Overview

Applicants
6,688
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average HS GPA
3.60

GPA Breakdown

49%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — July 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
1,038
with Terminal Degree
621

625
Women
413
Men
173
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
30 - 39

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
19%
Graduate in 5 years
33%
Graduate in 6 years
40%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, Other.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Medical Informatics.
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics and Statistics.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Meteorology.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Michael Kearney
World's youngest to graduate

Larry Stutts
Alabama State Senator

Eddie Stanky
Major League Baseball player

David Freese
Major League Baseball player

Luis Gonzalez
Major League Baseball player

Jon Lieber
Major League Baseball player

Adam Lind
Major League Baseball player

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
19%
Graduate in 5 years
33%
Graduate in 6 years
40%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,158

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,229

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,480

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,870
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$19,740
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,300

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,620
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,620
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,293
Foreign Countries Represented
67

Demographics

3.11%
Asian
22.98%
African-American
3.67%
Hispanic
60.58%
Caucasian
2.35%
Unknown
2.83%
International

59% female
41% male
18% are out of state
84% are full time
16% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
22%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
61%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Dr. Andrea Agnew

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Proctors
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
207
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
14

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Jaguars)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Jaguars)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

65/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kristin Odom
Director, New Student Recruitment

Address
Office of New Student Recruitment, Room 2500 Meisler Hall
390 Alumni Circle
Mobile, AL 36688-0002

Phone
(251) 460-7834

Email
recruitment@southalabama.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Mitchell Center (arena)
Stanky Field
John W. Laidlaw Performing Arts Center
Intramural Field Complex
Moulton Bell Tower

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Gulf Coast beaches
USS Alabama Battleship
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Fort Conde
Mobile Museum of Art

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm
(251) 460-7834

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
recruitment@southalabama.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Guest must be of the Same Gender, Maximum stay of 48 Hours

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Mobile Regional Airport, Bus, and Taxi

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Interstate I-65 Take the Airport Boulevard exit and go west on Airport Blvd (as if you were going to the Mobile Regional Airport). Go 2.6 miles. You will see a Publix supermarket on the corner of Airport Blvd. and University Blvd. Turn right (north) onto University Boulevard. Go 0.8 miles on University Blvd. crossing Bit and Spur Road (first light) and turning right at the second traffic light into a large parking lot - that is the University Commons area. The College of Education and Professional Studies is located in the central part of the University Commons Building. From the Mobile Regional Airport Turn left (east) onto Airport Boulevard (as if you were going to downtown Mobile). Go approximately 4 miles on Airport Blvd. and turn left onto University Blvd. Publix Supermarket will be on your right. Go 0.8 miles on University Blvd. crossing Bit and Spur Road (first light) and turning right at the second traffic light into a large parking lot - that is the University Commons area. The College of Education and Professional Studies is located in the central part of the University Commons Building. From U.S. Highway 98 Turn south onto Schillinger Road (as if you were going to the Mobile Regional Airport). Go approximately 5 miles. As you are nearing Old Shell Road, you will see a Flea Market on the right. Turn left (east) onto Old Shell Road. Go approximately 3.5 miles. At the corner of Old Shell and University Blvd., you will see a Hardee's restaurant on the right and the University of South Alabama brick sign on the left. Turn right onto University Blvd. at Hardee's and get into the left lane as soon as you can. There will be a Regions Bank on your left - turn left beside its main entrance. Go straight to the one-story building (the University Commons Building) at the end of the alley and turn right. You will see the College of Education and Professional Studies main entrance on your left (UCOM 3600) and a large parking lot area will be on the right.


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