University of South Alabama

307 N University Blvd, Mobile, AL 36688-0002

About University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. Most of these graduate degrees are awarded in professional fields other than engineering, such as education, health professions, social work, or public policy. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate11,408
Student Age% Under 2564%
 % 25 and Over36%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time75%
 % Part-time25%
Race/Ethnicity% White66.8%
 % Black17.5%
 % Asian3.0%
 % Latino2.0%
 % Native American0.8%
 % Race Unknown4.3%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted86%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled47%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRecommended
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesNeither required nor recommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$35
 Graduate Application Fee$35
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,748
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,196
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid85%
 % Undergraduates with Loans45%
 % Undergraduates with Grants69%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,860
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,442
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,454
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,454
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,454

Neighborhood Data for the Mobile Area

Median Age35.5
Median Household Income$38,240
Total Population195,457
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.6% 53.4%
 Age 0-948.8%51.2%
 Age 10-1749.2%50.8%
 Age 18-2447.1%52.9%
 Age 25-2949.3%50.7%
 Age 30-3948.2%51.8%
Race/Ethnicity% White46.1%
 % Black50.2%
 % Asian1.6%
 % Latino2.3%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,860
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,442
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$555
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50029.8%31.3%10.9%
 $500 to $74956.0%51.3%0.0%
 $750 to $9996.1%13.5%38.1%
 Over $10008.2%3.9%10.9%
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