University of South Alabama
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.
Welcome to The University of South Alabama
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
- 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.
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 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.
The University of South Alabama is proud to offer a number of scholarship opportunities for our international students. As many of these are competitive awards, students are encouraged to apply for admission prior to the priority deadline dates to ensure consideration.
- Global Freshman Scholars Award
- Global Transfer Scholars Award
- Dr. Richard and Angela Carter Global USA Endowed Scholarship
- Hinson International Student Endowed Scholarship
- International Students Endowed Scholarship
- Kubik-Hooker Scholarship
- Theodore and Brenda Pitsios Endowed Scholarship
- Additional University Scholarships
Computer Science, Engineering, Nursing
Type of School
Student Body GenderCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNo Affiliation
Scholarships for International StudentsYes
Conditional Admission AvailableNo
Accreditation and CertificationEnglishUSA Member, SACSCOC, AACSB, ABET
Type of HousingResidence Hall
Test ScoresIELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+