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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
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  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 9,654 undergraduate students. The Southern Miss acceptance rate is 97%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 49% 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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Southern Mississippi Admissions

Acceptance Rate
97%
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
$14,485 / 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
$8,064 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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. 120 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 120 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
23
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
22
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    60%
  • On Campus
    26%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,654 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,940
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 75 responses
  • Friendly
    33%
  • All of the above.
    25%
  • Spirited and respectful
    17%
  • Busy
    15%
  • Serious
    5%
  • Social
    3%
  • dim
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 135 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 157 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 86 responses
  • Enjoyable
    21%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • All of the above. Except dated.
    20%
  • Education oriented
    14%
  • Community Based
    8%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Dated
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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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