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University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
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 GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4
Mathematics 3
Science 3
Foreign Language  
Social Studies 3
History  
Academic Electives 3
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequired for someNot reported
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssayNot reported

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address307 University Boulevard
City, State, ZipMobile, AL  36688-0002
Phone(251) 460-6141
Fax(251) 460-7025
E-mailadmiss@usouthal.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJuly 15
Application Fee$35
Application Fee WaiverNot available
Regular Admission NotificationRolling, notification begins August 18
Accept Offer of AdmissionNo set date
Waiting List UsedNo
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
 
Letters of
Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate86% of 4,814 applicants were admitted
   Women88% of 2,682 applicants were admitted
   Men84% of 2,132 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled2,973 (72%) of 4,142 admitted students enrolled
   Women1,643 (70%) of 2,361 admitted students enrolled
   Men1,330 (75%) of 1,781 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.4
3.75 and Above31%
3.50 - 3.7416%
3.25 - 3.4917%
3.00 - 3.2415%
2.50 - 2.9918%
2.00 - 2.493%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math435-565 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
41%
Score of 300 - 400
10%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading440-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
7%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
43%
Score of 300 - 400
9%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing420-520 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
10%
Score of 500 - 600
26%
Score of 400 - 500
45%
Score of 300 - 400
17%
Score of 200 - 300
1%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
36%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank 
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.35 3.60 645 645 645 23
Low 2.66 2.90 640 640 640 15
High 3.90 4.30 650 650 650 33
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