Taking a look at the kinds of questions we get over time, we thought it would be both helpful and fun to put everything down in one place. Read through, enjoy. Let us know if there's something you'd like to see in here. Like most wiki's, it's never really "complete" anyway.
UWF's Financial Aid Code. Needed when you complete the Financial Aid Application, so you can be sure the information is sent to us.
0771 and 5833
UWF's standardized testing codes. Use the first code (0771) to be sure your ACT results are sent over to UWF when you complete the test. Use the second code (5833) to be sure your SAT scores are sent over to UWF when you complete the test.
14 - Number of Division II athletic sports at UWF, competing in the Gulf South Conference.
24 - Average class size for all courses at UWF; 34 is the average class size for freshmen.
40 - Percentage of students of color within the total enrollment.
34 - Average class size for ALL FRESHMAN courses at UWF.
38 - Number of students in UWF's first-ever graduating class (1968).
$40 - Cost of a 1-hour massage from a licensed allied health care professional at the Health, Leisure and Sports Facility. Budget tight? $25 gets you a half-hour massage.
76 - Percentage of students who receive financial aid.
83 - Percentage of classrooms on campus with 60 or fewer SEATS in the room; 8% hold over 100 seats; 0% hold more than 170 seats.
1559 - The year Spanish explorers and colonists founded Pensacola, making it the oldest European settlement in the continental U.S. They arrived August 15, 1559, only to have their settlement destroyed in a hurricane about a month later.
1,600 - Acres, that is. UWF's campus totals 1,600 acres, including our wildlife refuge and more than 25 miles of running/hiking/biking trails. Granted, not all that land is used for the campus proper but is considered campus property.
2,215 - UWF Housing System beds in use in 2012-2013. Another 250 or so will be added in August 2014.
2012 Enrollment Info
UWF's 2012 Freshman class was the largest in the schools history.
UWF welcomed approximately 1,847 new freshmen to campus in the fall.
UWF welcomed approximately 1,253 new transfers to campus in the fall.
UWF welcomed approximately 486 new graduate students to campus in the fall.
5833 and 0771
Use the first code (5833) to be sure your SAT scores are sent over to UWF when you complete the test.UWF's standardized testing codes. Use the second code (0771) to be sure your ACT results are sent over to UWF when you complete the test.
ArgoCamp: Scheduled a week before school starts, this additional/optional portion of UWF orientation gives incoming students get a chance to create new friendships, learn about our community and have fun before the school year begins.
ArgoConnect: A private, social network for UWF admitted students. Once admitted, students will be personally invited to join and meet the other future Argos in advance of their arrival.Argonaut: Inspired by Greek mythology, the legendary Jason and the Argonauts embarked on a long, perilous voyage to capture and bring home a golden fleece. This voyage symbolizes the journey of excellence embarked upon by each and every one of our students, to capture and bring home their college education.
Argopedia: A wiki of UWF trivia, definitions and other oddities and amusements.
Argus: It's the name of the ship builder who made the vessel upon which Jason and the Argonauts first sailed.
Average HS GPA for Incoming Freshmen: The average GPA of UWF freshmen students while they were in high school was 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
Central Time Zone: Well, we figure you already knew there was such a thing, but we were sure you didn't know we were IN IT.
Captain Thunder: The most famous of our resident alligators. Students usually spot him in the marshes beyond the campus nature trail.
Colonial Archaeological Trail: A trail that traces key elements of Pensacola history. You'll find the starting marker in the Plaza Ferdinand VII in Historic Pensacola Village.Cross of the Officer: Spain's highest civil honor given on behalf of the King, representing induction into the Order of Isabella the Catholic. UWF President Judith A. Bense received this honor in May 2010 in recognition of her work as a colonial Spanish scholar, including archaeological work in Florida.
Exam Jam: A campus event, held before "finals week," with food, entertainment and the chance to relax.
Expected Family Contribution (EFC): As determined by FAFSA, EFC is a family’s financial ability to pay college/university expenses, including tuition, books and living expenses.
Fall Frenzy: A campus event, usually held in October, where you can learn more about student activities and organizations. Bonus? Free food and LOTS of it.
Fighting Snails: While the Argonaut is the school's official mascot, UWF students (and some competing schools), lovingly refer to us as the "Fighting Snails" because of the university's nautilus shell logo. Verbal jabs aside, some say the nautilus shell represents "perfection in nature."
