University of West Alabama Overview
University of West Alabama is a public institution situated in Livingston, Alabama. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of University of West Alabama.
What Is University of West Alabama Known For?
- 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.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 47% of the faculty were full-time.
University of West Alabama Rankings
Out of the 49 colleges in Alabama, University of West Alabama is ranked at #10.
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.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of West Alabama.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards University of West Alabama has earned from around the web.
|#12||Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology||College Factual|
|#42||Best Value Colleges for Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services||College Factual|
|#45||Best Value Colleges for Student Counseling||College Factual|
|#45||Best Value Colleges for Secondary Education||College Factual|
|#69||Best Value Colleges for Elementary Education||College Factual|
|#157||Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific||College Factual|
Where Is University of West Alabama?
Contact details for University of West Alabama are given below.
|Address:||Station One, Livingston, AL 35470|
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
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into University of West Alabama?
Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.
Average Test Scores
About 0% of students accepted to University of West Alabama submitted their SAT scores.University of West Alabama received ACT scores from 100% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 21. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 17 and 22.
Can I Afford University of West Alabama?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At University of West Alabama, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $5,806 a year. That adds up to $23,224 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at University of West Alabama is 7.3%. 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
There are also 3,486 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,775 full-time undergraduates at University of West Alabama, 32% are male and 68% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of West Alabama students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||718|
|Hispanic or Latino||41|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of West Alabama has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of University of West Alabama
The following table shows how University of West Alabama is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Child Development & Psychology||#1||#1|
|Other Homeland Security||#7||#7|
|Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology||#10||#7|
|Engineering Technology (Other)||#19||#13|
|Finance & Financial Management||#34||#71|
|General English Literature||#40||#37|
|Management Information Systems||#43||#49|
|English Language & Literature||#54||#52|
|Communication & Media Studies||#61||#52|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#61||#43|
|Communication & Journalism||#64||#55|
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 21.3%. This is the #687 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.
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|
|Engineering Technology (Other)||#13|
|Child Development & Psychology||#18|
|Other Homeland Security||#19|
|Communication & Media Studies||#58|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#70|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#83|
|Instructional Media Design||#89|
|Communication & Journalism||#113|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#174|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#226|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#398|
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.
*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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