University of South Alabama Overview
University of South Alabama is a public institution situated in Mobile, Alabama. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is University of South Alabama Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at USA.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
University of South Alabama Rankings
College Factual ranked USA as #965 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #9 out of 30 schools in Alabama.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that USA has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for USA
|Best Colleges for the Money||446|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||521|
|Best Colleges for International Students||642|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||766|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||955|
Where Is University of South Alabama?
Contact details for USA are given below.
|Address:||307 N University Blvd, Mobile, AL 36688-0002|
How Do I Get Into USA?
You can apply to USA online at: www.southalabama.edu/departments/admissions/applytousa.html
Admission Requirements for USA
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into USA?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.
Average Test Scores
About 7% of students accepted to USA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 590.
Can I Afford University of South Alabama?
Net Price by Income Group for USA
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At USA, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $10,983 a year. That adds up to $43,932 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at USA is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
University of South Alabama Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,581 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,090 full-time undergraduates at USA, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Alabama students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,030|
|Hispanic or Latino||306|
Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at University of South Alabama. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 63 countries are represented at USA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kuwait, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at University of South Alabama
The following chart shows how the online learning population at USA has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of USA
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of South Alabama was 3.3%. This is the #1,791 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USA regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of USA majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USA ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at USA.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#161|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#223|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of South Alabama Majors
In 2017-2018, University of South Alabama awarded 3,880 undergraduate degrees and 2,920 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.