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  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 23 people found this review useful. 1 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of South Alabama is a great school for any types of people. There are many different types there already so anyone would be able to find a friend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips that I would give prospective students would be, don't be afraid to ask questions because the people are really nice and helpful. You could make a friend just by asking a question. When I began school there, I didn't know anyone at all, but now I have more friends than I can count. The second tip would be don't be afraid to be yourself because it's many different types of people so if you be yourself, you will fit in just fine. The third tip would be to look over the Jag Tran routes before the first day of school so they will not get on the wrong one.

    Bang for the buck

    I think I am really getting the most bang for my buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy being at South Alabama. The people are nice and overly friendly. If they can help you find something, they will.

    Am learning a lot

    I learned a lot in my first year of school. The teachers help you in any way they can, rather that is working with you after class or referring you to a tutor. I am looking forward to beginning my second year of college there.

  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 2 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of South Alabama is great for any student. With the vast selections of student associations, and clubs there is not a student who can't find somewhere to fit in. Also, if a student wishes to participate in a club that is not on South's campus, they can start. Although papers have to be filled out and signatures are needed, in the end when the club gets approved it is all worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing to remember, is to come out of your shell. Talk to the people you have classes with, and make new friends, you never know when you will need a study buddy. Study, it is the best thing you can do. Don't Fret if you don't do your best on your first test. Learn from your mistakes. Get out of your dorm. If you commute, you can still participate in the activities around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The University's campus is compact and easy to navigate. There are many things to do, and during sports events and other activities, there are many chances to get free t-shirts and other jag wear. The bookstore has many activities going on, in which students have opportunities to win things such as gift cards or other Jag souvenirs. The school also has many job opportunities to help students pay for books, tuition, or other expenses in the University.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University of South Alabama has something going on all the time, whether it be dinners, sports events, or some kind of concert. What ever your interests are you can find something to do. There is a vast number of student associations and everyone is friendly, and helpful. The University gives many opportunities for students to meet new people.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at the University of South Alabama are more than willing to help in any subject. They are there for the students. The advisors are also extremely helpful, and help you as you work towards you career goal. I am learning a lot not only in academics, but about myself as well.

  • 05/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If You are someone interesting in Nursing,Medicine,Engineering, or Business South Alabama is the school for you. And if you are a person that loves to explore and go out for fun there a many places to choose from and also many clubs and organizations that you can learn about and join. You never get bored, because there's always something to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be on time for class absences count as zeros! Always ask your professors for help when needed it helps your grade in the end! Homework is a must do, so try not to slack on your work or you will fail without a doubt! Have fun don't stress so much enjoy your college life but watch how you enjoy it!

    Bang for the buck

    The Delta Deli, Java City, and Dining hall Cafe are great places to get your bang for your buck at! Especially if you are a college student on a budget.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere at the school is very nice and the city itself. I love it hear and I hope that I am able to comeback the following Fall semester. Mobile is one of the top rainy cities so be prepared for rain boots and umbrellas, but other than that you will have a splendid time hear.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a current freshmen at the University and so far I have learned a lot. The teachers help you whenever they are available to. The Library is a helpful studying place and group study is a must need if you are struggling. Freshmen year can be sometimes hard so make sure that you don't play around.

  • 11/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of South Alabama is great for students who want to meet people of all different cultures. During a typical day on campus, one will pass at least three different individuals conversing with their friends or on the phone in completely different languages. The ESL (English as a Second Language) Department has many different mixers and activities to help international students make friends that you can get involved with. USA also has very good medical programs and within the past five years they have built a state of the art Health Sciences Building that contains the College of Nursing and the College of Allied Health. Students interested in the health professions would be well advised to look into the programs offered by the University of South Alabama.

    Tips for prospective students

    As cliché as it may sound, getting involved on campus will make your college experience one of a lifetime. Don't wait until sophomore year like I did in order to truly get involved. Find several organizations that you are interested in and make contact with the individuals in charge. They will be more than happy to provide you with information about the organization. Most student organizations have facebook pages and send out emails that give you a sense of what they are about. Living on campus is also something that I would recommend. It's fun and convenient. When you only have to walk ten minutes to class in the morning from your front door, it makes it a lot more likely that you will actually motivate yourself to go.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition at the University of South Alabama is one of the lowest rates in the state. It is lower than both Auburn University and the University of Alabama. They also offer numerous scholarship opportunities for students based on academic performance, athletics, and musical abilities.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus layout was disappointing to me as a first year student because I dreamed of the green quads and quaint old buildings you are accustomed to viewing in movies. However, after a year, the facilities have greatly improved. The new student recreation center is phenomenal and conveniently close to the dormitories for students who live on campus. Lighting around campus has been improved, making it much safer for students who take night classes. In addition to the superficial qualities of the university, the teachers are extraordinary. Just because you don't attend a suffocatingly small, private university does not mean that you will be just another face in the crowd to your teachers. They are not too busy to help you as long as they see that you are making an effort in their classes. Finally, the last major attribute to USA is that the student body is so diverse. This diversity allows individuals to make friends with comrades of many different nationalities and helps increase tolerance for different cultures and beliefs: a necessity in today's increasingly globalized world.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently really getting into the courses that are specific to my major and within these classes I feel adequately challenged, but at the same time, all my professors are more than willing to help me if I ever have problems. However, my first year here I was very disappointed in the curriculum. I came from a very rigorous high school academic program and was accustomed to being pushed to my limits within my studies. The transition from high school to freshman year at college was a shocker for me because college was easier than high school. Everything in my Biology class, I already knew. The same went for my English classes. Once you get past the first general education courses you are required to take, the classes become more challenging and more applicable to your course of study and your future career. I am a Spanish major and my vocabulary and grammar knowledge has increased exponentially in the year and a half that I have been a student here.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    South Alabama is great for all types of student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, make sure your GPA is up to par, and do your best on the ACT.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is one of the least expensive schools in the state and it has so much to offer from academics to sports, especially with their new Jaguar football team.

    Am enjoying being here

    This campus is peaceful and there are a lot of organizations that host various functions.

    Am learning a lot

    I feel like the teachers are doing a splendid job at helping me in learning the material. In the short amount of time that I have spent here, I feel like I've learned more than I ever have anywhere else.

  • 11/09/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Invest in the meal plan, you may not think so now but you will run out of money. The cafeteria is open till 10 P.M. so you always have a backup plan if your broke.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is being raised but they are making many improvements to the university. They are building new dorms, classes, and entrances so it weighs itself out.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Mobile! There is a ton to do here. Its 45 minutes to the beach, 15 minutes to downtown, 5 minutes to all the food you want. Plus, there is always something to do downtown weather it be concerts or fairs; Mobile is great.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the professors at the University of South Alabama are great. I have some teachers that use only the computer to teach but the classes are easy.

  • 04/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    I love attending this school. I was relieved to find out that this school feels like a second home. Since I am 12 hours away from my family, I thought I would be depressed but with this school I feel like I fit right in.

  • 05/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    South Alabama is great for many students, from all walks of life and cultures.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be scared of meeting new people and trying different things.

    Bang for the buck

    South Alabama is not a very expensive college like some others but you will still get the same great experience here or better. Plus the college is always giving away something free.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am very much so enjoying being a part of South Alabama! The other students and teachers treat you much like family and are very helpful. Also the scenery around the college is very beautiful and if your bored or just looking for something to get into there is always an event of some sort going on.

    Am learning a lot

    I just finish my first year at the University of South Alabama and I have to say it is a wonderful school. All the teachers in every department are very helpful and willing to help with any problem you are having, even if you are not enrolled in one of their courses! My teachers are also very concerned about your education and will stay long after their office hours to help you.

  • 05/16/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want to learn. Students who are going to college because their parents are making them do not need to bring down this college.

  • 09/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants a solid education at an affordable price, as well as wanting to be close to the beautiful Gulf Coast.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a look around the website and especially pay attention to a lot of the new features the campus is adding. They have so many new buildings and more to come. Also, there are currently 2 live webcams up of different spots on campus; if you are from far away like I was, this could be your first, and only, look at the campus before you apply!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is really cheap for instate, but a little more pricey for out of state. Being said, it's still cheaper than a lot of the universities in VA, which is where I am originally from. I pay less to attend USA as an out of state student then I did to attend my last college as an in state student.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live on campus and I can say I enjoy USA and Mobile in general. The weather has been great so far, which is nice. The campus is generally easy to navigate, even though I'm still new, and a lot to do is offered.

    Am learning a lot

    Currently I'm taking classes which aren't very challenging, mainly because I have already taken something that was nearly equivalent at my last college, but the credits didn't transfer. Being said, I still feel that the professors here do a great job and that if the material is new to you, then you will definitely learn.

  • 05/18/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Will learn a lot

    I stepped onto the USA campus and fell in love with everything about it!

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Student athletes, musical students, and anyone looking to go into the medical field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is horrible and buy a parking pass because they ticket like crazy.

    Am enjoying being here

    I is hard being a transfer student getting to meet people.

    Am learning a lot

    Some teachers were helpful while other were not, but no matter what the class was all offered a challenging experience.

  • 08/02/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely affordable for almost everyone, and the financial aid is available for most students!

    Will enjoy being here

    with no doubt!!!

    Will learn a lot

    This is actually my number one choice, economical, amazing and you would get great experience being their!!! give it a shot and you won't regret it!!!

  • 09/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 14 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anybody

    Tips for prospective students

    Come it is great

    Bang for the buck

    They have everything

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes great atmosphere

    Am learning a lot

    Yes so much

  • 10/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types!

    Tips for prospective students

    -If you're coming from out-of-state and are sort of apprehensive, go with your gut feeling, it won't lead you astray.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'll admit, I was having doubts about being so far away from home but I love it here at South. The people are so nice and once you get into the flow of everything, you'll never want to be away. It's your home, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are great, you can tell that they love what they do by how they interact with the class and make even my worst subject enjoyable. They wouldn't hesitate to help when it's needed.

  • 10/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    USA is for everybody! Anyone can succeed here! It is the place to be!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and make the effort and you will come out with a good grade.

    Bang for the buck

    It is really easy to get around the University. They have JagTrans that run every so often so that students don't have to walk all the way to class. It is really a life saver.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something to do here. There are events almost every weekend and it is never a dull moment. The food is good and there is a large variety to choose from. What I love the most are no community bathrooms! Every dorm has their own personal bathroom with each room.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot at South Alabama. My teachers are very understanding and they do all they can to make sure I know the material.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    In Mobile, AL there are tons of things to do for fun. There are bowling allys, pool halls, restuarants all over the place. For those that are 21 and up there are some bars that are fun to go to. There are museums, parks, theaters, etc. What would you like to do?? Also, the gulf beaches are only an hour away.

    Food and Dining

    I don't generally eat on campus but when I have the food was very good.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    These classes can kick your butt if you don't stay on top of things so don't let yourself get behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan your classes carefully, you don't want a super heavy load in one semester if you don't have to do it. When your professor says, Let me know if you need extra help. do it. Enjoy yourself.

    In three sentences

    The education you receive at USA is top-notch, when you leave you can truly say you know why, when, how, what, where, and to what extent. The professors will go out of their way to make sure the student is getting everything they need out of the class. The campus is awesome.. it is large enough to have quiet time yet still always active with students buzzing about.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    TALK TO YOUR TEACHERS!!!! They want to help you so just ask for help, tips and directions to student Tudors. Another thing, I would not recommend going Greek for your first semester. I tried it I I found it hard to juggle my new life. Keep your head in the books and get involved in the activities that the school provides and you will do great.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest colleges in Alabama and the learning environment couldn't be better

    Am enjoying being here

    All the students are friendly, and there is so much to do on campus

    Am learning a lot

    Great faculty that want to help you succeed

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    theres an active greek life and always sport events. were only a couple of minutes away from the mall and downtown. the beach is only a hour away.

    Food and Dining

    we just got a new dinning hall and food court which consists of : chik fil a, burger studio, quiznos, and pizza hut.

    Dorm Life

    it depends on if you would like to share a room or have your own. however there are no community showers which is always a plus.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are tough but the teachers are williang to work with you. the teachers normally know your name unless your in a lecture class.

    Tips for prospective students

    the school may seem tough at first but if you actually do your work than its a breeze.

    In three sentences

    i give the school a 8 out of 10. i fell in love with the campus and its not far from home. they offer buses and bikes for getting around, which is a plus.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    average for a large campus

    Greek Life

    yes, available

    Clubs and Activities

    yes, tons

    What to do for fun

    sororities, clubs, Mardi gras, beaches...

    Food and Dining

    Great dining inside and outside of campus

    Dorm Life

    I Live off campus. The school has beautiful new dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I am getting a great education. Teachers are very dedicated and helpful in reaching your educational goals. Great learning atmosphere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a study buddy. Get involved in an assortment of activities. Network. Make the most out of your college experience

    In three sentences

    A great University that offers a well rounded education. It has a diverse population. Offers a wide selection of Majors!

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always campus police that you can contact if you have any problems from noisy neighbors to a flat tire or dead battery.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every major has many clubs you can join, so that you can get to know other students you are in the same major as you.

    Bang for the buck

    With the cost increasing it is hard to believe you are getting the most bank for your buck at this school.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to get involved in such as; Greek like, intramural sports and parties. Just make sure you can balance it all and your school work.

    Food and Dining

    Food could be much better in the cafeteria. There are many selections everyday, but the repetition might get annoying.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very exciting you get to meet someone new and make friends. The dorms are very nice and well kept up for a college dorm room.

    Academic Rigor

    You will learn everything you are expecting to learn and more. If you keep up with you work and studying classes will be a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective student should come to the school with an open-minded attitude, because it might be different from what you are used to.

    In three sentences

    This school is very diverse, has a lot of opportunities for a student of any ethnicity. The professors I have taking classes from are very helpful and supporting. The campus id welcoming and will feel just like home once you get acquainted with other students.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Well lighted areas and security visual and present on campus

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of Greek fraternities and sororities on campus. They have there own dorms

    Clubs and Activities

    Have a variety of clubs and activities for all

    Great for these types of students

    Lots of Sports

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Fun educational opportunity

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can go to student center or just hang out with friends. Their are attractions in driving distance

    Food and Dining

    You have lots of choices on the type of food that you eat. You make purchase a meal card or use bucks.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are old and need more space. But they are building more dorms soon

    Academic Rigor

    The class size is average the teachers are friendly and helpful

    Tips for prospective students

    Read all literature and plan a campus visit

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Many fun sporting events to go through that are all located on campus except for jaguar football which is a short drive away.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is brand new and super nice but like any cafeteria it can get old quickly and the quality sometimes leaves much to be desired. However the around campus places to eat include the Delta Deli, Einstein brothers, Chick fil al, Pizza hut, Quiznos, and Burger Studio all great places to go.

    Dorm Life

    Many activities to do at the dorms the RA's make it really fun for all of the students living on campus with lots of fun activities to get involved in. Great place to get to know fellow classmates.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a great school with mostly great professors, if you work hard and the teacher can see that they will usually give you the benefit of the doubt. This isnt Harvard so you work hard and your report card will reflect that big time!

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It has great security day and night. I give it 5 Stars

    Greek Life

    To old for this

    Clubs and Activities

    I have not join any clubs but the university has special tutoring for all ages. The University has club and activities for every type of students.

    Great for these types of students

    Older students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not know any traditions at the campus due last semester was off campus. I took EMS Non-Credit to help my community.

    Bang for the buck

    I am 51 years old and need help with the rising cost of schools. I have no children and need to increase my knowledge for the future. Life on Dauphin Island has been rough since Hurricane Katrina, and the BP spill. Please help me to find a grant that tailors to women over 50'. I give the University 5 stars in this area.

    What to do for fun

    Walk the beach, ride my bike and swim and deep sea fishing

    Food and Dining

    Will be bring my lunch. I hear is is 4 stars.

    Dorm Life

    I am married and live with myself 90% of the time due to my husband's travels, since he is not able to make a living on our charter boats. the Federal Government shorten the season to 40 days. All this is on top of the BP spill. I lost my cleaning contracts for my business I had for 20 some years. I give it 5 stars.

    Academic Rigor

    You must maintain a B average for the EMS...

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a map...the campus is growing each day!

    In three sentences

    The University of South Alabama is known for it's finest Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical services. . I was a non-credit student in 2011 for the EMS Basic at the university and the staff is friendly and help me deal with being over 50. All my fellow volunteers, first responders, Basic EMT and Fire Fighters on our little Island graduated from this University. i give it 5 stars

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Sports events are always good. There are weekly get togethers every month. The new receation center is always a good place to workout and meet new people. These are just a few things however.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is alright the food is well served, however the hours of the dining serves are too short they don't go late into the night for those students who work late or study late.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a little below average, however South is constructing new dorms which seems to be more promising the old dorm facilities. Side Note: Don't expect for dorm life to be quiet on the weekdays beccause everyone is studying.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the programs aren't easy. For example, I am a civil engineering major sure it is going to be tough for me because I take math but I am taking other courses that are as equally challenging as math.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not expect to come here and for it to be easy just because it is South. Teachers will push you because they expect the best out of their students.

    In three sentences

    Good university. Small compared to others, but is rapidly growing compared to others in the surrounding region. Good for low cost out of state tuition.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops are out always, so don't do anything stupid.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is interesting. If you plan on joining one, let it be something you really want to do and let it fit your budget.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200+ clubs and organizations on campus to get involved in.

    What to do for fun

    The Wynnsong Theater is around he corner, as well as a lot of restaurants. Sports events happen all the time, and we definitely could use more school spirit. Football and Basketball games are ALWAYS fun. Go Jags!

    Food and Dining

    I will say that the food at the dining hall gives you a variety of healthy foods and not so healthy foods. It is up to you to choose what is best for you. A lot of new students being away from home gain the freshmen 15. Don't be one of those guys. The dining hall sales great food, but don't take advantage of it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at South can be very rewarding and fun all at the same time. Dorms are close by the dining hall and Delta Deli, so you will never go hungry. The intramural fields are right behind the dorms. Living on campus makes it a lot easier for you to get to your classes. Driving times aren't until after 1:45 pm so you'll have to walk to your morning classes but everything is close and nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    South has a very challenging course work, but with any school you will have your hard classes and your easy classes. It all depends on how you apply yourself and how much you ask for help. Every major has different prerequisites, but everyone will have to take the basic courses which are pretty easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about heading to South for school, I would say that you should pick a school not because of it's mascot or because of it's athletic system. South is a school that genuinely cares about it's students academic achievement. Look at some of the past alumni who have graduated from South. Also, South gives out amazing scholarships for new students.

    In three sentences

    University of South Alabama is a great academic school with awesome school spirit and caring teachers. South has a beautiful campus which is protected by great law enforcements and a wonderful walking trails. No other school that cares about their students academic achievement.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    campus has a lot of sports events to attend, an awesome recreational center, and lots of clubs and cafes close to campus!

    Food and Dining

    dining is cheap and there is a wide variety of food across campus.

    Dorm Life

    new dorms are being built every year! and each new dorm building is better than the last!

    Academic Rigor

    south alabama is dedicated to providing a good education to its students.

    Tips for prospective students

    rent a free jag bike to quickly get around campus.

    In three sentences

    south alabama is a growing school. it has a diverse student population. the university has an impressive engineering and mathematics department.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    While cops are usually everywhere giving parking and speeding tickets, there has been two shootings and many other crimes on campus that need to be stopped.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is one of the greatest things about South's campus. They are so involved and actually try to make campus a better place. They are also very sweet and fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs to count, and there is always something to do!

