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University of South Alabama

307 N University Blvd, Mobile, AL

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University of South Alabama is a public college that has a large number of programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Mobile, Alabama, in a predominantly urban area. Nearly fifteen thousand students enroll at USA yearly.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Engineering

Students applying for admission are most often required to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Students may submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions to University of South Alabama. A score within the range of 1275 - 1690 on the SAT, or 19 - 25 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. 87% of applicants are admitted to this school, of which 50% choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at southalabama.edu.

The tuition at University of South Alabama varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay around $6,800 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $13,000 per year. School housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is approximately $3,500. Some students at University of South Alabama may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The USA Jaguars participate in a number of athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-A)

Contact information, academics information, areas of study, and much more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.southalabama.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students University of South Alabama accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of South Alabama is around 16,000 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 13% enrolling as graduate students and 71% as undergraduate students.

$13,300

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $7,000-$8,400
    • Out-of-State: $14,000-$16,880
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $290-$350 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $590-$700 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships83%$6,738
Receiving Student Loans61%$9,500
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, University of South Alabama may provide student services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of University of South Alabama is close to 33%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years14%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: University of South Alabama

  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Medical (M.D.) Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Campus: University of South Alabama - Springhill

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1976)
  • Radiation Therapist Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2004)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of South Alabama is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Sun Belt Conference)
  • Basketball (Sun Belt Conference)
  • Football (Sun Belt Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by University of South Alabama by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
78.16%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
93%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
24

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$6,037