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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  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 1,843 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.
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
28%
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

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Cost

Net Price
$13,326/ 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
$6,523/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
64%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,843Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
268
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Friendly
    58%
  • open/friendly but stay in your own circle
    25%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Open
    8%

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.27 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • There's something about this place
    54%
  • Cozy.
    31%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • Like living in the 1960s
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
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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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.
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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!
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!