWF currently has the second highest score out of all Florida colleges and universities. The only school better than UWF is a small private college in South Florida that has a quarter of the student population that UWF has. I personally feel very safe here on campus and I know that if anything was to happen to me that there would be a strong campus safety force looking out for my general well-being.

    Greek Life

    There are numerous Fraternities and Sororities here on campus. Greek week is a campus wide event and it involves the whole university and not just those who are interested in joining a Greek society.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's intramural sports, NCAA division two sports, and too many clubs to count. Have a specific interest that you know other people share and there isn't a club for it? Bring it up to the Office of Student Activities and they will point you in the direction of creating a new club for everyone to join.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of West Florida is great for all types of students in my opinion. There is so much to do and so many different people from different backgrounds so their is a great mix of people to become friends with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Edward Ball nature trail is said to be haunted and recently some supposed human bones were found on it. How recent? Try October 4th, 2012....

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is affordable, from housing to tuition. The professors most often will pick a cheaper textbook from their available set and to me that makes a load of difference.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs already established here at campus and new ones are made every year. Some of the regular ones are the sports clubs and academic interest clubs but there are also some pretty cool clubs such as the Harry Potter club, the Fencing club, and the Spongebob Squarepants club. If you can't find anything that fits your interests here on campus then there is something seriously wrong.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome but there is little variety. Everything tastes great and is always hot and in abundance. The dining facility (Nautilus Market) is a great place to eat, meet new people, and find out what is going on throughout the campus.

    Dorm Life

    As a resident of UWF i can say that living on campus is excellent here. The dorms are affordable and an awesome place to spend your time in college at. There are many options of living on campus, all of which come with their own perks that allow their residents to really feel at home. I love living on campus and plan on doing for my entire four years here.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are well equipped and the professors are all professionals in their respective fields of study. That makes learning challenging, but not overwhelming and everyone here is friendly and eager to help out a fellow Argo with any problem they may have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some of my tips for prospective students are to research all of the opportunity hear at UWF. There are so many things to do and to get involved with. The Pensacola metro area is an excellent source of internship opportunities and is small enough that it won't overwhelm anyone.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida holds that charm that most universities don't have. For instance, as a student here at UWF, all of my professors know me by name and not by my student number, and to me that really speaks as to how special the university is. I am proud to say that I am a University of West Florida Argo!

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Tasty food, worth every penny!

    Dorm Life

    Pretty dorms, not too many students. Easy to get around!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes appear to be moderate in difficulty, but never too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and do your research!

    In three sentences

    Great campus, very central to lots of things you would need. Beautiful scenery and area, feels like living on a nature reserve. Small student population, so you never feel overwhelmed.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is so many things to do and get involved with here on campus. There's something here for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    This school is completely worth every penny spent here.

    What to do for fun

    Sports option include an olympic sized swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, indoor track, rock climbing wall, nature trail and endless clubs and organization to fill everyone's interests.

    Food and Dining

    Option in the Nautilus Market are constantly changing, so you never get bored with eating the same thing over and over.

    Dorm Life

    I currently stay in Presidents and I love it! Suite style living is so fantastic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, and get all your information and FASFA in. There are so many financial opportunities i missed out on, just because i applied late.

    In three sentences

    I'd give UWF a full ten. All of my professors are great and willing to help whenever asked. Also, the student body is fantastic and I've met a lot of great people.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have their own police force, and emergency signals everywhere. I always feel safe walking the campus

    Clubs and Activities

    something for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    ones that need a sense of community

    Bang for the buck

    The college is a bit cheaper than that of some of the other state colleges with the same credentials.

    What to do for fun

    There is pretty much club for anything you would want to do on campus. they have paintball and surfing, etc.

    Food and Dining

    I really like the food here. Some of the food vendors on campus can get to be expensive, but the market which is all you can eat is a

    Dorm Life

    They could have done better with the roommate selection. Have more things in common so that there are not so many conflicts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to study, and do all of your homework. I find that the breakfast is better than the food they have the rest of the day, so I like to go in the morning before classes.

    In three sentences

    It is really a nice campus, being a nature preserve there are always beautiful plants and wildlife around. The teachers are all there trying to help their students learn, you can tell that they are not there just for a paycheck. There are just enough things to do on campus and right near by that you never have to be really bored, but there isnt so much that you are always distracted by something.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many campus activities to attend; so try to go to as many as possible! There is the gym, of course; the pool, tennis courts, intramural fields, rock climbing, and much more. Many people pick up the sport of long-boarding which is pretty cool. The parties are mediocre with a few really good ones.

    Food and Dining

    At first, the food is pretty good. There are different food stations to choose from and the market has it's good and bad days. After a few weeks, however, the food becomes redundant and unappetizing. I usually look forward to the soft served ice cream, which is delicious! If you have a car, then there are many different restaurants to choose from off campus. Overall: the market food is alright, you get bored of your own groceries, and unless you have a mode of transportation don't plan on having too many options.

    Dorm Life

    I currently stay in Heritage Hall and I love it! It is very spacious compared to the other dorm options, excluding Presidents Hall. The only downfall is the cost and parking availability. Next year, my roommate and I plan on staying in an apartment off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Although, I am only a Freshman, the work load is not bad: depending on what classes you take, how many credit hours, your major, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone is super friendly! Don't be scared to introduce yourself and make some friends.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is a great school: plus, it's much cheaper compared to the larger Universities in Florida.

