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Study abroad at the University of West Alabama

The University of West Alabama (UWA) is a publicly funded university located in the southeastern United States. Their 600 acre campus is located in the city of Livingston, and contains 60 acre lake. The campus is within travelling distance of New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Gulf Coast beaches.

The University offers a wide range of academic degrees at undergraduate and graduate levels, with 90 majors and minors available. UWA is made up of six colleges and divisions, including business and technology, education, liberal arts, natural sciences and mathematics, nursing, and graduate studies.

All freshmen live in halls of residence during their first year to help them settle in to life at UWA. On campus there are a range of student clubs and organizations you can join, and the University’s athletics teams compete in a number of sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, and rodeo among others.

University campus in multiple locations

Why study at the University of West Alabama

  • Student-staff ratio

    15:1 student-staff ratio helps each student receive a personalized education

  • Professor led classes

    100% of classes are taught by professors


University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL 35470

UWA is located in the southeastern United States. The University is within travelling distance of New Orleans, LA, Memphis, TN, Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, and the Gulf Coast beaches.

Fees and funding

Tuition for UWA is lower than many other state universities in the state. They also offer a full range of grants, scholarships and loans to help you meet your education goals.



Trustee Academic Awards Awards are made to incoming freshmen (or transfers with less than 24 credit hours) with a 21 or higher ACT/1060 or higher SAT or 3.0 GPA. Scholarships range from US$2,000 to US$12,000 per year and are renewable for up to four academic years with the maintenance of a minimum 3.0 GPA. On-campus residency is required for two years to maintain the full value of Trustee scholarships.

  • Tiger Achievement Award

    21-22 ACT / 1060- 1120 SAT or 3.00-3.24 GPA. US$2,000 per year

  • Counselor's Award

    23-24 ACT / 1130- 1190 SAT or 3.25-3.74 GPA. US$3,000 per year

  • Director's Award

    25-26 ACT / 1200- 1250 SAT or 3.75-4.0+ GPA. US$4,000 per year

  • Dean's Award

    27-28 ACT / 1260- 1320 SAT. US$5,000 per year

  • President's Award

    29-30 ACT / 1330- 1380 SAT. US$7,000 per year

  • Trustee Excellence Award

    31-32 ACT / 1390- 1440 SAT. US$10,000 per year

  • Trustee Superior Award

    33-36 ACT / 1450- 1600 SAT. US$12,000 per year

Trustee Valedictorian & Salutatorian

  • Amount

    US$2,500 per year

  • Requirements

    Available to on campus freshmen that have been recognized by their high school as one of the top two students in their graduating senior class. Students must meet unconditional admissions standards (19 or higher ACT/990 SAT). On-campus residency is required for the first two years at UWA for recipients. Must submit online UWA Scholarship Application as detailed above.

Fee information


  • On campus tuition

    US$20,000 per year

  • Online tuition

    US$11,700 per year


  • On campus tuition

    US$15,000 per year

  • Online tuition

    from US$12,870 per year

Visa requirements for the University of West Alabama

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Life at the University of West Alabama

UWA welcomes students from all over the world, and has a diverse community representing more than 30 different countries.

As an international student, you’ll live on campus during your first year. This will help you get to know your fellow students and make integration into campus life much easier.

You’ll also be encouraged to participate in clubs and societies. UWA offers a wide range of student organizations, from service organizations and honor societies, to Greek life and sports clubs. There are also several international student societies you can join.


  • Library
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Campus Doctor
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Praying Rooms
    • Skills classes
    • Workshops
  • Fitness Centre
    • Fitness Classes
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
    • Swimming Pool
    • Free Weights
    • Machines
  • Food & Restaurants
    • 2 Restaurants
    • 2 Cafe’s
  • Sports Facilities
    • Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
    • Natural Turf American Football Pitches
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • Basketball Courts
    • Tennis Courts
    • volleyball courts
    • Baseball Pitches
    • Swimming pools
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • 39 Clubs & Organizations

Student reviews for the University of West Alabama

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3 reviews
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Linus Holthey
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Studied Applied Psychology at University of West Alabama
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Tell us about the University of West Alabama

The University isn't too big, that way no transport was needed for the students and wouldn't be necessary. The communication throughout the University was awesome, a lot of friendly people and you were included immediately.

Rodolphe Bitaud
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Studied Marketing Communications at University of West Alabama
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Tell us about the University of West Alabama

The University of West Alabama has about 1500 students. It has a small but really nice campus

Jiewen Luo
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Studied Statistics at University of West Alabama
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Tell us about the University of West Alabama

The University has complete facilities, well-equipped accommodation. Even though small, the school has students from diverse backgrounds so it provides great chances to socialize with the locals and people around the world. No public transportation here so it would be the best to own one.