University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

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Tuition & Fees

$10,990

$20,090

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

75th
21
25th
16
75th
23
25th
16
75th
22
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,708
Declined 126
Total Received 1,834
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Public

2,825

undergraduate students

5,681

graduate students

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School Facts

The University of West Alabama is a public comprehensive university. It was founded as a church-affiliated academy for women in 1835, served as a teacher's college for much of its history, and gained university status in 1967. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business and Technology, Education, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the Division of Nursing. Its 514-acre campus is located in Livingston, 60 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 8,506
Established in 1835
Coeducational Coeducational

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514-acre campus in Livingston (population: 3,333), 60 miles from Tuscaloosa. Served by bus; major airport serves Birmingham (116 miles); other airport and train serve Meridian, MS (40 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Rural community

University of West Alabama
100 North Washington Street
Livingston, AL
35470

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

75th
21
25th
16
75th
23
25th
16
75th
22
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) August 21
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,708
Declined 126
Total Received 1,834

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services

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Financial Aid

78%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,500

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,100
Housing $4,760
Food $2,750
Additional fees $1,890
Books & supplies $1,216
Total $19,716
Average Financial Aid - $6,500
Total with Avg. Aid $13,216

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,335,318
State $35,493
Institutional
Other external
Total $5,370,811

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,307,873
Other external $348,737
Total $2,656,610

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 621-7742
F: 205 652-3847
financialaid@uwa.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

bass fishing

Club Sports - Women's

bass fishing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, golf, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Gulf South Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes yes
Conservation Biology. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Education, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Experimental Psychology. yes
Finance, General. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History, General. yes
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other. yes
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology/Technician. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Psychology, General. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Studies
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

8,506

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

33%

2,825
students

Female
63%
1,780

Male
37%
1,045

67%

5,681
students

Female
80%
4,547

Male
20%
1,134

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

2,083
students

Female
65%
1,344

Male
35%
739

26%

742
students

Female
59%
436

Male
41%
306

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
41%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

6%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Finland
France
Japan
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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