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University of West Alabama is a public institution that was founded in 1835. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 514 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of West Alabama's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,320 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,490 (2012-13).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
The University of West Alabama serves the educational community and economic development needs of the Black Belt Region in which it is located. Serving primarily first-generation college students, the University has since 1835 and continues to be today the major agent for positive change in this historically economically deprived area that is Black Belt.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of West Alabama, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 14. The application fee at University of West Alabama is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 48.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||48.6% 4|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 14|
The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.3 percent.
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University of West Alabama is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
University of West Alabama offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. University of West Alabama also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of West Alabama, 55 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of West Alabama.
|Students who have cars on campus||55%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,320 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$13,490 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$5,920 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data