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University of West Florida
Type Public
Space grant
Established 1963
Endowment $79.1 million
President Martha Dunagin Saunders
Academic staff
Students 12,850
Undergraduates 9,721
Postgraduates 3,129
Location , ,
United States
Campus 1,600 acres (6.5 km²)
Colors Blue and Green
Athletics NCAA Division II – Gulf South
Nickname Argonauts, Argos
Mascot Argie the Argonaut
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The University of West Florida (West Florida or UWF) is a public university in Pensacola, Florida. It was opened in 1963 as a member institution of the State University System of Florida.

It is a research university without faculties of law or medicine, a space-grant institution, and the third largest campus in the State University System, at 1,600 acres (6.5 km2).

The main 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.

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