Gulf South Conference, GSC

Learn About the Ten Colleges in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference

The Gulf South Conference competes in the NCAA Division II and fields seven men's and seven women's sports. The members represent a range of institution types from public universities to private universities with religious affiliations. The conference has gone through significant changes in recent years, and in 2012 Union University and Shorter University will join the GSC. The conference headquarters are in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University
Christian Brothers University. Nienaberm / Wikimedia Commons

Christian Brothers University has an impressive 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 14. The school is Catholic but open to all -- just 20% of students are Catholic.

  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • School type: private Catholic university
  • Enrollment: 2,138 (1,684 undergraduates)
  • Team: Buccaneers
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Christian Brothers University profile.

Delta State University

Delta State University
Delta State University. Social_Stratification / Flickr

Delta State students come from nearly every state and 23 countries. Education, business, health fields, natural sciences and social sciences are all popular among undergraduates. Along with varsity sports, the university has 25 intramural sports.

  • Location: Cleveland, Mississippi
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 3,584 (2,763 undergraduates)
  • Team: Statesmen (unofficially, the Fighting Okra)
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Delta State University profile.

Shorter University

Shorter University Brady School of Nursing
Shorter University Brady School of Nursing. Thomson200 / Flickr

Shorter has a strong Christian, Bible-centered identity that all employees must uphold. Business and education are the most popular undergraduate fields, and student life includes a small fraternity and sorority system.

  • Location: Rome, Georgia
  • School type: private Baptist university
  • Enrollment: 1,507 (1,419 undergraduates)
  • Team: Hawks
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Shorter University profile.

Union University

Union University Miller Tower
Union University Miller Tower. ask / Wikimedia Commons

Union defines itself through four core values: being excellence-driven, Christ-centered, people-focused and future-directed. Nursing is the most popular undergraduate major.

  • Location: Jackson, Tennessee
  • School type: private Baptist university
  • Enrollment: 3,466 (2,286 undergraduate)
  • Team: Bulldogs
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Union University profile.

University of Alabama in Huntsville

University of Alabama in Huntsville Shelby Center for Science and Technology
University of Alabama in Huntsville Shelby Center for Science and Technology. Anivron / Wikimedia Commons

UAH has many strong research initiatives and has partnerships with NASA, the U.S. Army, Pratt & Whitney, and other organizations. Business, engineering, and nursing are most popular among undergraduates.

  • Location: Huntsville, Alabama
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 8,468 (6,507 undergraduate)
  • Team: Chargers
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the UAH profile.

University of North Alabama

University of North Alabama Fountain
University of North Alabama Fountain. KE4SFQ

The UNA Lions live up to their name -- two African lions live on campus. Business, education, and nursing are all popular programs, and high achieving students should check out the Honors Program.

  • Location: Florence, Alabama
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 7,333 (6,254 undergraduate)
  • Team: Lions
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the University of North Alabama profile.

University of West Alabama

University of West Alabama - Luie the Tiger
University of West Alabama - Luie the Tiger. UWAFanatic05 / Wikimedia Commons

UWA has developed its online offerings in recent years, especially at the master's level. Among undergrads, business and education are the most popular. Student life includes a fraternity and sorority system.

  • Location: Livingston, Alabama
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 3,986 (1,978 undergraduate)
  • Team: Tigers
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the University of West Alabama profile.

University of West Florida

The University of West Florida - Dorr House
The University of West Florida - Dorr House. Ebyabe / Wikimedia Commons

UWF has a large 1,600-acre campus with a lots trails, trees, and water. Students come from 48 states and 90 countries, and the university takes pride in the diversity of the student body.

  • Location: Pensacola, Florida
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 12,966 (10,078 undergraduate)
  • Team: Argonauts
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the University of West Florida profile.

University of West Georgia

Adamson Square in Downtown Carrollton
Adamson Square in Downtown Carrollton. abbydonkrafts / Flickr

Like many of the Gulf South Conference schools, UWG has popular pre-professional fields in nursing, education, and business. Student life is active and includes a sizable fraternity and sorority system.

  • Location: Carrollton, Georgia
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 13,308 (11,155 undergraduate)
  • Team: Wolves
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the University of West Georgia profile.

Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University. Ezra S F / Flickr

Valdosta's campus features some beautiful Georgian and Spanish Mission style architecture. The diverse student body comes from 46 states and 60 countries, although the majority are from Georgia.

  • Location: Valdosta, Georgia
  • School type: public university
  • Enrollment: 11,375 (8,780 undergraduate)
  • Team: Blazers
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Valdosta State University profile.