Hattiesburg, MS
University of Southern Mississippi


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Recent Reviews

Leanna
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go with your gut. Be happy with your decision and son't pick a certain school to please anyone but yourself. You will eat, br...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go with your gut. Be happy with your decision and son't pick a certain school to please anyone but yourself. You will eat, breath, and sleep that University for four years, you might as well enjoy it!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The low quality of the food is very frustrating because you must buy a meal plan while living on campus. The meals are very fresh and appetizing.

Freddie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you are a student, or a parent who has a child that is going go college, I advise to tour your childs top 3 (atleast) coll...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you are a student, or a parent who has a child that is going go college, I advise to tour your childs top 3 (atleast) colleges that he or she is interested in and see which school is best for their major. Also, look into which college has the most scholarships avalialbe and if the scholarships can be stacked to help reduce the cost of college. Once the burden of paying for school is done, I only suggest that the college student relax and be themselves once they start college. If they happen to live on campus, see if that school offers a roommate connection program and find a possible roommate and get to know them over the summer before school starts.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about the University of Southern Mississippi is the unique atmosphere that surrounds the school. The school has and overwhelming sense of pride, culture, and family thats stays with you, even if you have only visited the campus once or for the very first time.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about school is learning how to balance school work and social life. It is very important to keep you priorities in line.

Jazmine
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to make the most out of your college experience one must be open minded and willing to get involved. I believe it i...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to make the most out of your college experience one must be open minded and willing to get involved. I believe it is important to visit schools and talk to the advisors before enrolling in the school.

J
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

USM Golden Eagle Football and the largest University in Southern Mississippi

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

USM Golden Eagle Football and the largest University in Southern Mississippi

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I is a large university located in a large town with down to earth people and surrounded by a rural community.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do what your heart tells you to do. Find t he right school for yourself and do not listen to all the negatives about it from others.

Rebecca
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The sororities do not live in their own houses. They used to live in dorms when I first came to this school, and recently the...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The sororities do not live in their own houses. They used to live in dorms when I first came to this school, and recently they built a sorority village.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When trying to decide which college is right for you, you need to look at what each college has to offer. If you already know what you would like to major in then I suggest you look for the college that has a really good program for you. Also you need to decide on the size of the university, because when taking freshman corses, the smaller the school the more personable you will be with the teacher. Location is very important, especially in the education field because the teachers will be constantly relating everything to that state. Also students will sometimes get the opportunity to go out to say the schools in the area, and experience teaching first hand. The people you meet in the field will possibly help you on later in life when you are ready to start your career. I do strongly believe that when looking at which college to attend you need to first figure out what you want when it comes down to the key elements. Those elements are location, SAT/ACT scores, student population/size of the school, and your field of study. Lastly, remember to get involved and meet new people.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

When the education department keeps changing the required classes. There are many classes people have taken that are now not required.

Taylor
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My school is unique because it provides such a variety of courses and extracurricular activities.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My school is unique because it provides such a variety of courses and extracurricular activities.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When selecting a university or college, I think that it is crucial for students to visit the campus and actually get an understanding of the atmosphere. This atmosphere cannot really be exposed unless during this visit, the student talks to students at the school about their experiences. More than anything, to be sucessful in college, one must learn to manage their time successfully.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I think students should be aware that there is a rather large gay/lesbian population at this university. I think that it's a great environment for people who question their own sexual orientation or who are open-minded. And I think that the closed-minded individuals should probably be aware of this.

Ashley
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not let anyone decide on your future. The parents should listen and help there child pursue the college he or she wants t...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not let anyone decide on your future. The parents should listen and help there child pursue the college he or she wants to go to. Go visit the campuses and get involved with the school from the start. A student should keep his or her mind open to new people and new ideas to get the most out of his or her college experience. Do not be afraid to try new activites and join different clubs. Do not stress 24/7 over school work; enjoy the social ativities on and off the campus. Another tip is to volunteer and make a difference with you college experience. Make it a task to meet a new person everyday.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There is nothing I can say is bad about my school. It's not a huge campus, is a quaint campus and majority of the time everyone gets along with each other.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A close-minded person should not attend this school. The person should be open to everything , everyone is not a certain standard way. Every person on this campus is unique in his or her own way.

Artis
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all different in so many ways,however we all have one thing in common; desire to learn.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all different in so many ways,however we all have one thing in common; desire to learn.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice is to the parents of the college students. I would say to be very involved in your child's decision of what college to attend. Parents let it be your childs choice but be there to give your input and let him/her know that they are not alone in their next stage of their life. It's good to know that your parents are there for you through out this difficult decision time of your life. As for the student, be proud of what you are doing . Have fun in your new found freedom but remember the reason you are there. Your studies will have to come first and you will be fine.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

It's hard to say anything unfavorable about a school you love. I guess the student professor communications will have to be it for me. The hardest part for me was going from high school where you talk to your teachers to college where you do a lot of e-mailing with your professors.

Jillian
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The University of Southern Mississippi has a very welcoming environment. It is noticed how people try to help others and lift...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The University of Southern Mississippi has a very welcoming environment. It is noticed how people try to help others and lift others to excell. This is where seeds grow into flowers.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best thing to do when chosing a college is to visit the college, meet people from it and go with your gut. I knew I wanted to be in the theatre program after watching their production of Little Shop of Horrors and talking to the woman who sold the tickets. It's an emotional and realistic decision to make. I realistically knew what I was pursuing, and the university had a great program. My emotional response to the people I met lead me to know it was the best and only choice for me.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I tell people about how stellar my friends are. I brag about how much talent is at Southern.

jessica
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were dedicated, enthusiastic, caring, driven indivudals.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were dedicated, enthusiastic, caring, driven indivudals.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell parents and/or students to look closely at finacial aid. In the end you will have to pay it back if you take out loans. Make sure you will be set up to do that one day. Don't take more then you need, and make sure you don't change schools too many times. Look closely at what you want in a school. Do you want an education or a social life? Think long and hard, but remember study hard and have fun.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had know more about finacial aid before coming to this school.

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