University Of West Alabama

University Of West Alabama

The University of West Alabama, also known as UWA, is a public, four-year institution located in Livingston, Alabama, United States. It was established in 1835 as Livingston Female Academy and State Normal College. The main campus spreads across an area of 600 acres. UWA offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The university is organized into the following academic units:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Division of Nursing
  • Division of Online Programs
  • School of Graduate Studies

UWA's athletic teams participate in the Eastern Division of the Gulf South Conference in the NCAA Division II. The university sponsors more than 10 different sports teams. The teams are nicknamed the Tigers.

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University of West Alabama
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Livingston , AL 35470
General Phone: (205) 652-3400

University of West Alabama Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching684educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine46registered nursing
Business and Management45business management, accounting, MIS
Liberal Arts31English, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling21psychology
Science18biology, marine biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry
Engineering Technician17industrial production tech, engineering technician
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13athletic trainer
Mechanics and Repair3industrial mechanics

Number of programs and degrees for University of West Alabama in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree6279
Bachelor's degree20418
Associate's degree492

University of West Alabama Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of West Alabama had a total enrollment of 4,011 students (3,931 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 36%
Graduate 64%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 54%
Black 44%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 11%
20-21 13%
22-24 16%
25-29 19%
30-34 14%
35-39 11%
40-49 11%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%
North Carolina1%

University of West Alabama Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 100 %

University of West Alabama Room and Board (2007)

University of West Alabama offers campus housing for 833 of its 3,931 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Livingston, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of West Alabama Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal350780
SAT Math240530
SAT Writing390520
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT4%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT96%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of West Alabama Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,100
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,700
Room and board $ 4,149
Room charge $ 1,840
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,064
Books and supplies $ 1,025
Other expenses $ 3,552

Financial Aid:
University of West Alabama participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 102400)

University of West Alabama Faculty

University of West Alabama has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year0*3$29,282
All faculty totalcalendar year0*3$29,282

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$67,4384$68,243
Associate professoracademic year10$59,98011$62,972
Assistant professoracademic year20$53,91523$48,841
Instructoracademic year2*8$41,822
Lectureracademic year3$32,0474$30,740
All faculty totalacademic year47$56,51050$50,931

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of West Alabama Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Gulf South Conference
Basketball Gulf South Conference
Baseball Gulf South Conference
Track Gulf South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports63339

University of West Alabama Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets University of West Alabama Apart:

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Top 7%University of West Alabama % of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Top 11%University of West Alabama Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Female % of student body
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Top 12%University of West Alabama Female % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 13%University of West Alabama Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 16%University of West Alabama % of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 18%University of West Alabama Number of students
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 19%University of West Alabama % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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checked Remedial classes for students
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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