Tuition & Fees

$9,870

$19,740

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
35%
500-599
45%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
22%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
22%
24-29
34%
18-23
37%
12-17
7%
30-36
6%
24-29
38%
18-23
40%
12-17
16%
30-36
12%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,259
Declined + 1,429
Total Received 6,688
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Public

10,293

undergraduate students

4,541

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

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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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Location

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, Nursing, the School of Computing, Honors College, and Global USA. Its 1,225-acre campus is located in Mobile.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,834
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACS American Chemical Society
•  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)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Mobile, AL

1,225-acre campus in Mobile (population: 190,265); 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
61%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
35%
500-599
45%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
22%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
22%
24-29
34%
18-23
37%
12-17
7%
30-36
6%
24-29
38%
18-23
40%
12-17
16%
30-36
12%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
($35.00 if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline July 15 (priority deadline)
July 15
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 5,259
Declined + 1,429
Total Received 6,688

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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
Secondary school record
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

Financial Aid

49%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,382

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,870
Room $4,000
Board $3,620
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $18,790
Average Financial Aid - $10,382
Total with Avg. Aid $8,408
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 251 460-6231
F: 251 460-6517
finaid@southalabama.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Marla Sklopan
Director of Financial Aid
msklopan@southalabama.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading, Football, Lacrosse, Rugby

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Archery, Basketball, Bass Fishing, Cricket, Flag Football, Karate, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Softball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

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Athletic Directors

Joel Erdmann (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Jinni Frisbey (women's)
Senior Associate Athletic Director/student Enrichment/senior Women
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sun Belt Conference
Mascot
Jaguar
School colors
red, white, and blue

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
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 Specialist
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
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 Sciences
Psychology
Public Administration
Radiologic Sciences
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Sports Management
Student/Community Counseling
Systems Engineering
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

14,834

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

10,293
students

Female
59%
6,065

Male
41%
4,228

31%

4,541
students

Female
78%
3,528

Male
22%
1,013

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

8,637
students

Female
60%
5,114

Male
40%
3,523

17%

1,656
students

Female
58%
951

Male
42%
705

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
22%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

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
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 54
Countries most often represented China
Germany
India
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Regina George
Director, Immigration/International Admissions
251 460-6050
reginageorge@southalabama.edu

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