Based in Pensacola with additional locations in the region, UWF has awarded more than 100,000 degrees from over 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. The small class sizes ensure personalized, focused attention from some of the nation’s most engaging professors.
As the home of the Argonauts, UWF builds champions for life through an intercollegiate athletics program, leading the Gulf South Conference in all-time championships and all-sports trophies.
A driver of economic impact in Northwest Florida and beyond, UWF generates approximately $1 billion in total annual sales across the Florida economy. UWF is more than a university. It’s a symbol of success, commitment to lifelong learning and change.
– About Pensacola
Beyond the natural beauty of UWF’s 1,600-acre main campus (which doubles as a stunning nature preserve), we want you to experience all that the city of Pensacola, Florida has to offer.
Located on the Gulf of Mexico, UWF is minutes from the emerald waters and white sand of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. A vibrant and energetic beach town is only 30 minutes from campus, as well as pristine state and national parks that capture our coastal beauty.
We are also convenient to some of the most popular cities in the southeastern U.S. With easy access to major interstates, we are about 3 hours from New Orleans, 4 ½ hours to Atlanta, and 5 hours from Jacksonville.
Pensacola is home to numerous tourist attraction, sports teams, and other cultural highlights, including:
- Blue Wahoos minor league baseball team
- Pensacola Ice Flyers hockey
- Gulf Islands National Seashore
- U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team
- USS Oriskany (a 130-foot-deep artificial reef for sport divers)
- National Museum of Naval Aviation
- Historic Pensacola Village
- Pensacola Comic-Con
- …And more!
The downtown area offers 450 years of history, nightlife, fresh local cuisine, art and culture, unique shopping, and festivals throughout the year celebrating the arts, culture, music, food, and Mardi Gras.