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a gym for those who like to work out. The nature trail for nature-lovers. I, personally like the olympic-sized pools and tubs. The great thing about the school's location is that it's about 15 minutes away from the mall, and maybe 16-17 minutes away from the beach.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide range of food. It's almost always something delicious and I'm a very picky eater.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter, so I wouldn't personally know about dorm life; but I've heard a lot of my friends say that they love living on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you learn where are classes are, beforehand. ALWAYS check your email; you never know when class will be cancelled! Also, always keep an umbrella in your car.

    In three sentences

    A very friendly campus. The teacher's are great at their jobs, and you almost always get online feedback when you ask for it. It's very easy to get to places.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The University of West Florida has an amazing amount of extra curricular activities you can participate in. They have a wonderful recreation activities building with activities ranging from Frisbee golf to kayaking to volleyball to hiking. There is also an amazing gym with everything from weights and basketball courts to tennis courts and a rock climbing wall that is awesome.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat and dine on campus and around campus that are within walking distance if you don't have a vehicle.

    Dorm Life

    I have an apartment so I can't speak on the subject of dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of West Florida has a wide range of courses to offer so you can make your schedule as simple or as tough as you desire.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most helpful tip I can give to prospective students is to talk to your adviser, they are the most helpful ally in your academic journey.

    In three sentences

    University of West Florida is in my opinion is one of the best educational institutions in the world. All of my professors are interested in their students and always willing to take time to help in any way they can. The campus is a beautiful place that is spread out just enough to not be crowded but not so much that you get lost or it take forever to get somewhere.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    BEAUTIFUL! It's on a nature reserve so theres tons to do there!

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    100% safe on my opinion, you can get escorts at night.

    Greek Life

    I don't know a lot about Greek life here. But what I do know is that the Divine 9 is growing on this campus and so is panallenic.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is fun, but this type of school is for the ambitious and hard working.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a wilderness trail it's a bit creepy at night, but fun.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is 100% worth your time and money.

    What to do for fun

    Parties every now and then and pretty Pensacola beach is about 20 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus for one semester, it was fun but I wanted my own space.

    Academic Rigor

    This school pushes you to the limit

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here, this school is awesome . It's like one big family.

    In three sentences

    I love my school. It's awesome, very diverse, and laid back. The environment is great and so is the help on campus.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus does have a full team of police and security guards that are always present on campus to keep a watchful eye on students, but not to hassle anyone. The campus police are actually very friendly and do everything from helping you find classes to patrolling every inch of the campus at night to make sure no one is causing trouble.

    Greek Life

    UWF has the cheapest dues and fees for joining a fraternity or sorority within the state of Florida. All of the frats and sororities are active on campus and off campus doing anything from playing flag football, or helping raise money for a good cause. Also, any Greek organization that hazes or does anything that could constitute hazing is punished by being expelled from the university. So, there is literally no chance that you will go through the hazing that the Greeks at other students at other universities go through.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 20 clubs you can join ranging from Phillipino Student Society, to the campus Newspaper. Also there is always something going on where you can get free stuff like shirts or even free food.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student would do great here because the community is awesome and the professors and staff are all here to help you not hinder you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bayou is a little known pier that you can go to on campus that is great for fishing or just taking a walk to get out and do something.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition and fees are extremely cheap compared to other state schools in Florida. Also, when you take classes the professors make it a point to help you as much as possible. There are also extensive resources you could use if you need help such as the writing or math labs that are open 24 hours a day during finals week.

    What to do for fun

    Go Greek!! Rush a fraternity or sorority. You can join multiple clubs around campus. There are also activities in the Residence halls or the Campus commons. Also, the gym is super nice and you can do anything from climb the rock wall, or rent a kayak and go kayaking with friends. Off campus there is a gigantic mall about 10 minutes away and multiple theaters or bowling alleys that are open until 12am.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple restaurants on campus as well as a food court style cafeteria. Off campus there are at least 25 places to eat within walking distance of the campus!

    Dorm Life

    The Resident assistants do activities every week so there is never an excuse to be cramped up in your room. Also no matter what residence hall you live in they are spacious enough that you can be comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard enough to make you work for your degree, but not so rigorous you over work yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as possible. Get active at whatever college you attend. Make sure you prioritize; School first!!

    In three sentences

    A very nice community. Small enough that you know a lot of people. However it is just big enough you do not see the same people every single day.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Live off campus, great clubs, and beaches near by.

    Food and Dining

    Coffee shop in building 76 is open late! Perfect for night classes.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    Great learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to go to the conselor before every semester to make sure you are on track. Also, try to come early to try to find a parking place.

    In three sentences

    Great school, most of the professors are very helpful. Unfortunately, the parking is horrible. Be prepared to be late for a few classes due to this or getting a ticket.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school keeps you updated on anything happening on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many resources available to help you succeed. You just have to use them.

    In three sentences

    The professors are knowlegeable on the subject they teach. I had a lot of problems with my financial aid at the beginning of the semester, the people in the financial aid office were very helpful. It is a beautiful campus with plenty to do.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    First thing I noticed on campus were the emergency posts and the police station!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be nervous. Every teacher is wonderful and extremely helpful (even if it is not their department you are asking about they will point you in the right direction).

    In three sentences

    All of my classes have been amazing! I was nervous about the new school and after the first week everything was great! The classroom learning environment is the best I have ever been in!

