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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.


When University of West Alabama history education major Brandon Williamson boards a plane this summer for Cape Town, South Africa, it will be his first flight and first trip out of the country. He is checking both items off his list of goals thanks to the Alpha South Study Abroad Experience and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

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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