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NCAA Division I-FBS
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.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.102 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses
Most Popular Majors
Elementary Education151 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities104 Graduates
Business Administration and Management102 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies97 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science82 Graduates
Speech Language Pathology82 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.117 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.139 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses
University of Southern Mississippi Reviews
I transferred to Southern Miss after attending Louisiana Tech for a year. I can honestly say, USM has been the best decision I have ever made. Hattiesburg is a beautiful place. It's a big university with a community feel. Of course, the academics aren't on par with prestigious schools, but the difference here is the professors actually care. They aren't just trying to send you off to the next class to fail. They want you to understand the material and actually have an interest in it. It is the most racially diverse school in the South, which only brings more value to it! Everyone fits in, no matter who you are. Fun Fact: it is the only school in Mississippi that refuses to fly the Mississippi state flag because it has the confederate flag on it. I love it here. I couldn't imagine spending the next 3 years anywhere else. #SMTTT
Great experience overall, like everything else there are some hitches along the way but, great organization and helpful learning staff help with recovering from any mishaps which may occur. The cost is relatively reasonable and aligned with most institutes of higher learning. The universities latest improvement to their online curriculum architecture has revolutionized the cyber learning experience. Check out The University of Southern Mississippi, you wont be dissatisfied!
Campus support of our Southern Miss teams is strong and represented by attendance at games. Football and baseball are by far the most popular, with basketball coming in second. I feel as though volleyball could be supported more! Our athletic center is top notch and provides everything that our student athletes need. We also have the Payne Center, which is an indoor/outdoor recreational facility that consists of an indoor running track, free weight room, indoor swimming pool, rock climbing wall, basketball/volleyball courts, squash/racquetball courts, and outdoor sand volleyball courts. The Payne Center also coordinates intramural sports that are unique and lots of fun! They range from traditional basketball and softball to Mario Kart and battleship! There is something for everyone.