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University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 11,755
   Women 6,341 (53.9%)
   Men 5,414 (46.1%)
Graduate Students 4,681
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 80% of 6,401 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline July 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.48
SAT Math 510 average
430-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 518 average
445-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $21,870
Out-of-state: $30,930
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $9,060
Out-of-state: $18,120
  Room and Board $7,340
Average Percent of Need Met 54%
Average Freshman Award $9,894
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 568
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Mobile Population 194,822
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 60% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Jaguar
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
24.2% Black/African-American
3.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.9% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students 8.6% from 73 countries
First-Year Students Returning 73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 15.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported