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University of West Alabama

University of West Alabama

Check whether University of West Alabama is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Livingston, USA
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    5299
  • International students
    48
  • Nationalities
    23
  • Total programs
    44
  • Acceptance rate
    73%

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 of West Alabama logo

Why study at UWA?

  • 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

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 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.

Student reviews for University of West Alabama

Overall rating
4.46666667 stars
Based on 3 reviews
Overall experience
5 stars
Accommodation
4.3333 stars
Academic
4.6667 stars
University facilities
4.3333 stars
University social
4 stars
  • Linus Holthey
    Germany
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of West Alabama Applied Psychology
    Tell us about 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
    France
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of West Alabama Marketing Communications
    Tell us about University of West Alabama
    The University of West Alabama has about 1500 students. It has a small but really nice campus
  • Jiewen Luo
    China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of West Alabama Statistics
    Tell us about 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.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • 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 courts
  • 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 Center Physiotherapist
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 39
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support

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University of West Alabama programs

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 - 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)

Location

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.

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.

USA student visa requirements