University of South Alabama Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

The University of South Alabama was founded in 1963 when the Alabama Legislature passed the University of South Alabama Act. This act allowed for the creation of a public, four-year degree granting university in Mobile. The first classes at USA were held in September 1964 with a total enrollment of 1,600 students. Since then, the university has grown to become one of the largest universities in Alabama with an estimated student population of over 16,000 students and over 100 programs offered.

Throughout its history, USA has developed into a comprehensive university offering degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to these programs, USA also offers a range of non-degree courses and certificates for those looking to further their education but not pursue a degree program. The university also offers online learning options for those unable to attend classes on campus or who prefer more flexible schedules. In recent years, USA has become increasingly involved in research opportunities and initiatives as well as community outreach programs designed to benefit the local community and greater Mobile area. Check COLLEGETOPPICKS for a list of engineering schools in Virginia.

University of South Alabama, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of University of South Alabama. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about University of South Alabama, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

The University of South Alabama is a public research university located in Mobile, Alabama. Established in 1963, the university has a total enrollment of over 15,000 students. The student body is made up of students from all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico and abroad. Approximately 70% of the student population is from in-state and 30% from out-of-state. The university has an acceptance rate of 83%, which makes it moderately competitive for admission.

The most popular majors at University of South Alabama are Nursing, Business Administration and Management, Psychology, Biology/Biological Sciences and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. The average GPA for accepted students is 3.35 and the average SAT score range is 1080-1290 while the average ACT score range is 22-27. Most applicants are accepted on a rolling basis with priority deadlines in November for spring semester and April 1st for fall semester admissions. Financial aid packages are available to qualified applicants based on need or academic merit with grants, loans, scholarships, work study programs, veterans benefits and other forms of aid available to help cover tuition costs.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 86%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 86%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 4,369
Female applicants 2,378
Male applicants 1,991
Applicants accepted 3,777
Female applicants accepted 2,141
Male applicants accepted 1,636
Freshman enrollment 1,772
Female freshman enrollment 976
Male freshman enrollment 796
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 7%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 440-560
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 450-580
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 89%
Average ACT Composite score N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 17-24
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 19-25
ACT Math score breakdown N/A