University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
4-year Public university

Overview

University of Southern MIssissippi is a public institution established in 1910 with suburban setting located at Hattiesburg. It practices semester based academic calender. It has two campuses: a main location in Hattiesburg and a complex in Long Beach known as Southern Miss Gulf Coast. In Hattiesburg, there are more than 280 student organizations to check out, as well as annual events such as Crawfish Fest.

#231-300th in National Universities
Setting
Suburban
Location Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1910
Selectivity Low
Size Medium
11,815 Undergraduates

Learning

17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Business/Marketing
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Library Science
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Cost

$25,361
Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
$12,175
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $8,734
Outstate Tuition Fee $10,734
Room and Board Fees $9,857
$35,800 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

60% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$40 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.15 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

71 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Applicants are from English speaking countries.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
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Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
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Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
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Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Dec
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Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
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Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$13,096 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$4,724 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $25,361
99% Students with need received Financial Aid
76% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Available
Freshman Academic Scholarship
Total Worth Full value of tuition
Eligibility Freshmen
Minimum Criteria 30-36 ACT + Core GPA of 3.0 or higher
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Honors College Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth Scholarship equivalent to the cost of tuition, campus housing, a meal plan, and educational allowance for four years
Eligibility All students who are admitted to the Honors College
Minimum Criteria a composite of 30 ACT or higher
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Honors College Discovery Scholarship
Total Worth Full cost of tuition for four years; The cost of campus housing for the fall and spring semesters of freshman year ; A one-time $5,000 scholarship toward the USM study-abroad program of the recipient’s choice; A one-time $1,750 research grant designed to support Honors College thesis research
Eligibility All students who are admitted to the Honors College
Minimum Criteria a composite of 30 ACT or higher
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

The Pierce Legacy Scholars Program
Total Worth $1,000
Details The Pierce Legacy Scholars Program is available for eligible high school seniors who are the children and/or grandchildren of Southern Miss Alumni Association members. To be eligible, incoming freshmen must enroll full-time for the upcoming fall semester. At least one parent or grandparent of the candidate must hold a degree from the University and be an active member of the Alumni Association for the immediate past 10 years, or be a Life Member
C. Caruthers Sullivan, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Total Worth Varies
Details The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in any program in Economic Development. Preference will be given to a student with financial need and to a student who plans to stay in the area

Students

11,815 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
72% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
45% Students graduate within 6 years