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, social, over-achievers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Epsilon is the most unusual and uncomfortable place to live.

    Bang for the buck

    This school has the same, if not greater, effect on students as larger universities like The University of Alabama. It is also a great deal cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    Attend Greek events, sporting events, and join clubs.

    Food and Dining

    They serve the same thing all the time.

    Dorm Life

    There is either really old dorms or dorms that have plumbing problems.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are more difficult than what people think.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure can handle not being scared of the dark too easily. You must be able to handle extreme weather and be ready to learn.

    In three sentences

    The University of South Alabama is a a closer group of people than what others may expect. It is also a school of regal learning and standards, and it is not a school that students settle with. It is a little dangerous at times, and the police force needs to stop discriminating against Greek Life.

  • 04/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I do not live on campus. There is a campus police department staff by police officers, not security officers. Some areas of handicap accessibility and safety do need improvement.

    Greek Life

    I do not participate in Greek life at South.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not participate in any clubs or activities but there is ALWAYS something happening!

    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking to get into the medical profession, South runs the major teaching hospital in Mobile. The visual arts program is also excellent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bell tower is very lovely as are the ponds on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The professors are extremely knowledgeable in their fields and work very hard to make themselves available to their students. You will get out of South as much as you are willing to put in. Ask every question you have because that is what those teachers are there for!

    What to do for fun

    There are many activity groups and clubs at South. Downtown Mobile is a lovely place to visit and it has a lively night life on the weekends. Local tourist attractions include the USS Alabama, the Paige-Mitchell Mansion, Bellengrath botanical gardens, the Museum of Mobile and the Mobile Arts Museum. Biloxi, MS and Pensacola, FL are within an hour's driving distance and they also offer a wide variety of things to do from gambling to beaches.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus but there are several excellent restaurants within walking distance which offer very good food at reasonable prices. Downtown Mobile features a wide variety of restaurants, some of which have been featured on Man vs. Food and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods!

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are hard but fair. If you put forth your best effort, it will be recognized and rewarded. Some of the older teachers are tragically uneducated about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the requirements for academic accommodation for students with disabilities. It may be necessary to file complaints against them with your department head and go through the Office of Special Student Services to secure your rights as a disabled student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure your transfer credits have been accurately accounted for and placed! Public transportation is available but you will probably want a car to get around town. We have hot and humid summers with cool and rainy winters.

    In three sentences

    The school has an excellent art department. The processing of transfer credits leaves a lot to be desired. The campus is lovely but far from downtown Mobile.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I go to the campus recreation center. I have joined on campus clubs and organizations. I also go to the movies.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will have to study as hard as you play.

    In three sentences

    The University is a great school for anybody to attend. Uou will have fun while learning. You will also get the chance to meet interesting people.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We do have campus police available 24/7 for protection on campus, in case you need an escort from your class to your car or dorm (especially at night), and little things like locking your keys in your car.

    Greek Life

    It's always great to so see the Greeks and participate in the activities they have. Who knows, maybe you'll be a part of a greek organization yourself.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you don't see the club you're looking for, make one! It's really easy to do. Believe me, there is a lot to do and you will never be bored.

    Great for these types of students

    South has a little something for everybody!

    What to do for fun

    Intramural Sports, Cookouts, Parties, Concerts, Comedians, Spoken Word and more!

    Food and Dining

    South has all-you-can eat dining facility plus several other on campus food spots like Velma's deli, Einstein Bro. Bagels, Chick-fil A, Pizza Hut, Burger Studio, Quizno's and more!

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is great! I have lived on campus for two years now and I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are well taught and forming study groups and attending study sessions will greatly help your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your GPA up and network as often as you can. You may find study partners, jobs, and all kinds of things to help you succeed in your chosen career path.

    In three sentences

    The University of South Alabama is a great place to study what you're most interested in, network, and share common interests with fellow students. You would be surprised to find out how many people like the same things. South is a great mix of everything, GO JAGS!

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    32 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Definitely a great value! You get the classroom feel and cost of a community college, but with a 4 year university and huge student population

    What to do for fun

    Go to Gulf Shores / Orange Beach only an hour away from Mobile! Many restaurants and hangout spots around campus!

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is EXCELLENT! I haven't tried any other places on campus though.

    Dorm Life

    I have yet to check out the dorms here

    Tips for prospective students

    If USA has your major, you'd be CRAZY not to go here!

    In three sentences

    I just LOVE absolutely EVERYTHING about this college! It's a perfect location, being only an hour away from the beach and everyone there is SO friendly. It is probably one, if not THE ONE most state-of-the-art colleges in the whole state of Alabama, with 1/4 billion dollars in BRAND NEW facilities!

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have been problems in the past; however, the police department is working on getting better and has made the campus a lot safer.

    Greek Life

    I am in a sorority here so of course I'm going to be somewhat biased. However, the greek life is so amazing especially for anyone that is wanting to get involved not only with a sorority/fraternity but also all over campus. It opens doors up for so many different oppurtunities for members so it is definitely well worth getting involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities are fantastic at South! There are so many to choose from and just about anyone can find something they are interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    There's really not a specific kind because South offers a variety of different majors but if I had to pick it is a beyond amazing medical college for students who are interested in the medical field.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a brand new bell tower that is located at the middle of campus and is absolutely beautiful! We also for every homecoming teepee the middle of our traffic circle which is fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, South is a great place to go to school. It is a great school with amazing oppurtunities. Students do get their money's worth as long as they put in effort and use what South gives them.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities to do on campus I can't even begin to explain everything. There are free lunches and all kinds of clubs to join. Students receive emails about all the different activities so you know what's going on at the beginning of the week.

    Food and Dining

    We just built a new dining hall that is amazing! The food is great and it's right in the middle of campus so it's not a far walk or drive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fairly good on campus. We have had a bit of problems with violence on our campus but that's only because we are growing. Other than that it's great! We have a jag tran service which helps take you to class if you live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The Univerisity of South Alabama is a pretty difficult school but if you work hard and study you should do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely get a feel of the campus because since we are growing more, the campus is getting more spread out. Another big tip is get involved! We have a great panhellenic program with amazing sororities and fraternities along with many interesting clubs to get involved with.

    In three sentences

    The University of South Alabama is an amazing school with so many different oppurtunities for students. It is an average size campus that is growing more and more everyday from athletics such as our fairly new football team to new construction such as our new campus apartments and department buildings. The University of South Alabama is a great school for anyone to attend.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have been issues regarding this is the past two years. But the campus alert system is in place and works reasonably quickly.

    Greek Life

    Available but not mandatory for social success.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide range of academic, career and sports clubs and activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mobile is one of the original Mardi Gras sites in the US so this tradition is strong on the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Money is well-spent here even for out of state students. The academic rigor and professional school preparation is a fair trade for costs.

    What to do for fun

    Campus activities include all kinds of sports, academic and career oriented clubs and teams. The football team is going to be NCAA as of next year and competing in conference games, GO JAGS!

    Food and Dining

    Food is good. You are required to have a meal plan if you live in the dorm. Not much available for vegans or organics fan though.

    Dorm Life

    New dorms are being built every year and dorms are updated regularly. But there aren't many apartments styles available on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not easy, particularly in mathematics and science. You will get great preparation for professional school rigor at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going Greek is an option at this campus but isn't mandatory. Get involved in campus life and stay involved, there is a lot to do if you choose to do it.

    In three sentences

    University of South Alabama is a great research school, has a good student to professor ratio,and most undergrad classes are taught by full professors. Top notch preparation in science and mathematics for professional school candidates. New cafeteria and student recreation center are state of the art.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I honestly think that USA is expensive. It might not be compared to other schools, but I am a full time employee with two children and am currently trying to save money to pay for my tuition.

    What to do for fun

    I am not quite sure what there is to do for fun on the campus. I am only there for academics as I work full time and have children. I know there is all types of sports and there is a pool and there are so many groups to be a part of.

    Food and Dining

    I know that USA has recently renovated their student center. In doing so, they have included so many varieties and places to choose from to eat meals on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have no idea about the dorm life as I live at my own house with my husband and kids.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are fine. The academics touch on the necessary points, but aren't too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I suggest you know what you want to do. (This would be for any prospective student looking at any colleges or universities.) Changing majors can prolong you college career. I am a mother of two and I work full time. When I began my college career, I really wished i would have known what I really wanted to do with my life ealier.

    In three sentences

    I would rate this school as being average. USA is the only university I have ever attended. I plan to complete my studies here.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    get involved in activities and events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    They food is so delicious and the dinning is to die for.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Good

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared and ready to work its college not a playground.

    In three sentences

    If you are interested in a degree in Math or Science the University of South Alabama is a very good college for those areas. They have the best instructors and they actually help you. Its a good school.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    37 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Downtown mobile has everything. There are clubs, movies, concerts, and other events. Also Mardi Gras is down here.

    Food and Dining

    The food at school is great and we also save our bonus bucks from lunch and buy other thing s like books or go to other places and dine.

    Dorm Life

    South Alabama has new dorms called Stokes Hall. These dorms give you your own room and one bathroom you have to share with your roomate. Also South Alabama has living communities programs where you stay on the same floor that other students share the same field of study with you so you can study more. Also the supervisors of the dorms are coll and they will show some leniency.

    Academic Rigor

    The classed are very tough, not to mention the graduation rate is 67%. Also the semesters are shorter and you have more vacation but your work and study is more compact. The one good thing is that the classes are small and the student teacher ratio is 17:1

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is more for those that would want to go in enginering because there are a ton of internships in mobile. Also do not apply for housing late or you will regret it. If you are coming here to party, don't, this is a dry school

    In three sentences

    The School is a nice size with a little over 15,000 students. The classes are smalland the tuition is cheap. this is a good choice.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING! From working out, to swimming, to all the activities that go on all of the time

    Food and Dining

    OMG! Some of my high school friends do not have it so good.

    Dorm Life

    I hope to be able to live on campus next year. My friends love it. What to have that experience.

