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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
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  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 8,065 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the South Alabama acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Nursing, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic). Graduating 46% of students, South Alabama alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.

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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
79%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
1030-1220
ACT Range
20-27
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
$13,624 / 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
$7,439 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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. 121 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 121 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    35%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,065 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,536
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
  • Everyone's different
    57%
  • Fun but studious
    23%
  • Always willing to help
    11%
  • True diversity
    5%
  • Apathetic.
    2%
  • Athletic in some aspect
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%

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. 146 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 170 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 99 responses
  • Go jags
    42%
  • Diamond in the rough
    17%
  • AWESOME
    16%
  • 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
46%
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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