Wednesday, September 5, 2007

University of West Florida
University of West Florida Seal
The University of West Florida is a public university, located in Pensacola, Florida. The mascot is an Argonaut, and the school's logo is the chambered nautilus.

Currently, UWF enrolls roughly 10,000 students (2006 head count) in its three colleges, and has conferred more than 59,000 associate, bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

49 degree programs, more than 117 specializations
32.6% male, 67.4% women
Student population represents all 50 states and 92 countries
20% of UWF students are minority, 1.6% are international students
89% of students are Florida residents, 11% of students are non-Florida residents
Average class size is 29 students
Middle 50th Percentile ACT score is 21-25
Middle 50th Percentile SAT score is 970-1150
Middle 50th Percentile high school GPA is 3.1-4.0
Student to Faculty ratio is 20:1
98% of classes (excluding some labs) are taught by faculty, of which 83% have a terminal degree
NCAA Divisions II Sports
Over 100 clubs and organizations Profile
The main campus of 1,600 acres of rolling hills and natural woodland along the Escambia River is ten miles north of downtown Pensacola, Florida. Its facilities have been designed to complement the natural forest and waterways. On the main campus can be found the John C. Pace Library. It is the largest library in the Northwest Florida area. In addition to the main library on the main campus north of Pensacola, Florida, there is a branch library in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. It has 628,000 printed volumes, 1 million microfilms and microfiches, 3,000 serial subscriptions and nearly 2,000 online journal subscriptions.
UWF shares a branch campus in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., with Okaloosa-Walton College, and has several centers and sites where academic programs and/or courses are taught. In addition, the University of West Florida has waterfront property on Santa Rosa Island that is available for recreational, academic, and research pursuits. The University operates the OWC/UWF Fort Walton Beach Campus, the Eglin Air Force Base Center, and offices at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Hurlburt Field, and Whiting Field.


Main article: Historic Pensacola Village Historic Pensacola Village
UWF hosts many opportunities for involvement through student clubs and organizations. Registered student organizations, administered by the University Commons, include: academic clubs, Greek organizations, professional and honor societies, religious organizations and special interest groups.

University of West Florida Student Life
NAIC Fraternities: Alpha Tau Omega (AΤΩ), Kappa Alpha Order (ΚA), Kappa Sigma (ΚΣ), Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣAE), Sigma Alpha Mu (ΣAM), Sigma Chi (ΣΧ), and Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE).
NPC Sororities: Alpha Gamma Delta (AΓΔ), Alpha Delta Pi (AΔΠ), Alpha Chi Omega (AΧΩ), and Phi Sigma Sigma (ΦΣΣ).
NPHC Greek Life: Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), Zeta Phi Beta (ZΦB), and Delta Sigma Theta (ΔΣθ).

Student Housing
UWF intercollegiate athletics compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference.
As of the Fall 2006, the UWF Men's soccer team ranked third in Division II.

University of West Florida School Songs
UWF's official mascot is the Argonaut, a mythical group of Greek sailors, who accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest for the Golden Fleece. However, the official logo of the institution is the Chambered Nautilus; because of this, students jokingly refer to themselves as the UWF "Fighting Seashells."

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