University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

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Tuition & Fees

$10,990

$20,090

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
65%
12-17
19%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,644
Declined 4,925
Total Received 7,569
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Public

2,239

undergraduate students

3,414

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 5,653
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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Key Field

University of West Alabama
100 North Washington Street
Livingston
35470

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Wesley Campus Ministries
  • UWA Rotoract
  • Active Minds
  • Phi Mu
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha

Top Events

  • Serendipity Talent Show
  • UWA Football Games
  • Springfest

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
65%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,644
Declined 4,925
Total Received 7,569

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,100
Room & board $7,510
Additional fees $1,890
Books & supplies $1,468
Other fees $3,376
Total $23,344

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Soccer, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Soccer, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Athletic Training/Trainer
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Education, Other
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Management Information Systems, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

5,653

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

40%

2,239
students

Female
61%
1,357

Male
39%
882

60%

3,414
students

Female
81%
2,750

Male
19%
664

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

1,883
students

Female
62%
1,161

Male
38%
722

16%

356
students

Female
56%
196

Male
44%
160

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 66%
Student 4 year graduation rate 15%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
40%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

383

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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