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.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.102 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.117 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.117 responses
Most Popular Majors
Health Service Preparatory Studies129 Graduates
Elementary Education118 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities112 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)111 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching83 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering82 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.142 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.166 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
University of South Alabama Reviews
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.
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.