University of Southern Mississippi Top Questions

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

Megan

The worst I would say is the amount of interesting activities on and off campus. Everything that would be fun to attend its very expensive. Also everything closes very early around especially one the weekeds. I want the full college experience but I am cursed with the curfews and social restrictions that Mississippi has to offer. There isn't much of a nightlife in Hattiesburg or anywhere in Mississippi. So I believe that the campus and surrounding areas are very dull and boring.

Dominique

The worst thing i would consider about my school is the tuition cost. It is very expensive and I barley can afford it. I receive financial aid but it dosent cover my books, gas money, food to eat, and other charges that I have left to pay for school, I have to pay out of pocket for all of these things. I struggle to make my payments but school is my priority and I am focused at that.

raequel

I hate how the school going about fees. I dont like that they force you to get a meal plean if you live on campus. I also dont think iy is fair to charge out of state students two tuitions.

Robin

The worst thing about my school would have to be the limited parking. There is plenty of parking for the students who don't live on campus, but not so much for us students who actually live on campus.

Nitayuna

Worst thing on my campus is when some of the diversity groups dont like to mingle with other groups. Its 2012 and things has to change, but some people will never change.

Crystal

The worst thing about USM is the cost of tuiton, dorms, and books!

Kelli

It seems that there is lack of communication around campus about events.

Jennifer

The worst thing about my school is the food. The cafeteria serves some good food, but they do not serve the good dishes enough. The thing that is ALWAYS served is pizza which used to be one of my favorite foods but is now a dreaded sight. The most served dishes are usually greasy or covered in something gross.

Cindy

It is so hard to get into graduate school. Entrance shouldn't be based solely on GPA and GRE scores. People learn different.

Jessica

The worst thing about USM would have to be the Math Zone. You are required to spend 3 dreaded hours in there a week to do what may take you thirty minutes. You take everything on computer and practically teach yourself. Some of the people who work in there really know what they're talking about whereas others have no clue. I actually had a lady tell me she had no idea what a problem was. Now thats scary.

Kirsten

I love the school that i am attending.

Shira

The location. USM is a more liberal school located in an area where the preferred ideals to follow are conservative. However, I'm glad such a college exists near my home.

Danielle

Parking on campus is awful but they are building a parking garage!

PATRICIA

Parking is somewhat a problem due to the continuing growth of our great University.

Lindsey

Having to buy a meal plan is one of the worst things that I can think of. It costs a good bit of money and I really do not like the food.

Sydney

To be honest there really isn't a worse thing about Southern Miss

Ashley

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.

Artis

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.

Lindsey

The lack of school-funded transportation. My dorm is several blocks off campus; I have to bike to class every morning. And don't even get me started on how long it takes to walk to the cafeteria.

leonardo

Parking. There is a need for more.

Delaney

The worst thing about the University of Southern Mississippi is its nearly total lack of diversity. While the two major ethnic groups of the geographical region are well represented, there is a serious lacking of other ethnic groups; the university is simply a reflection of the surrounding population. Unfortunately, religious diversity is not present either. Finally, the university if not culturally diverse, southern culture, food, lifestyle and thought dominates both the students and the majority of the faculty. While this can provide a positive insulating effect for some students, for others it can be smothering.

ASIA

The worst thing about my school is the food. You don't get what you pay for but it is not just here it is at most other schools as well. The food places on campus do not stay open late enough for an average college student. Most campus food places that are affordable close at 8pm and then you are left hungry until the morning and the only place open to eat on the weekend is the cafeteria. It is a great school but beware the food!

Jennifer

head of the departments are not very friendly and understanding

Barbara

The worst thing about this school is the emphasis on sororities and fraternities to bring in more students instead of the school itself. It seems that the quality of our Greek Life is more important sometimes than the education that we are getting.

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