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs on campus, and Greek life if you're interested. Also our school is located only fifteen minutes away from Pensacola Beach, where there are great restaurants and clubs to keep you entertained.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty or restaurants and dining options here on campus. Whether you're craving Papa Johns pizza, or shrimp creole, there is a wide variety of cuisines here at UWF.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here at UWF. There are Residence Halls. The difference between dorms and the UWF residence halls is that there is no community restrooms, each room here has its own bathroom. There is a wide variety of resident hall opportunities here. Some right in thee middle of campus, so you have easy access to everything, others with apartment style living.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here at UWF are challenging but absolutely achievable. I am sure that there will be classes at UWF that challenge your way of think, and cause you to move forward with a new perspective.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage UWF students to come here with an open mind. UWF is a very accepting and diverse school, so an open mind will only brighten your experience here. Also, remember that your studies are important, but so is having fun. Try new things, and meet new people, join a club if that's your thing. Just be open to having the full college experience.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is a school thriving with diverse and promising students.The University is in the beautiful location of Pensacola, and there is an avid focus on studies and completing your goals. The University, in my opinion, is definitely one of Florida's best kept secrets.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to all plays, concerts, live bands, movie night, karaoke night, gallery auctions, balls, dances, field trips, everything that the different clubs organize because its all FREE especially some where transportation is included.

    Food and Dining

    Be aware, the cafeteria food is always good in the beginning, but you are accommodated with $300 Argo bucks to spend on the different restaurants on campus

    Dorm Life

    Choose wisely, the apartments off campus are cheaper, but they have suite like dorm settings, though the old buildings are less expensive. (However every other building is pretty much new).

    Academic Rigor

    Take advantage of the learning centers and free tutoring sessions, they provide good service and food as well. become a part of the student success program, they give scholarship opportunities as well as a borrow book program so you would not have to worry about purchasing certain texts for class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the learning center opportunities,everything is free and accommodated for students. If you need any financial or emotional support, talk to someone, they actually listen and try to help you in your situation. Most importantly get involve, there are to many activities that set you up in a good position for your career or leadership roles and they are all FREE.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida embraces incoming students with welcoming arms in a diverse environment, where they are free to grow. Most classes are hands on and there are a lot of learning opportunities that aim to your academic success. Not to mention there are also programs that job shadow you in a career of your major, to ensure that you have hands on experience.

  • 02/17/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach!

    Food and Dining

    Lots around

    Dorm Life

    The dorms looked spacey and nice

    Tips for prospective students

    I'm not sure giving I am on.

    In three sentences

    Really great campus. Great staff. Loads of space.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UWF has their own campus police. They're pretty relaxed if you get in trouble for partying, but then again they're strict on serious matters like personal safety.

    Greek Life

    I know a lot of people who are involved in the Greek Life. Rushing is typical and challenging, but it's worth it from what I hear.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so many clubs. I've even started my own. It's called ArgoAcappella, a group of us students who sing and produce instrumental tracks with no instruments. There's also Harry Potter Club, Gay Straight Alliance, and Rugby, The range is so wide, anyone can find something.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're chill, then UWF is a great place for you. Honestly this campus is the most laid back I've ever been to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bistro Blue is an UWF original curb-side van that serves gourmet food for cheap. Also, we've got these things called Yellow Bikes. All the bikes that get left on campus during long breaks get jacked, spray painted yellow, and altered to only run on one gear. Then, they're distributed around campus for anyone use. A majority of them get hung in trees though as a joke.

    Bang for the buck

    It's college, what can I say? I've spent about 1200 on a semester of full-time hours. I don't know how that compares to other schools. Students do get into EVERY sporting/performance for free with their Nautilus Card.

    What to do for fun

    The beach is literally 20 minutes away, there's a huge mall, and downtown is awesome. I can't stress it enough. There is always something to do. I prefer bowling with friends and going to the beach.

    Food and Dining

    There's no McDonalds on campus, but there are other great places. There's a Quiznos and the Nautilus Market, Dominos, and the Blue Bistro. Oh! And a Starbucks. So overall, it's actually pretty nice.

    Dorm Life

    Honestly it depends on the dorm and the situation you're put in. A majority of what I hear, are positive experiences. I've also heard though, that Martin Hall is where the party people stay, which can be annoying to some people.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many classes that are academically challenging, but there are are also classes that are pure fun. If you're looking for challenging classes, but still may need that detailed help, the teachers here aren't afraid to break it down.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would get everything done as early as possible when it comes to registering for class or even buying textbooks. UWF may be a small campus compared to other universities, but there is still a large demand for limited things.

    In three sentences

    Faculty members seem to be honestly committed to better help and serve the students. Overall, even though I've only been here for less than I year, I believe UWF is completely underrated. This school has amazing programs of all types that have professional personnel.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a UWF Police office on campus and they are always everywhere.

    Greek Life

    There are not many sororities or fraternities. The fee for being in one is about $75 a month...much less than other Universities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Aquatic Racing Paintball Skim-Boarding Climbing Pura Sabrosura Soccer Cycling Rugby - Men's Surf Dance Rugby - Women's Table Tennis Equestrian Running Ultimate Frisbee Fencing Sailing Wakeboard/Waterski Jiu-Jitsu SCUBA Wrestling Longboard Shotokan Karate

    Great for these types of students

    Aren't afraid of the outdoors, likes trees (they are everywhere on campus), enjoys a smaller university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a very large Nature Trail that has millions of trials, an area for bonfires, a place off the nature trial to go camping.

    Bang for the buck

    The money that you pay goes a long way. It is not that expensive and your money actually goes right back to the University.

    What to do for fun

    You can go rock climbing indoor, go canoeing down the river in our nature trail, go walk and explore the nature trail, rent out equipment for sports for free, go on outdoor trips for free (sailing, camping), attend an event with free food at least once a week and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    The Nautilus Market is AWESOME!! Burgers, fries, International Cuisine, American food and so much more! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are always so good! The desert is my favorite, cake, cookies and brownies!

