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University of South Alabama
  • 4 Year
  • MOBILE, AL

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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South Alabama is an above-average public university located in Mobile, Alabama. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,400 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the South Alabama acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Nursing, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 47% of students, South Alabama alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.

About

307 N UNIVERSITY BLVD
MOBILE, AL 36688
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About South Alabama...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference

University of South Alabama Rankings

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South Alabama Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,984 / 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
$7,774 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 109 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 137 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 137 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    46%
  • On Campus
    48%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,400 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,433
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 100 responses
  • Everyone's different
    56%
  • Fun but studious
    20%
  • Always willing to help
    11%
  • True diversity
    4%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Apathetic.
    2%
  • lazy and fat
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 162 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 186 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 115 responses
  • Go jags
    41%
  • Diamond in the rough
    16%
  • AWESOME
    15%
  • Warm welcoming
    11%
  • Intelligent
    5%
  • Competent.
    3%
  • Existent.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 82 responses

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