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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Southern Miss is an above-average public university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,384 undergraduate students. The Southern Miss acceptance rate is 98%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 47% of students, Southern Miss alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,200.
About University of Southern Mississippi...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
118 College Drive # 0001
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1190
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,506/ 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
$9,292/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
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.116 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.116 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,384Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,431
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    35%
  • All of the above.
    25%
  • Spirited and respectful
    18%
  • Busy
    13%
  • Serious
    6%
  • Social
    3%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.131 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.153 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Enjoyable
    22%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • All of the above. Except dated.
    20%
  • Education oriented
    13%
  • Community Based
    9%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Dated
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
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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I loved everything about the University of Southern Mississippi. The care that they have for their students are nothing that I have ever witnessed before. They make sure that every student is comfortable along with their academics being on the right track. They help plan out your future along with helping you decide about the present. They have an excellent academic system with extraordinary resources. The possibilities are this school are endless. The sports are amazing and the events that they have during the sports are so entertaining. The school represents worldwide diversity, and they treat everyone as equals. This is the best college to attend!
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I am currently enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi in a completely online program. The online program is amazing! It is very easy to navigate and understand. When on campus, you feel a sense of accomplishment, as if you feel proud to attend such a prestigious academic facility. The campus is very suited for student life. Students feel safe and supported, while still being casual and relaxed.
Their online hub, "SOAR", has any and all resources a student could need for their education, all in one place. This is the best feature of USM. The University knows academia is difficult, so they strive to make as many aspects of continued education easier for aspiring students.
I currently attend the University of Southern Mississippi and I love it! This school makes sure you succeed in every way. The teachers and staff make sure you keep up with your studies while also keeping your mental health stable. The people on campus are all very friendly and make sure everyone feels at home. There are also many organizations that you can participate in on campus to improve your experience there. Overall, I love the school.