11,815
Students
Financial aid thermometer
11,603
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
98
98%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

University of Southern Mississippi is a University institution located in Hattiesburg, MS, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
United States
Contact Phone: 601-266-1000

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business, Management, And Marketing Related Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Related Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing Related Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Data Processing And Data Processing Technology Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Polymer/plastics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Architectural Engineering Technology Checkmark
Computer Engineering Technology Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles Checkmark
Family Systems Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Library Science Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
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Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Chemistry Related Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Oceanography (chemical And Physical) Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Forensic Science And Technology Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,405
Applied
6,306
Accepted
11,815
Enrolled
98%
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Female Admissions

4,146
Females Applied
4,100
Females Accepted
99%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,259
Males Applied
2,206
Males Accepted
98%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.29
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Transcript of high school record
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Statement of good standing from prior institutions, college transcripts

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen June 30th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 19th Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 23 19 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,108
In-state
10,108
Out-of-state
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Fees

10,638
Room & board
6,598
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

11,603
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,096
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
11,484
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,029
Avg. Loan Aid
5,788
Avg. Grant Aid
4,589
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
69%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
23%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

11,815
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
18%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.3%
Black or African American 28.35%
White or Caucasian 61.13%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.46%
Asian 1.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 2.77%
Other 1.01%

Gender

Male (37.31%)
Female (62.69%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 28%

Student Activities

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Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Campus events:
Crawfish Festival, Friday Night at the Fountain Pep Rally and Homecoming

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No No No
Football No Checkmark Checkmark
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball No No No
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Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
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Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Faculty

899
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 706
Part-time - 193
Male - 439
Female - 460