Tuition & Fees

$9,060

$18,120

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
20

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,203
Declined + 1,447
Total Received 6,650
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Public

11,524

undergraduate students

4,687

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Professional Health Sciences
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Codes

SAT 1880
ACT 0059

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
33%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
14%
500-599
37%
400-499
34%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
46%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
34%
18-23
44%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
33%
18-23
42%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
35%
18-23
53%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Fun Facts

  • The youngest student ever to graduate college was Michael Kearney, who graduated from the University of South Alabama at the age of 10.

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School Facts

The University of South Alabama, founded in 1963, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Allied Health Professions, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Medicine, and Nursing, the School of Computer and Information Sciences, and the School of Continuing Education and Special Programs. Its 1,224-acre campus is located in Mobile.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 16,211
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Mobile, AL

1,224-acre campus in Mobile (population: 194,899); branch campus in Fairhope. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

University of South Alabama
307 North University Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36688

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
60%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
33%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
14%
500-599
37%
400-499
34%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
46%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
34%
18-23
44%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
33%
18-23
42%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
35%
18-23
53%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 15 (priority deadline)
August 10
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,203
Declined + 1,447
Total Received 6,650

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Norma Jean Tanner
Director of Admissions
P: 800 872-5247
F: 251 460-7876
recruitment@southalabama.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $20,870,406
State $133,225
Institutional
Other external
Total $21,003,631

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $11,174,191
Other external $1,004,879
Total $12,179,070

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sun Belt Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Jaguar
School colors
red, blue, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Audiology
Basic Medical Sciences
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Cardiorespiratory Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical/Counseling Psychology
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communications
Computer Engineering
Computer/Information Science
Computing
Creative Technologies/Practice
Criminal Justice
Cyber Assurance
Dramatic Arts
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Studies
Educational Leadership
Educational Media
Educational Studies
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Services
English
Environmental Toxicology
Finance/Economics
Foreign Language/Literature
General Business
Geography
Geology
Health Informatics
History
Hospitality/Tour Management
Information Systems
Information Technology
Instructional Design
Instructional Design/Development
Instructional Design/Performance Improvement
Instructional Specialist
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Leisure Studies
Management
Marine Conservation/Resource Management
Marine Science
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Medicine
Meteorology
Music
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Professional Health Studies
Psychology
Public Administration
Radiologic Sciences
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Student/Community Counseling
Systems Engineering
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Undergraduate

71%

11,524
students

Female
56%
6,460

Male
44%
5,064

Graduate

29%

4,687
students

Female
75%
3,512

Male
25%
1,175

undergraduateFull-time

81%

9,380
students

Female
56%
5,227

Male
44%
4,153

undergraduatePart-time

19%

2,144
students

Female
58%
1,233

Male
42%
911

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
24%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 47
Countries most often represented China
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
The Philippines
The United Arab Emirates
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Brenda Hinson
Director, International Admissions
251 460-6050
bhinson@southalabama.edu

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