Catholic Profile


Located in one of Mobile’s most picturesque neighborhoods, Spring Hill’s campus rests on a 381-acre site, is naturally landscaped, and features huge oaks, azalea-lined walkways, and an 18-hole golf course. Several buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Student body
• 1,496 total enrolled students from 36 states and 11 countries
• 60% women, 40% men
• 60% of students are from outside Alabama.
• 51% of students are Catholic.
• 89% live on campus in the College’s nine residence halls. Spring Hill guarantees all full-time undergraduate students on campus housing for four years.
• Our students contribute 25,000+ hours to the local community each year.
• Spring Hill College has more than 70 registered student organizations.

Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College has provided a powerful liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition for almost two centuries. Spring Hill’s mission is to form leaders in service to others, fulfilling the unique potential of each individual. As a result, our students are engaged, inspired, and transformed by their experiences. 

Spring Hill College is...
• The oldest Catholic college in the Southeast and the third-oldest Jesuit college in the United States
• Recognized for educational excellence by U.S. News & World Report  

• Student-faculty ratio: 14:1
• Average class size: 17
• Faculty with doctoral/highest degree: 91%
• 46 undergraduate majors and areas of concentration
• Average high school GPA of 3.36–4.0 and an ACT composite score of 22–27 (freshman class)
• Most popular declared undergraduate majors:
1. Science and Math (21%)
2. Business (20%)
3. Social Sciences (19%)
4. Communication, Fine & Performing Arts (10%)
5. Nursing (9%)
6. Teacher Education (8%)

Financial aid
• 98.3% of students receiving financial aid, including scholarships, grants, federal loans, and work-study 

Located on the Gulf Coast, Mobile, Alabama, is situated at the mouth of the Mobile River and the edge of Mobile Bay. About 540,000 residents live in the Mobile Bay area, which encompasses approximately 2,800 square miles. Mobile combines Southern beauty and charm with the advantages of a fast-growing metropolitan area. The region offers an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities for people of all ages.

Graduates and careers
A Spring Hill education prepares alumni for a variety of graduate and professional opportunities—from community service to political office to graduate school. Our new Pathways to Purpose helps our students explore and pursue career paths that best fit their individual goals as they join a network of close to 12,000 alumni worldwide.

Jesuit liberal arts education
• Based upon a tradition of excellence in education and commitment to caring for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit
• Nine Jesuits currently part of the campus community

• Four-year guaranteed housing in campus residence halls and apartments
• 89% of traditional undergraduates living on campus  

Spring Hill College has participated in intercollegiate athletics since 1889 when the baseball team first took to the diamond. The Badgers currently have 16 teams that compete within NCAA Division II and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) or the Gulf South Conference (GSC). Since 1979, SHC has produced 61 NAIA All-Americans and 180 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. In the 2015–2016 seasons, the Badgers listed 102 Academic All-Conference honorees on their rosters. 
• Varsity sports: baseball (m), basketball (m & w), beach volleyball (w), co-ed cheerleading, cross-country (m & w), dance (w), golf (m & w), outdoor track & field (m & w), soccer (m & w), softball (w), tennis (m & w), volleyball (w)
• Junior varsity teams: baseball (m), basketball (m & w), golf (m), soccer (m & w), softball (w), volleyball (w)
• Club sports: bowling (m & w), rugby (m & w)
• Intramural sports: 5-on-5 basketball, flag football, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, Ultimate Frisbee; 40% student participation
• Academics: our student-athletes maintain a high level of academic excellence, with an average GPA above 3.0.