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University of West Alabama

University of West Alabama

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Uni facts

  • Livingston, USA
  • University type: Public
  • Rank: 5299
  • Program types Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Associate degrees
  • Programs total 63
  • Acceptance rates 73%
  • Nationalities -
  • International Students 48

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 contains a 60 acre lake, and is located in Livingston. 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.

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Why study at UWA?

  • Student staff ratio

    15:1 student faculty ratio helps each student receive a personalized education

  • Professor led classes

    100% of classes are taught by professors

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Life as an international student

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 organizations. 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 organizations you can join.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Skills classes
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools
    • No. of Baseball Pitches
    • No. of Tennis Courts
    • No. of Basketball Courts
    • No. of volleyball courtsnumber
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 2
    • Cafe’s 2
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Centre Physiotherapist
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organisations 39
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support

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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.

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Undergraduate Tuition - $8,409 / semester ($16,818 / year) Postgraduate tuition - $5,247 ($10,494 / year)

Trustee - 1420 SAT / ACT 31-36 ($10,000 / year) President's - 1350 SAT / 29-30 ACT ($5,500 / year) Dean's - 1280 SAT / 27-28 ACT ($4,500 / year) Director's - 1200 SAT / 25-26 ACT ($3,500 / year) Counselor's - 1130 SAT / 23-24 ACT ($2,500 / year) Tiger - 1060 SAT / ACT 21-22 ($1500 / year)


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.

  • To Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

    118 miles

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Visa requirements for 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.

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