It’s the non-tangibles, the spirit of a place and its people, that make UWA such an amazing place. Start your journey to become a UWA Tiger.


UWA Facts

14:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

2,250 On-Campus Students

55% Female 45% Male

85 Academic Majors and Minors

19 NCAA DivisionII sports

80%+ UWA students receiving financial aid in the form of scholarships

Schools & Programs

College of Business
• Accounting
• Automotive Technology (short certification)
• Business Administration
• Computer Information Systems
• Emergency Medical Services
• Finance
• Industrial Maintenance (two-year program)
• Engineering Technology
• Management
• Marketing
• Technology

College of Education
• Athletic Training
• Collaborative Teacher Special Education
• Early Childhood Development: Non-certification
• Elementary Education
• Exercise Science Comprehensive
• Physical Education P-12
• Physical Education: Sport Management
• Secondary Education

College of Liberal Arts
• English
• English: Language Arts Teacher Certification
• History
• History: General Social Science Teacher Certification
• History: Teacher Certification
• Integrated Marketing Communications
• Integrated Marketing Communications: Sports Communication Track
• Interdisciplinary Arts Comprehensive
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Psychology
• Public History (certificate program)
• Sociology and Social Work Dual Degree
• Sociology: Criminal Justice Track
• Sociology: Traditional Track

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
• Biology
• Biology Comprehensive: Conservation and Field Biology Track
• Biology Comprehensive: Medical Track
• Biology: Teacher Certification
• Chemistry
• Chemistry Comprehensive: Forensic Track
• Chemistry Comprehensive: Pre-pharmacy
• Chemistry Comprehensive: Traditional Track
• Environmental Science Comprehensive
• General Science: Teacher Certification
• Marine Biology Comprehensive
• Mathematics
• Mathematics: Actuarial Science
• Mathematics: Computer Information Systems Comprehensive
• Mathematics: Teacher Certification
• Nursing

College of Nursing
• Nursing
• Accounting
• Anthropology
• Art
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Computer Information Systems
• Creative Writing
• Early Childhood Education
• Economics
• Elementary Education
• English
• Environmental Sciences
• Finance
• General Science
• History
• Journalism
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Medical Sciences
• Music
• Physical Education
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public History
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Special Education
• Sports Psychology
• Technology
• Theatre


The University of West Alabama, founded in 1835, is a public four-year college nestled on the west side of the state of Alabama. We boast a 14:1 student-faculty ratio and pride ourselves on providing the most comprehensive, hands-on approach to learning possible, with personal advising and individualized career coaching.

UWA offers 19 NCAA Division II sports. In the last few years alone, we have celebrated a Super Bowl hero, an Olympic Team Trials qualifier, the Gulf South Conference Men’s All-Sports trophy, and four GSC conference championships. It is a good time to be a UWA Tiger!

These are some of the best years of your life. So you need to have fun! UWA offers thrilling outdoor activities, personalized fitness training, competitive NCAA Division II athletics, intramural sports, a lively Greek scene, and a host of activities that will keep your calendar full. The only thing missing is you.

Campus traditions
Have you ever played volleyball in a giant mud pit? Attended a campus-wide talent competition? Participated in a campus-wide search for a hidden key? Taken a ghost tour on Halloween? Our many traditions add to the charm and unique history of our campus