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The University of West Alabama
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  • 4 Year
  • LIVINGSTON, AL

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade A

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West Alabama is an above-average public university located in Livingston, Alabama. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,775 undergraduate students. The West Alabama acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Engineering Technician, and Biology. Graduating 40% of students, West Alabama alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,400.

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STATION ONE
LIVINGSTON, AL 35470
About West Alabama...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference

The University of West Alabama Rankings

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West Alabama Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1020
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,685 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,785 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
64%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 22 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 24 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 24 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    40%
  • Online
    41%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,775 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
473
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Friendly
    67%
  • open/friendly but stay in your own circle
    25%
  • Open
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 28 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • There's something about this place
    50%
  • Cozy.
    29%
  • Like living in the 1960s
    7%
  • Underrated
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 13 responses

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