University of South Alabama

1,312 reviews
  1. Mobile, AL
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
University of South Alabama is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36688

University of South Alabama Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
900-1155
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,066/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,927/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,409/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,197/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,367/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,525/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.102 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.101 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.101 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,090Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Everyone's different
    63%
  • Fun but studious
    23%
  • Always willing to help
    11%
  • Apathetic.
    2%
  • Athletic in some aspect
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.126 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.150 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Go jags
    42%
  • Diamond in the rough
    19%
  • AWESOME
    16%
  • Intelligent
    8%
  • Competent.
    5%
  • Existent.
    5%
  • Warm welcoming
    5%

After University of South Alabama

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses

Reviews

1,312 reviews
  • Excellent
    227
  • Very Good
    490
  • Average
    488
  • Poor
    79
  • Terrible
    28
I am highly involved with the football program as a member of the Jaguar Marching Band and I love supporting our players. Game days are the most exciting events I've witnessed so far in college. The students always make a large showing and are incredibly enthusiastic about supporting our team. Our team, while not the best, is improving every year- especially for such a young program! Our marching band, even though I'm a bit biased, is one of the best in the region
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
The University of South Alabama constantly has new buildings and projects being developed. They use traditional bricks that bring a historical yet modern look to the campus. The campus has state of the art facilities with new equipment in almost every building. They are always renovating something on campus. Just in the past year, they have added enormous entrances, landscaped the entire campus with gorgeous plants, trees and flowers, and added a brand new Engineering and CIS facility. The campus really is constantly growing and looks exceptionally well!
  • College Senior
  • Aug 17 2012
My first semester, my teacher offered extra credit for those who wanted to shadow in their lab. I decided that that sounded fun, and I got credit for it, so I did. I had so much fun shadowing that I asked to volunteer for her the next semester. While volunteering, she mentioned that after a semester of volunteering for her, she would hire me, and I got my first job! Because of this, I didn't really have any difficulties finding the job. I have noticed that many people cant afford the time to volunteer for an entire semester before working, but I understand why that would want that, and I wouldn't suggest they hand out research jobs to whoever wants money.
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 9 2013