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University of South Alabama

Address: 307 N University Blvd, Mobile, AL 36688, USA

Description University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama (abbreviated USA) is a state type institution of higher education in America that has been conducting its academic and academic activities since early 1964. The main university building is located in the city of Mobile in a small campus.

University of South Alabama ( USA - University of South Alabama ) students for short are often simply called South . It is a major university in the southern states, providing education for more than 15,000 students, leading more than 100 academic courses and gladly accepting representatives from all over the world. The educational institution is distinguished by a variety of curricula (from medicine and theatrical art to mechanical engineering and criminology): here you can study at the stage of bachelor, master and even get a PhD degree .

USA consists of several branches:

  • Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professionals
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mitchell College of Business
  • School of Computing
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Education and Professional Studies
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing.

It is worth noting the work of a special Public Relations Bureau, which significantly helps students:

  • Finds a place for internship / practice and helps to collect documents, submit an application
  • Organizes volunteer activities
  • Supplements and optimizes training programs
  • Organizes student exchanges
  • Works to improve the skills of staff and teachers
  • Establishes connections with large corporations, organizations, research institutes to facilitate the search for work by students after graduation.

The university functions as an important scientific and research center (especially in the field of medicine and public health):

  • Thanks to the university clinic, the hospital for women and children, the Cancer Research Institute, the medical college, many people are assisted, and global health problems are being gradually solved from year to year.
  • The coastal location on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico helps in the study of coastal zones (weather, flora and fauna, toxicology, environmental sustainability, biology)
  • Innovative nanomaterials for aerospace industry are being created.
  • It runs a special research incubator Coastal Innovation Hub, which plays an important role in the economic and ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico
  • The School of Computing Engineering, the Office of Research and Economic Development are also successful: in 2017 they received prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation (development and implementation of new technologies)
  • The same National Science Foundation has recently allocated over $ 750,000 to USA research in the field of digital forensics and digital security.

Today, more than 15,000 people from all over the world study at the university (the ratio of teachers to students is 18: 1). More than 2500 people live on campus. It is worth noting that from year to year the academic success of both USA students and applicants is only growing: now the average score ( ACT ) for applicants is 23.9.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of South Alabama

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This stage is for students over the age of 21-22 who decided to devote themselves to research and global scientific research in the chosen field.

Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professionals:

  • Audiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Communication disorders.

College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Marine Biology and Oceanology
  • Psychology: clinical, counseling.

Mitchell College of Business:

  • Business Administration.

School of Computing:

  • Computer Science (PhD).

College of Education and Professional Studies:

  • Education and Leadership Development
  • Design and development.

College of Engineering:

  • System engineering.

College of Medicine:

  • Key medical sciences.

College of Nursing:

  • Nursing practice.

Accommodation, housing and food

Residence Life staff - residence for teachers and students - spread out for a whole quarter and provide places for 30 thousand people. The buildings are divided into three types:

  • Beta / Gamma Community is about 15 houses consisting of two-bedroom apartments.
  • Epsilon Community - habitual dormitories (dormitories): first-year students live here
  • Delta - houses with studio apartments (own bedroom and kitchen for each resident).

In each of the houses there is everything necessary for a comfortable, cozy life:

  • Unlimited high-speed Internet access ( WiFi )
  • Cable tv
  • Mailboxes
  • Laundry service (free of charge)
  • Common living rooms
  • Quiet rooms for rest and reading.

It is worth mentioning in addition the so-called “Greek housing community”: these are 9 houses for representatives of Greek social organizations.

On campus there are a huge number of opportunities for food, restaurants and cafes:

  • Fresh Food Company
  • Starbucks
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Java city
  • POD Market (Provisions On Demand)
  • Chick-fl-a
  • Pizza hut
  • Delta deli
  • Moe's Southwest Grill
  • Panda Express.

Events University of South Alabama

The city of Mobile, in which the USA is located , can also present many interesting things to foreigners: it is the strategically important port city of the Gulf of Mexico, the third largest in its state. It was founded by French immigrants back in 1702, and today you can find here a great many and convenient infrastructure facilities, and historical and cultural monuments:

  • Beautiful garden Bellingrath Garden s , open to the public all year round
  • Battleship Memorial Park with a real submarine " Drum "
  • Military battleship " Alabama "
  • Collection of military fighter aircraft, etc.

