• Why Choose UWA?

    Students and faculty alike say "there's something about this place" that makes you feel at home from the moment you arrive. At the University of West Alabama, you'll find everything you've always wanted from a respected state university and more. We couldn’t think of just one reason to choose UWA, we thought of 10. So if you're looking for a small-town school with big possibilities, take a look at this:

    1. Very few universities can still offer the top-quality academic programs you'll find at UWA. Take your pick from associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. Study business, education, liberal arts, nursing or natural sciences and mathematics. With more than 60 undergraduate programs and 20 graduate programs, there's something for everyone at UWA. Choose the program that's right for you!
    2. Our faculty is outstanding, too. They publish in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, lead important research projects, chair national associations, spearhead outreach and service projects and win awards for excellence in their professions. But most of all they simply love to teach. And isn't that what the best teachers are all about?
    3. Where else can you find classes that offer an 18:1 student-to-teacher ratio? With an average of 30 students in every class, you'll never get lost in the crowd here.
    4. And did we mention, only full professors teach classes. You won't find a graduate assistant leading a lecture at UWA.
    5. You know there's more to college than classes. We know it, too. That's why you'll find everything you need to enjoy a full life right here on the UWA campus: from comfortable residence halls with all the modern conveniences to fraternities, sororities, intramural sports, entertainment, religious organizations, student government organizations and so much more. Check it out.
    6. In fact, we're so big on student activities and intramural sports we've devoted a full-time staff to make sure there's always something exciting going on at UWA.
    7. Are you wired? Wi-Fi access is available everywhere on campus to keep you connected to friends, family, classmates and faculty.
    8. How's this for cool? Our beautiful 600-acre campus has nature trails and a 54-acre lake that's stocked for fishing. It's also recognized as being one of the safest college campuses in the nation.
    9. Want to play? You can do it all at UWA—baseball, basketball, cross country, football, softball, tennis, volleyball and rodeo! Varsity athletics rule at UWA. Come on out and have some fun.
    10. Can you really afford a top education like this? Tuition for UWA is lower than many other state universities in the state. We also offer a full range of grants, scholarships and loans to help you meet your education goals. With values like this, can you afford not to attend UWA?