Office of the President

Whether you grew up along the Gulf Coast, in another part of Alabama, across the country or around the world, welcome to South!

There is a place for you here.

At the University of South Alabama, our faculty and staff are committed to academic success. Students are encouraged to explore and develop their interests while building a foundation for research and careers. We pull for each other while pushing ourselves. 

We are large enough to offer a diverse education, with more than 100 academic programs in 10 colleges and schools. We have more than 14,000 students. Our scholars have earned us a Carnegie classification for High Research Activity. Our athletes compete in 17 Division I sports.

Yet we are not so big that students feel lost in a crowd. Our student-faculty ratio is 18:1. On campus, people take pride in greeting friends and welcoming newcomers.

USA offers instruction through the College of Arts & Sciences, Mitchell College of Business, College of Education and Professional Studies, College of Engineering, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions, School of Computing and Graduate School. South’s Honors College provides support for our most academically talented students, and all undergraduates have the opportunity to take part in a rich undergraduate research program.

South’s healthcare students receive early training at the state-of-the-art Simulation Building. The USA Health system provides an important classroom for educating healthcare professionals, while offering advanced and innovative care through University Hospital, Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the Mitchell Cancer Institute

The University has a scholarship program that focuses on both merit and need. Along with competitive tuition rates, this makes South one of the best values in the Southeast. We also have some of the newest freshmen residence halls in the region, all within an easy walk to the Student Recreation Center, an expansive dining hall and the new, 25,000-seat Hancock Whitney Stadium.

Our students enjoy a variety of social, cultural, entertainment and athletic activities that contribute to a well-rounded college experience. There are more than 230 campus organizations, including club sports, honor societies, faith-based organizations special-interest and service clubs, and Greek life. 

If you’re a prospective student or parent, you can learn more about South through our website, or contact the Office of Admissions at (251) 460-6141 or (800) USA-JAGS for a personal tour. 

Discover why South is the place for you. 

Dr.  John Smith

Interim President