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University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL, USA
3.63 Average Rating

The University of South Alabama is a public research university on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. South hosts eight colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in over 50 academic programs. Additionally, USA is home to research centers such as the Stokes Center for Creative Writing, the Pheromone Center, and the Center for Hurricane Intensity and Landfall Investigation. For students interested in natural history and ancient cultures, the South campus features an archeology museum at the Alfred and Lucile Delchamps Archeology Building.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Other May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
73%
Out-Of-State Students
18%
94%
Submitting ACT
7%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1142
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
15,569
Total Number of Undergrads
10,988
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
48%
20-39 Students
36%
40-99 Students
13%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
14%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
35%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,237
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,396
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,292
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,620
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
55%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
37%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,927
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,507
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,413

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,747
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$263
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
207
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
22%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Jaguar
School Colors
Red/Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Sun Belt Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Mobile
Birmingham
Atlanta
Biloxi
Pensacola
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
University of South Alabama has a very beautiful campus and there is always something to do! Getting involved with organizations and clubs is important because you have the chance to met so many people and become exposed to a lot of things.
Tamera from Center Point, AL
The University of South Alabama is a university of excellence! I love the University of South Alabama because of its home-like atmosphere, friendly faces, and superb academics. It is a great place to study, live, and soar.
Raymond from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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