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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
West Alabama is an above-average public university located in Livingston, Alabama. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,722 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the West Alabama acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 31% of students, West Alabama alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,200.
About The University of West Alabama...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
Station 4
Livingston, AL 35470
Website

The University of West Alabama Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1020
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,545/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,354/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,606/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,160/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,080/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,343/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,722Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Friendly
    70%
  • open/friendly but stay in your own circle
    20%
  • Open
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.25 responses
Poll
79%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • There's something about this place
    55%
  • Cozy.
    27%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • Like living in the 1960s
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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The University of West Alabama has a small beautiful campus with friendly faculty and staff anxious to serve their students and prospective students. When I first came to UWA, it was easy to get involved on campus and to get to know my professors. I am a member of Greek like, Junior SGA Senator, a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, and a student ambassador. The University prides themselves on being voted the safest campus in Alabama. It is a wonderful small town college to attend!
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The University of West Alabama is one of the best college experiences I've ever had. The environment is very much people friendly and is very welcoming. The teacher to student ratio is excellent, and the learning experiences are wonderful! I would recommend this school to anybody!
My overall experience at The University of West Alabama was fantastic. I made a lot of friends, and the people and professors were all very nice and helpful. The town is smaller then what I am used to but it was still beautiful. All of the buildings and classrooms were nice and they are still upgrading! The class size is no more then 30 students which fit me perfectly. I enjoy the smaller class room size because I can learn better and the professor knows who you are instead of being in a 200 student lecture hall.