USA students are extremely successful in sports - 17 teams participate in the competitions of the 1st NCAA Division :

  • Baseball
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Softball, etc.

The official organization of student activities on campus is Jaguar Productions, because its members are often called “jaguars”. Jaguar Productions organizes a variety of exciting activities that make the process of rest from school fruitful and interesting:

  • Intellectual quiz
  • Contests
  • Party "skitheaters"
  • Performances and creative shows
  • Watching films
  • Shares in social networks and much more.

Under the patronage of Jaguar Productions , over 200 (!) Student organizations, clubs and communities work in the USA . The most popular, again, are the sports sections - in addition to the NCAA teams mentioned here, there are teams in:

  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Flagpole
  • Water polo, etc.

Many students and graduates become professional athletes and are engaged at the highest level.


The university is in the list of TOP-5 percent of the best institutions on a global level, ranking 1,435.

Equipment University of South Alabama

It is about the average size of the university, because every year the course takes about 20,000 people. The institution takes an active part in the exchange programs of both teachers and students between universities across the globe. You can learn more detailed and accurate information about the life and work of the university by visiting the portal at, or by finding pages on the social network Linkedin.

University students have at their disposal a huge library and modern hostel. The university itself is a member of authoritative groups and scientific associations, which testifies to its exchange of experience and continuous development.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Please note that applications of applicants are accepted in advance - deadlines for submitting documents:

  • To start studying in August = June 15
  • To start from January = November 1
  • To start from June = April 1.

Tuition in the USA is (price per year = 2 semesters):

Undergraduate ( Undegraduate ):

  • Training course = $ 21540
  • Accommodation = $ 9000
  • Medical insurance and expenses = $ 2315
  • Teaching aids, books and materials = $ 1100.

Master (Graduate):

  • Training course = $ 17280
  • Accommodation = $ 9000
  • Medical insurance and expenses = $ 2315
  • Teaching aids, books and materials = $ 1100.

Prices for training in the Center of English (for 8 weeks):

  • Training course = $ 2090
  • Accommodation = $ 2400
  • Medical insurance and expenses = $ 579
  • Teaching aids, books and materials = $ 350.

The specified price is not included and is charged additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming a place on the course
  • Exam Board
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Return flight tickets
  • Round trip
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Admission to the university is carried out by a special commission on the basis of examining the results of examinations submitted by applicants. Locals and visitors alike apply for places at the university. At the same time getting into the number of students is not so difficult, given that the approval receives about 90 percent of applications from statistics. Although the situation may differ slightly depending on: which particular faculty or specialty in question. Each year of study at the university is divided into two classic semester size.

Tuition at University

Each semester of future bachelor and master courses will cost about $ 6,250. At the same time, you can save a little by obtaining scholarships. The institution is listed on the list of universities that offer both full-time and distance education.

Scholarships University of South Alabama

Many successful USA students receive regional and national scholarships:

  • National merit
  • Goldwater
  • Tau Beta Pi (Honor Engineering Society)
  • NSF CyberScholars
  • Scholarship for graduate students from the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, and others.

In the near future, the university is launching a new Mitchell-Moulton scholarship initiative, the value of which will be $ 25 million.

USA is interested in supporting ambitious and talented students who have difficulty paying tuition. For example, for international students who demonstrate a high level of knowledge, financial support is provided, which is calculated in accordance with a GPA or SAT score :




Payments per year

Payments for 4 years

33 and above

1490 and higher


$ 11,000

$ 44,000




$ 9000

36000 $




$ 8,000

$ 32,000




$ 5000

$ 20,000


Applicants for this scholarship can receive it all 4 years of study at the undergraduate degree, but the list of scholars is reviewed annually, so you must meet the conditions:

  • Do not lower the GPA below 3.0
  • The first 2 years are required to live on campus in a student residence.

There is also a special scholarship for gifted musicians of Honors International Music Scholarship, which can be claimed by both individual and group performers in the following classes:

  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Keyboards
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Guitar.

Requirements for fellows:

  • Successful admission to university
  • Visa F -1 (this type of assistance is for foreigners)
  • Minimum SAT = 1310, ACT = 28, minimum GPA from 3.5
  • Successful listening (you can go remotely by sending your record to the admissions office).

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