University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

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Tuition & Fees

$8,108

$10,108

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
11%
24-29
28%
18-23
48%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,935
Declined 282
Total Received 9,217
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Public

11,594

undergraduate students

2,539

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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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 14,133
Established in 1910
Coeducational Coeducational

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: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional

University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, MS
39406

Top Events

  • Crawfish Festival
  • Friday Night at the Fountain Pep Rally
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
11%
24-29
28%
18-23
48%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline June 30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.4

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,935
Declined 282
Total Received 9,217

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

class rank

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
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

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Family Systems
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Interior Architecture
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Library and Information Science
Management Information Systems, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Management
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

14,133

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

11,594
students

Female
63%
7,342

Male
37%
4,252

18%

2,539
students

Female
65%
1,656

Male
35%
883

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

9,654
students

Female
66%
6,285

Male
34%
3,369

17%

1,940
students

Female
55%
1,057

Male
45%
883

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 68%
Student 4 year graduation rate 28%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
26%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,583

Transfer students enrolled

11%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 19

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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