Office of the President


Hello and welcome to the University of South Alabama!

There are many reasons why you should consider South, but first on your list should be the people. That’s what attracted Julee and me.

The faculty, staff and students at USA are committed to each other’s success and the advancement of the University. That commitment guides us as we grow a regional and national footprint.

Some schools are rigidly defined by traditions. At South, you have the opportunity to build our traditions.

We are large enough to offer a diverse education, with more than 100 majors in 10 colleges and schools; research that has earned us a High Research Activity Carnegie classification; and athletes that compete in 17 Division 1 sports.

Yet we are small enough that you can stand out — in the classroom and in your career.

With more than 14,000 students, we have a student-faculty ratio of 18:1 and a robust undergraduate research program.

USA offers instruction in the College of Arts & 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 and the School of Computing.

The University recently established the Office of Adult Learner Services to help non-traditional students advance their careers and begin new ones by earning a college degree, either by helping them return to school and finish a degree they started or begin classes for the first time.

USA also has a campus in Baldwin County, which offers courses including a popular RN to BSN program and provides opportunity and convenience for students living in one of the state’s fastest-growing counties.

Student scholarships are more accessible than ever, thanks in part to the Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative. The University is proud of its scholarship program and the success of its USA Honors College 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 University Hospital, Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the Mitchell Cancer Institute.

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. Students can get involved in more than 230 campus organizations, including club sports; honor societies; faith-based, special-interest and service organizations; and Greek life. 

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

The new 25,000-seat Hancock Whitney Stadium is set to open on campus for the 2020 football season, just steps from Greek and residential housing and 10 minutes from the MacQueen Alumni Center. On the northeast side of campus, a Simulation Building is rising next to the Health Sciences Building so our healthcare students can transfer what they learn in the classroom on high-tech mannequin patients.

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 through our website or contact the Office of Admissions at (251) 460-6141 or (800) USA-JAGS for a personal tour.


Dr. Tony G. Waldrop