University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Drive # 0001

Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001

76 ratings

About University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, University of Southern Mississippi is a Public college. Located in Hattiesburg, which is a city setting in Mississippi, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 11,779 full time undergraduate students, and 2,773 full time graduate students.

Campus Topics

4%
"We're apathetic"
25%
"We know about current events and vote"
63%
"We participate and encourage others to get involved"
8%
"There's nothing we won't protest"
6%
"We save it for the classroom"
19%
"Sometimes, but not often"
48%
"There's usually intelligent conversation to be found"
27%
"All the time, including weekends"
8%
"It's not really our thing"
6%
"Occasinally we gallery crawl"
62%
"There are a variety of opportunities"
24%
"We're a very artistic group"
0%
"I'm always terrified"
3%
"I only go out in groups"
37%
"I usually let someone know where I'm going"
61%
"I feel extremely safe"
3%
"We don't play sports"
0%
"We play recreationally"
17%
"We bought the gear"
80%
"We live for the big game"
8%
"Haven't met them"
4%
"Available in class"
56%
"They keep regular office hours"
32%
"They're always available"
3%
"No greek life, but other groups to join"
14%
"There is some involvement, but not a lot"
75%
"Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity"
9%
"It's everything. If you're not greek, you're a geek"
11%
"We're not into drinking at all"
51%
"Maybe a little, but it's not a big thing"
25%
"We only party on weekends"
13%
"There's some drinking happening every night"
18%
"Never, we're here to learn"
72%
"There might be people who do"
6%
"People are known to partake on weekends"
4%
"There's a huge drug scene"

Admissions Requirements for University of Southern Mississippi

Admissions at USM are considered Selective, with 60% of all applicants being admitted. In the 2017/2018 school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 30% of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling. 78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 44% were in the top quarter, and 18% were in the top tenth.

The application fee is $40 and you can apply online.

SAT Range: 940 - 1190

Reading & Writing 430 - 540
Math 510 - 650
SAT Community Homepage

ACT Range: 20 - 26

English 20 - 27
Math 17 - 24
ACT Community Homepage

Student Body

Students

63%

female

37%

male

11,779

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,773

Total Grad Students

27%

Out-Of-State

65%

In-State

8%

International

Organizations

280

Student Organizations

16

Fraternities

12

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

21%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
29%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
61%

Academics

The University of Southern Mississippi Academic calendar runs on a semester basis. In the 2017/2018 school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 680 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Southern Mississippi include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Cost

The total cost to attend on campus is $26,741. Let's break that cost down. Room and board will run $9,012 annually. Books and Supplies will cost another $1,200. And lastly, in state tuition and fees is $7,659. Additional cost elements for out of state students are as follows:

Cost Out of State

$16,529

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$9,012

Room and Board

26,741

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,645
$30 - $48K
$11,741
$48 - $75K
$14,060
$75 - $110K
$13,608
$110K & UP
$13,845

Financial Aid

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending University of Southern Mississippi receive some sort of financial aid. 50% were awarded federal grants. While 63% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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