The University of West Alabama is a public liberal arts institute established in 1835 with a motto of “Do something that matters”. It is a renowned state-supported coeducational institution of the US Education System providing higher learning opportunities to students. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
With a total student enrollment of over 2,200 candidates from across the globe, the institute provides 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs through its 8 diverse academic schools. Admissions at University of Alabama are available in the 3 seasonal intakes of Fall, Summer and Spring and require a non refundable fee of 30 USD.
The institute observes an acceptance rate of 40% and is thus regarded as one of the moderately selective institutes for studying in the USA.
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|Student Retention Rate||66%|
|Mode of Program||Full time; Part time; online|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as grants, awards and scholarships|
|Admission Helpdesk||(844) 900-3037, email@example.com|
Application Portal:Online portal at the official website
Application Fee: 30 USD
Application Deadline: Fall semester: July 1; Spring semester: December 1; Summer semester: April 1
Basic Admission Requirements
|TOEFL - IBT||90|
|TOEFL – PBT||580|
|TOEFL(Institutional Testing Program)||580|
|IELTS||6.5 (minimum 6.0 sub-scores)|
Students applying at the institute are encouraged to plan their finances beforehand. Anestimated budget for international students looking to study in the US for the same is as tabulated below.
|Tuition and Fees||19000 USD|
|Living Expenses||7000-9000 USD|
|Health Expenses||2000 USD|
|Books and Supplies||1000 USD|
The university awards full range of grants, loans, part-time employment and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. About 80% of the students at the institute receive financial aid in some form.
The Financial Aid Center of the University helps students in tailoring a suitable financial aid package based on their family contribution. It requires students to fulfill all financial aid obligations at least 10 days before the term starts.
The Federal Work Study program allows students to work for 10-15 hours a week at the minimum wage rate. There are several departments mostly providing clerical job options for students.
Scholarships awarded by the University have specific academic requirements. Details of such scholarships have been provided in the tale below:
|Scholarship Name||Eligibility Criteria||Amount Awarded|
|Trustee Superior Award||ACT score: 33-36|
|12000 USD per year|
|Trustee Excellence Award||ACT score: 31-32|
SAT score: 1390-1440
|10000 USD per year|
|President’s Award||ACT score: 29-30|
SAT score: 1330-1390
|7000 USD per year|
|Dean’s Award||ACT score: 27-28|
SAT score: 1260-1390
|5000 USD per year|
|Director’s Award||ACT score: 25-26|
SAT score: 1200-1250
|4000 USD per year|
University’s National Alumni Association offers 3 types of memberships – yearly, lifetime and based on term. All the memberships have several benefits such as becoming a part of Alumni Tiger Tailgates, discounts on memberships of the Wellness Center, Insurance quotes from GEICO, home and car insurance done with Auto Owners Insurance Company etc.
Some notable alumni of the institute are as compiled below.
The Career Services Office of the institute helps students by offering mock interviews, counseling, resume preparation, posting job openings, conducting career fairs, on-campus interviews etc.
The university students have been employed in companies like Southern Company, NASA, Regions etc. Students who choose to continue their education are studying at UWA, Georgia State University and Penn State University etc.
It also hosts a career expo, the next is planned during fall 2020. Past career expos have seen participation from employers like Alabama Rural Ministry, Birmingham Police Department, Department of Revenue, Federal Bureau of Investigation, GD Copper, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing, Mercedes-Benz, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Health Care Recruiting and many others. The median starting salary of alumni of the institute is nearly 39,900 USD.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$16,900 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Exams||Avg. Score||Min. Score||Max. Score||% Submitted|
|IELTSCheck Detailed Score||-||6.5||-||-|
|SATCheck Detailed Score||940||860||1020||4%|
|Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||480||440||520||-|
|ACTCheck Detailed Score||21||18||23||96%|
|University of West Alabama Enrollment||6029|
|Average Graduation Rate||36.3%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$16,900 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$7,293 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,216 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$7,080 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,505 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$7,122 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,505 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,006 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,505 / Year|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
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