University of West Alabama

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School Overview

The University of West Alabama is located in Livingston, Alabama. It is a small state university situated on a historic campus.

Many students are drawn to this school for its small class sizes. Students enjoy the benefits of a private school without the high tuition rates.

Although the school has a small study body, numerous academic programs are offered at the University of West Alabama. The following schools provide the university’s educational programs:

  • The school of business
  • The school of liberal arts
  • The school of education
  • The school of nursing
  • The school of natural sciences and mathematics

This university also offers online degree programs. Some master’s degree programs are offered at this school, predominantly in education.

General Information

Admission Office

Station 4

Livingston, AL 35470

(205) 652-3578

(888) 636-8800

Fax: (205) 652-3708



Contact: Richard Hester

Director of Admissions
Main Address
205 North Washington Street

Livingston, AL 35470

(205) 652-3400

www.uwa.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 1,868

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 310

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,867

Graduate enrollment: 3,020

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 68%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 56%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,608 $5,100 $5,780 $6,524 +12.87%
Books and Supplies $900 $1,025 $1,120 $1,120 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $3,633 $4,149 $4,416 $4,828 +9.33%
Other $2,400 $3,552 $3,736 $3,736 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $5,283 $3,863 $3,836 $4,142 +7.98%
Other $2,400 $3,552 $3,736 $3,736 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $11,541 $13,826 $15,052 $16,208 +7.68%
In-state Off Campus $13,191 $13,540 $14,472 $15,522 +7.26%
In-state with Family $5,508 $6,125 $6,900 $7,644 +10.78%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $6,360
In-state Student Fees $120
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $12,720
Out-of-state Student Fees $120

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 263 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 229 82% $1,087,651 $4,750
• Federal grants 170 61% $586,962 $3,453
• Pell grants 168 60% $550,662 $3,278
• Other federal grants 61 22% $36,300 $595
Local and state government scholarships or grants 26 9% $16,546 $636
Institutional scholarships or grants 205 73% $484,143 $2,362
Student loan financial aid 206 74% $1,078,295 $5,234
• Federal student loans 206 74% $1,078,295 $5,234
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 202 956 51
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10
Biology and Biological Sciences 10
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Programs 42
Accounting 10
Business Administration and Management 30
Management Information Systems 2
Education 74 956
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 195
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 315
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 37
Educational Leadership and Administration 13
Educational/instructional Technology 94
Elementary Education and Teaching 36 160
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 34 22
Secondary Education and Teaching 75
Special Education and Teaching 4 45
Engineering Technology 15
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields, Other 10
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians, Other 5
English Language and Literature/letters 6
English Language and Literature 6
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 3 47
Athletic Training/trainer 3
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 47
History 7
History 7
Mathematics and Statistics 7
Mathematics 7
Mechanics and Repairers 4
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 7
Biological and Physical Sciences 7
Physical Sciences 3
Chemistry 3
Psychology 11
Psychology 11
Social Sciences 17
Sociology 17
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering Technologies

Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Nursing (RN) A

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of West Alabama Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(205) 652-3400
Website:www.uwa.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.uwa.edu/apply_now.aspx
Address:Station One, Livingston, AL 35470
Setting:43
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,986
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):30%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,772 (44% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,876
Out-of-state Tuition:$16,162
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,322

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of West Alabama Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of West Alabama.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services51
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education639
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
History1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences1
Psychology11
Social Sciences1
Grand total622312

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of West Alabama.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services51
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education639
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Psychology11
Social Sciences1
Grand total61311

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of West Alabama and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,876
Out-of-state$16,162
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,580
Out-of-state$12,970

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid38993%
Grant or scholarship aid35484%$5,322
Student loan aid38892%$6,939

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,35571%$5,071
Federal student loans1,31168%$9,018

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of West Alabama. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of West Alabama students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,032470562
Percent admitted100%55%52%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%37%36%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of West Alabama Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,986
Undergraduate enrollment1,978
Graduate enrollment2,008

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of West Alabama Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

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