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University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama

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Overview

Student Population
5,200
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
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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 8,870 prospective students applied, and 3,518 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 415 enrolled in the school.  4,755 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 445 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $8,450 plus fees of $1,590. University of West Alabama is ranked 960 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
2/10
Outcomes

University of West Alabama is rated within the lower 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
University of West Alabama overview
SAT 860/1020
ACT 18/23
GPA 3.16
Applications Accepted
39.7% 
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Applicant Competition High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Alabama Resident Tuition
$8,450
In State Costs for University of West Alabama
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,216
Other Fees$1,590
Room and Board $7,080
Budget for Other Expenses$3,505
Total One Year Cost$21,841
Out of State Resident Tuition
$16,900
Out of State Costs for University of West Alabama
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,216
Other Fees$1,590
Room and Board $7,080
Budget for Other Expenses$3,505
Total One Year Cost$30,291

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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.

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