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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
South Alabama is an above-average public university located in Mobile, Alabama. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,090 undergraduate students. The South Alabama acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Nursing, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Elementary Education. Graduating 40% of students, South Alabama alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
About University of South Alabama...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36688
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University of South Alabama Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
1010-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,968/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,927/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.102 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.117 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.117 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,090Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,898
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Everyone's different
    58%
  • Fun but studious
    22%
  • Always willing to help
    10%
  • True diversity
    5%
  • Apathetic.
    2%
  • Athletic in some aspect
    1%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.142 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.166 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Go jags
    42%
  • Diamond in the rough
    18%
  • AWESOME
    17%
  • Warm welcoming
    7%
  • Intelligent
    6%
  • Competent.
    4%
  • Existent.
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
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My time at South was a memorable one. I was very lost in what I wanted to do for a major then I saw there was a Hospitality and Tourism department. It was fairly new at the time and me already being in the restaurant industry I decided why not? I chose this as a major and never looked back. The professors and the entire department have been nothing but amazing and encouraging and I can not thank them enough. The campus itself has gone through some renovations in the past few years and it look incredible! It is definitely a world class campus with potential to grow even bigger.
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The university addresses the concerns of parents and students during the school tour and orientation phase. The event is well organized. Once the preliminary business is handled, the faculty and staff continue to work together with the common goal of student success. The accessibility to teachers and advisers is above average. The differentiation of activities for students was the most impressive. The list of glows are endless, but the only thing I would like to see are band auxiliaries such as flag, dancers, and majorettes. I feel the football season would draw more support if the halftime show is full of entertainment.
I love South, Go Jags! The University of South Alabama is a well diverse campus with lots to do, since it is located in the center of Mobile, Alabama. The classes are pretty easy if you have the right professor, people are friendly. There are lots of great food options on and around the campus. Lots of clubs and opportunities to make new friends. The sports programs here are amazing and the football games are so very excited. Especially the Troy versus South game, since Troy is our rival school. Overall, South Alabama is a great school. One problem I do I have is with the parking situations, there is hardly any parking.