Tuition & Fees

$6,980

$15,550

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
29%
400-499
43%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
600-699
18%
500-599
29%
400-499
39%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
28%
18-23
39%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
41%
18-23
26%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
30%
18-23
50%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,509
Declined + 2,537
Total Received 6,046
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Public

11,840

undergraduate students

2,711

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1479
ACT 2218

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School Facts

University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of the Arts, Business Administration, Education and Psychology, Health and Human Sciences, International and Continuing Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Science and Technology and the Institute of Marine Sciences. Its 1,090-acre campus is located in Hattiesburg, 90 miles south of Jackson.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,551
Established in 1910
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Hattiesburg, MS

1,090-acre, suburban campus in Hattiesburg (population: 47,556), 90 miles from both Jackson and New Orleans; branch campuses in Jackson County and Long Beach and at Keesler Air Force Base. Served by air, bus, and train; major airports serve Jackson and New Orleans. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
16 fraternities 10% of male students
 
12 sororities 14% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
29%
400-499
43%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
600-699
18%
500-599
29%
400-499
39%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
28%
18-23
39%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
41%
18-23
26%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
30%
18-23
50%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,509
Declined + 2,537
Total Received 6,046

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Allison Bruton
Director of Admissions for Recruitment
P: 601 266-5000
F: 601 266-5148
admissions@usm.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $25,769,861
State $3,390,910
Institutional $5,758,772
Other external $1,289,661
Total $36,209,204

Non-need-based

Federal $2,603,011
State $2,753,072
Institutional $12,386,365
Other external $1,542,121
Total $19,284,569

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Golden Eagles
School colors
gold and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration of Justice
Advertising
Allied Health
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Technology
Architectural Engineering Technology
Art
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Business Technology Education
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Child/Family Studies
Coaching/Sport Administration
Coastal Science
Communication
Communication Studies
Communications
Community Health Science
Community Health Sciences
Computational Science/Computer Science
Computational Science/Mathematics
Computational Science/Physics
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Science
Computer Science/Statistics
Construction Engineering Technology
Counseling Psychology
Counseling/Personnel Services
Counseling/Personnel Services/School Counseling
Counseling/Personnel Services/Student Affairs Administration
Criminal Justice
Dance
Economic Business
Economic Development
Economics
Economics/Liberal Arts
Education
Education of the Deaf
Education/Adult
Education/Curriculum/Instruction
Education/Education Administration
Education/Special Education
Educational Administration/Supervision
Educational Curriculum/Instruction
Electronic Engineering Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Special Education
Engineering Technology
English
Entertainment Industry
Family/Consumer Science
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Merchandising/Apparel Studies
Finance
Foreign Languages
Forensics
Geography
Geology
Gulf Coast Arts/Letters
Gulf Coast Education/Psychology
Health Care Marketing
Higher Education Administration
History
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management
Human Capital Development
Human Performance
Hydrographic Science
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering Technology
Information Technology
Instructional Technology
Interior Design
International Business
International Development
International Studies
Interscholastic Athletic Administration
Journalism
Library/Information Science
Management
Management Information Systems
Marine Biology
Marine Science
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Music
Music Education
Musical Arts
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Nutrition/Food Systems
Office Administration
Paralegal Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Polymer Science
Polymer Science/Engineering
Polymer Technology
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Recreation
Religion
Science Education
Social Work
Social/Rehab Services
Sociology
Software Engineering Technology
Special Education
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Speech/Language Pathology
Sport Coaching Education
Sport Management
Sports/High Performance Materials
Studio Art
Teaching of Language/French/Spanish/German
Technical/Occupational Education
Theatre
Tourism
Workforce Training/Development
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Undergraduate

81%

11,840
students

Female
64%
7,538

Male
36%
4,302

Graduate

19%

2,711
students

Female
62%
1,672

Male
38%
1,039

undergraduateFull-time

86%

10,300
students

Female
65%
6,634

Male
35%
3,666

undergraduatePart-time

14%

1,540
students

Female
59%
904

Male
41%
636

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
30%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

79%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

128

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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