    Academic Rigor

    You will have to work. Everything is better when you work for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be focused. It took me along time to do this. When I did, I saw where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do with my live

    In three sentences

    I give USA a 10 out of 10. College has really opened my eyes and heart to a wonderful future. This is the place where I will become the best me!

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent police department, relatively enclosed campus, great area.

    Greek Life

    Full fraternity and sorority row with their own houses. Students can drink at these organization's parties. They are the only events alcohol is allowed at on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of campus groups, and Jaguar Productions has lots of free events for students to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    Serious and need based students. Not a party school at all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Junk the jungle - the trees get TP'd for homecoming week. Also, we have oozeball every year where volleyball is played in several feet of mud. Also, Mardi Gras started in Mobile and is celebrated downtown every year.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheapest University in the state with some of the nicest facilities.

    What to do for fun

    Mobile is a great city, and the birthplace of Mardi Gras which lasts for a month each year. We also have the beaches 45 minutes away and New Orleans 2.5 hours away.

    Food and Dining

    Brand new cafeteria serves above average food.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of people live in dorms on campus, you won't be lonely. New dorms currently being built.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too hard to pass, but by no means an easy school. You will be challenged if you want to be challenged, but if all you want is to pass that is possible too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't drink on campus, and if you must, do it quietly and discreetly. Mobile is a great town, explore the sights and independent businesses. Don't rely on finding a parking spot, one of the few problems on campus.

    In three sentences

    Growing school with excellent new facilities. Dry campus with strict police enforcement. Public school with lowest tuition in Alabama.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    South has a police station on campus located very close to the dorms whom are available 24/7.

    Clubs and Activities

    Each week South sends out a weekly activities e-mail which tells the students about all of the activities that are happening that week all around campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an annual Oozeball Tournament where multiple teams compete in a volleyball tournament in a mud pit.

    What to do for fun

    South has a new state of the art recreation center with a weight room, treadmills and ellipticals, basketball and volleyball courts, racket ball, a rock climbing wall, an indoor and outdoor pool, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    South has many food options around campus besides the cafeteria. The cafeteria just opened in the Fall of 2011 and is much closer to the dorms. The Student Center just opened in the Spring 2012 which includes Pizza Hut, Chik Fil A, Quiznos, and Burger Studio. Other places around campus include a bagel place and smoothies.

    Dorm Life

    South, in my opinion, has some of the nicest and biggest dorms around.

    Academic Rigor

    Many professors require attendance and will take points away from your grade after you miss so many classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in activities around campus to meet new people and always ask other students or professors for help if you need it.

    In three sentences

    South has an incredibly beautiful campus that continues to evolve every year. The professors are very encouraging and want the students to succeed. And many activities are offered on campus for students to be involved in.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The campus at South Alabama has bike trails, a disc golf course, along with a very nice intramural field with football fields, soccer fields, softball fields, and a newly built rec. center.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually a lot better than you would expect school food to be.The school has recently put in a new pizza place along with a Chick-fila.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very nice at South Alabama.The dorms actually have rooms with tutors for students who might need some extra help in certain classes so that you dont have to travel far for help.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fairly easy until you get into your upper level courses because by the time you get there the teachers expect you to know what they are teaching and will not review any past information.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a bike or can get a bike before you come to South Alabama please do because it is by far the easiest way of getting around to class.

    In three sentences

    The faculty here is very helpful if it is your first year here with helping you get to your classes along with transportation needs.The teachers are very knowledgeable with the topics that they cover.The campus also provides transportation services to class from your dorm.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Distance learning graduate students who are driven, hard-working, and committed, but need flexibility.

    Bang for the buck

    Price for value is one of the major reasons I chose to apply and attend USA. Per credit hour cost for graduate classes online, the breakout is not much more than I would be paying for in-state tuition at the local big-name U.

    Food and Dining

    Not living or eating here. I cook my own food, when my beloved spouse isn't. :)

    Dorm Life

    Not living on-campus - not attending classes on-campus, and I'm a graduate student who is married and has two kids. Dorm life is way in my past. Can't speak about it.

    Academic Rigor

    The standards of USA are second to none, and every prof I've dealt with has been a PhD. Accreditation matters, too - and it's here.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you choose a distance learning option as I have, be self-motivated, work hard, study hard, and be disciplined. Online classes are harder, not easier, than traditional classes, IMO - but they do offer much more flexibility!

    In three sentences

    An excellent option for those who need the convenience of distance learning with the challenge of a true university-based education. USA offers both academic rigor and flexibility in graduate education for working professionals. Working in a college town in a different state, I had several options; I chose USA over the school with the famous reptile mascot for a number of reasons, but mostly because it was the best fit for me.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is an on campus police station. You can't walk very far without seeing a patrolaman.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Junk the Jungle for homecoming. We go to the jungle in the center of the circle and tp all the trees.

    Bang for the buck

    It is reasonably priced, but as the school grows so does the tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There is always a some kind of party, event, seminar, fashion show, going on from the dorms to the Mitchell Center, most of which are free.

    Food and Dining

    The caf has a variety of food from food fresh off the grill to Hibachi. We even have crawfish boils.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Stokes Hall. They were always having seminars, free foods, community games, and the rooms were like hotels.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is only as hard as you make it. If you pay attention the the professor and follow instructions you should not run into many problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    I only have one tip for prospective students and the University of South Alabama, do your work on time and attend class regularly and you'll be fine.

    In three sentences

    The University of South Alabama is an eight out of ten. They are rapidly growing to meet the needs and wants of the students. They are also making strides towards making the school more aesthetically appealing.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The university police are numerous and are dedicated to the safety of students.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of South Alabama offers an excellent education for a reasonable cost.

    What to do for fun

    The university has a great student center. Furthermore, the city of Mobile is large enough to offer many different forms of entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    There are numerous options to choose from in different areas of the campus. One should have no trouble finding food he can enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but I know that many of them are very nice. There are plenty of different dorms to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors aim to make material challenging, but hard work and plenty of study will usually pay off. Graduates from The University of South Alabama are prepared for graduate school or careers in their chosen professions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always meet with your adviser before registering for classes. If you must miss a class, meet with your professor to discuss ways to make up missed assignments.

    In three sentences

    The University of South Alabama is an excellent school with great advisers and professors dedicated to their students. The campus is beautiful, and there are many student organizations with which to become involved. This university is constantly updating and improving in order to be more competitive with other universities.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    45 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I'm not participating in any.

    Great for these types of students

    Enterprising and goal-oriented students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't experienced some, but I'm looking forward to it!

    What to do for fun

    Football games, club activities, shop and dine in Downtown Mobile!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't hesitate to ask any questions! Shoot them an e-mail!

    In three sentences

    A campus with a good environment and welcoming faculty and staff. This university has one of the best nursing school in the state. I can't wait to be a part of the Jaguars family!

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. I feel safe a majority of the time that I am on campus. However, wherever you go there will be crime that's just the way of life. I personally believe it depends on the company you keep so keep that in mind.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who like to walk or ride the jagtrans. It's your preference. The campus is beautiful and kind of big, but the classroom size for most classes are typically 20-30 students.

    Bang for the buck

    You will definitely get your bag for your buck here. The instructors will give you an education that matches the tuition prices.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities to do here for fun that can get you involved in the campus life. This really isn't a party school, so if you're looking for that type of college this is not the college for you! lol.

    Food and Dining

    Food here is decent. Some of the items they have are to die for. It can be a bit routine, but if you're hungry you'll eat what they have lol.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know much about the dorm life since I lived off campus but it's fairly nice depending on where you're staying. Also they're in the process of building new dorms so maybe we'll have something to look forward to.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the courses I took here were very challenging and some weren't. It all depends on you and your study habits. You have to be determined and dedicated to come out with an A in most classes here. Most teachers give the grades that are deserved.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you ever have a question about anything, don't be embarrassed to ask. The staff, faculty, and MOST students are more than willing to help. Most instructors here are willing to help you and see you succeed. They provide good feedback with progress and advice. Most freshman classes also come with FREE tutors so take advantage of that when you need it.

    In three sentences

    This is a good university. I am from Mobile so it's close to home, but it's still an opportunity to meet people from almost everywhere. I enjoyed my first year here and I am looking forward to coming back in the fall.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    47 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is not expensive, they will work with you

    What to do for fun

    You could always study, become involved with clubs or sports, attend events no matter what it is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want out of life and that will make your decision easier on where to go to school and what your major should be.

    In three sentences

    They are very well known for their nursing program. The classes are moderate enough where the professor will know your name. The faculty take pride in their students.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security is great. They respond in a good amount of time and makes sure everyone is safe.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who are willing to learn and have new experiences.

    What to do for fun

    We have a new football team and they are really good. They also have a lot of clubs to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of options to choose from. You can dine-in or take it to go. They also have restaurants around the campus that offers a variety of discounts.

    Dorm Life

    They are okay. I prefer to live off campus without rules and it is easier to cope.

    Academic Rigor

    They challenge your learning they just don't teach you what you need to know they go over and beyond to make sure you know everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    No matter where you are getting your money from for your education, you are paying money for it and should take your education seriously. If you are considering going to this school be prepared to work because this is not a party school by no means.

    In three sentences

    The university is a very good school and I give them a 8.5. They are all about education and helping you if you are a serious, dedicated student. The teachers are very dedicated and are there to make you learn so be prepared.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    49 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Oozeball tournament is a great tradition.

    What to do for fun

    OOZEBALL TOURNEMENT. And pay attention to Jaguar Produtions. They have a lot of cool stuff, like Dive-In movies and such.

    Food and Dining

    The food is GREAT! And there are plenty of places to eat. Make sure to have Dining Dollars!

    Dorm Life

    No communal bathrooms, and all private rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't too hard, but it is still challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not let size fool you. South has great small classes, and plenty of small groups to give you a closer feel to your peers.