    Dorm Life

    Let's just say you have fun all the time and it is a great way to meet new people!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are small so there is a lot of one on one time available. All of the teachers are more than willing to help any student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your walking shoes for the hills and bathing suits since the crystal blue water and white sand beaches are just 20 minutes away! It may be easy to get in but it is extremely hard to graduate with your degree...you have to work hard for it.

    In three sentences

    It has the best academic experience ever. The location is absolutely perfect - minus the hills (it's tough walking uphill all day). The experiences are unforgettable.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UWF has campus police that work well with the Pensacola Police. It can be anything from serious help to asking one of them to walk you to your car at night, and they are willing to help. They know how college kids are and they are willing to forgive certain situations.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about the Greek Life at UWF. I've heard it's pretty stereotypical, but I mean that's just something that you'll have to experience yourself.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs, it's almost crazy. I even initiated my own club ArgoAcappella. It's an easy process to make your own or to even sign up. Some groups charge members who join, but it's usually worth it. The groups on campus are also often known to going out in the community and helping.

    Great for these types of students

    UWF is perfect for you if you prefer a smaller campus and tight knit communities. It's not one of those places where everybody knows everybody, but if you stay here long enough, you can definitely acquire a good group of friends. It's also great if you love the beach and outdoors. UWF is huge when it comes to being active.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Yellow Bikes. Every so often, during a huge break, bikes that are abandoned on campus are taken by the Bicycle Department on campus. They are then painted yellow, adjusted to run on one speed, and are placed in random places around campus. People just usually prank with them by hanging them in trees.

    Bang for the buck

    Games and other events are always free to students. Also, when you are included in a department of your major, there are always free conventions and speakers. Even if they aren't free, they are extremely cheap. You can get your scuba license through the school for around $100 compared to $500 elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    SO MUCH. There's the beach, downtown, nature trails, and tons of clubs.

    Food and Dining

    There's no beating home-cooked meals, but UWF does have quite a few options on campus. There's Quizno's, Starbucks, the Blue Bistro, and a Domino's. There isn't a McDonald's on campus though, which a lot of people complain about.

    Dorm Life

    Let's just say...I've heard stories. I personally don't live on campus, but I hear that Martin Hall is where the party people go. Then, there are the stories of personal issues with roommates. In my opinion, I love living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    UWF has some easy A courses like beach sports. The core academic classes though are often difficult. The teachers are willing to work with you though if you put in the appropriate amount of effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in a smaller campus, then I would definitely check out UWF. It also has a massive number of clubs, and is mostly popular for the nature scene.

    In three sentences

    I would rate UWF 4 stars out of 5. There are minor flaws with campus accommodations, but otherwise it is ultimately a great school. Everyone is so relaxed and willing to do whatever it take to make sure you feel comfortable.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I felt safe!

    Great for these types of students

    If you need a small campus but, need to stay busy this place is great!

    Bang for the buck

    Fantastic pricing

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities to engage in. There is a club dealing with outdoor activities that is on my check list. Instead of sitting around being bored, GET INVOLVED!

    Food and Dining

    Decent food and popular restaurants on campus. It's just not home made .

    Dorm Life

    The dorms did not seem bad. Good accommodations and there is always a resident advisor for help. Although, dorm life has never been ideal for me. (I blame scary movies.) I am super excited about the apartments in the area. They are really nice and the tour guide was extremely helpful with which spots would be best.

    Academic Rigor

    A Lot of personal attention with smaller class size.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tour of the campus is extremely helpful in order to get familiar with the area and activities. Also, taking a drive around Pensacola wouldn't hurt. It's always good to know the surrounding area.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty average. Nothing great, but it's definitely readily available.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is excellent. Many things to do, and the facilities are very well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are very well given.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    outgoing that wanna be involved

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the seroritys arent the best

    Tips for prospective students

    go to all the college visits you can

    In three sentences

    i havent been to this school so i cant say what i really would rate this but if i had i would probiblly rate it 1-10 10 being the best a 6 based on reviews ive read.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the gym is awesome for aerobics classes, rock climbing, swimming, and even disc golf.

    Food and Dining

    the galley is great, ad has good beer on tap too

    Dorm Life

    I don't know, i was never in these dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not the hardest school I've been to, but definitely worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to meet new people. Most everyone I've met here has been friendly and outgoing.

    In three sentences

    I love UWF. You ar treated like a student at an ivy league school with a public school price. The telecommunications program is amazing.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Disc Golf, Gym, Yoga, Intramurals, Fraternities

    Food and Dining

    Adequate number of dining options in the Commons Area as well as a limited selection of beer.

    Academic Rigor

    Senior (4000) level courses really prepare you for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take Lawler for Policy MAN4720

    In three sentences

    Small class sizes provide a better learning environment. Parking for commuting students is tough most of the time so get there early. Teachers seem properly chosen to instruct effectively.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Highly Motivated!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    What to do for fun

    Shopping malls, beaches, sports, outdoor activities. Tons to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be Friendly and make friends. The college experience is whatever you are.

    In three sentences

    University of West Florida is a large university with a small town feel. The professors are committed and fully egaged in teaching and educating. The students are friendly and highly motivated.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Local police are very attentive and have good and fair safety rules and regulations. However, they could do a better job with parking rules.

    Greek Life

    So great! Very strong community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds.

    Great for these types of students

    Laidback students who don't like the hustle and bustle and crowdedness of a larger university. Very humble!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The nature trail is beautiful!

    Bang for the buck

    Great price. Sure it's getting more expensive, but it's ok because the school is getting better and better every year.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life, lots of organizations, homecoming and other social events, and a great gym with all sorts of activities!

    Food and Dining

    The food's quality could be a lot better, however, it is food, and it's perfectly fine.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms! Especially the apartments. However, the older southside dorms need some work.

