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Do Something That Matters

Do something that matters. It bears repeating. In seeking the right college, you’re looking for more than just excellent academics; you’re seeking the preparation you need to make a difference in the world. The University of West Alabama is the place to find that opportunity.   

With an array of undergraduate and graduate programs, a 18:1 student-to-instructor ratio, and courses taught by full professors, UWA offers a top-tier learning environment. Beyond the classroom is a welcoming campus and community, filled with opportunities to thrive and grow.  

It’s all about providing you with tools, skills and background to get you ready for what’s next; to do something that matters. 

I love UWA because of its education program and its hometown feel. The professors actually care about you and your grades. They want to see you succeed, which you don't normally see in bigger schools, so that was a plus for me!

Caroline McKinley
Elementary Education

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Student Life

College is about more than what happens in the classroom. It’s a time to invest in yourself; to learn about yourself. It’s about discovery, growth and making new connections that can last a lifetime. That’s why UWA offers clubs and organizations geared to your passions, Greek life, intramural and varsity athletics, indoor and outdoor recreation on a 54-acre lake and in the Livingston area, a range of dining options, comfortable dorms and other residence options and much more. Take advantage of these opportunities and live your best student life. 

An Education That Supports You

UWA offers a learning environment that’s second-to-none, offering students a hands-on, immersive and supportive educational experience. 

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Never get lost in the crowd with an average 18:1 student-to-teacher ratio.
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89% of UWA students receive financial aid to support their studies.
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67% of UWA faculty hold the highest-level degrees in their disciplines.


The University of West Alabama has entered a new partnership agreement with the United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is designed to encourage and enhance study in the scientific disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Life at UWA

Your UWA education is so much more than going to class. Learn more about the countless opportunities to be a part of something great, from service organizations and Greek Life to clubs and much more.

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