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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.
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.
32 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
12 Students rated University of West Alabama
It is a nice school for people that what to have the experience of college but do not want to go somewhere huge. Everyone is nice to each other, you can make friends easy and not have to worry about meeting people that you did in high school. It has a lot to offer even though it is a small college but they do the best that they can and they deliver on it.
The University of west Alabama is overall a great place to attend to further your education. Everyone her as a very welcoming personality and makes you feel at home. There is always a event or program every week for students to get involved around campus. I would recommend this school to all high school seniors looking for a school to attend.
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.
The University of West Alabama is a great school. The campus is very historic and a sight to see. On Campus Housing could be better. The inside and outside of the dorms are outdated. Also community bathrooms are terrible, to have for a dorm. The cafeteria food is good, but there could be more variety.
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 _____.
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.
My sons are ettending here so I get to spend more time with them!
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.
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.
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.
The majority of my classmates are from Alabama but several represent towns that I never heard of.
The campus environment because students have to travel just to go to a mall.
Anyone looking for a large town/ campus environment. It is a small Division II school.
It is a very small college, but is also loud and fun.
Being small, close to home and affordable.
small-town; ambious; goal and family-oriented peps
The financial aid process in the first two weeks is very hectic.
The academics are great and expectations are high and it's good the way they challenge us.
The most popular groups/activities are those involved in developing leadership skills.
They are very personable.
It is very difficult and boring.
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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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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