    Academic Rigor

    Great professors and quality classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Although enjoyable, it is a challenge just like any university. Just keep that mindset, do what you love, and you'll succeed!

    In three sentences

    The school is great! Very humble environment and beautiful campus. It's easy to get adjusted.

  • 06/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    cool programs

    What to do for fun

    Swing dance, glow rage, drinking

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a hobby.

    In three sentences

    It is small. It is easily accessible. It is cheaper.

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The cost of this school is one of the best for all the schools i looked at and applied to during my senior year. With money being tight it had the best price and the best education.

    What to do for fun

    The school is so close to the beach that's fun right there. Also for incoming freshman they have argoconnect which is a site to meet other freshmen and through it fun outings and parties were planned before the semester even started.

    Food and Dining

    There are great places to eat on campus. They have an all you can eat buffet. Also with the meal plans you can get 12 or 15 meals a week plus the $300 per semester like cash bucks for other food stuff not in the meal plan or quick snacks.

    Dorm Life

    The first doem i was assigned to wasn't the one i wanted. Then after seeing it it still wasn't and my roommate didn't like it either so we put in a simple room change request.

    Academic Rigor

    So far i have not been to classes since school hasn't started yet but once i make my schedule i will be visiting sites to see how my professors are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do research and if you ever have any questions there is a phone number at the bottom of the screen for each department you need. Sometimes they are busy so you will be asked to leave your name and student number, but they always call back.

    In three sentences

    The school is great. At first it wasn't my first choice but do to its low tuition and argoconnect it soon became.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I see a lot of parking tickets, and campus security setting up speed traps; i don't know how much safer campus security makes us, but from what i've seen they make it more unsafe. I mean we're already (more than likely) in debt just to go there, why you have to harass us when we are there.

    Great for these types of students

    All.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UWF Organic garden, planted and maintained by a volunteer base of students, faculty and friends of both.

    Bang for the buck

    average compared to other universities. If your concerned with tuition costs look into tuition free schools. Some schools offer free tuition to students who are residents, or have disabled parents.

    What to do for fun

    Sleep. Occasionally play video games.

    Food and Dining

    Multiple stores and restaurants on campus, fill your cravings on foot or call for delivery.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus but the dorm life section is required, so i thought i'd share a story. Once a student popped out of his dorm just to tell me there is no smoking on campus unless in a designated smoking area, then told me how he smokes on campus in non smoking areas.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the class, obviously a into to... class isn't going to be overly challenging; however the major specific classes go in depth and involve more work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up to class, do your homework, and hand everything in on time.

    In three sentences

    UWF is a friendly but challenging environment; with plenty of students and faculty to offer assistance. The online resource center for students (eLearning) is highly unreliable at best. The UWF campus is big and too spaced out, get a bike or skate board.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus for the University of West Florida is open so there is always a risk of something happening, but the police poles posted around the school help insure the campus's safety. If a student is ever in trouble they can press the button on any of these poles and get an immediate response from the campus police.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life at the University of West Florida is so much fun. There are many different and diverse sororities and fraternities to choose from. Greek Life gives a student the opportunity to get more involved in their community and make friendships that last a lifetime.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of West Florida has countless clubs and activities for students to enjoy. Ranging from Greek life to the Harry Potter club there is a club or activity for just about anyone at UWF.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of West Florida is great for students looking for a school that is a medium size, campus and population wise. It is a great school for Marine Biology also because of the opportunities in the nearby Gulf of Mexico.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of West Florida has annual festivities like Festival On The Green, and Argopalooza which gives students information about clubs and campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall the University of West Florida is worth your money. The university offers many opportunities to get involved in campus life and the academics are pretty good.

    What to do for fun

    There are countless things you can do for fun at the University of West Florida, especially if you love nature. For example there are a ton of nature trails that you can ride your bike on, and you can also rent canoes and kayaks from the gym for free to ride in the little creeks that run throughout the trails. Most people go off campus for the fun though. Downtown Pensacola and the Pensacola beaches are big hangouts for college kids.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at the University of West Florida is awful as a freshman. You are forced to have a meal plan at the Market which serves some of the nastiest food you can find. The Market never had any variety in their foods. The only good food on campus is in the Galley which has a subway and lots of other decent food. You can use your Argo Bucks, which come with your meal plan in the Galley or just pay with regular money.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at the University of West Florida vary from dorm to dorm.Heritage Hall is pretty decent and The rooms are reasonably sized and the bathrooms are clean. The RA's are very helpful in Heritage Hall and any of the other dorms. Presidents Hall is the newest installment and the nicest, but any of the dorms would be great choices.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at the University of West Florida are average. Some professors are average while others can be very good at their job. The classes seem to have purpose and they have been enjoyable for the most part.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of West Florida is a medium sized campus. If you are looking for a huge campus with tons of people and a big sports life it is probably not for you. This university tends to be for students looking for a smaller campus and a more small town feel, rather than a big university like FSU.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is fun and challenging. It has a beautiful campus with many exciting nature trails perfect for bike riding or for taking a relaxing walk. The campus is also only minutes from some of the most stunning beaches in Florida, I would highly recommend the University of West Florida to any prospective students.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Beach, kayaking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for the school scholarships on time.

    In three sentences

    UWF very welcoming staff and alumni, makes you feel like you are home. Athletics are strong in this school as I noticed, I will be swimming for the school soon. School campus is gorgeous, full of vegetation, makes you want to study outdoors.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Just have fun and do your work.

    In three sentences

    The best school ever. A place where you can truly meet great people .A life long experience you will never forget.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have a police station and always have cops driving around campus on patrol.

    Greek Life

    Love it!!!! Alpha Gamma Delta for life!!!!

