University of West Florida

The University of West Florida, also known as West Florida and UWF, is a mid-sized public university located in Pensacola, Florida

University of West Florida is a member institution of the State University System of Florida. The University of West Florida is a comprehensive research university without faculties of law or medicine. It is a space-grant institution that was established in 1963. The University of West Florida sits on the third largest campus in the State University System, 1,600 acres (6.5 km2), and its campus is a natural preserve that is bordered by two rivers and Escambia Bay. The university’s mascot is an Argonaut and its logo is the Chambered Nautilus.

Many of UWF’s programs of study are also accredited by specific organizations, these are:

  • Business- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Education- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Chemistry- American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • Engineering Technology- Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET)
  • Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science/Athletic Training- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Education Training (CAATE)
  • Music- National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Nursing- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Psychology- Masters in Psychology Accreditation Council (MPAC)
  • Social Work- Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Legal Studies- Florida Bar Association (FBA)