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
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
University of South Alabama is ...
Public
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
81%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
20-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$12,963/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,680/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,852/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,838/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,133/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,451/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
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.107 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.107 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,604Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Everyone's different
    61%
  • Fun but studious
    23%
  • Always willing to help
    10%
  • True diversity
    4%
  • Apathetic.
    1%
  • Athletic in some aspect
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.132 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.156 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Go jags
    42%
  • AWESOME
    18%
  • Diamond in the rough
    18%
  • Intelligent
    7%
  • Warm welcoming
    6%
  • Competent.
    5%
  • Existent.
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
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I love South Alabama! The classes are smaller than the average and the instructors are awesome! The advisors are very supportive and ensure that you stay on track. The campus is beautiful and is very well maintained by the landscaping department. The athletic department is awesome and the teams are very supportive of each other. South Alabama has a small town atmosphere but is close to all the perks of a larger city. The beaches are close enough for a day trip, the Mobile downtown area is great with a diverse group of people and places to go. South Alabama is a very expensive school, especially for an out of state student as the out of state tuition is double the rate for Alabama residents. Overall, I am happy that I chose South Alabama. I will be applying to the medical school there this summer.
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South Alabama is a fantastic school that has superfluous amounts of academic opportunities to be explored with an ever-involved staff that genuinely care about their students' success. The campus is kept very pristine and although undergoing construction, still holds a comfortable feeling of home; the only modification I would make would be the addition of more lamp lights along pathways and throughout the school grounds. Mobile itself is a beautiful city to call home for your college years and a move to such a place would not be regretted!
University of South Alabama is my true love.I am a girl from Wisconsin who hates the winter but has a love for science, culture, the city.When I found University of South Alabama, it was like finding a hundred dollar bill in a pile of one dollar bills.The other colleges I looked at, never had the qualities that South Alabama offers like a rich culture, warm atmosphere.However in reality, what sold me is the fact that they have a program for physician assistants. Physician assistant is a rare career path, therefore many colleges do not offer that program. So because University of South Alabama offers my program; I knew this was the place for me.The campus was green, alive, safe, and clean. All the people on and outside of campus were so wonderful and generous.It was right when I walked off campus that I knew I had to be back there, because it had already felt like home. This is how I knew University of South Alabama was going to be my happily ever after.