University of South Alabama (USA)

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USA can be found in Mobile, AL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 16,000 students enrolled each year at USA.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1030 (25th percentile) - 1220 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 20 (25th percentile) - 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to USA. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the USA average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.45. Roughly 80 percent of all applicant were admitted at USA, and from those that were granted acceptance about 32 percent continued on to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the USA acceptance rate 2021 will be around 74%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall USA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of South Alabama was reported as 78.7% in Fall 2020 with over 6,350 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • USA ACT Scores: 20 - 27
  • USA Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of South Alabama?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of South Alabama is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of South Alabama has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 80.5%
  • 2017-2018: 82.1%
  • 2018-2019: 79.3%
  • 2019-2020: 78.7%
  • Projected USA Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 74.1%

How Does USA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of South Alabama is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The University of West Florida31.0%
William Carey University55.0%
University of Southern Mississippi96.9%
University of New Orleans55.5%
Tulane University of Louisiana12.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to USA (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 620
Math510 - 600
Total Score1030 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 27
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