University of West Alabama

246 reviews
  1. Livingston, AL
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
University of West Alabama is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
Station One
Livingston, AL 35470
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$12,350/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,751/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,778/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,785/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,584/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,832/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
64%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,694Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    78%
  • Open
    11%
  • open/friendly but stay in your own circle
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.24 responses
Poll
82%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • There's something about this place
    60%
  • Cozy.
    30%
  • Like living in the 1960s
    10%

After University of West Alabama

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

246 reviews
  • Excellent
    40
  • Very Good
    96
  • Average
    84
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    12
My overall experience at The University of West Alabama was fantastic. I made a lot of friends, and the people and professors were all very nice and helpful. The town is smaller then what I am used to but it was still beautiful. All of the buildings and classrooms were nice and they are still upgrading! The class size is no more then 30 students which fit me perfectly. I enjoy the smaller class room size because I can learn better and the professor knows who you are instead of being in a 200 student lecture hall.
  • Graduate Student
  • 3 months ago
Mostly fast food restaurants are available. There are a couple of steak restaurants where the cost is about what you would expect. A Mexican restaurant has OK food for a higher price than you would expect. One cafe is only open for lunch and is pricey. Students are able to use their student cards at most establishments. Diamond Jim's and Mrs. Donna's Restaurant is a favorite. The food is excellent and not too expensive to allow college students to eat well. Dandy Don's can't be beat for good hamburgers, chicken fingers, etc. Great prices and friendly atmosphere. Excellent food.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Oct 19 2014
Overall Fantastic Experience – I started out in the Sociology: Criminal Justice track, but quickly deferred to the Actuarial Science track of Mathematics once it became available. I am very fond of the campus itself; it is small, but growing constantly. It is a small town, but that cuts out room for distractions, allowing me, along with the other students, to focus more solely on academics. The overall school board is typically easy to maneuver, once you know the right people to go to. Beautiful campus, class buildings and dorms reasonably located, exceptional Greek life(I am a sister of Alpha Sigma Tau, a Sweetheart of Tau Kappa Epsilon, and the President and co-founder of Lambda Nu Zeta, a Criminal Justice fraternity), very reasonable tuition, experienced qualified professors, and a friendly student body are the top positive aspects of my school.
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 17 2012