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University of West Alabama Overview

University of West Alabama is a public institution situated in Livingston, Alabama. The rural area surrounding University of West Alabama is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is University of West Alabama Known For?

376 Undergraduate Awards
$25,218 Avg Cost After Aid
28% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at University of West Alabama.
  • In 2017-2018, 49% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of West Alabama Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

University of West Alabama has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#63 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#148 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#273 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of West Alabama.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Online Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Online Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of West Alabama?

Location of University of West Alabama

Contact details for University of West Alabama are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Station One, Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: 205-652-3400
Website: www.uwa.edu
Facebook: http://www.uwa.edu/facebook.aspx

How Do I Get Into University of West Alabama?

You can apply to University of West Alabama online at: https://www.uwa.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for University of West Alabama

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of West Alabama?

28% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to University of West Alabama, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 28%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 30%, and the acceptance rate for women is 27%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to University of West Alabama submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 520. Math scores were between 420 and 500.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of West Alabama  ( 440 to 520 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of West Alabama  ( 420 to 500 )
200
800
University of West Alabama received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 16 and 22. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for University of West Alabama  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of West Alabama  ( 16 to 22 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of West Alabama  ( 18 to 23 )
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36

Can I Afford University of West Alabama?

$25,218 Net Price
96% Take Out Loans
7.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of West Alabama is $25,218. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of West Alabama, approximately 96% of students took out student loans averaging $7,077 a year. That adds up to $28,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of West Alabama is 7.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of West Alabama Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,883 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,239 undergraduate students at University of West Alabama, with 1,883 being full-time and 356 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of West Alabama

There are also 3,414 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,883 full-time undergraduates at University of West Alabama, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of West Alabama

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of West Alabama students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of West Alabama Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 769
Hispanic or Latino 28
White 862
International Students 78
Other Races/Ethnicities 140

Geographic Diversity

Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at University of West Alabama. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 32 countries are represented at University of West Alabama. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at University of West Alabama

3,374 Took All Classes Online
3,714 Took At Least One Class Online
15.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at University of West Alabama. In 2017-2018, 3,714 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of West Alabama has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of University of West Alabama

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of West Alabama was 15.5%. This is the #89 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at University of West Alabama regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of West Alabama majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 37%
Business Administration & Management 26%
Business, Management & Marketing 21%
Communication & Journalism 30%
Communication & Media Studies 30%
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 53%
Education 15%
Educational Administration 43%
Finance & Financial Management 25%
Health Professions 18%
Management Information Systems 38%
Marketing 43%
Mental & Social Health Services 71%
Special Education 18%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of West Alabama ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at University of West Alabama.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Sociology #4
General English Literature #4
English Language & Literature #5
Student Counseling #5
Special Education #7
Child Development & Psychology #8
Management Information Systems #8
Finance & Financial Management #13
Communication & Media Studies #13
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #13
Instructional Media Design #13
Marketing #17
Communication & Journalism #17
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #19
General Psychology #21
Teacher Education Grade Specific #22
Social Sciences #24
Psychology #25
Educational Administration #28
Accounting #34
Education #38
Business Administration & Management #50
Business, Management & Marketing #57

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of West Alabama Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 19 22 380 421
Educational Administration 0 0 60 107 167
Special Education 0 1 26 107 134
Student Counseling 0 0 27 100 127
Instructional Media Design 0 0 5 67 72
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 10 0 52 62
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 54 0 0 54
Nursing 51 0 0 0 51
Business Administration & Management 0 22 0 24 46
Health & Physical Education 0 24 0 0 24
General Biology 0 21 0 0 21
Communication & Media Studies 0 20 0 0 20
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 4 0 13 17
Finance & Financial Management 0 16 0 0 16
Accounting 0 15 0 0 15
Marketing 0 14 0 0 14
General Psychology 0 14 0 0 14
Mathematics 0 13 0 0 13
Economics 0 12 0 0 12
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 11 0 0 11
General Engineering Technology 3 7 0 0 10
Allied Health Professions 0 10 0 0 10
Management Information Systems 0 8 0 0 8
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 7 7
Chemistry 0 6 0 0 6
Sociology 0 6 0 0 6
History 0 5 0 0 5
General English Literature 0 4 0 0 4
Mechanical Engineering Technology 3 0 0 0 3
Biological & Physical Science 0 3 0 0 3
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 2 2
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 57 319 140 859 1,375

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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