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About University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Mobile, Alabama. University of South Alabama was founded in 1963 and now enrolls around 14,224 students a year, including 9,050 undergrads.

University of South Alabama offers housing for up to 3,217 students. Most students live off campus,.

University of South Alabama's endowment was valued at $433.051 million in 2021. For each full-time student, University of South Alabama spends about $9,567. For each full-time professor, there are about 17 undergraduates enrolled at University of South Alabama.

2021 University of South Alabama Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Average GPA 3.7
Mean ACT score 24
Mean SAT score 1094
In-State Tuition $9,870
Out-of-State $19,740

2022 University of South Alabama Regular Decision Application Deadline

University of South Alabama Early Admission

University of South Alabama does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for University of South Alabama

It is moderately difficult to get into University of South Alabama. Around 73% of applicants get into University of South Alabama each year. In 2021, 5,904 out of 8,084 total applicants were accepted.

University of South Alabama Waitlist 2021

University of South Alabama reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of South Alabama?

University of South Alabama is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of South Alabama, applicants must submit the following items.

University of South Alabama Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 3.5
Other Requirements minimum high school GPA of 3.0 for Accelerated College Enrollment Program, minimum high school GPA of 3.5 for Early Admission
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

University of South Alabama Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.7 /4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1094 on the SAT. The mean ACT score for University of South Alabama students is 24.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of South Alabama.

Does University of South Alabama Require Test Scores?

University of South Alabama does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 10% submitted the SAT. 93% submitted the ACT.


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Dorms at University of South Alabama

Yes! University of South Alabama provides on-campus housing for up to 3,217 students.

University of South Alabama students are active in the school's Student Government Association, African American Student Association and Council of International Student Organizations. Homecoming, Get on Board Day, and and Greek Week are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of South Alabama.

Financial Aid at University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama meets 50% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,551 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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.

Is University of South Alabama a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of South Alabama

About 76% of students who start at University of South Alabama come back for their second year of college. Out of the 2,030 students who started at University of South Alabama as first-time freshman, 537 graduate within four years.

University of South Alabama's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 45%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does University of South Alabama sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school 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.

If you want to see University of South Alabama for yourself, 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 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

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University of South Alabama ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

20 to 27

Avg

20 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 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into University of South Alabama. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of South Alabama SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

980 - 1180

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Math SAT Range

480 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

503 - 610

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above

Good

980 to 1180

Avg

980 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of South Alabama students is 1094. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of South Alabama, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1180 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

$18,970

In State

$28,840

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,870
$19,740
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$7,900
$7,900
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of South Alabama is like? There are approximately 14,224 students enrolled at University of South Alabama, including 9,050 undergraduate students and 5,174 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from AL and 20% percent of students are from other states.

84%

Full Time

16%

Part Time

80%

In State

20%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,224

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

73%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,870

Out-of-State

$19,740

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 15
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