Tuition & Fees

$10,040

$18,490

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
48%
12-17
26%
24-29
16%
18-23
43%
12-17
41%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
60%
12-17
21%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,084
Declined + 5,304
Total Received 7,388
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Public

2,111

undergraduate students

2,535

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Studies
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Elementary Education
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Codes

SAT 1737
ACT 0024

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Location

School Facts

The University of West Alabama (formerly Livingston University) is a public 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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,646
Established in 1835
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Livingston, AL

514-acre campus in Livingston (population: 3,454), 60 miles from Tuscaloosa. Served by bus; major airport serves Birmingham (116 miles); other airport and train serve Meridian, MS (40 miles).

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 9% of male students
 
5 sororities 12% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
48%
12-17
26%
24-29
16%
18-23
43%
12-17
41%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
60%
12-17
21%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline June 1 (priority deadline)
August 18
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,084
Declined + 5,304
Total Received 7,388

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Richard Hester
Vice President of Student Affairs
P: 888 636-8800
F: 205 652-3522
admissions@uwa.edu

Financial Aid

21%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,427

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,450
Room $5,420
Board $2,600
Additional fees $1,590
Books & supplies $1,216
Total $19,276
Average Financial Aid - $10,427
Total with Avg. Aid $8,849

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,793,997
State $24,356
Institutional
Other external
Total $4,818,353

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,936,531
Other external $315,493
Total $3,252,024
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Steve Smith
Director of Financial Aid Operations
sdsmith@uwa.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
rodeo
soccer
softball
tennis
track (outdoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Bass Club

Club Sports - Women's

Bass Club

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Stan Williamson (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Gulf South Conference
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
red, white, and black

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult/Continuing Education/Teaching
Athletic Training
Automotive Engineering Technology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Information Sciences
Conservation Biology
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Services
Engineering Technology
English
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Experimental Psychology
Finance
General Science
Guidance/Counseling
Health Sciences
History
Instructional Leadership
Integrated Marketing Communication
Interdisciplinary Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies
Learning Design/Technology
Library Media
Management
Marine Biology
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Computer Science
Nursing
Physical Education
Psychology
Public Safety
Quantative Finance/Economics
Rural Education
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Sociology
Special Education
Sport Management
Student Affairs in Higher Education
Technology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Studies
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Elementary Education

Programs Offered

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

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

4,646

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

45%

2,111
students

Female
55%
1,169

Male
45%
942

55%

2,535
students

Female
81%
2,047

Male
19%
488

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

1,843
students

Female
57%
1,037

Male
43%
806

13%

268
students

Female
50%
132

Male
50%
136

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
44%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 28
Countries most often represented Australia
China
Ireland
Kenya
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Mark Davis
Director
205 652-5456
mdavis@uwa.edu

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