    In three sentences

    USA is a large university education with a small college feel. You get all the social benefits of a large school, with all the academic benefits of a small one. South excels in all areas of education, from Mitchell College of Business to the performing arts.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    50 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police take their jobs very seriously.

    Greek Life

    Is present

    Clubs and Activities

    Jagfest each year helps organizations get involved with new community members.

    Great for these types of students

    Those looking for the big college experience who at the same time do not want to be swallowed whole would like this school.

    Bang for the buck

    It is affordable from the in-state rates.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of student run organizations as well as local fun to be had around town.

    Food and Dining

    The student cafeteria by the bookstore has some nice little restaurants to grab a bite to eat at. Cafeteria food is what it is though.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    We'll find out soon enough! I've heard its a bit easier than my previous college though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask lots of questions!

    In three sentences

    I transferred into this school and am very excited to start. The admissions office is very helpful. The financial aid office was a pain in the butt to deal with.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Check financial aid very soon.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We've had a few issues with safety but honestly, what school hasn't? What I can say is that we are continuously working to do better in keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe while on campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at USA is sooo exciting! All Greek organizations, Panhellenic and Non-Panhellenic, are active in the community and on campus. They enjoy being a sisterhood/brotherhood and they encourage others who have that same mindset to do the same.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an endless list of different clubs and activities to do on campus. I was on the dance team my freshman year and will also be on it my 2nd year. Along with that, I am apart of 4 different clubs just for me. Enjoy playing football but can't play for the universities team? You can join the intramural team. And hey, even if there isn't a club you don't connect with, you are more than willing to make your own!!

    Bang for the buck

    The university may be a little costly, but I believe it's all worth it in the end.

    What to do for fun

    There are MANY different things to do for fun at USA, from attending sports events, parties, and club functions to swimming in the outside pool of the new rec center. Sometimes, there are even movies shown in the yard of the dorms with a projector and a big flat screen. If you have any fun ideas you are always able to present them.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria was new when I first got to USA so that wasn't an issue. The food was actually great. There was a variety of choices and they served something new and fresh each day.

    Dorm Life

    Honestly, I stayed in the oldest dorms on campus. They weren't the best but I managed. I decorated and kept it tidy and clean. I had to keep in mind that I was living there for a complete year. Where I slept was also where I ate sometimes and studied. It stayed clean and I enjoyed it! Also, living on campus my freshman year was probably the best decision I could have made.

    Academic Rigor

    Although college is a great experience, it's not all fun and games. Academically, USA was challenging at times depending on the level of classes I was taking. However, as long as I studied hard I was able to do well. I finished my freshman year with an excellent GPA and I plan on maintaining it.

    Tips for prospective students

    What you put into college is what you get out of it-being involved, meeting new people, and making yourself known is basically the most important thing you can do when in college. Get out there and show your face and you never know, a professor you may have now might be the person to help you get your dream job later!! And remember, college is an experience. Some of your greatest years will be spent at the university of your choice. Live it up but remember your goals, as well.

    In three sentences

    The University of South Alabama (USA) is a university meant to not only build students into successful doctors, teachers, lawyers, etc. but to also mend them into successful people. The environment will make you feel at home, the professors will treat you with kindness, and your peers will encourage you to do your best. I am going into my second year attending USA and I am absolutely loving it!

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    unknown.

    Clubs and Activities

    While I am not participating, the large number of activities and groups that send emails and present on the websites is impressive and sound amazing.

    Great for these types of students

    Again, my experience is with the online graduate nursing program; Great for working nurses or non-traditional (older) students going back to school who are driven and self-disciplined.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    unknown

    Bang for the buck

    Very reasonable priced among quality colleges, and the focus really seems to be the student, not just the profit. Lots of support and encouragement.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of emails that seem like campus life is pretty busy with an incredible amount of opportunities to get involved. Again, I live off campus and take classes online, but there are constant announcements of activities, concerts, group meetings, clubs, etc...

    Food and Dining

    I am not on campus

    Dorm Life

    I live in my own home and my program is all online.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm working on Masters in Nursing, classes are full of reading, assignments, lots of professional writing, and grading is tough but fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Hit the ground running from the first day of classes, don't procrastinate. Don't be afraid to ask questions or for help. Kind of cliche, but you get out of it what you put into it.

    In three sentences

    Working within the online program, there is student-friendly flexibility. So far it has been a quality education with real-life applications. Instructors and students alike have been friendly and supportive.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always riding around campus making sure that the safety of the students is their number one priority.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is awesome! As a former greek member I of course can say that I have lots of upperhand experience. They have study hours that you are required to meet so therefore they want you to do good in school and also succeed. They have tons of swaps, and philanthropic projects which help put time and effort towards a good cause. You get to do all of these fun things while benefitting yourself and also others. Plus the bonding of sisterhood or brotherhood is well worth it. It literally is like your family away from home!

    Clubs and Activities

    Like to play sports? There are a ton of intramural sports to get involved in every semester. Also there are fun groups in every department to join so you will definitely be able to find something in your major to join!

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive to go to school here, you will definitely be paying back loans for a while, but overall it is worth it. You get what you pay for! A lot of knowledge is to come from it.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of campus activities happening weekly and alot of group organizations and intramural sports to play. Also don't forget about the awesome new rec. center.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay not the greatest selections but they do have a lot of healthy choices to offer the students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at South is okay, but isn't exactly the safest place to live. I suggest if you are going to live on campus Go Greek!

    Academic Rigor

    It is definitely a tough school and not a school where you can go to class without your book.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, study!

    In three sentences

    South Alabama is a very difficult school, definitely made for students who want to focus more on the learning aspect and not so much the partying or you won't succeed. The teachers are definitely there to help you, so take advantage of it. This college has a lot to offer the students.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Thats what I'm wondering...

    Dorm Life

    I haven't seen the dorms for myself, but I've heard they are great.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics for the nursing program are great!

    Tips for prospective students

    I am a prospective student, haha.

    In three sentences

    I have been researching the University of South Alabama and everything is looking promising for me. I've heard from different groups of people from my high school that this is a great school! I hope its worth the visit.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The New Recreation Center is the place to go when you want to have fun.

    In three sentences

    South Alabama is very diversed school with lots of opportunities and lots of things to do on the weekend even when you just want to go for a swim or go sit and enjoy conversation at the cafes.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police are always on the clock to make sure students here are protected.

    Greek Life

    I am not considered a Greek but I was in a co-ed business frat which helped me better my business skills. The Greek life here is somewhat big but i do not prefer living that life because it separates you from the other interesting students that attend South.

    Clubs and Activities

    South has almost any club you can imagine. They have a rock climbing club, gerontology club, key club and many others.

    Bang for the buck

    This is my third year attending South and I love it. I am planning on graduating here. South is fun when you find the right people to hang out with and the right things to do.

    What to do for fun

    The flea market on the weekends is a great experience. Various items are sold their at an affordable price. I get all of my fruits and vegetables for the week at the flea market. They also sell clothes, pets, sunglasses, furniture and almost anything you can imagine.

    Food and Dining

    Kitchens are a much better option than a dinning hall pass

    Dorm Life

    I recommend living on campus your first year of college, after that I think you should find a place close to campus

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors aim for a great learning experience, especially the Anthropology program

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the rock climbing wall at the rec center:)

    In three sentences

    South Alabama is a great University because it is not a big party school; parties are typically found only on the weekends. Most of the professors I have taken classes from love the subject they are teaching which makes learning more interesting, especially in subjects that are not appealing. South could be boring if you do not like to branch out and find activities to do for yourself.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is great on campus! The university has its own police force that enforce traffic laws and all other laws. The university is a dry campus! The university is very safe for students.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great on campus at the university.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs and organizations at the university, which allow students to get more involved!

    Great for these types of students

    The University is great for all types of students! Very diverse Atmosphere and good for just about any person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every homecoming, the university rolls the center traffic circle trees. It is a tradition! There are many other traditions on campus and plenty of great locations!

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get bang for your buck at South. There are many things for students to do and also great academics!

    What to do for fun

    The campus is located in the center of West Mobile, and there are plenty of things to do on and off campus! The University has a great recreation center and there are many clubs and organizations you can join on campus. Many clubs and organizations hold events that are free to students and are always fun. You can attend many athletic events and also there are many music concerts as well. There is always something fun to do at South!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is very good. There is a wide variety of choices for dining and the food is always made fresh to eat! No disappointments when it comes to eating on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The University has many great dorms, and they are all beautiful. From the new residence halls to the fraternity and sorority houses! Dorm and residence life is amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of South Alabama is academically tough, but with the right study habits and friendships with professors, you can succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have good study habits and don't get stressed! Get involved on campus and meet new people. Always make friends with your professors and use them to help you. Make everything count!

    In three sentences

    The University of South Alabama is an amazing school. It Is full of amazing people and is a beautiful campus. South gets an excellent review!

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been numerous safety issues that have been making headlines lately for late night students. Would not suggest livng on campus or partying on campus after dark.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of the Greek life, however; All I hear of the Greek life is how enjoyable it is.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for interested students who are ready to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is uniquely kept up and cared for.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is pretty reasonable and definately worth the education level.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and get involved. An e-mail is sent out weekly on activities open to the entire student body.

    Food and Dining

    Very very nice. An extremely diverse menu.

    Academic Rigor

    Very competitve school. In order to excell must be ready to buckle down and learn. Will not be able to breez by and expect easy grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to stay on top of deadlines and READ your e-mail.

    In three sentences

    This school is organized. The professors are for the most part incredible. The amount of choices offered is unbelievable.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I joined a sorority and I have been so involved with extra curricular activities and events. If you don't want to go Greek Life there is still plenty to do. Intramural sports are very popular here and there are tons of clubs and organizations to become involved in and they are easy to join.

    Food and Dining

    We have a variety of food choices. The caf as we call it always has something you want to eat and you can always find friends hanging out.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently living in a Sorority House and it has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.

