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University of West Alabama is a public institution that was founded in 1835. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,076, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 514 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of West Alabama's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,918 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,766 (2011-12).
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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 2011 acceptance rate||48.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 14|
The student-faculty ratio at University of West Alabama is 30:1, and the school has 55.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of West Alabama include: Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.0 percent.
University of West Alabama has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,076, with a gender distribution of 39.8 percent male students and 60.2 percent female students. At this school, 30.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 70.0 percent of students live off campus. University of West Alabama is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of West Alabama, 84.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,519.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,918 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$12,766 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$5,840 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data