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University of West Alabama is a public institution located in Livingston, Alabama. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

$25,829 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
93% Acceptance Rate

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University of West Alabama Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

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 Online Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#5 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#17 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of West Alabama?

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Contact details for University of West Alabama are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Station One, Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: 205-652-3400
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?

93% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
Since University of West Alabama has an acceptance rate of 93%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

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.

ACT English Scores for University of West Alabama  ( 16 to 21 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of West Alabama  ( 16 to 23 )
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ACT Composite Scores for University of West Alabama  ( 17 to 22 )
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Can I Afford University of West Alabama?

$25,829 Net Price
83% Take Out Loans
7.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of West Alabama is $25,829. 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 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

1,775 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,248 undergraduate students at University of West Alabama, with 1,775 being full-time and 473 being part-time.

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There are also 3,486 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,775 full-time undergraduates at University of West Alabama, 32% are male and 68% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 718
Hispanic or Latino 41
White 793
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 173

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

4,165 Took All Classes Online
4,711 Took At Least One Class Online
21.3% 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 2019-2020, 4,711 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 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

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of West Alabama was $8,734 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $15,878. 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
Teacher Education #7 #4
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #25 #13
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #37 #31
Early Childhood Education #40 #28
Student Counseling #40 #34
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching #42 #12
Adult & Continuing Education #42 #15
Secondary Education #61 #58

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 #494 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at University of West Alabama regardless of major.

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
Adult & Continuing Education #4
Teacher Education #28
Student Counseling #40
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #40
Other Education #43
Other Education #43
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #48
Secondary Education #52
Elementary Education #64
Instructional Media Design #89
Educational/Instructional Technology #89
General Special Education #95
General Educational Leadership & Administration #105
Early Childhood Education #122
Special Education #139
Educational Administration #151
Teacher Education Grade Specific #226

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 Teaching Concentrations

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

Major TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0
Educational/Instructional Technology 0
Other Education 0
General Special Education 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Adult & Continuing Education 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 0
Teacher Education 0
TOTAL 0

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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