University of West Alabama

The University of West Alabama(UWA), a state-supported, coeducational institution of higher education, was founded in 1835 by Julia Tutwiler. Located in Livingston, Alabama, the University was originally founded as an all-female college of education, and over the years has experienced multiple name changes as the mission of the University has changed. In the 1990s, Livingston University was officially renamed the University of West Alabama to more accurately represent the University's current mission. Although the University welcomes students from all across the state, the country, and the world, it seeks to serve as the primary agent of change within the Black Belt region and has done so since its inception. Many of the University's students are first-generation college students, and the University provides opportunities for students to pursue an affordable, quality education through associate, baccalaureate, masters, and education specialist degrees. With an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students on campus and online, the University is committed to maintaining small student-to-teacher ratios to allow students to connect personally with their professors and peers. In addition, courses are never taught by graduate assistants, with professors teaching and advising students in all courses. This commitment to a small student-to-teacher ratio is one of the primary reasons many students choose UWA. As the cost of education has continued to rise, the University has also committed to keeping tuition and housing costs as affordable as possible. Currently, the University maintains the most affordable tuition of all four-year universities within the state. Because many of UWA's students are first-generation college students, affordability plays a huge factor in many students choosing to attend UWA. A variety of scholarships, including academic, band, choir, and athletic scholarships, are offered to students. Students with ACT scores of 21 or higher can apply and receive academic scholarships, which furthermore assists students in managing the costs of tuition and housing. In a rural town of around 3,500 residents, the University of West Alabama is the heart of Livingston. The University provides students with the opportunity to pursue a higher education while offering small class sizes and personal relationships with faculty and staff within the setting of a small, rural town with minimal distracts and an abundance of green space.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1835 N/A Semester $423,289 100 N Washington Street, Livingston, AL 35470 (205) 652-3400
overall score total score state city online paying global
Alabama Livingston 1098 1096