Welcome! The University of South Alabama, located on the upper Gulf Coast in Mobile, Alabama, was chartered in 1963 by the State of Alabama as a state-supported, comprehensive, co-educational institution of higher education. Since opening its doors to the first 264 students in 1964, USA has grown to an enrollment of over 14,000 in its various undergraduate and graduate programs and the College of Medicine. It is a dynamic and growing institution with a student body that is enthusiastic about life and learning. South Alabama is large enough to offer the programs you need, yet small enough to know and care about you as an individual. The entire institution is also fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.* USA continues to earn distinction as one of the fastest growing universities in Alabama. Our academic programs provide a solid base to allow students to grow intellectually, economically and socially. We’re proud of our Scholarship Program and the success of our Honors Program in recognizing and rewarding academically talented students. In addition to USA’s outstanding academic programs, our students enjoy a wide variety of social, cultural, entertainment and athletic activities that contribute to a well-rounded college experience. The USA Mitchell Center is home to Jaguar basketball, concerts and a host of other exciting activities. The Student Recreation Center and a new, multi-million dollar Intramural Field Complex provide students plenty of activities. The new campus-wide Transit System, JagTran, offers convenience. The new student services center, Meisler Hall, places all student services under one roof. Our students and faculty are benefiting from over $255 million in new facilities, major renovations, and expansion of the University. This includes a new Alumni Bell Tower, Health Sciences Building, Student Recreation Center, Mitchell College of Business - Joseph and Rebecca Mitchell Learning Center, Engineering Building, and Mitchell Cancer Institute. Students take advantage of USA’s Technology and Research Park and USA’s two owned and operated hospitals. The Mitchell Cancer Institute is putting USA at the forefront of medical research and treatment. We invite you to learn more about USA through this publication, our Web site, www.southalabama.edu, or through a personal visit to our campus. The University of South Alabama experience is best defined by the people — students, faculty, alumni and friends — who share a common enthusiasm as members of the USA family. * The University of South Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone 404-679-4501) to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctor of philosophy and doctor of medicine degrees.
“The college atmosphere at USA is welcoming and comfortable for any student. It really feels like home here at South Alabama.” Mickey Smith Psychology Newnan, Georgia
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