    What to do for fun

    Join a sorority! Take advantage of the events the school puts together on campus. All events are usually free and they always have free food and prizes you can win. You always meet new people whenever you go to the events too!

    Food and Dining

    If you go to the commons, they have a Quizno's and other restaurants where I would frequent for my lunch breaks between classes.

    Dorm Life

    They currently have two new dorm buildings. They are simply breathtaking!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! It is such an amazing experience and you don't want to miss out!

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is an amazing campus, located approximately 30 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone is so nice and willing to help you find your way to become comfortable there. There is so much to do on campus, join sororities/ fraternities, clubs, intramural sports, organizations, or make up your own club!

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do on and off campus. There are always events going on around campus. And there are many clubs, bars, and night life off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are over priced. Everything is over priced. The Nautilus Market food isn't that good. Argo Galley is good so is the chick n grill and the quizznos. Papa John is great for that midnight snack. They sell not only pizza but also random snacks, drinks, and medicine. And ice cream.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun. I've had many fun experiences with my friends in the dorms. You meet strange but fun new people you wouldn't meet other wise.

    Academic Rigor

    I've learned a lot while I've been here so far. My Professors all really know their subject and make it fun. I always hated math and wasn't any good at it. I'm doing better than I ever have before.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself. The professors are really cool, they aren't going to treat you different from any other student. Study, college is expensive don't waste the money. Join a club. Be involved. There are plenty of things to get involved with. It'll help ease your stress and make friends.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school. The Professors are really great, they really know what they are teaching and make it fun. I've learned a lot while being here.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe to me. Campus security and police departments handle the jobs very professionally and keep crime to a minimum.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very diverse when it comes to clubs and activities. There's something on campus for everyone to participate in.

    Bang for the buck

    Awesome!! compared to many other universities in Florida, UWF is the cheapest. They also offer numerous scholarships and awards.

    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything. I prefer swimming in the pool or playing basketball in the gym. There are many clubs and organizations to get involved in like; fencing, paintball, rock climbing, jiu jitsu, and zumba just to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and there are numerous choices. The Nautilus Market, Galley, Quiznos, Papa Johns, Starbucks, Chik N' Grill, and Outakes are all here for you enjoyment. My favorite is the Galley.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome, I love the dorm life here on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't super hard, but does require well beyond just average effort. Professors make sure to push student to always do the best and submit above par work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!! The student body is upbeat and energetic, get involved participating in various clubs, organizations, or activities. Make friends because you will always want to know at least two people in your classes. Lastly don't be afraid to get to know your professors. Many professors love that you want to know more about them, become buddies with them.

    In three sentences

    One of the most beautiful college campuses I have been one. Student body is outgoing, staff and falcuty are very friendly and open, and campus life is serene. I really love the University of West Florida, wouldn't change a thing.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The university offers many clubs to join. Along with having a free gym membership to the students. This also includes the rock climbing wall.

    Food and Dining

    There is good on and off campus. The cafeteria offers traditional home cooked meals. They also have different places to eat such as Starbucks. Off campus close by us many more inexpensive good choices.

    Dorm Life

    Life on campus is also well kept and very nice. Every building is well maintained.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very fair. The professors are all highly educated and know what they are doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school and I would recommend to others

    In three sentences

    UWF is a very good school. They have high expectations and good programs. Also, they have a lot of support and people their to help you.

  • 09/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a nature trail for great R&R and UWF holds many student events where they show movies, hold dances, and tailgating before soccer and baseball games.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in student organizations that favor your interests. There are fraternities, sororities, professional, volunteer, and political interest groups that can help cultivate your skills.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida provides an exceptional amount of value. Instructors are available to the students for guidance or general questions. UWF gives students a relaxed college experience that is catered to their needs.

  • 09/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Personally, I hangout with friends for fun. Weekends have many night life things to do. And you can even find specific college nights during the week, if that's your things. If not, you can always hangout with the people outside your dorm, because there will Always be people.

    Food and Dining

    With the meal plan, the cafeteria like food is actually really good. Also there are many separate food options that takes Argo bucks as well as any credit card or cash.

    Dorm Life

    If greeklife is not an option, hanging out in the dorm you will meet many people also. There are always people going in and out, any hour of the day/night.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes and academics are valued here by the students. Your fellow classmates are always willing to help each other.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a small town-ish feel, house parties, and night road work. Definitely go greek to meet people, however the small schoolness makes greeklife serious!

    In three sentences

    UWF is a small community four year university. The Campus is close and you will be able to walk from one end to the other in the 15-20 mins you might have between your closest classes. The professors and staff are friendly and accepting.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every building has red phones that connect to the police, along with outdoor call boxes and campus police patrolling, no place is safer. The University also sends out text alerts if anything happens that may compromise safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    We are just about to get a football team which will add to our already great sports teams.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who need one on one time can find it here. The teacher freely post office hours and enjoy working with students.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and organizations here it's crazy. You will never want for something to do. There are also nature trails and canoeing to keep the active student occupied.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few places to eat on campus and all are good and reasonably priced. Not to mention just barely off campus is a Chick-fil-a.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but I hear the dorms are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because this school is small does not mean that the classes are easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a good school, but not a huge one, this is the place for you. The teachers actually know your name and are willing to help. Just look out for a place to park.

    In three sentences

    UWF is a small school that creates a perfect learning environment. The campus is small and cozy, and the teachers are excellent. I just really love this school.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is a good selection of food choices. Papa Johns is also opened to get pizza.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great except for the mattresses so mattress pads are suggested. The rooms are clean for the most part there is not to bad about them.

