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University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama Overview

University of South Alabama is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Mobile, Alabama. University of South Alabama was founded in 1963 and the school currently enrolls around 14,003 students a year, including 8,833 undergrads. University of South Alabama offers housing for up to 3,331 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to University of South Alabama for Fall 2023 is July 15.

Student Activities at University of South Alabama

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of South Alabama students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? University of South Alabama has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of South Alabama has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of South Alabama on the Student Life page.

2022 University of South Alabama Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 7%
In-State Tuition $10,320
Out-of-State $20,640
Percent of Need Met 51%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,049

Is University of South Alabama a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what University of South Alabama offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

University of South Alabama Acceptance Rate 2022

The acceptance rate at University of South Alabama is 71%. Out of 11,773 applications received in 2022, 8,320 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of South Alabama

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 71% of students who start at University of South Alabama return for their second year of college. University of South Alabama's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 47%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for University of South Alabama Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with University of South Alabama directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of South Alabama's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

University of South Alabama's endowment was valued at $470.3 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $10,104 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of South Alabama

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of South Alabama meets 51% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,049 a year.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of South Alabama.

Based on this information, how does University of South Alabama sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of South Alabama a good school for you?

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Where is University of South Alabama?

University of South Alabama is located in the suburban setting of Mobile, Alabama, less than an hour from N/A.

If you would like to see University of South Alabama for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 65 to Mobile, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Mobile Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of South Alabama and Mobile are like without leaving home.

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College Info

307 North University Boulevard Mobile, AL 36688-0002

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of South Alabama Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of South Alabama is Jul 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of South Alabama is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of South Alabama ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

19 to 26

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of South Alabama is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into University of South Alabama. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of South Alabama SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

980 - 1200

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Math SAT Range

490 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above

Good

980 to 1200

Avg

980 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of South Alabama students is 1088. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of South Alabama, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of South Alabama.

University of South Alabama Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$9,650

In State

$9,650

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
Unknown
Unknown
Fees
$200
$200
Housing
$8,150
$8,150
Books
$1,300
$1,300

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of South Alabama is like? There are approximately 13,992 students enrolled at University of South Alabama, including 8,833 undergraduate students and 5,159 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from AL and 21% percent of students are from other states.

84%

Full Time

16%

Part Time

79%

In State

21%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

13,992

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

Unknown

Out-of-State

Unknown

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 15
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