The University of West Florida Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.07 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 69 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 12,763 (10,193 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 78% part-time, 22% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,062 in-state; $24,894 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I have thoroughly enjoyed my classes in UWA's online graduate program. My professors are always available to answer my questions and they get back to me in a timely manner. I am learning so many different concepts that I will be able to use in my career as a School Counselor. These are just a few of the many reasons I love being a student at the University of West Alabama! I haven't found one thing that I dislike about my experience at UWA!!!
1.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros - Program requirements are well defined. Advisers are very knowledgeable, and supportive. Campus is beautiful. Cons - Online e-learning software program is underutilized by professors. Some Graduate program Professors are not easily accessible via e-mail, or on campus. Courses are offered in the Fall only, or Spring Only. There is only one professor teaching each course, so you are stuck with them regardless. Beware of hidden tuition fines and fees. If you are receiving financial aid, the UWF distribution date for F/A is after the Tuition due date.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program is very challenging and even though I take classes on-line, professors are accessible. The technological support is amazing.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I believe that UWF is a school worth attending if you live in the Pensacola area. The faculty are usually very helpful and advisors are on top of everything.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

The use of technology and accessibility of classmates and teachers are a major pro. Tuition is also affordable, especially for graduate programs when comparing to other universities. I love being able to access my classes any hour of the day so that I can keep my personal and work lives going but still attend school. I would say the one con about the program is that there aren't many scholarship options.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I am currently an online student and most of the above categories do not apply to online students
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program are that it will allow me to gain a better understanding of how to run and market a non-profit organization. I will be better prepared for organizing and being and administrator of a mental health and substance abuse clinic, which is my ultimate goal. A con of this graduate program is that it does not cater specifically to the needs of the mental health and substance abuse communities, instead it focuses primarily on the needs of the general medical communities, hospitals and clinics. Overall I feel this graduate program will greatly benefit my future career goal of owning and operating a non-profit mental health and substance abuse clinic.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: The work is doable and designed for people who are working in school settings. Cons: The professors for the online program are very hit and miss as far as responsiveness to questions. Also, 3 of my 12 classes had you make up false data to write papers on, it ethically made me uncomfortable given on the contexts.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

The online program for Educational Leadership is challenging, informative, and convenient. Although online learning takes a certain degree of self-motivation, the results are rewarding. Interaction with peers is professional and collegial. The technology at UWF is user-friendly and help desk provides quick and thorough assistance.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

University of West Florida is one of the greatest universities. I received a lot of help with my courses from the professors.
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