    Academic Rigor

    University of South Alabama has a strong curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely become involved. School can become difficult and you may feel like you are the only one struggling, but getting involved builds a network of friends to encourage and help you through your journey.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of 1 to 10, it's definitely a 10. While it's not the easiest college, the professors really care and want you to succeed. After graduating, I feel this university will have prepared me for a career.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Unlimited food plan is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy the fitness and recreation center. Basketball, swimming, racquet ball, fitness equipment, ping pong, you name it!

    Food and Dining

    I like the unlimited eating meal plan. You can go to the dining hall as many times as you want while they are open. We think it is worth it.

    Dorm Life

    I like the ease of getting to class without the hassle of parking. The rooms come with refrigerators and free laundry! That's good!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm doing fine in my classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for the earliest USA orientation day you can so that you can get the classes you want at the time you want them. I like the unlimited eating plan so you can go to dining hall whenever you want as many times as you want. Dorms are ok...laundry is free!!

    In three sentences

    I think my classes are good and by graduating here my chances of success in the job world will be very good. The teachers are helpful. The fitness center is awesome.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Honestly, people are starting to get scared of the USAPD. We had a freshman pass, because a cop shot him (of course there was reasoning).

    Clubs and Activities

    Theres clubs alright!

    What to do for fun

    OVER 200 ORGANIZATIONS and different fun places outside of campus too.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has its good days and bad. The student center has Chik fil a, Burger Studio, Quiznos and Pizza Hut. I love it! The Delta deli is where you can get a meal and buy snacks, thats good too.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the freshman dorms and its been a good experience so far. I love the environment and getting to know others.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the professors I have are VERY helpful and patient. As far as the way things are taught isn't a thumbs up. It seems as every class is becoming an 'online' course. Classes can be in a classroom, but then you may have actual work online.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay true to yourself. Dont get in trouble, because it can end up in a cost to pay (literally). If you have a car, be careful where you park.

    In three sentences

    The University of South Alabama is a great school to be yourself. It has a great environment and many different things that go on around campus. It also has opportunities for people to be known and do good deeds.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They have tons of security cars and security guys patrolling campus

    Greek Life

    The greek chapters here are very prominent on campus, and there are plenty to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There will be something for anyone here, from arts to sports and everything in between, they have tons of clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the best deals you are going to find in the south.

    Food and Dining

    The new dinning hall is so cool!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in the freshman dorms your first year, however tempting living off campus may be, these freshman dorms are great! When I visited them they didnt feel like the typical dorm, and staying in the dorms is a great way to get social your first year.

    In three sentences

    When you visit the University of South Alabama you can tell that it is a growing community. They have made tons of additions in buildings, programs, and extracurriculars in the past five years, including adding football. If you want a college set up on a beautiful campus that is constantly growing this is the place for you.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been a few security issues, but every campus is at risk for danger. With these circumstances, things are fairly mellow.

    Greek Life

    I am personally not involved, but I wanted to be. The Greek life at USA is a fun time. They have many events and you have an opportunity to meet many people.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university has over 200 clubs and organizations, so you are sure to find something you are interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for hardworking, determined students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year during Homecoming week, the Jags get together and Junk the Jungle, USA's traffic circle trees. The Student Center and the Library are also great places to go, but most people hang out in the recently renovated dining hall.

    Bang for the buck

    This depends on how long you are there. If you work hard and get out within a reasonable amount, the money is not bad at all. You have to be careful to know what you are required to have in order to graduate, so you do not take unnecessary classes.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in intramural sports, go out to a movie, or go to the beach (which is only about an hour and a half away.) You can go Greek, get involved in clubs, and check out Jaguar Productions. They give you discounted tickets to stuff all around the city, and $5 movie tickets!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. They have an all you can eat buffet in the dining hall for $8, and if you live on campus it is included in your meal plan. There are other restaurants that are not affiliated with the university, such as Einstein Brothers and Chick-fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know much about dorm life, because I don't live on campus, but from what I hear it is a lot of fun!

    Academic Rigor

    This rating is due to the science and higher level math classes. With hard work, however, you can accomplish anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend reading, keeping up with the syllabus, going to class, and working hard. I would also advise having fun. These years will be the best of your life, so take all you can get!

    In three sentences

    USA is a great school, whether you are out of state or right next door. Most of the professors try to do all they can to help you succeed and if you work hard, you can accomplish anything here. The classes are a great atmosphere.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had an issue personally, but there are reports of people living on campus that have caused disturbances. The police are quick to handle these situations and I understand these issues will happen at any university. I wouldn't live on campus though.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't experienced any of these as of yet.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally, the activity center would sell me on the school alone. However, all teachers I have had have been clear and really know what they teach. This makes learning easier and more fun!

    What to do for fun

    The gym is amazing. I love the indoor pool for exercise and the hot tub to relax my muscles. There is a sauna, rock gym, whirlpool, etc. I absolutely love the activity center!

    Food and Dining

    Love the food selection.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus but I do know the crime rate is high recently. The campus police do what they can and are quick to respond though.

    Tips for prospective students

    The counselors are very helpful. I have had nothing but pleasant encounters with all staff in each department I've been in. Speak with them and they will help you get set up!

    In three sentences

    Teachers are comprehensible. Facilities are clean/nice. Graduation rate is high.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    South has a great police department.

    Greek Life

    There are various Greek Life houses to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a club for everyone to belong to.

    Great for these types of students

    The best part of USA, everyone has a place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most unusual tradtion to me on campus is the rolling of circle drive. During USA Homecoming week, students get together and roll the circle drive. I dont know why we do it, but hey its fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is fairly expensive if you choose to live on campus, but it covers everything on campus: rec center membership, free access to games, meal plans, it covers a lot.

    What to do for fun

    There is always activities going on campus, from games to parties. There is also a state of the art recreation center where you can swim, rock climb, play ping pong, basket ball, volley ball. There is always something fun going on, thanks the Jaguar Productions. Truly awesome.

    Food and Dining

    Students can choose to eat at the Cafeteria on campus, which cooks good food, or to eat at the fast food places offered (Chikfila, Pizza hut, ect.)

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great! I absolutely love them.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fairly easy, but it also challenges students to put forth an effort on their part. Which is good, it's not a free grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would offer: 1. Get involved. Not getting involved with campus life is one of the few things you'll regret. Joining clubs on campus not only helps you meet new people, it also looks good on resumes for future jobs. 2. Make the most out of class/study time. You will always have time to hang with friends and family, so there should be no reason to skip classes. They will come back to bite you in the butt. Also, get involved in the classroom. It impresses teachers and you actually learn stuff. 3. Don't take on huge loans. Biggest mistake most students make. Loans are good in moderation. try to take as little as possible, or you'll end up in major debt.

    In three sentences

    This campus is amazing! Not only is the academic opportunities in great abundance, but the campus life and student benefits offered are truly splendid. If you enjoy getting involved on campus and making the best out of your college experience, USA is the college you need to go to.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    USA has a state-of-the-art recreational center including gym, rock wall and beautiful indoor and outdoor pool facilities.

    In three sentences

    USA is a vital, growing campus. Beautiful, new classrooms and campus housing dorms are being built constantly. USA is a good choice for local, national and international students.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have parties every now and then, but other than that there really isn't anything to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay during the day. But when it is late at night and you get hungry and want a snack, the only place on campus that is open is the Delta Deli. They don't never have their entire menu and everything is a little bit expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I really don't care too much for the residence halls that are affordable. There isn't much storage room or any room at all on your side of the room.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students, I would advise you to make sure that you bring extra storage bins for your room. Also, bring your own microwavable food, snacks and drinks.

    In three sentences

    This is a very nice University. I love being here, but there are a few problems that I have with the campus. I wish the resident halls were so much better and had way more storage in the rooms. Also, more vending machines around campus that can be accessible late at night.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much you can do on campus. Hang out with friends, do one of the many free on campus activities or free off campus activities, go to one of the sports games, go to the rec center, go to the mall, play disc golf, take a walk, explore down town, go to a club, join a sport, or anything else. There are endless possibilities.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food options here. Eating at the caf is the typical thing to do and the food isn't that bad. They always have a great salad bar, pizza, and sub sandwiches. The other stations switch the food up. Other than that there is a chick-a-fila, Quiznos, Burger Studios, Pizza Hut, Delta Deli, Java City, and Starbucks to choose from as well as many off campus restaurants. I know the Waffle House on Old Shell road gives a 10% student discount.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are difficult to say the least. I've switched roommates twice this year because we were not compatible. Deciding where you fit in is difficult. Some if the dorms are a little more loud. You need to decide early whether you want a roommate or not. Get to know them an if you find that you won't get along then don't stick it out. The people is housing are really nice and they will help you find the perfect room for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the teacher you get, classes can be really easy or really hard. As long as you study then you can easily make good grades. Don't get distracted by the freedom or friends. Stick to you classes because those friends aren't going to support you when you can't get a job because you hardly passed your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early so you can get the dorm you want. Don't get the unlimited meals unless you actually plan on eating 10 times a day. The 15 meals a week is a cheaper choice. You get $250 jag bucks with it which is really all you need. Especially if you don't eat much anyways. Always go to class. Some teachers give extra points to your final grade if you come to class everyday. Yes they do take attendance. Study the material everyday because you don't have many tests so you really need to know the material! And always leave early for class if you are taking the jag trans. They aren't the fastest way to class.

    In three sentences

    The school has great staff. The food here is decent. Everything this is close to campus.

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This school seems to have major crime problems very year. Overall, I feel very safe of campus, but once a year a major crime event seems to happen.

    Greek Life

    I really can not say much about Greek like because I am not a Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    South Alabama has dozens of clubs but the ones I have tried to join didn't seem to be doing much. (environmental club, LBGT, International Friends club, sociology club} BUT South Alabama's intramural sports is really fun. Intramural sports includes rugby, flag football, soccer, baseball, and volleyball, and even frisbee.

