Spring Hill College

Spring Hill College


Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast, the third oldest Jesuit college and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the United States. Ranked among the top 20 Southern colleges and universities in U.S. News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges,” its mission is to form students to become responsible leaders in service to others. We accept students from all religious denominations.Located in one of Mobile's most picturesque neighborhoods, Spring Hill's campus rests on a 400-acre site, is naturally landscaped, and features huge oaks, azalea-lined walkways and an 18-hole golf course. Several buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

First-Year Experience & Transition Academic Student Advocate

The Academic Student Advocate (Advocate) is a full-time faculty member who serves as an additional resource for Donnelly Scholars. The Advocate meets with first and second year scholars regularly on an individual basis to help scholars set goals, establish plans of action and evaluate goals.

Scholars & Leadership Donnelly Scholars Program

The Donnelly Scholars program was established in 2008 to serve First Generation College (FGC) students at Spring Hill College. FGC students are defined as students whose parents did not graduate from four-year institutions. Students who wish to participate in the Donnelly Scholars program must meet the following criteria: ~Be first generation college students ~Be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours ~Be in good academic and disciplinary standing ~Demonstrate a willingness to succeed. The Donnelly Scholars program provides academic and social support to FGC students in an effort to assist students in realizing their greatest potential.

Mentoring Peer Mentors

All first year scholars will be paired with a returning Donnelly Scholar who has successfully completed at least one year of study. Mentors will meet with first year scholars at least twice a month. Mentors are available to answer questions about the whole Spring Hill College experience. In the past, mentors have spent time with mentees at: one-on-one meetings around meals club meetings athletic events Donnelly Scholars social events lectures community service events

Mentoring Faculty Mentoring Program

Third and fourth year scholars will be assigned to a faculty mentor in their disciplines. Faculty mentors are not necessarily academic advisors for scholars. Faculty mentors will work with scholars to continue goal setting, execution and evaluation. They will also work with scholars to provide resources that relate directly to the scholars’ major area of study.

Student Diversity

  • 1,294
  • 40/60
  • n/a
    First-generation college students
  • 1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 1%
  • 16%
    Black or African American
  • 8%
  • n/a
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 66%
  • 2%
    Two or more races
  • 5%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 1%

Student Success

  • 74%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 56%
    Six-year graduation
  • n/a
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 100%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 90%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • n/a
    Full-time faculty
  • n/a
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 13:1
    Student–faculty ratio


Cost of Attendance

  • $32,031
  • n/a
    In-state Tuition
  • $2,060
    Required Fees
  • $12,090
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • n/a
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • n/a
    Average aid package
  • n/a
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • n/a
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • n/a
    Students with financial need
  • n/a
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 70%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • n/a
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • n/a
    # of applicants
  • 44%
  • 3.44
    Average HS GPA
  • 24
    ACT Composite
  • 480—620
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 480—600
    SAT Math
  • 480—590
    SAT Writing
  • yes
    SAT/ACT optional


  • rolling
    Regular application closing date
  • n/a
    Application Fee
  • $25
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • n/a
    Early decision application closing date
  • n/a
    Early action plan
  • n/a
    Early action application closing date