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.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Gulf South Conference
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.21 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities43 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science27 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching17 Graduates
Business Administration and Management13 Graduates
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.25 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 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
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!
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.