Spring Hill College

The first Catholic college in the Southeast, the third oldest Jesuit college in the country and the fifth oldest Catholic college in America, Spring Hill is a four-year, coeducational, liberal arts and sciences institution in a residential setting. We accept students from all religious denominations. The campus rests on a 400-acre site, is naturally landscaped and features huge oaks, azalea-lined walkways and an 18-hole golf course. There are 23 buildings, several of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Approximately 70% of Spring Hill's students are from outside of Alabama, including 23 states and 1 foreign countries. During an academic year, approximately 1,500 students are pursuing a degree. Of these students, 34% are male and 66% are female. Spring Hill College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: telephone number 404-679-4501) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees.

Professional programs are accredited by the Alabama State Board of Education, Commis... [ Read All ]


United States

4000 Dauphin St.
Phone: 251-380-4000
Website: http://www.shc.edu

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Our Aims

Since 1830, Spring Hill College has helped students learn to lead and make a difference in the world. While our living and learning spaces have kept pace with the times, our core values remain rooted in a 450-year-old Catholic, Jesuit tradition of educational excellence. Our focus on developing the whole person—mind, body and spirit—will inspire you to reach out and achieve in ways you never imagined.


Location and Getting there

Located near the Gulf Coast, Spring Hill is in Mobile, Alabama, a seaport metropolitan area of almost 500,000 people. Mobile is situated at the southern end of I-65 and is served from the east and west by I-10 and by various airlines.


Department and information about the department

The arts are systems of communication that teach us about human interaction and creativity in problem solving. They challenge our perceptions and teach us to sense and interpret the world around us, and they bring us pleasure.

Students may choose from a variety of courses in art, music, dance and drama. Appreciation and performance-based classes reveal how personal expression can both reflect and change the culture from which it springs, develop creative approaches to problem solving, communicate in profound and exciting ways, and help us all learn what it is to be fully human and alive.

Students majoring in Fine Arts programs at Spring Hill have 3 options: Studio Art, Art Therapy and Art Business, which open up a variety of career options. Because our programs are pre-professional in nature, some choose to attend graduate school as a first step. Our graduates include professional artists represented in galleries and private collections here and abroad. Some have become art therapists or use art therapy in combination with other counseling methodologies. Some work in galleries or museums. Our graduates have also illustrated bo...  [ Read All ]

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Information For  Undergraduates

With 1,100 undergrads, we're big enough to offer everything you want, but small enough to make it personal. Spring Hill people are diverse, but they share common goals.


Information For  Postgraduates


Information For  International Students



If you’re a Spring Hill alumnus, you feel part of a special family. The experience of shaping mind, body and spirit will stay with you forever—and we want you to stay with us.

More than 11,000 alumni—spread across the nation and the world—know what it means to be shaped by life on the Hill. Among you are countless success stories. Many of you have become leaders in your field. The College takes pride in your success and is grateful for your support.


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Student Support

The Division of Student Affairs is prepared to support your educational goals, advocate for your needs and help shape your Spring Hill experience so that you are provided with opportunities that help you become men and women in service to others in the Jesuit tradition.


Student Life

It’s all about you! That’s the feeling students have in our spectacular, 450-acre campus. Whether you enter from the magnificent Avenue of the Oaks, or along our immaculate, 18-hole golf course, there’s an immediate sense that you’re in a special place.

Spring Hill’s park-like campus is a vibrant center of activity, with numerous gathering points for students to interact and enjoy our special sense of community. In an atmosphere that encourages spiritual maturity, respect for diversity, personal and social responsibility, and learning both in and outside the classroom, students grow together, form lasting friendships and develop skills that will help them become responsible leaders in service to others.

Spring Hill is a great place to live—and learn to be a leader. We invite you to learn more about Life on the Hill by clicking on the links below.



Spring Hill has eight residence halls, the newest of which opened in 2005, and eight out of 10 students live in them. In fact, Spring Hill guarantees you housing for four years.* Each room has Internet access and a full cable package.

Residential living at Spring Hill ranges from traditional residence halls to “pod living” configurations to apartments. All of our residence halls are fun, comfortable and convenient to the rest of the campus.

Residents are automatically part of a close-knit, active community marked by mutual respect and learning that is consistent with the mission and character of Spring Hill. From spur-of-the-moment, late-night pizza parties to study groups to floor socials, you’ll form lasting bonds with fellow students and enjoy an experience like nowhere else.


How To Apply

Apply to Spring Hill College and begin your journey to professional excellence. We take pride in the diversity of our student body and we consider each applicant on an individual basis. However, because each undergraduate class is limited, we encourage interested students to apply early.

We make the application process simple. At the same time, we want to learn as much about you as possible. Your extracurricular activities, leadership and community service are important as well as your academic records. Here is the information we ask you to submit:

Application for admission and $25 application fee (there is no fee for online applications)
ACT or SAT official score report
High school transcript
Guidance counselor or teacher recommendation
Apply in early fall and you could be accepted as soon as October of your senior year
Early applicants are first in line for scholarships


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