University of West Alabama (UWA)

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University of West Alabama can be found in Livingston, AL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UWA has an enrollment of over five thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 860 (25th percentile) - 1020 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 18 (25th percentile) - 22 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into University of West Alabama. We were able to estimate the UWA average GPA (2.89 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. UWA admits around 30 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, nearly 12 percent enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UWA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of West Alabama was reported as 34.9% in Fall 2020 with over 7,570 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UWA ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • UWA Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into University of West Alabama?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of West Alabama is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UWA has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 53.1%
  • 2017-2018: 28.2%
  • 2018-2019: 39.7%
  • 2019-2020: 34.9%
  • Projected UWA Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 34.8%

How Does UWA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of West Alabama is sixty-two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mississippi University for Women96.6%
University of Montevallo53.2%
Birmingham Southern College53.8%
Samford University83.3%
William Carey University55.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UWA (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 520
Math420 - 500
Total Score860 - 1020
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 21
Math18 - 24
Composite Score18 - 22
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