University of South Alabama Reviews

3.85 out of 5 stars
(19 Reviews)
  • Mobile (AL)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,292
92% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
79% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Kristen Tait - 12/21/2016
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"I LOVED USA!!! If you are an involved student, there are so many fun activities for you to get involved with. The on-site gym is amazing, along with the sauna, pool and hot-tub. South offers both online classes and on campus. Everyone is super friendly and the campus is clean. I never had any safety issues, however you do find that on most campuses. South is a great school and I received a great education!"
3.7 out of 5 stars
Danyelle - 9/27/2016
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"This college is nice for students that like a college town. There is not much to do but it does keep you focused on school. The teachers are helpful and there are tutoring options. There is also a transient system called the Jag Trans. It is good to go to the student center for all your needs."
2.0 out of 5 stars
misssunny - 9/7/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"As a current student, I submit my impressions after three semesters. This course is designed to be totally online. Many of the faculty are self-important, insulting, and very disorganized. After the first semester, you will come to understand that University of South Alabama (USA) has no teachers. The self-aggrandized faculty at the school seem irritated if you attempt to contact them by phone, and the assignments are a maze of announcements (one afterthought following another & the student is expected to make sense of this puzzle). The rubrics and the syllabus become generalized dogma that they will use against students (do not accept anything the instructor says as true unless it is in writing). If I lived in Alabama, I would file a lawsuit for financial damages because the faculty requested additional work that required out of pocket expenses and then would not make good on the agreement because it was not in writing. My complaint that I did not receive adequate technical support was met with the Department Chairs assertion that quantitatively I had received more than my fair share of digital responses to my issues. If that support was not helpful to me in my specific situation, that is not their problem. If you are absolutely terrific at writing error free papers in APA format, and easily work with many audio, visual formats, then this program can expedite your journey to an MSN or DNP. If you are not perfect in using APA format, major multi-tasking or mind reading...Steer clear of this program, it will crush you, mind and spirit."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Lindsay - 11/9/2015
Degree: Military Science
Graduation Year: 2008
"USA is a great university with many opportunities for learning. After I graduated I went on to work for the university and I love it."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/3/2015
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Very huge campus, awesome infrastructure. popular for medicine."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/5/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2010
"Not an impressive alma mater to have, but a decent education. The English department is better than it has any right to be because the job market for academics is so poor right now. South has a lot of talented people."
4.4 out of 5 stars
JagMet2009 - 9/1/2015
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2009
"Wonderful experience. Big campus feel with small classrooms and close-knit student body. Go Jags!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mitch C - 6/29/2015
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 1993
"USA is a great university in a great city. Most professors in the Mitchell College of Business at USA held Ph.D.s in their field and most also had industry experience. Classes were small and personable. I was inspired by them to continue my education and have been extremely successful as a result."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Beth - 8/7/2014
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014
"The courses offered and Dauphin Island Sea Lab are the highlight of the entire Marine emphasis Biology program offered at USA. Besides that the overall staff in the biology department is great. They are dedicated to helping you take on research opportunities if you want extra experience before graduation which is great."