    Great for these types of students

    I have heard South Alabama's nursing facility is one of the best in the region!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    South Alabama campus has swamps that have alligators in them! Oh, South Alabama also has foosball every spring which is volleyball played in waist deep mud! any one can join and the winning team gets like 1000 dollars.

    Bang for the buck

    Living on campus your first semester is definitely worth the extra money if you are considering trying to save money by living off campus.

    What to do for fun

    The rec center is a great place to go for fun. The rec center has a rock climbing wall, smoothie shop, and plenty of exercise machines. Also, the local downtown in Mobile is said to better than what Tuscaloosa (UA) has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    Really nice cafeteria, really crappy food. BUT, you should still live on campus at least your freshman year :)

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fun. Many of the dorms on campus have been renovated.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are easy. Study and do your homework and you will pass with all A's and B's. Some classes are so easy you do not have to even go to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    I only recommend South Alabama for people majoring in the medical field. I have heard many complaints from engineering and computer systems majors. Also, it may be better to earn an arts degree from a more ranked university.

    In three sentences

    South Alabama is growing into a beautiful campus. The academic quality does not seem to be growing as fast. Your money is probably better spent at Alabama or Auburn.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The recreational center is always fun. They have an outdoor activity center as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend class and stay ahead and school will be very easy.

    In three sentences

    South Alabama is a great school. They have great teachers and staff to help students. There is always something to do.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The school has a good recreational center to work out in. Also the school is big enough to where you can walk outside if you don't want to go to the rec

    Food and Dining

    You will gain at least the freshman fifteen and more.

    Dorm Life

    There is mold on the walls and can sometimes have roaches

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you come to school focus, because the school doesn't allow slacking.

    In three sentences

    The University is an ok school. The teachers are friendly and will help you if you are having difficulty in your subjects. I would recommend this school, it is just a little expensive.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    73 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe during daylight.

    Greek Life

    They do good things for the community, donates to good causes, raises awareness about improtant things like rape or drinking and driving.

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    adaptable, energetic, hard-working, idealist.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Quidditch

    Bang for the buck

    eh...

    What to do for fun

    Plenty to do on campus. Swimming, running, tennis, game room, computer lab, coffee shops....

    Food and Dining

    Good food, but alittle pricey.

    Dorm Life

    don't do it. Get something off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, but rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get night classes if you can help it, it's scary at night.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and the teachers are generally enjoy what they do. The food is very good. The dorms have crime and theft of clothing, money, and electronics.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    74 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    The Greek system at USA is small, but they are very involved and close-knit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming week is a lot of fun, there are events every evening leading up to the big game.

    What to do for fun

    Jag Productions, a club on campus, usually has an event every week or so. They are free and fun.

    Food and Dining

    Beware of monotony- the cafeteria has a lot of the same foods. It can get repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm are so much nicer than the other schools I have visited. Even the smallest dorms are more spacious and have more privacy than you would expect.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but the teachers will help you if you care about your grade. Get to know your professors!

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider going Greek! They are not what a lot of media makes them out to be, and it's a great way to expand your social network and really get involved on campus. Also, make sure you check that you have all of your forms in order. Always check for things you need to do, especially with Financial Aid.

    In three sentences

    The University of South Alabama is a great school. The professors are generally helpful and want you to succeed, and the administration has always been helpful to me. This school makes the transition from high school to college fairly easy.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I wouldn't know because I'm not in a fraternity, but I've heard Greek life is pretty active.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who just want to get a degree and get out. Not great for those who actually want to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bell tower is pretty unusual. It's a nice place to chill with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is pretty expensive, but having access to resources such as the rec center and the library are pretty well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec center and play basketball, work out, play racquetball, rock climb, swim, among other things. Go to the intramural fields. Hang out with people around campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be a nurse or anything in the medical field, South is a good school. Also, the engineering and computer science programs are pretty good. Get out and join organizations and clubs. People won't reach out to you; you have to reach out for them.

    In three sentences

    The teachers seem to care somewhat about students learning. However, too much class time is spent lecturing. There should be more interactive learning.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    76 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Police are on the ball. They are out 24/7 helping people find their way around campus to other things as well. Though no body's perfect they do have their flaws. But I have always felt safe on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at South Alabama. Whether the Ra's put on a movie night or Jaguar Productions has something free and fun for everyone. From musicians to comedians to ventriloquism, they have had it all. We also have an amazing athletic department which includes Tennis, Volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, track, soccer, and football, as well as the Rec center where we have an indoor and outdoor pool that are both heated, so you can swim ANYTIME in the year. And the best part is that it's FREE for students!

    Food and Dining

    South Alabama has multiple places to eat on campus. Whether you go to the cafe and sometimes get a good meal, or you are running a little late and grab a bagel or a fresh made sandwich from Java city, Starbucks, or Einstein's Bagel.

    Dorm Life

    I think you should definitely live on campus your first year. You will make the best of friends and its way easier to get everywhere you need to go if you are living in the dorms. You will find that most of your classmates live on campus as well, so you can have a study party in each others rooms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know where your classes are on the first day. I always walk the grounds a day or two in advance so I am sure I wont be late my first day of class. Also, don't be afraid to ask your teachers for help. They are wonderful and will not bit your head off when you ask them a question. They love for you to make office hours with them so they can help you more.

    In three sentences

    South Alabama is an Amazing school. The student to teacher ratio is very small so you get the one on one time you need with all your teachers. It is the perfect school for those who need extra attention in class. Although campus my look big it only takes you 5 minutes to walk anywhere and everywhere you need to go. They also have buses that goes from the dorms to other buildings as well. It is the perfect school, in my opinion!

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    77 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always around.

    Greek Life

    no clue.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a good variety although i have not had time to join any so far.

    Great for these types of students

    students who are fun loving and social but can buckle down and get stuff done when needed

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that i know of

    Bang for the buck

    I attended a university in Texas and it made me hate college but coming to South has brought back my drive! Its a cool town with a cool vibe. I love it.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of student organizations to join and activities around mobile to take part in.

    Food and Dining

    they have a few different choices to choose from!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus but dorms are usually not too fun

    Academic Rigor

    My department isnt to rigorous. Im in communications

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that all of your financial aid paperwork is taken care of!

    In three sentences

    South is a really pretty campus and the teachers really try to help you out. In my department there are a lot of internship opportunities and the teachers are well connected with people in the industry.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    78 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun, such as just hanging out in the lounge with friends or joining a school club. The new recreational center has a lot to offer no matter what age.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering USA for a college, come out and experience the thrill for yourself. Come take a tour and see what USA has to offer

    In three sentences

    The University of South Alabama, have very knowledgeable teachers and Counselors to help you in whatever field you are wanting to pursue. Tutors are always available and the Lab hours are perfect for students that have jobs or that live out of the area. If you are looking for a very diverse college with a campus that is always changing to fit the needs of the students,better give USA a try.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    79 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The rec center is a great place to go for fun. They have a rock wall Mt. Everest Challenge where you have to climb the rock wall for as tall as Mt. Everest is. I have never heard of this challenge, but it seems fun. There is also many MANY other activities to do in the rec center, and something for everyone of all fitness levels..

    Food and Dining

    DELICIOUS!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice and cozy, and very accessible.

    Academic Rigor

    The class sizes are smaller than most, so there is more one on one teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are an out of state student, make sure you apply for the out of state scholarship. It takes care of the difference from the out of state tuition and in state tuition, so all in all, your paying in state!

    In three sentences

    USA is a beautiful college with friendly students. There seems to be a place for everyone and there is always campus activities. I cannot wait to go here.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Have been some recent accidents.

    Great for these types of students

    All types! Hermits to Socialites

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They trash the traffic circle with toilet paper during Homecoming week.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach. Mardi Gras. Fair Grounds. Flea Market. Shopping Mall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring an umbrella, parka and waterproof book bag. It rains quite a bit here.

    In three sentences

    This campus is the fastest growing in the nation. They are constantly adding state of the art equipment and facilities for students. This school is headed in the right direction.

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    81 of 97

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I have many friends that are either attending South currently or have already been accepted to the University, and they all love South. I've visited the campus several times and have come to love this school already also. I have decided that I will be applying here, and I hope to find myself among the many students studying at the University of South Alabama.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    82 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Satori Coffeehouse

    Food and Dining

    I've tried the cafeteria food, and it was pretty good... for cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't plan on living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your program, but the medical and engineering departments won't disappoint you.

    Tips for prospective students

    The staff is very helpful; don't be afraid to call for help!

    In three sentences

    So far the staff has been so helpful! A month ago I didn't even believe I could afford college, but now I can see that it is a possibility. I'm pretty impressed with my major's department.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Rec Center

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    84 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    This campus presents so many organizations and clubs! Also there is a rock wall and a pool. There are multiple open, group exercise classes.

    Food and Dining

    If you like fastfood, the food court at the bookstore is for you, but it's expensive. The cafe presents foods that aren't very good, and the service is not great at all.

    Dorm Life

    Constant car alarms, people knocking on your door for no apparent reason. The dorms are nice, but the living environment is not.

    Academic Rigor

    Summer classes are pretty easy, but the math classes are killer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you don't settle for whatever the advisor tells you. When you go to set up your classes, have in mind what you want to take, and don't be swayed. Do make sure you meet the requirements for your major though.

    In three sentences

    The University of South Alabama brings an excellent variety of classes and majors to the table. The campus has a huge assortment of clubs and student organizations, and gives students the ability to create their own organization. There are a lot of foreign teachers there, but talking to them after class helps.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe.

    Greek Life

    Not a Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    SO MANY! There is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Has great school spirit, like big school feel without the price tag...great medical school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    USA SIYM GO JAGS.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest schools in Alabama.

    What to do for fun

    FIVE close beaches (all 45mins-2hours away), Bay Fest, Downtown, Football games, baseball games, Jag Productions events, ect!

