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University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

University of West Alabama (formerly Livingston University) is a public, state-supported university. It was founded as a church-affiliated academy for women in 1835, served as a co-educational teachers college for much of its history, and gained university status in 1967. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business and Commerce, Education, and Liberal Arts, and the School of Natural Science and Math. Its 600-acre campus is located in Livingston, 60 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students1,978
   Women1,087 (55.0%)
   Men891 (45.0%)
Graduate Students2,008


Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate53% of 1,032 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT MathNot reported
SAT Critical ReadingNot reported
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $22,922
Out-of-state: $30,208
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,876
Out-of-state: $16,162
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met23%
Average Freshman Award$10,478
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes


Livingston Population3,459
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 46% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
Sororities29% of women participate
Fraternities 27% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
43.8% Black/African-American
2.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
47.5% White
4.0% Unknown
International Students5.9% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning64.5%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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