10,988
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,708
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
81
81%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

University of South Alabama is a University institution located in Mobile, AL, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 390 Alumni Circle, 2500 Meisler Hall
Mobile, AL  36688-0002
United States
Contact Ms. Kristin Odom
Director, New Student Recruitment
Email: recruitment@southalabama.edu
Phone: 251-460-7834
Fax: 251-460-7876

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Hospitality Administration Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Information Science/studies Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic) Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs Related Checkmark
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Radiologic Technology/science Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,035
Applied
4,911
Accepted
10,988
Enrolled
81%
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Female Admissions

3,712
Females Applied
3,091
Females Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,323
Males Applied
1,820
Males Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.6
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 3.5
One recommendation
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Other requirements: Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 for Accelerated College Enrollment Program, minimum high school GPA of 3.5 for Early Admission

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen July 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer July 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 562 510 610
SAT Math 543 500 590
ACT Composite 23 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,390
In-state
18,780
Out-of-state
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Fees

7,490
Room & board
3,980
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

9,708
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,894
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,348
Avg. Loan Aid
5,321
Avg. Grant Aid
6,606
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
50%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
8%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

10,988
Total undergrad students
6%
International Students
18%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.39%
Black or African American 22.24%
White or Caucasian 59.45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.66%
Asian 3.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 3.02%
Other 2.21%

Gender

Male (43.49%)
Female (56.51%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 29%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Get on Board Day and Greek Week

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, African American Student Association, Council of International Student Organizations, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Professions and Panhellenic Council

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,033
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 601
Part-time - 432
Male - 418
Female - 615