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UWA felt like home before I ever enrolled. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The campus felt welcoming, and I didn't feel like just a number there. It made me feel confident that this is the right place for me. UWA is my home away from home!

Brandon Williamson
History, Teacher Certification Track

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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.


Jason Green came to Livingston with a plan. He wanted to continue his education and earn a bachelor’s degree that would complement the associate’s degree he earned in funeral service education, and he did that. But he says that his experience at Livingston University (now the University of West Alabama) added more to his life and future than merely two years of higher education. Leaving with a degree under his belt, he says that what stands out to him most is what was under his feet.
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