University of South Alabama: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Very Good
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University of South Alabama is a large four-year, public school with 16,215 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1964 and is one of the 9 schools located in Mobile, Alabama.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
72
Fair
At University of South Alabama you can get your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

University of South Alabama follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 72 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Medical, Education, Medical Assistant, and Engineering. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
73%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

University of South Alabama student retention rate is fair at 73% (well above Alabama average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
20 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at University of South Alabama is low: 39%.

Student to faculty ratio at University of South Alabama is reasonably decent -- 20:1. Learn more details about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$14,400
Medium
Average tuition costs are slightly high - about $14,100 per academic year. The additional fees at University of South Alabama (not included in tuition costs) are about $300; this totals $14,400 annually.

Read the details about University of South Alabama additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
78%
Doable
As reported in recent data, 6,625 applications were submitted and 5,178 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to be accepted at this school.

This college will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at University of South Alabama in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,900
Medium
University of South Alabama offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at University of South Alabama, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
University of South Alabama offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 3,400 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low -- around $3,900 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at University of South Alabama. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, University of South Alabama appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

University of South Alabama Location and Maps



Post Address: University of South Alabama, 307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002, USA
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