West Alabama is an above-average public university located in Livingston, Alabama. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,843 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the West Alabama acceptance rate is 28%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 33% of students, West Alabama alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,400.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Gulf South Conference
The University of West Alabama Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.27 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
The University of West Alabama Reviews
I really enjoyed my time at the University of West Alabama. During the time I was there they began changing many things for the better. The school increased their safety standards, built new dorms, remodeled and expanded the cafeteria. Many of the students were from small towns around Alabama and Mississippi, however there were a lot of foreign students who played on the sports teams and were enrolled in the business department. This created a fresh new sense of diversity on campus. I enjoyed learning from most of the professors that I took classes from. There were a few that I felt were unqualified to teach certain classes and I shared this information with the Dean's of the prospective departments. If you are looking for a big party scene, this is not the school to go to. The people who did party usually partied on Thursday nights. Since most of the students are local, campus clears out on Friday after classes.
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!
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!