Tuition & Fees

$8,218

$10,218

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
18%
24-29
28%
18-23
38%
12-17
16%
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
39%
12-17
28%
30-36
10%
24-29
31%
18-23
50%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,306
Declined + 99
Total Received 6,405
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Public

11,815

undergraduate students

2,663

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 14,478
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)

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Hattiesburg, MS

1,090-acre, suburban campus in Hattiesburg (population: 46,377), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
18%
24-29
28%
18-23
38%
12-17
16%
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
39%
12-17
28%
30-36
10%
24-29
31%
18-23
50%
12-17
9%

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

Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,306
Declined + 99
Total Received 6,405

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

Erron Flowers
Director of Admissions
P: 601 266-5000
F: 601 266-5148
admissions@usm.edu

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,603

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,218
Room $6,598
Board $4,040
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $20,056
Average Financial Aid - $11,603
Total with Avg. Aid $8,453
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 601 266-4774
F: 601 266-5769
financial.aid@usm.edu

Financial Aid Officer

David Williamson
Director of Financial Aid
david.williamson@usm.edu

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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

Club Sports - Men's

Badminton, Baseball, Bass Fishing, Bowling, Football, Martial Arts, Muai Thai, Quidditch, Rugby, Soccer, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Badminton, Baseball, Bass Fishing, Bowling, Football, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Muai Thai, Quidditch, Soccer, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Jon Gilbert (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Sonya R. Varnell (women's)
Senior Associate Athletic Director For Olympic Sports/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration of Justice
Advertising
Allied Health
Anthropology
Applied Technology
Architectural Engineering Technology
Art
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biological Science
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Business Technology Education
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Child/Family Studies
Coaching/Sport Administration
Coastal Science
Coastal Sciences
Communication Studies
Community Health Sciences
Computational Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Science
Computer Science/Statistics
Construction Engineering Technology
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Dance
Deaf Education
Dyslexia Therapy Education
Economic Business
Economic Development
Economics
Economics/Liberal Arts
Education
Education Studies/Research
Education of the Deaf
Educational Administration
Educational Administration/Supervision
Electronic Engineering Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Special Education
English
Entertainment Industry
Family/Consumer Science
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Foreign Languages
Forensics
Geography
Geology
Healthcare
Higher Education Administration
History
Hospitality Management
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Human Capital Development
Hydrographic Science
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering Technology
Information Technology
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Business
International Development
International Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Library/Information Science
Logistics/Trade/Transportation
Management
Management Information Systems
Marine Biology
Marine Science
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Medical Technology
Merchandising
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Nutrition/Food Systems
Nutrition/Food Systems Dietetics
Ocean Engineering
Office Administration
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Polymer Science
Polymer Science/Engineering
Polymer Technology
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Recreation
School Counseling/Guidance Services
Science/Math Education
Secondary Teacher Education
Social Work
Social/Rehab Services
Sociology
Software Engineering Technology
Special Education
Speech Language Pathology
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Sport Coaching Education
Sport Management
Teaching of Languages
Technical/Occupational Education
Theatre
Workforce Training/Development
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

14,478

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

11,815
students

Female
63%
7,407

Male
37%
4,408

18%

2,663
students

Female
66%
1,760

Male
34%
903

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

10,384
students

Female
64%
6,618

Male
36%
3,766

13%

1,431
students

Female
56%
789

Male
44%
642

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
28%
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
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

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

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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