University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

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Tuition & Fees

$8,896

$10,896

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

75th
28
25th
19
75th
25
25th
17
75th
26
25th
19
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,328
Declined 355
Total Received 9,683
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Public

13,237

undergraduate students

3,080

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 16,317
Established in 1910
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, MS
39406

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

75th
28
25th
19
75th
25
25th
17
75th
26
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,328
Declined 355
Total Received 9,683

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

83%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,102

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,786
Room & board $10,937
Additional fees $110
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $21,233
Average Financial Aid - $8,102
Total with Avg. Aid $13,131

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field indoor yes
Volleyball yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA (Division I, Football I-AA)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Advertising. yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes
Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chemistry, Other. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes yes
Clinical/Medical Social Work. yes
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other. yes
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Dance, General. yes
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician. yes
Development Economics and International Development. yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes yes
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes yes
Family Systems. yes yes
Fashion Merchandising. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes
Foreign Language Teacher Education. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes yes
General Studies. yes
Geography. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other. yes
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management. yes
Human Resources Development. yes yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Industrial Technology/Technician. yes
Interior Architecture. yes
Intermedia/Multimedia. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Journalism. yes
Legal Assistant/Paralegal. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Library and Information Science. yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography. yes yes yes
Marketing, Other. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Management. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Music, General. yes yes
Nursing Practice. yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical. yes yes yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Polymer/Plastics Engineering. yes yes yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Health, General. yes yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Transportation/Mobility Management. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes

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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

16,317

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

13,237
students

Female
63%
8,293

Male
37%
4,944

19%

3,080
students

Female
65%
2,014

Male
35%
1,066

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

10,367
students

Female
65%
6,705

Male
35%
3,662

22%

2,870
students

Female
55%
1,588

Male
45%
1,282

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
28%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

128

semester hours

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