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
    B-
University of South Alabama is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36688

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

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Test Scores and GPA for University of South Alabama

Cost

Net Price
$12,066/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,927/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,409/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,197/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,367/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,525/ 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.103 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.103 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,090Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Everyone's different
    64%
  • Fun but studious
    22%
  • Always willing to help
    10%
  • 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.128 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.152 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Go jags
    43%
  • Diamond in the rough
    19%
  • AWESOME
    16%
  • Intelligent
    7%
  • Competent.
    5%
  • Existent.
    5%
  • Warm welcoming
    5%

After University of South Alabama

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
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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University of South Alabama Reviews

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I am highly involved with the football program as a member of the Jaguar Marching Band and I love supporting our players. Game days are the most exciting events I've witnessed so far in college. The students always make a large showing and are incredibly enthusiastic about supporting our team. Our team, while not the best, is improving every year- especially for such a young program! Our marching band, even though I'm a bit biased, is one of the best in the region
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My experience as a USA Alumna and Graduate Student has been amazing. My experience as a college student has helped me to develop individually by deciding what field of study I want to pursue. While pursuing my B. A. in Communication with a minor in English, my academic performance soared because I was pursuing my passion in the field of Communication and English, and I enjoyed my courses. I discovered my passion for writing when I decided to have an English minor. My professors were very helpful and worked with me one-on-one to make sure that they did all they can to help me succeed. Now I am currently pursuing my M.F.A. with a primary concentration in Graphic Design and a secondary concentration in Printmaking. Living on campus has been a great experience for me because it helped me to develop my own sense of independence and freedom. Also, while living on campus I have free internet access, and it is convenient for me to go to school/work and attend campus activities.
Overall my experience at South was not bad. I attended the Mitchell College of Business, majoring in marketing, and enjoyed many of the classes offered. The university is very involved with their students and sends out a daily digest email each night for students to see what the upcoming events are. A big plus about this university is how they embrace diversity and international students, and how these students accept others as well. The big issue I had while attending was the food choices. There are only four fast food restaurants in the student center and the POD stations found around campus are very over priced for a small selection of snacks.