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Hello and welcome to the University of South Alabama!

There are many reasons why you should consider USA, but first on your list should be the people.  That’s why I came to the University of South Alabama.  The people at USA are dedicated to your success.  It’s that dedication that has allowed the University to grow and prosper in a very short time.

The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global university that offers students a quality education in a variety of fields.  USA offers 100 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees through its nine colleges and schools and is ranked “Research University/High” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  

USA is a rapidly growing academic institution, with more than 16,000 students. We’re large enough to offer the programs students need, yet small enough to care about students as individuals.  In fact, more than 70 percent of our classes have fewer than 30 students!

USA offers instruction in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Mitchell College of Business, the College of Education and Professional Studies, the College of Engineering, the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions, the School of Computing, and the Harrison School of Pharmacy (with Auburn University).

The University also has a campus in Baldwin County, providing more opportunity and convenience for students living in one of the state’s fastest-growing counties.

Student scholarships are more accessible than ever, thanks to the new Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative.  The University is proud of its scholarship program and the success of its USA Honors Program in recognizing and rewarding academically talented students, while also helping students receive need-based aid.

In close association with USA’s academic programs in Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions, the USA Health System provides an important classroom for educating health care professionals while offering advanced and innovative care through the USA Medical Center, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute and the USA Physicians Group. 

In addition to outstanding academic programs, our students enjoy a variety of social, cultural, entertainment and athletic activities that contribute to a well-rounded college experience.  

Several recent additions that have further enhanced academic and campus life for students include a state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center, a beautiful new dining hall, two new residence halls, the Health Sciences Building for Nursing and Allied Health Professions, a glass arts studio, Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza, and the new Shelby Hall for Engineering and Computing Sciences.

With quality academic programs, rich extracurricular opportunities, competitive costs and a beautiful coastal environment, the University of South Alabama may be right for you.

Learn more about USA by visiting our About USA website, or contact the Office of Admissions at (251) 460-6141 or (800) USA-JAGS for a personal tour!

Dr. Tony G. Waldrop

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