University of South Alabama School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Mobile, AL

$8,396

Avg in-state tuition

$16,292

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of South Alabama

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of South Alabama is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Mobile, Alabama. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,397, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 79%. The university offers 52 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 46%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,396, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $16,292.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

79% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1030-1220

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-27

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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14k

Students Enrolled

49%

Online Student Enrollment

17:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

63%

Black

20%

Hispanic

4%

Asian

4%

Unknown

3%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

43% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

14

Total Online Enrollment

7,081

Student Location Breakout

49% 51%

Percent of Programs Online

87% On-campus

13% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's Not offered

Graduate Certificate 80% online

Master's 26% online

Doctorate 8% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

45%

State Grant Aid

4%

Institution Grant Aid

70%

Pell Grant

43%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,638
State Grant Aid $1,466
Institution Grant Aid $5,545
Pell Grant Aid $4,874

Financial Outlook

$35k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.