    Food and Dining

    The Caf is okay, go at breakfast! The best food and nicest people are there before 1:00. On campus food restaurant wise is awesome.

    Dorm Life

    Live in the Gammas or Betas. The Delta dorms are not the greatest and small.

    Academic Rigor

    Good classes, most professors are helpful!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready for hot weather and rain. But it's a great school, live on campus. Ride a bike or bring your walking schools.

    In three sentences

    The best decision I have made. Medium sized school with big school spirit and small school service and quality. Go Jags.

  • 09/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    86 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Very good university for the money you'll be paying.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach. It's only about 45 minutes away. There is also a nature walk that's about two miles right on campus also.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. The cafeteria workers are extremely nice and try their hardest to make you good food.

    Dorm Life

    Every two people get their own bathroom. Unlike other universities with community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not extremely difficult classes

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships early. Bring an umbrella! It rains about 3-4 times a week.

    In three sentences

    It's a small school, but always something going on. Business program is amazing! The teachers care about their students.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    87 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is really nice and huge. The staff there are very friendly and will talk with you. The food is good and there is always something different to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in a dorm room and I love it. All the dorm buildings here are super nice, and the best thing is that there are no community bathrooms or showers! There are FREE laundry facilities in almost every dorm building so that is a huge plus.

    Academic Rigor

    College is a lot more difficult than high school because you are on your own and do not have anyone telling you to go to class or do your homework. I love all my teachers here that I have had so far. They have all been nice and friendly and are willing to help you if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is huge, so it is a good thing to bring a bike! Also, make sure you find where your classes are before the first day, it will help you out a lot!

  • 11/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    88 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Awesome!!!

    What to do for fun

    Anything around town, on campus activities!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to have your life altered for the better.

    In three sentences

    University of Alabama is very illustrious. It is a university for those needing to continue education. The tuition is reasonable and graduation rate is sky rocketing.

  • 11/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    89 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of choices for on-campus food and dining. We have our student center that houses Chik-fi-la, Burger Studio, Pizza hut, and Quiznos. They are great to stop by and have a quick lunch. We also have our main dining facility, Fresh Food Company serving breakfast lunch and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    The Residence Housing Association works hard to ensure that every resident has a great experience with dorm life. There is a RA(resident advisor) on each hall to assist with problems as well as 24 hour maintenance. The dorms are spacious and are in close proximity to the dining hall and academic buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at South Alabama are great. Each department has academic advisors set aside for each student. From experience they ensure that you are on track with your courses and intended graduation date.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always patrolling! They are nice and willing to help at all times!

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is good. Most of the people are very nice and not stuck up jerks!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is endless clubs and organizations! Join one!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During homecoming EVERYTHING gets tee peed.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is not as expensive as most schools, but it still stinks to have to pay a lot of money for school.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on in the Mitchell Center, from basketball games to concerts, South has a lot to do!

    Food and Dining

    The cafe usually has pretty good food. There is always a variety, even for vegetarians. But of course, some days it is not so good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and well kept. The only downside is the price. It is on the expensive side.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I am taking are challenging. On the plus side, most teachers will do anything in their power to help you understand a concept. Tutoring is always available also.

    Tips for prospective students

    BE IN A CLUB. Do something! It is very easy to make friends here you just have to put yourself out there!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love South. I am in the Jaguar Marching Band and it has been nothing but fun. The teachers are very one on one and the student life is great here.

  • 02/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    91 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I think there should be more call boxes and street lamps around campus; however, if you ever feel threatened, the campus police will come and pick you up any time of the day and take you where you need to go.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's about everything. Anyone can find a group to fit in. There's clubs for majors, minors, hobbies, traditions, ethnic groups, etc. And they all have a pretty good time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oozeball. I've never done it, but I will. It's volleyball in a few feet of mud. Quidditch. It's a real intramural team! They're pretty good I hear. Junk the Jungle. Every homecoming, all the students teepee the traffic circle.

    Bang for the buck

    This university is one of the most affordable in the area. I think even the country. You get everything you want in an education, a friendly atmosphere, individual attention, great amenities and services, and a thriving surrounding area all wrapped up in one. The price is just the pretty bow that ties it all together.

    What to do for fun

    Get discount tickets for the movies! They're only $5 for any movie, any time of day. Also there are a lot of free things to do around campus. Check your e-mail; people are always hosting something fun. Join clubs! Giving back to the community through clubs and organizations can be really rewarding. They look good on your resume, too. Stay active at the gym! I love the gym here. Indoor lap pool, rock wall, fitness classes, racquetball, and about all the cardio and strength equipment anyone could want.

    Food and Dining

    I think the food is pretty good. The dining hall always changes the menu and you can always find something to eat. The only downside to that is the employees aren't always so happy or friendly. The student center has Chic-fil-a, Quiznos, Burger Studio, and Pizza Hut. There's also a Java City, two Starbucks, and two Einstein Bagel Bros. on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The nicer dorms are really nice and pretty expensive. But if you can afford them, they are the best. Ex: Stokes, New Residence

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easier than others. Some teachers give less work than others. I think it's a nice balance. Overall, it's very stimulating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't bring a car if you don't have to. Parking sucks. Don't live in Delta 6. If you can, live in Stokes, New Residence Hall, or Epsilon. Bring a laptop and a printer! There are computer labs, but a lot of coursework and homework is online, and you don't want to spend all day in the lab. Don't buy too many bonus bucks on your meal plan. You don't really need them, but it's nice to have some. Talk to your advisors often. Don't get too caught up in the party scene.

    In three sentences

    South Alabama is a diamond in the rough. You really get individual attention here, and the educational opportunities are abundant. Everyone wants you to do well.

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    92 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Swim

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall is alight, food court is delicious

    Dorm Life

    Really loud

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a bike

    In three sentences

    I really like USA. It's a great college. Classes are fantastic.

  • 03/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go out, play intramurals, the campus has a lot of activities

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm in a great time. I recommend it to everyone

    Academic Rigor

    Science classes here are very difficult. Most classes are very interesting and taught by great teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    for girls, leggings are a way of life. You live off of jello for atleast 2 days at some point during the semester. You will miss home eventually.

    In three sentences

    I love it here. great atmosphere. everyone is friendly

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    94 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During homecoming week, there a special activities each day of the week. Some days you wear a specific color, another day you wear jaguar print, but the best tradition is junking the jungle. There is a circular area of land the is the heart of the campus. Each year this jungle is junked by toilet paper and other biodegradable papers. Don't worry, the debris is cleaned up the next weekend. It is absolutely fun and celebratory.

    What to do for fun

    The SGA has many planned activities every week. They include a campus block party, skating rink party, paint an glowing party, weekly food gatherings, and even laser tag. Many sororities and fraternities have many activities on the campus. Several nearby restaurants have discounts for South students to enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    South has a new dining facility that is nothing less than divine. They have so many different options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The facility caters to greasy-fry lovers and healthy eaters. They dining hall is very spacious and includes a coffee shop on the bottom.

    Dorm Life

    The best part of dorm life is being so close to other students, You can make many new friends just by walking out your door. South has many great R.A. that will go above and beyond their duties to help students. They also create many activities to win prizes, eat free food, and make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at South is tough but fair. Many courses will present to you exactly what you expect from them. As your class status increases, more an more courses include more information that is wonderful to know. If you attend class regularly and study day by day, then you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Get to know your campus and the names of buildings. 2. Get to know your professors on a closer level. It will benefit you in the long run. 3. Be an active student. Join a club or 2! 4. Have fun, but remember that school comes first. 5. Going to class can be hard, nut remember it's your money.

    In three sentences

    The campus of South Alabama is a true southern experience. You may need rain boots and an umbrella along with your textbooks, but the campus offers so much in return. There are numerous clubs, organizations, and groups to become involved in. Being an active student is very simple and should be taken advantage of.

  • 04/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    95 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    lots to offer or you can just make your own.

    What to do for fun

    the rec center.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall gets repetitive so have lots of dining bucks you will be good.

    Dorm Life

    there is not many things to do but with great people you will have a good time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work. The first two test are very important, talk to the teachers if you need help.

    In three sentences

    University of South Alabama has great professors and help. You have to work hard to get your degree but there many faculty that are willing to help you if you need it. Also the campus looks amazing.

  • 05/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    96 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I'm not certain about this, but I have never felt threatened on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who enjoy the scenery of flowers. For students who want to be challenged in the sciences. Also, for students who want to see ethnic diversity on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have an annual volleyball tournament all in the mud! Everyone comes out really to get muddy.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun. Clubs are always putting on events and parties and there are a lot of student discounts like getting $5 movie tickets for the Carmike theater when they cost $10.50. I also got to see Skillet and Third Day in concert on campus at the Mitchell Center for a discounted price as well. There's always something going on somewhere.

    Food and Dining

    The food is better at the beginning of the school year.

    Academic Rigor

    Be ready to work, but as long as you stay on top of things, it should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Having a car isn't necessary to get around to classes. Get started with working with professors early in the year and don't wait.

    In three sentences

    I think the University of South Alabama is a great university. It gives students plenty of opportunities to get involved in different sciences. The professors I have come in contact with have all been willing to help students who are willing to try.

  • 06/05/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    97 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is fantastic in every way. Although, you will gain a lot of pounds if you don't exercise. However, the University provides a meal plan to help maintain your weight.

    Dorm Life

    I was at a campus tour in the University. One of the tour guides said that their dorms are awesome but in general, dorm rooms are like lockers. You don't want to spend too much time in your dorm room.

    Academic Rigor

    I say the University can help a lot with my major, Meteorology, since it's right off the gulf. I feel like I'll have everything I need to be a meteorologist in the University of South Alabama.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a schedule for everything that will help you succeed in the far future of education, jobs, and your career. Be involve in many extra curricular activities. Also, be a well-liked person.

    In three sentences

    Yellow brick road to your future. It can be another vacation since some parents call the University of South Alabama a resort since the campus looks really nice.