University of West Alabama

Public, Four-years School Located in Livingston, AL

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How much is the West Alabama tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, West Alabama's tuition & fees is $10,990 for Alabama residents and $20,090 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $23,626 for Alabama residents and $32,726 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

West Alabama Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Alabama Residents Tuition & Fees$10,990
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,090
Books & Supplies Costs$1,216
On-campus Room & Board$7,820
On-campus Expenses$3,600
Off-campus Room & Board$7,200
Off-campus Expenses$3,600
2023-2024 Estimates
Alabama Residents Tuition & Fees$10,990
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,090

How Much Does it Cost to Go to West Alabama for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $80,360 at West Alabama. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $129,440. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $116,452.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$20,090$31,840$28,593
Sophomore (2024-25)$20,090$32,180$28,933
Junior (2025-26)$20,090$32,530$29,283
Senior (2026-27)$20,090$32,890$29,643
4 Years Total$80,360$129,440$116,452
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$20,090$32,180$28,933
Sophomore (2025-26)$20,090$32,530$29,283
Junior (2026-27)$20,090$32,890$29,643
Senior (2027-28)$20,090$33,260$30,013
4 Years Total$80,360$130,859$117,871
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$20,090$32,530$29,283
Sophomore (2026-27)$20,090$32,890$29,643
Junior (2027-28)$20,090$33,260$30,013
Senior (2028-29)$20,090$33,641$30,394
4 Years Total$80,360$132,320$119,332
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$20,090$32,890$29,643
Sophomore (2027-28)$20,090$33,260$30,013
Junior (2028-29)$20,090$33,641$30,394
Senior (2029-30)$20,090$34,033$30,786
4 Years Total$80,360$133,822$120,834
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$20,090$33,260$30,013
Sophomore (2028-29)$20,090$33,641$30,394
Junior (2029-30)$20,090$34,033$30,786
Senior (2030-31)$20,090$34,436$31,189
4 Years Total$80,360$135,369$122,381

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, West Alabama' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Alabama, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $14,073.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of West Alabama$10,990$20,090
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Alabama Four-years Colleges$15,034
Public Schools$7,408$14,073
Private Schools$15,848

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between West Alabama and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
University of West AlabamaLivingston, AL$10,990$20,090
The Evergreen State CollegeOlympia, WA$8,999$30,980
Morehead State UniversityMorehead, KY$9,838$14,706
Worcester State UniversityWorcester, MA$11,286$17,366
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaWest Chester, PA$10,687$22,511
Wayne State CollegeWayne, NE$7,688$7,970
University of Wisconsin-Green BayGreen Bay, WI$8,342$16,929
Lincoln UniversityLincoln University, PA$12,512$19,384
California State University-San BernardinoSan Bernardino, CA$7,675$19,555
New Jersey City UniversityJersey City, NJ$13,971$24,888
University of Central ArkansasConway, AR$10,118$17,258

Financial Aid and COA

At University of West Alabama, 1,580 students (68%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $3,247.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at West Alabama is $29,479 for students living on-campus and $28,859 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 301 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,291 and the average amount of student loans is $6,109.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$23,626$32,726
COA (off-campus)$23,006$32,106
Tuition & Fees$10,990$20,090
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$12,636$12,636
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,016$12,016
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,379$29,479
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,759$28,859
Average Financial Aid$3,247$3,247
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,58068%$3,247
Pell Grants1,05846%$2,109
Federal Student Loan1,16850%$3,881
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid30199%-
Grants or Scholarships27289%$9,291
Federal Grants22173%$4,507
Pell Grants18762%$5,093
Other Federal Grants3411%$1,281
State/Local Grants3512%$1,706
Institutional Grants22072%$6,689
Student Loan Aid20969%$6,109
Federal Student Loans19765%$5,573
Other Student Loans124%$14,907
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level247238$8,450
0-30,000114113$9,898
30,001-48,0003129$9,087
48,001-75,0003836$6,327
75,001-110,0003128$6,903
110,001 or more3332$6,751

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

West Alabama's acceptance rate is 74.33%. A total of 1,539 applicants applied to and 1,144 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 351 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 30.68%.
To apply to West Alabama, 3 items are required - Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA and Completion of college-preparatory program.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,539558$981
Admitted1,144421$723
Enrolled351148$203
Acceptance Rate74.33%75.45%73.70%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)30.68%35.15%28.08%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to West Alabama. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 930 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 19.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total930880980
National Average1,168
Alabama Average1,119
SAT EBRW450430470
SAT Math480450510
ACT Composite191721
National Average24
Alabama Average22
ACT Math181619
ACT English191622

Student Population

University of West Alabama has a total of 5,860 students including 2,427 undergraduate and 3,433 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,365 male students and 4,229 female students attending West Alabama. The school offers online degree programs and 4,362 students enrolled online exclusively (74.44% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,594 1,3654,229
Undergraduate2,322 7101,612
Graduate3,272 6552,617

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressStation One, Livingston, AL
Phone205-652-3400
WEBwww.uwa.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered55 Programs
Online Program Offered18 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered19 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate68.86%
Yield14.42%
Student Population5,860
Graduation Rate38%
Transfer-out Rate36%
Retention Rate69% (Full-time), 25% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties114 (Full-time), 146 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs419 (Full-time), 169 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$61,029
Average Staff Salary$50,160