University of West Alabama

1 College Road, Livingston, United States
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Overview of University of West Alabama

About this school

University of West Alabama (formerly Livingston University) is a public, state-supported university. It was founded as a church-affiliated academy for women in 1835, served as a co-educational teachers college for much of its history, and gained university status in 1967. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business and Commerce, Education, and Liberal Arts, and the School of Natural Science and Math. Its 600-acre campus is located in Livingston, 60 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,111
    • Men:942 (44.6%)
    • Women:1,169 (55.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of West Alabama is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
3
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 18
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Livingston, AL  35470
Phone
(205) 652-3578
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
28% of 7,388 applicants were admitted
Women
27% of 4,703 applicants were admitted
Men
30% of 2,685 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
732 (35%) of 2,084 admitted students enrolled
Women
425 (33%) of 1,288 admitted students enrolled
Men
307 (39%) of 796 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
18%
• Score 18 - 23
60%
• Score 12 - 17
21%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,204|Out-of-state: $16,818
  • Room & Board: - $7,080 (46.256370050960406%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,216 (7.944596890108454%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $7,010 (45.79903305893114%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of West Alabama accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001024
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
334 (88.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
294 (88.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
292 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
6 (2.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
21%
Average Award
$11,087
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 203 (69.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,872
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 13 (4.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,838
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 179 (61.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
29 (7.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,260

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,490 (86.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,297 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,291 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
97 (7.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
21%
Average Award
$10,427
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 948 (73.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,812
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 123 (9.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,076
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 542 (42.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
70 (4.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,456

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,114
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
24.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
11.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
English
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss, Leadership, Memberships, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,338

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


130

Part-Time Faculty


147

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


33%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
314,967

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
600
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of West Alabama provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


32.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (26)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry, social work, wildlife with Auburn University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Continuing Education

Master's Programs of Study (23)


  • Adult Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child Development
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physical Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


3,459

Nearest Metropolitan Area


514 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
35.8 average low in January, 89.4 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
116 mile(s) from campus in Birmingham
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Livingston
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Meridian, Miss.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


43% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


57%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Tigers
School Colors
Red, white, and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, football, soccer, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of West Alabama offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, the uwa band, the student government association, uwa ambassadors, phi mu, blue key

Sororities


12% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,843

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,111
Women
1,169
Men
942

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.2% Asian
  • 46.5% Black/African-American
  • 1.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 44.5% White
  • 3.4% Unknown

International Students


4.9% from 28 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


2,535

Student Resources

Study resources