College at UWA is a transformative journey. With small classes led by expert professors, you’ll receive personalized attention and support. Beyond academics, there are ample social, academic, and service growth opportunities. UWA fosters an atmosphere where everyone is dedicated to your success. Surrounded by supportive peers, you’ll thrive academically and personally. Start your journey to understand why everyone says, “There’s something about this place!”

Application Process

UWA is more than just a campus—it’s like being part of a welcoming family. Kick off the application process by connecting with our dedicated Admissions Counselors who are here to support you every step of the way, connecting you with tailored resources and guidance. Please check out our Find Your Admissions Counselor page to determine which Admissions Counselor is assigned to your area.


  • Submit an application for admission
  • Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Request official high school transcript and test scores be sent to UWA
  • Complete your Immunization Records and Medical History through the Student Medical Report and Immunization Form.

Please deliver transcripts, test scores and Immunization Records and Medical History Form to:

The University of West Alabama
Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Station 4
Livingston, Alabama 35470

Email to:
Fax with cover sheet to: (205) 652-3881

Admissions Requirements

Unconditional Admission* 
ACT 19 and above (composite) 
SAT 990 and above  
2.0 cumulative high school GPA

Conditional Admission* 
ACT 17-18 (composite) 
SAT 920-980 
OR 2.5 cumulative high school GPA

*Students must graduate high school with a successful diploma type or complete GED

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Grants

Your education is a significant investment, even at a place as affordable as UWA. We offer a variety of options including financial aid, scholarships, grants and part-time employment to help you finance your education.

To apply for on-campus freshman/transfer scholarships, applicants should fill out the Trustee Scholarship Application found here. (You will need your UWA username and password.) Please email if you have questions about the scholarship application or awarding process. See additional scholarships and aid opportunities here.

Online students can see a list of scholarship awards here.

Cost of Attendance

For detailed information on the cost of attendance, please visit our official Tuition and Expenses webpage. This page comprehensively details the yearly rate breakdown and payment methods. The cost of attendance is an estimation, and an individual bill will be available on the student’s Self Service portal before each enrolled term.