Financial Aid Award: The financial aid package a school offers to an individual student. Typically, schools send an Award Letter that outlines what financial aid is available to that student/family.
Financial Aid Award Letter: A letter that outlines what financial aid a school offers an individual student, including the types, amounts and conditions of the aid offered.
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid, fafsa.ed.gov. Submit this form to the government and have results sent to UWF, by using our school code (003955).
Federal PIN: a numeric signature assigned by pin.ed.gov. Both students and parents need a PIN to sign electronic financial aid forms.
Financial Need: If your Cost of Education (COE) exceeds your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), that gap is called “financial need.” The FAFSA helps determine financial need.
SAR: Student Aid Report is the report generated after you complete the FAFSA. UWF uses your SAR in need-based financial aid awards.
Financial Services Office: Located in Building 20E, the Financial Services Office is essentially the business office for the university, handling tuition payments and other money-related matters (other than financial aid application and award process).
Greens: Eat your veggies! No, seriously, we call the big, beautiful lawn areas at the center of campus "greens." Look for campus events held here throughout the year, including Exam Jam (before "finals week") where students can enjoy food and music. Look for outdoor movies throughout the year as well.
Holodek: The virtual reality, 3-D visualization lab housed inside the School of Science and Engineering Building (Building 4).
Hopjacks: A great place with a great vibe to get pizza … a new location popped up near campus, but the original is located downtown.
Mainstage Theater in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
McGuire's: Pensacola's famed Irish restaurant. It features millions of dollars stuck to the ceiling. And, locals report it’s also THE place to get Senate Bean Soup for just 19 cents. Plus, McGuire's has a running club that meets each week and sponsors many local running events in the community.
Most Popular Majors: Based on total number of majors and/or graduates, UWF's most "popular" majors include: psychology, communication arts, biology (especially marine biology), computer science, teacher education and pretty much anything form the College of Business. Of course, Dr. Judy Bense hails from our smokin' Archaeology program, so we decided to mention it, for obvious reasons. We think the others rock, too.MyUWF: A secure student information portal systemused on campus. It's also THE place where prospective students can check on the status of their application for admission online.
Nautilus Market: The student cafeteria located in the University Commons, which is what we call our student union.
Nautilus Chamber: A meeting room on the second floor of the University Commons, um, same building, blah blah blah, our student union.
Oak Grove: A wooded outdoor setting, behind the Aquatic Center, that groups use for events. It includes a covered pavilion with power and water, as well as a fire pit with benches.
Oil Spill: You may have heard of it. It was right off our white, sandy beaches. While a tragedy of epic proportions, there was a silver lining. The data gathered and the data it was compared to hailed from the hard work of many of our faculty and students'. What's more, much of the data that will be used to determine how long until the Gulf Coast is "recovered" will come from the UWF faculty from here forward since so many "experts" left when the news coverage stopped. It has become a fantastic source of professional-grade, undergraduate research opportunities to which no ordinary "internship" could even compare.
One-Zero (1-0, Binary Code): The shape of the School of Science and Engineering building as seen from space. OK, maybe not from space, but if you flew over it in an airplane like the Blue Angels for example, the building looks like a 1 and a 0, the two parts of binary code.
Ozone: Local pizza eatery. Sensing a college student theme?
Pensacola, FL: It's the perfect "place" for UWF students. It's a place to play. It's a place to work. It's a place to visit. Simply put, it's the perfect place. See Pensacola for yourself.Refuge: Another name for UWF's on-campus nature preserve.
SAIL Lab: The primary computer lab on campus.
Seville Quarter: Nightlife and entertainment center for Pensacola college students. Look for college night specials on Thursdays. The drinking age is still 21, in case anyone has forgotten.
Shanghai: A Chinese buffet minutes from campus. It's also a city in China. I'd bet that's not a coincidence.
Skylab: A new learning and technology center in the campus library. It's a must-see. Really, check it out!
Sports on Campus: UWF competes in the NCAA Division II, Gulf South Conference, in these sports. MEN: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis. WOMEN: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball.
TAG: The Art Gallery in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
Tristan de Luna Fleet: Discovered by two UWF students in 2006 and later explored by Professors John Bratten and Gregory Cook, this shipwreck in Pensacola Bay is the remains of one of the colonization ships of the Tristan de Luna fleet that sank during a hurricane in 1559.
UWF (You Will Finish): A play on the UWF acronym aimed at our campus-wide goal of individual student success, including graduation.
WUWF: Our campus radio and TV station