University of South Alabama

Institution Location

307 N. University Blvd.
Mobile, Alabama

USA Baldwin County Campus, 10 North Summit Street
Fairhope,  Alabama

Accrediting Agency

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • American Chemical Society (an approving body)
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – Accounting Accreditation
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Commission on Accreditation American Psychological Association
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
  • Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
  • American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education American Physical Therapy Association
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Institution Type

  • Baccalaureate University/College (4 year)
  • Masters University/College
  • Doctoral University/College


Fall Deadline: July 15, 2017
Spring Deadline: December 01, 2017
Summer Deadline: May 01, 2017

Contact Info

Bri Ard, Director, International Education
Phone: 1-251-460-7053
Fax: 1-251-460-6228
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We’re the University of South Alabama. South, for short. Home to more than 16,000 students and more than 100 academic programs, our University is a dynamic community of leaders and learners who support and challenge one another to be actively engaged citizens who advance the Gulf Coast region and the world.

Founded in 1963, South’s vision is to foster an environment that couples engaging learning experiences with high-level research, enabling our faculty and students to be leaders in their disciplines. The unique and beautiful Gulf Coast region is a catalyst for discovery and innovation, and South’s 1,200-acre campus has been transformed over the past decade with new facilities and resources for housing and recreation, health sciences, the arts, engineering, computer science and athletics.

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Specialized Programs

  • Nursing
  • Business Administration
  • Professional Health Sciences

Carnegie Classifications

  • Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
  • Majority undergraduate
  • Four-year, large, primarily residential

Research Programs

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Internships/Cooperative Education (COOP)

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Education Abroad

Does your institution offer education abroad opportunities for all students?

  • Faculty led abroad
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  • Spain
  • United Kingdon
  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • Japan


  • Languages
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Biology / Biomedical Sciences

English as a Second Language and Support Services

Does your institution offer academic admission to international students under the condition that applicants will meet the English Proficiency requirements prior to enrolling in their academic program?

Does your institution provide ESL Support Services?

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Campus Life


  • Baseball
  • American Football
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track/Cross Country
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  • Student Government Association
  • Greek Life: Interfraternity Council, Greek Letter Orgs, National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • African American Student Association
  • International Student Association
  • Honors Societies Faith Based Organizations
  • Professional Student Organizations
  • Special interest organizations

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Student Organization Information

Institution Demographics

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 11,524 (71%)
Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,687 (29%)
International Student Enrollment for UG/Graduate/Professional: 579 (5%), for GR/ Professional: 304 (7%)

Students from:

Within the state of Alabama 10,735 (66%)
From other US states 4,593 (28%)
From outside the US 883 (5%)

Ethnicity Representation

African American/Black 3,478 (21.5%)
American Indian 112 (0.7%)
Asian 551 (3.4%)
Hispanic/Latino 429 (2.6%)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 30 (0.2%)
White/Non-Hispanic 9,913 (61.1%)
Other 444 (2.7%)


Total Faculty 1,188
Faculty:Student 20:1
Male:Female Ratio 49:51

US Immigration Compliance Information

Does your institution issue I20 for F1 visa status and/or DS2019 for J1 visa status?

If yes, does your institution offer employment based immigration support services such as H1b, TN, LPR, etc. for employment?


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US Immigration Support Services

Cost and Financial Aid

International Student Costs

Category $ Per Year $ Per Semester
Undergraduate tuition (per semester)* -- $9,060
Graduate tuition (per semester)* -- $9,768
Room and Board (per semester)* -- $7,340
Average Book Expense (per year) $1,200 --

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International Financial Aid

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Scholarships for International Students

The University of South Alabama has one of the most comprehensive scholarship programs in Alabama, and is proud to offer a number of scholarship opportunities for international students. As many of these are competitive awards, to ensure consideration students are encouraged to apply for admission prior to the April 1st priority deadline date.  (See link above)

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