About University of West Alabama

Founded in 1835, University of West Alabama. is a Public college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 1,978 full time undergraduate students, and 2,008 full time graduate students.

The University of West Alabama Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 123 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of West Alabama include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate53%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range860-1020
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at UWA are considered Selective, with ,12% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 37 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of West Alabama.

University of West Alabama REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    32 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    26 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    33 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    33 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    33 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    33 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    33 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    33 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of West Alabama?

12 Students rated University of West Alabama

April - 09/08/2019

Great place to attend. I am currently working on my second degree from this college and the ease of financial aid, registration, and teacher availability are also. I have classes online and tech help is 24 hours a day, but the system is has never been down in 1 year. The program completion estimate is very correct.

Kaitlyn - 05/21/2019

I think University of West Alabama is a good school but there is room for improvement. Many of the facilities are out of date, but prices for these same buildings increase every year. Housing is unreasonable and each year there is less and less space. The school is affordable when there aren't unnecessary fees added to your tuition.

Christopher - 04/28/2019

The University of West Alabama is a fantastic University. UWA is fantastic because it is a small university so that means everyone is familiar with each other. Knowing each other provides a family type environment that makes me like feel I'm at home.

Frankie - 07/30/2018

I like the school mainly for the affordable education and great atmosphere. I started attending The University of West Alabama in the fall of 2017 and have not looked back. I really love the help that can be received from professors and the sense of urgency for achieving your goals.

University of West Alabama FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of West Alabama?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of West Alabama is 53%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would give positive advice telling them to choose a college that best fits their personality. If they enjoy being away from and love meeting new people then maybe they would like to attend a big college or if they like smaller classrooms and one on one interactions with their professors then they might want to look into a smaller college. I would definiately tell them to tour schools and talk with advisors to see what college their more comfortable with. To make most of their college experience i would tell them to study hard, meet new people, and get involved in the classroom.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    My sons are ettending here so I get to spend more time with them!

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    UWA is a great school. The classes and teachers are great. The campus is beautiful and spread out. The school offers wonderful extra activities. UWA offers things such as concerts,activity nights, clubs, comedians and illusioists come for intertainment. Although UWA is small it is not to small. You get to know alot of people and really feel like you are entering a family. As for faternities and soroity life it is graet. they are not all about alchohol realated activies. They focus on tradition and good clean fun. As you can see evrything abou the uwa life is wonderful.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That studying in college was needed a lot more than in High School. It took me a long time to learn the proper way to study.

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That the University of West Alabama feels like home. It feels like you are just down home with family and friends. This place is like no other. It is just a small community with a large number of people in it. The faculty and students are friendly, kind, and generous towards other students and facutly. I love the fact that I can call it home. This place is like no other. It makes you feel as if you never left home or your friends behind. There is just something about this place and no one ever thinks twice about leaving.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    The majority of my classmates are from Alabama but several represent towns that I never heard of.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone looking for a large town/ campus environment. It is a small Division II school.

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  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The campus environment because students have to travel just to go to a mall.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Being small, close to home and affordable.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It is a very small college, but is also loud and fun.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    small-town; ambious; goal and family-oriented peps

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The financial aid process in the first two weeks is very hectic.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    It is very difficult and boring.

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  15. What are your classes like?

    They are very personable.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype is that people that go here are all born and raised in small towns. This is definitely not true. I have met a friend who is from Australia.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular groups/activities are those involved in developing leadership skills.

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  18. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are great and expectations are high and it's good the way they challenge us.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

93% of students attending University of West Alabama receive some sort of financial aid. 63% were awarded federal grants. While 70% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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