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University of West Florida

University of West Florida

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Founded: 1967

Contact: (850) 474-2000


The University of West Florida began September 1967 as upper-level institution enrolling juniors, seniors, and graduate students. With an initial enrollment of 1,422 students and only a handful of buildings, UWF graduated its first 58 students in June 1968.

The move toward a traditional college structure started in 1979 with the establishment of three colleges, and the approval for a lower division was received, UWF admitted freshmen students in 1983.

Today, enrollment exceeds 12,000 and UWF’s campus is the second-largest main campus in the state university system. In addition to the main campus, UWF has locations in downtown Pensacola and in Fort Walton beach. Nationally recognized research centers include the Archaeology Institute, Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation, the Haas Center and the Florida Small Business Development Center.

Board of Trustees

Building. 10 / Room 102
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514


Dr. Martha Saunders

11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Florida 32514-5750

Ombudsman Office

Dr. Vannee Cao-Nguyen

Associate Vice President, Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs

Student Ombudsperson
Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs
University of West Florida
Bldg 11/219