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University of Southern Mississippi
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  • 4 Year
  • HATTIESBURG, MS

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Southern Miss is an above-average public university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,644 undergraduate students. The Southern Miss acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 50% of students, Southern Miss alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,200.

About

118 COLLEGE DRIVE # 0001
HATTIESBURG, MS 39406
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA

University of Southern Mississippi Rankings

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Southern Mississippi Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1190
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,794 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,623 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 102 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 124 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 124 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    57%
  • On Campus
    1%
  • Online
    42%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,644 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,807
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 79 responses
  • Friendly
    33%
  • All of the above.
    25%
  • Spirited and respectful
    16%
  • Busy
    15%
  • Serious
    5%
  • Social
    4%
  • dim
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 139 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 161 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 89 responses
  • All of the above. Except dated.
    21%
  • Enjoyable
    21%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Education oriented
    13%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Community Based
    8%
  • Dated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 68 responses

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