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University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama

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Overview

Student Population
5,734
University of West Alabama overview
Location Livingston, Alabama
Online uwa.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Rural
University of West Alabama overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Livingston, Alabama, University of West Alabama is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 1,834 prospective students applied, and 1,708 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 257 enrolled in the school.  4,995 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 739 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $9,100 plus fees of $1,890. University of West Alabama is ranked 893 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

University of West Alabama is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Ratings

3/10
Overall
2/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
2/10
Outcomes
1/10
Value

University of West Alabama is rated within the lower 21% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of West Alabama within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
University of West Alabama overview
ACT 17/22
Estimated GPA 3.16
Applications Accepted
93.1% 
University of West Alabama overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Alabama Resident Tuition
$9,100
In State Costs for University of West Alabama
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,216
Other Fees$1,890
Room and Board $7,510
Budget for Other Expenses$3,505
Total One Year Cost$23,221
Out of State Resident Tuition
$18,200
Out of State Costs for University of West Alabama
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,216
Other Fees$1,890
Room and Board $7,510
Budget for Other Expenses$3,505
Total One Year Cost$32,321

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$38,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
28% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of West Alabama students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 27%
Health Professions 24%
Business 14%
English and Literature 6%
Social Sciences 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101587 IPEDS survey data for University of West Alabama.

Current students may use the University of West Alabama GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.