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University of Southern Mississippi Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

15,778 students

63% admitted

  • 12,482 full time
  • 3,296 part time
  • 4,846 men full time
  • 7,636 women full time
  • 6,426 applied
  • 4,060 admitted
  • 1,727 enrolled

12,813 Undergraduates

$14,448 tuition/year

  • 2,952 Graduates
  • 13 Non-Degree
  • $14,448 out of state
  • N/A fees
  • $6,907 room & board
  • $1,400 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • redandorange
  • 0
  • I honestly don't feel like my hard work amounts to much at this university. One reason is that the majority of instructors here aren't very good at teaching anything to…

  • Apr-16-2012 Read More
  • Allie from Hattiesburg, MS
  • 0
  • my university has many very talented and intelligent professors and has been growing by leaps and bounds even since i have been attending there since the fall of 2010. new…

  • Jan-26-2012 Read More
  • Leslie from Moss Point, MS
  • 0
  • the university of southern mississippi is a wonderful university, that i would give a 5 star award to. i would recommend to anyone who want to attend a university in…

  • Feb-25-2012 Read More
  • Corsica from Bude, MS
  • 0
  • The University Of Southern Mississippi is the place to be. There are many opportunities and organizations to get involved in. We are top notch when it comes to academics, sports…

  • Apr-03-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Erika from Gulfport, MS
  • Nov-25-2011 I am a current student here

    Southern Miss has a lot to offer and is a very positive environment. There is a wide variety of people so everyone will find friends. They have numerous honor societies, special interest groups, community service groups, religious groups, and other groups to join. They also have very active sororities and fraternities that are very friendly, work together, do not have rival sororities and fraternities, and do not exclude non-Greek students from activities. USM also has very many intramural sports along with a great gym called the Payne Center which offers classes ranging from aerobics and Zumba to yoga and Pilates, a weight center, basketball and tennis courts, a walking track, and a pool. The campus is small and it's very easy to walk to classes and back to dorms.

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  • 5
  • Charlene from Milwaukee, WI
  • Nov-16-2011 I am a current student here

    I love my school. I made a great choice when I chose this diverse college in a diverse community. There are a lot of things to get into. We have a wide range of sports to suit almost everyone. Come get involved. Great college with a lot of friendly faces.

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  • 5
  • Scarlett from Raleigh, MS
  • Aug-05-2011 I am a current student here

    The campus community is really amazing, and there is an event almost every night of the week. Music lovers will enjoy the FREE weekly performances of the music department, which are a variety of orchestra, choir, and guest performers. There are bi-weekly productions from the theater department who perform everything from Shakespeare to Moulin Rouge. FREE Forums are held frequently to discuss major topics from around the world, such as immigration and the revolution in Egypt. FREE Science Cafes are held in the campus Starbucks and feature speakers on topics in the scientific community, including the social sciences (Starbucks specialty drinks are 1/2 off during these lectures!). During football season, Friday Night at the Fountain is the pep rally for the campus. It provides FREE live entertainment to help pump up the fans for the big game. Football enthusiasts, games are THE place to be on Saturdays. The great thing about USM is that there are always incredible new people to meet, whether at one of the events listed previously or walking back from the library at midnight and stumbling upon a salsa group practicing in the middle of campus (oh, yeah, it happened to me). The campus community really has made my college experience the best I could have ever hoped to enjoy.

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  • 5
  • Emily from Brandon, MS
  • Jul-26-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Great location. There is plenty to do and many organizations to get involved in.

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  • 5
  • Azaria from Long Beach, MS
  • Jul-22-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    USM has a beautiful campus, and there's always something to do. Not to mention the fact that Hattiesburg is the quintessential college town; it's big enough to offer plenty, but still has a small town feel in areas.

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