USA

University of South Alabama

207 N University Blvd, Mobile, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    41
  • Class Notes
    31
  • Textbook Notes
    4
  • Study Guides
    6
  • Currently Enrolled
    42
  • Previously Enrolled
    74

Overview of University of South Alabama (USA)

About this school

The University of South Alabama, founded in 1963, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Allied Health Professions, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Medicine, and Nursing, the School of Computer and Information Sciences, and the School of Continuing Education and Special Programs. Its 1,215-acre campus is located in Mobile.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:10,988
    • Men:4,779 Men (43.5%)
    • Women:6,209 Women (56.5%)

Location

Static map

Admission Information (USA)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of South Alabama is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
July 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
307 University Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Phone
(251) 460-6141
Fax
(251) 460-7025
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 for Accelerated College Enrollment Program, minimum high school GPA of 3.5 for Early Admission recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 6,035 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 3,712 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 2,323 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,658 (54%) of 4,911 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,459 (47%) of 3,091 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,199 (66%) of 1,820 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 And Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
543 average |500-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
21%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
36%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (USA)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,390|Out-of-state: $18,780 (42.13%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,490 (33.6%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,260 (5.65%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,150 (18.62%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of South Alabama accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 31
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001057
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,811 (86.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,375 (75.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,375 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
153 (11.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$9,894
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,261 (91.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,184
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,273 (92.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,571
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,261 (91.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
395 (19.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,923

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,167 (76.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,829 (81.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,829 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
487 (8.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$9,708
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,892 (83.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,606
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,441 (93.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,461
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 4,892 (83.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,146 (12.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,321

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (USA)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


601

Part-Time Faculty


432

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


45%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 56% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,958,730
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of South Alabama provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


18.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


32.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


40.0%

Programs & Majors (USA)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (47)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Leisure Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Toxicology

Campus Life (USA)

Location & Geography

Population


194,822

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


1,225 acres

Weather


Temperature
40 average low in January, 90 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Mobile
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Mobile

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


29% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


71%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Jaguar
School Colors
Red, white, and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of South Alabama offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, african american student association, council of international student organizations, alpha epsilon delta pre-health professions, panhellenic council

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


9,090

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
10,988
Women
6,209
Men
4,779

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.3% Asian
  • 23.6% Black/African-American
  • 3.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.1% White
  • 2.3% Unknown

International Students


5.8% from 69 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


4,581

Student Resources (USA)

Study resources