    Academic Rigor

    They have really diverse classes to fit with everyone's preference. Classes are very structured but the course load depends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you choose classes you need. Wait to buy books for class.

    In three sentences

    This university is very relaxing. There are a lot of great people here. The academics are great.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Any time you feel uncomfortable, you can call a campus officer and they will escort you whereever. There are also these safety poles everywhere that if you touch them, they call the police. I feel very safe on campus!

    Greek Life

    I'm personally not in a greek life club, but from what I hear they are great and there isnt any crazy things you have to do to get it.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you think of it, we have the club, and if we for some reason we don't you can make it! Enough said!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to be involved. There are so many clubs, frats and sororities to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditional locations I guess would be the cannon greens. You will see people there sun bathing or reading, and they have all the events there.

    Bang for the buck

    I say four stars because the actual classes are cheap! The books are decent, but if you live on campus you are required to have a meal plan which is a waste of about $2000.

    What to do for fun

    Wellll.... there is a never ending list. There is always something going on on campus. They have so many events, like concerts, scavenger hunts, movies out on the cannon greens, but in case you aren't into that stuff, there is a very nice gym complete with free cycling, yoga, zumba, and pilates classes, a rockwall, plenty of workout equipment, an indoor track, and indoor and outdoor basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts. Also, there are I think four nature trails. You can rent canoes and bikes to ride on, and there is even an archeology museum on campus!

    Food and Dining

    i have the meal plan which all first year students are required to have. At first it was great while I was trying to adapt to college life, but going through the semester the food got pathetic. It's like the people in the kitchen gave up. (This previous comment was based on the commons) i will say though that the Papa Johns is fantastic, the argo galley is awesome, and the Starbucks I go to practically everyday!

    Dorm Life

    I live in Martin and the people there are so helpful. They are more than willing to help you study and they have tons of programs for everyone to get together and socialize. The rooms themselves are rather large compared to most of the other dorms I have looked in and they are pretty clean. If you have a problem, maintenance will come fix it quickly and for free.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here make learning both challenging but understandable. They are willing to help for the most part and are more than willing to stay after class or meet during office hours to assist you with any problems you may be having.

    Tips for prospective students

    For your first year live in the housing on campus. You make so many new friends and have so many more opportunities to attend events on campus.

    In three sentences

    This is such a great school with great professors, beautiful campuses, and wonderful people. With my family living 18 hours away, I was surprised how well I adapted to living away from home. There is always something to do and so many clubs to get involved with. I couldn't have picked a better college!

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    they are a lot of clubs and events going on every day in school

    Food and Dining

    food is ok not all that could use a little more flavoring of be cook properly

    Dorm Life

    its fun you make a lot of new friends fast and room size is good if you live in a two bed room dorm

    Academic Rigor

    I find there education system good they have an amazing anthropology program.

    Tips for prospective students

    just keep up with your work and get involved it keeps you from being home sick

    In three sentences

    the school is great every one is friendly and fun there is a lot of events and activates. there are smaller class size never seen a class with no more then 100 students there is a lot of help opportunities.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a more personal feel for college life. You don't get lost in a sea of 50k students or more the campus is a perfect size.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of fun clubs to join and it's in a great area.

    Food and Dining

    Good lunch and dinner. Could have more variety.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too difficult if you just attend classes and pay attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick your classes wisely. Adjust your schedules so your classes are in one area. Don't park in staff parking.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Besides Papa Johns, Seattle's Best Coffee and Starbucks the food choices on campus are few. While the Argo Galley does provide some variety, its in my opinion overly expensive. The mandated meal plan is a total waste, especially since I've gotten sick multiple times while eating at the Nautilus Market.

    Dorm Life

    It's a little too noisy for my liking. Quiet hours aren't really enforced so no one is ever really respectful and quiet.

    Academic Rigor

    Its a typical university. I took classes at a state college in the same town and honestly feel that those class were more difficult than UWFs.

    In three sentences

    The campus is nice, fairly small. The class sizes are small which helps instructors to provide more one on one participation with students. I only wish the campus provided more activities on campus for students.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Living on campus there has never been a moment when I didn't feel safe because the campus police are constantly patrolling the areas and making sure there isn't any thing unusual going on by even sending e-mails every week.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everyday there are different students asking you to join or sending emails to each student about scholarships you can apply for or chances to get free books.The campus has many pep rallys which gathers students and shows school spirit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UWF has open mic night every wednesday where students can come out and show the talents that they have in front of most of the school.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has an unlimited amount of activities and clubs to join. The gym is the place I love to attend the most because they have things such as rock climbing, basketball courts and dance rooms. Also there is a lounge where you can go and eat ,watch tv, play pool and relax.

    Food and Dining

    Here at UWF there are a variety of dining choices such as Quiznos ,Papa johns and Moe's the food here is great and students are given a card with 300 bucks to attend any dining service on campus. The food in the cafeteria is also great, there are about 5 lines each with different types of dishes to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here at UWF are very fun my RA is always trying to do what he can to keep us occupied which makes staying on campus a great experience. Last semester all of the dorm halls competed in a series of athletic events to see who would hold the title as the best hall on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at UWF care about there students a lot and every decision they make is beneficial to us. All of the Academic Advisors seem to really want each student to succeed by placing us in the courses that are going to make the road to graduation smooth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students considering attending UWF should definitely take a campus tour because this school was very influential to my life, as an incoming freshman UWF made the transition from home alot easier.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is a great place to focus on your studies which gives you endless opportunities to succeed. The dinning is incredible and the campus has a bunch of activities to participate in each week. UWF is definitely a school that anyone would love to attend for there college career.

  • 01/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    dark paths with long distances between emergency phones.

