Resources › For Students and Parents University of West Alabama Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of West Alabama. UWA Public Relations / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 09, 2017 University of West Alabama Description: The University of West Alabama first opened its doors in 1839 when it was a church-related female academy. Today it is a master's-level public university located on a 600-acre campus in Livingston, Alabama. In recent years, the university has developed its online degree offerings, especially for master's degrees in education. Business and education are the most popular fields at the bachelor's degree level, and the associate's degree program in nursing is also popular. Undergraduate academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active -- the university has a wide range of student clubs and organizations including a fraternity and sorority system. On the athletic front, the UWA Tigers compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference for most sports. The university fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate teams. Admissions Data (2016): University of West Albama Acceptance Rate: 53%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 440 / 520SAT Math: 420 / 500SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanCompare Alabama SAT scoresACT Composite: 18 / 23ACT English: 17 / 23ACT Math: 16 / 22What these ACT numbers meanCompare Alabama ACT scores Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 3,986 (1,978 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female87% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $8,876 (in-state); $16,162 (out-of-state)Books: $1,200 (why so much?)Room and Board: $7,122Other Expenses: $3,006Total Cost: $20,204 (in-state); $27,490 (out-of-state) University of West Alabama Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 84%Loans: 92%Average Amount of AidGrants: $5,322Loans: $6,939 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Sociology Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%Transfer Out Rate: 34%4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%6-Year Graduation Rate: 29% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Track and FieldWomen's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Golf, Basketball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like the University of West Alabama, You May Also Like These Schools: Troy University: Profile University of Alabama: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Mobile: Profile Mississippi State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAuburn University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphStillman College: Profile Samford University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphTuskegee University: Profile Jacksonville State University: Profile University of North Alabama: Profile University of West Alabama Mission Statement: read the complete mission statement at http://www.uwa.edu/mission_of_uwa.aspx "The University of West Alabama is a state-supported, coeducational institution of higher learning governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor. As a regional institution, the University's foremost commitment is to meeting the educational needs of the State and particularly of the West Alabama area. Valuing a diverse student population, it also welcomes students from throughout the United States and from other countries."