The University of West Alabama

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world rank  2838

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Founded in 1835, The University of West Alabama is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Livingston (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Alabama. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, The University of West Alabama (UWA) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. The University of West Alabama (UWA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 185 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UWA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UWA
Founded 1835
Motto Do something that matters.
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address Station One
Livingston
35470 Alabama
United States
Tel +1 (205) 652 3400
Fax +1 (205) 652 3522

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving predominantly Black-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is recommended
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office Station 4
Livingston 35470
(205) 652 3578
888 636-8800

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority graduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to The University of West Alabama's Library
University of West Alabama's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 209,776 physical volumes, 2,229 physical media and 174 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of West Alabama's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
The University of West Alabama provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,019 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1938


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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