University of South Alabama

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $15,000—$20,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Computer Science, Engineering, Nursing

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, SACSCOC, AACSB, ABET

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+

  • Social Media

The University

The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global research and teaching university that provides our students with an exceptional education. Located in Mobile, Alabama on the Gulf Coast, we provide over 100 quality academic programs. Our beautiful campus, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, is rich in diversity and student life. Home to over 14,000 students from over 50 countries, we are committed to fostering global perspectives on our campus and strengthening connections between the University and the world.


According to the U.S. News & World Report, the University is ranked in the Top 5% of colleges and universities in the US and is home to one of the Top 100 undergraduate engineering programs in the country. The University is located in an international commercial hub providing unprecedented opportunities for scholars and students to explore their fields. As a high-level research institution, our research efforts span from medical research, to cybersecurity, to engineering, to marine science, to sociology. We offer programs ranging from undergraduate to doctoral levels in our colleges –

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

Admission Requirements


  • Official copies of academic records
  • GPA of 2.5 from high school
  • English Language Proficiency (one of the following):
    • TOEFL 61
    • IELTS 5.5
    • iTEP 3.6
    • PTE Academic 44
    • ACT English 19
    • SAT Reading 26
  • Financial affidavit and bank statement
  • Photocopy of passport

Students who do not meet the English Language Proficiency requirements may apply for the English Language Center.

English Language Center (ELC) & Global Pathway to Success (GPS)

Regardless of your English proficiency exam scores, you are still able to apply for university study through either the English Language Center (ELC) or the Global Path to Success (GPS) Program. ELC provides students with comprehensive ESL instruction with four different levels. The ELC also provides the cultural knowledge needed to function successfully in the US as well as academic skills to succeed in their studies. The GPS Program is a combination of university classes and English courses, to prepare you for university study.

Campus Life & Activities

More than 3,500 students live on campus, and a variety of opportunities are available nearly every day. With over 250 active organizations on campus, you are able to meet and make new friends from all over the world. The University also offers a recreation center with a resort-style pool, a rock wall, and fitness classes 7 days a week.

On campus, there are 33 residence halls with several room styles ranging from private rooms to apartment style living. Students will have access to free laundry, housing staff 24/7, and will be in walking distance to everything on campus.

The Community

The University is located by the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in Mobile, Alabama. The Port of Mobile has always played a key role in the economic health of the city and has been supplemented with growing sectors in aerospace. Mobile boasts a rich history, prime location, and is a fast-growing cultural, recreational, and economic center. Recently, the city has become a manufacturing and industrial center and has long been the cultural center of the Gulf Coast. It is home to America's original Mardi Gras that rolls through the streets of our historic downtown, dozens of festivals, art shows, or culinary cook-offs year-round.


A full list of scholarships and criteria for each can be found at

Global USA Scholars

This award is a merit-based scholarship, awarded to a limited number of students each year. Qualified students are automatically considered when admitted; no scholarship application is required.

ACT Score SAT Score GPA (4.0 Scale) Annual Amount Total Amount (4 Year)
33-36 1490-1600 3.5 $11,000 $44,000
32 1450-1480 3.5 $9,000 $36,000
30-31 1390-1440 3.5 $8,000 $32,000
28-29 1310-1380 3.5 $5,000 $20,000

Honors International Music Scholarship

This award is a talent-based program that offers mentorship, ensemble performance opportunities, and a full-tuition scholarship. We seek applicants in the following areas: drums, bass, piano/keyboard, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and guitar. Qualified students must audition. Auditions may happen remotely.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

This award recognizes international students who have a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding. The scholarship is open to students of all academic majors and fields of study and covers 50% of tuition.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships provide experience for graduate students by allowing them to serve in a support role at the University. Interested students should apply directly to their program.

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University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama
555 N. University Blvd
Mobile AL 36688
P: +1 (251) 460-6283
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