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  • Students

    Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend USA.

  • Admissions

    See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at USA. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.

  • College Costs & Financial Aid

    Learn about costs to attend USA and how much financial aid is typically awarded.

  • College Cost Estimator

    Estimate your cost to attend USA in a few simple steps.

  • Classes and Campus Life

    Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at USA.

  • Student Experiences

    Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at USA – inside and outside the classroom.

  • Majors, Graduation and Next Steps

    See which majors are most popular at USA and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.

  • Student Success & Progress

    Discover how many students who start at USA finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at USA.

USA Classes & Instructors

Classroom Environment
Students per Faculty 20 to 1
Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students 71%
Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students 91%
Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty 541
% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female 49%
% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color 13%
% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study 77%

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Campus-based Housing

57% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
27% of all undergraduates live on campus

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Campus Safety

The University of South Alabama Police Department exists to meet the unique law enforcement needs of a university community. Therefore, USAPD engages in community oriented policing that actively encourages input from the community and utilizes innovative crime interdiction, prevention, and public education methods to foster a safe environment on campus.

The University Police department is directed by the Chief of Police, a Patrol Captain and an Administrative Captain, an Investigative Lieutenant and a Special Operations Lieutenant. The department is comprised of 33 sworn police officers, four armed security guards and a full time support staff of 6 civilian employees. It operates 24/365, and provides full police services to the university community, primarily the Main Campus and the Springhill Avenue Campus.

All police officers have completed an Alabama Post certified academy and undergo semi-annual firearms and police training. USA Police officers are sworn state law enforcement officers and are empowered by legislation to enforce all state and local laws and may make arrests for any offense occurring, or having probable cause to believe occurred, within their presence or anywhere within the State of Alabama. Their primary responsibility is the enforcement of the law on institution property that is owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the institution; however, their authority extends to any place in the state. All law enforcement matters are handled within the department including initial complaint taking, criminal investigations and arrests.

The university also employs security guards at its hospitals, and Baldwin County locations. These security guards are managed by the local campus administrator and not the University Police. They have citizen arrest powers as provided by state law.

Campus Crime Statistics

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