About the University
The University of South Alabama, founded in 1963, offers a superb, well-rounded educational
experience with high academic standards. USA’s fields of study are remarkably diverse,
encompassing business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences
and health care.
USA enrolls more than 16,000 students and has awarded more than 82,000 degrees in
its history. The Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative, a $50-million fundraising
challenge, is strengthening USA’s commitment to expanding opportunities for current
and future students.
A University of South Alabama education provides opportunities for students to explore
and develop interests that build the foundation of lifelong career paths. With more
than 50 undergraduate degree programs, there are plenty of avenues for discovery.
Through graduate study in 34 master’s and 12 doctoral programs, students focus on
specific areas of learning and research to gain specialized skills. Academic programs
are offered through 10 divisions: Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions;
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; the Graduate School; and the Auburn University School of Pharmacy
USA’s undergraduate Honors College for highly motivated and accomplished students
includes course work and extracurricular activities throughout the four years of a
student's undergraduate career. In the past few years, USA students have been awarded
national scholarships and fellowships that include a National Merit Scholar, five
Goldwater Scholarships, seven Hollings Scholarships, 29 Tau Beta Pi Scholarships (Engineering
Honor Society), and 17 fellowships for graduate study from organizations such as the
American Heart Association and the National Science Foundation.
The faculty at USA promote an environment in which hands-on research is widely available
to undergraduate and graduate students. As problem-solvers and pioneers in developing
new technologies and promoting bold ideas, USA researchers collaborate across disciplines
to address global issues and uncover new fields of inquiry. The outcomes are new information
and opportunities, the transformation of traditional disciplines, new global partnerships
and innovations that benefit society.
In health care, USA Health serves the region with advanced and innovative care through
USA Medical Center, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, USA Physicians Group and the
USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.
USA’s beautiful, tree-shaded main campus spreads across 1,200 acres. The campus includes
state-of-the-art educational facilities as well as a 116,000-square-foot recreation
center, indoor and outdoor pools, a nature trail and even a disc golf course.
In addition to USA's outstanding academic programs, our students enjoy a wide variety
of social, cultural, entertainment and athletic activities that contribute to an outstanding
college experience. The USA Jaguars men’s and women’s athletics teams compete in 17
Division I sports within the Sun Belt Conference. Intramural and club sports allow
all students the opportunity to participate at a level that suits their abilities.
Students have many choices for on-campus housing, with six residential communities
that are home to 32 residence halls. These co-ed communities offer standard double
occupancy rooms, plus suite and apartment-style accommodations with kitchenettes.
Each community has recreational and study lounge areas, multipurpose rooms and laundry
facilities. The Greek housing community is made up of nine houses for specific social
USA’s location in the historic city of Mobile, Alabama, and the University’s close
proximity to the beaches of the Gulf Coast affords a wide variety of off-campus recreational,
arts and cultural opportunities.
To learn more about USA, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu or schedule a campus visit by calling (251) 460-6141 or (800) USA-JAGS.