B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A
University of West Alabama is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
Station One
Livingston, AL 35470
Website

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
73%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
790-1090
ACT Range
18-21
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of West Alabama

Cost

Net Price
$12,884/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,626/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,313/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,450/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,599/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,637/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
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.20 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,704Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    78%
  • Open
    11%
  • open/friendly but stay in your own circle
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.24 responses
Poll
82%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • There's something about this place
    60%
  • Cozy.
    30%
  • Like living in the 1960s
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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University of West Alabama Reviews

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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.
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The University of West Alabama has to be the best college around. Everyone is so friendly, nice and helpful. I've never seen so many happy spirits around UWA. I'm sure if you attended you'd love it. It's really worth attending. The professors are amazing and so is the food! I'd recommend The University of West Alabama to any senior in high school. It's worth your wild.
West Alabama has a lot of great things but at the same time there are not a lot of great things. For example, the campus is small, but everything is so far apart. The food places don't stay open on the weekend unless you want to go to Burger King. The teachers are not as understanding and don't listen. There's nothing exciting that makes West Alabama come out. As far as friends, West Alabama has the best friends you could have. You meet some real important people here and you have the time of your lives with them. But this is my experience of the University of West Alabama.