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University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

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Overview

Student Population
14,224
University of South Alabama overview
Location Mobile, Alabama
Online southalabama.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of South Alabama overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Mobile, Alabama, University of South Alabama is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 8,084 prospective students applied, and 5,904 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,578 enrolled in the school.  11,799 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,425 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $7,896 plus fees of $500. University of South Alabama is ranked 598 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

University of South Alabama is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of South Alabama within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
University of South Alabama overview
SAT 983/1190
ACT 20/27
Weighted GPA 3.71
Applications Accepted
73% 
University of South Alabama overview
Applications Due Jul 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend

Alabama Resident Tuition
$7,896
In State Costs for University of South Alabama
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$500
Room and Board $7,900
Budget for Other Expenses$5,370
Total One Year Cost$22,866
Out of State Resident Tuition
$15,792
Out of State Costs for University of South Alabama
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$500
Room and Board $7,900
Budget for Other Expenses$5,370
Total One Year Cost$30,762

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$45,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
39% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of South Alabama students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 27%
Business 14%
Education 11%
Engineering 6%
Biology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102094 IPEDS survey data for University of South Alabama.

Current students may use the University of South Alabama GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.