    Greek Life

    decent if you're in the top frat.

    Clubs and Activities

    rock climbing is pretty cool

    Great for these types of students

    if you're athletic you'll love this spread out campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nature trail is pretty cool.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition goes up every year but they are constantly adding new features every semester.

    What to do for fun

    Sports if you're into it. Nice complex.

    Food and Dining

    Same stuff over and over.

    Dorm Life

    Dont be stupid with your decisions. It might be your room but its still UWF's house.

    Academic Rigor

    Good quality, some limited variety.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! Don't ever think you can pass a test or class like high school. College is a whole different animal so buckle down and make your schedules early.

    In three sentences

    UWF is a great school that offers a lot of one on one learning opportunities. Teachers are usually knowledgeable and can help you propel your career. Overall good school for the size and price.

  • 02/13/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable state college

    What to do for fun

    Tons of clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus talk to current students

    In three sentences

    Honestly can't wait to come here,seems like a nice community. Got awarded a presidential scholarship so it seemed like the best option. Want to try my hardest to be an amazing Argonaut.

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is amazing.

    Greek Life

    I am not apart of greek life so I can't really answer this.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school is extremely involved with different activities and events for students.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who love the outdoors and also students who like smaller schools.

    Bang for the buck

    This is the cheapest university in the state of Florida.

    What to do for fun

    I typically play a lot of sports or play video games.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dinning could be a lot better.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty solid.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any university academics is always a main focus and that is no difference here at UWF.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be ready for a lot of fun and outdoors activities.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is a up and coming school. This is the cheapest university in the state of Florida and its campus life is amazing.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The classes at university definitely range from really easy to really difficult, depending on your major and the classes you choose to take for your general studies or gordon rule classes. But if you are serious about completing your college degree, this should not be a problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    If it's too far away make sure that it's the school you want to attend, because Pensacola is a small city and there is not that much to do unless you know your way around the area. But if you love the beach, this school is perfect because it is only about 30 minutes away from the beaches here are gorgeous!

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is an amazing campus with a lot of diversity among the students and faculty. The university is a best when choosing a school far enough away from home, but not out of state. I love the morale and spirit for the school is what keeps me having pride in my school.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    It is definitely a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    When transferring here, make sure you stay on top of your transfer process. Information tends to not be said and can cause confusion.

    In three sentences

    The class sizes are nice and small. The teachers are phenomenal. Being a transfer student, you don't get treated with the same respect as other students.

  • 04/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Market food is pretty good. Other food provided is good, but expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Southside is not the best, but is the cheapest. The other dorms seem to have a real sense of community.

    Academic Rigor

    Try hard and you'll do well, but don;t care and you'll fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be active in the community to meet people.

  • 04/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have great campus safety we have an escort service if you want someone to walk you to your car and we have poles that if you just touch them it will notify the police and you can talk to them and they will know your location on campus.

    What to do for fun

    We have CAB events and clubs throw events all the time there's always something going on you just have to stay informed.

    Food and Dining

    We even have fresh sushi served daily! Such great restaurants on campus definitely a variety and we have a buffet.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms so I can't rate accurately

    Tips for prospective students

    You should apply!

    In three sentences

    This is a great school! It's like you go to a private school because theirs not 500 people per class and you have so many resources to help students succeed, and you pay at a public school price. They really care about the students succeeding and finishing the semester strong!

  • 04/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The material is simple and easy to comprehend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make use of discussion because there will be no face-to-face interactions.

    In three sentences

    The University of West Florida is a great school. The school offers a fully online masters course that is affordable and helps save me traveling time. The courses educate students just like a regular on-ground course.

  • 05/25/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Poles all over campus with emergency phones to REAL police officers on campus.

    Food and Dining

    AMAZING!!! Lots of choices and taste pallets.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are good size. Personal bathroom and comes with minifridge and micro!

    Academic Rigor

    Honors program is awesome and involves traveling ABROAD!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    COME HERE! SCHEDULE TOUR! COME HERE!

    In three sentences

    I LOVE UWF's campus and security measures. You can have lots of fun, eat great food and be safe! Can't wait to move in!

  • 05/26/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Great Campus

  • 05/31/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has adequate security.

    Greek Life

    unable to rate at this time

    Clubs and Activities

    unable to rate at this time

    Great for these types of students

    unable to rate at this time

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    unable to rate at this time

    Bang for the buck

    unable to rate at this time

    What to do for fun

    The campus is just a short drive from one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida.

    Food and Dining

    unable to rate at this time

    Dorm Life

    unable to rate at this time

    Academic Rigor

    unable to rate at this time

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and meet with or email one of the academic advisers.

    In three sentences

    UWF has a small campus feel with all of the benefits of a large university. The registrars office has been extremely helpful in answering any questions and offering solutions. Tuition costs are affordable with a wide variety of degree choices.

  • 07/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    My main reason for choosing UWF was the price. You get the private college experience for a small college price.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun! We have numerous organizations, from Rotaract Club to the surf club! Whatever you want to do, we have it!

    Food and Dining

    I love the location of the Starbucks! Since it is located on the first floor of the library I will never get tired while I'm studying.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived on campus but I throughly enjoyed visiting my friends in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I love being challenged by my classes. With that said, I have not encountered a class that I have felt was too hard. My professors have all been willing to help me to make sure I understand all the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy your parking decal before the first day of classes! Parking services is no joke, they will ticket you on the first day. Make sure to show up thirty minutes early. We have very limited parking so it is hard to find a spot sometimes.

    In three sentences

    This is a beautiful campus. The classes are not large and you get to know your professors. Everybody you encounter is excited to have you at the school, such a friendly environment!