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University of South Alabama
  • 4 Year
  • MOBILE, AL

University of South Alabama Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade A
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
27%
Average Housing Cost
$4,260 / year
Poll
61%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 431 responses
Poll
61%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 169 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade A minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3,890 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 326 responses
  • Chick-fil-a
    22%
  • Student center food court
    19%
  • Starbucks
    15%
  • Delta Deli
    13%
  • Dining hall
    8%
  • Pizza Hut
    7%
  • Quiznos
    7%
57%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 130 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade A minus
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A minus
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 91 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    35%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    52%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    11%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

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Safety

Safety
grade B minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
67%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 93 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 51 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    51%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    39%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    6%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    4%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 66 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    39%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    45%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    12%
  • Not very visible.
    3%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 186 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    7%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    64%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    26%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    3%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 112 responses
  • Block parties
    21%
  • Greek events
    19%
  • The rolling of our traffic circle
    19%
  • Ooze ball in the spring
    11%
  • Band events
    7%
  • Homecoming Parade
    7%
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    7%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade B+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 108 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    2%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    20%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    31%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    24%
  • Parties? What parties?
    22%
Poll
What is the biggest social event of the year?
Based on 77 responses
  • Mardi Gras and Spring Break
    35%
  • Mardi Gras.
    26%
  • Mardi Gras in Mobile and South is huge!
    12%
  • I don't party.
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spring Break
    4%
  • Back to School/Throw Back/Jammie Jam
    3%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
No data available  
Women in Sororities
No data available  
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 162 responses

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