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 one of the fastest growing universities in the Southern United States, providing quality academic programs and a campus rich in diversity and student life. Our beautiful campus provides you with state-of-the-art facilities for both academics and recreation. Home to over 16,000 students from over 80 countries, you will connect with other students and faculty as you gain the skills necessary to graduate and become a professional in your field.  


The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global research and teaching university that provides our students with an exceptional education in business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences and health care. We are strategically located in an international commercial hub and believe in the connection between research and economic development. Because of this, we offer unprecedented opportunities for students to work with faculty researchers to explore the frontiers of their fields.

We offer 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in our different colleges:

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

Admission Requirements

  • Official copies of academic records
  • GPA of 2.5 from high school
  • Proof English Language Proficiency – provide test scores from one of the following
    • TOEFL 61
    • IELTS 5.5
    • iTEP 3.6
    • PTE Academic 44
    • ACT English 19
    • SAT Reading 24
  • 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

The English Language Center (ELC) provides students with comprehensive English instruction that prepares students for university admission in the future. The ELC also provides students with cultural knowledge and academic skills necessary for success.

  • 5 levels of instruction
  • 8 week terms
  • Can complete the entire program in one year
  • Affordable tuition, $2,000 per term
  • Orientation and airport pick-up
  • Peer mentors
  • Cultural immersion activities
  • Conversation groups

Campus Life and Activities

We offer a variety of housing options on campus that range from suite-style dorm rooms to apartment-style housing. You will be close to everything you need while living on campus in one of our 32 residence halls.

The University of South Alabama also has over 200 active student groups so you can meet and make new friends from all over the world. You can spend your time at our resort-style pool at the recreation center, or climbing the rock wall, or organizing an outdoor sporting event.

The Community

The University of South Alabama is located in Mobile, Alabama, a city of about 200,000 people. Mobile is an important port city that offers easy access to Gulf Coast beaches in Alabama and Florida. There are plenty of historic things to do and see in the city, as well as outdoor activities on the water like kayaking and swimming. Our subtropical climate means you can expect lots of warm days full of sunshine throughout the year.

Global USA

The University of South Alabama values global engagement and is committed to fostering global perspectives on our campus and strengthening connections between the University and the world. Because of this, the university created a new division to support international students: Global USA.

Offices under Global USA assist with student visas, cultural activities, scholarships, and orientation. We offer a pick-up service for newly arriving international students. The staff within Global USA works to ensure that international students have a safe and successful experience both inside and outside of the classroom.


The University of South Alabama offers competitive, merit-based ​scholarship, awarded to a limited number of well-qualified international students each year. ​This scholarship is renewable for up to four years​,​ or until a ​first​ bachelor's degree is earned, whichever comes first.​ To ensure consideration for this opportunity, students must be fully admitted to the University by April 1st, be an international freshman on an F-visa, be a degree-seeking student, and meet the academic qualifications below. Qualified students are automatically considered upon admission​; no ​additional scholarship application is required.



SAT Equivalent
(Evidence Based Reading/Writing + Math)
If taken March 2016 or after


High School GPA

Annual Amount

4 Year Total


33 or higher

1490 or higher



















Please note: This scholarship is not available to government sponsored students. Recipients will be required to live on campus for the first two years.

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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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