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University of Southern Mississippi Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
12,813
Total Undergrads
Including 1,805 Part-time
1,591
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 18 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

62% Women
38% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Conference USA

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $267,991)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $60,843)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 29 32 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 15 16 - -
Football 111 - - -
Golf 9 8 - -
Soccer - 26 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Tennis 5 10 - -
Volleyball - 11 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 27.5%
Hispanic 1.7%
Non-resident alien 2.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.2%
Two or more races 0.3%
White/non-Hispanic 62.8%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 5
Liquor Law Violation 4
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 31
Reviews Dorm Life
  • SMTTT2017
  • 4
  • Dorm life can be kind of strict but in the long run the rules do make it safer for you. Just make sure you check out the dorms ahead of…

  • Apr-08-2014 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • SMTTT2017
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The Fresh is a no. The food is not good at all. Your best bet is to max out on bonus bucks and spend your life in Seymours and A Stone's Throw. Good luck.

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  • 5
  • Nicole from Biloxi, MS
  • Apr-04-2014 I am a current student here

    I wish the Gulf Park Campus had the amazing food and dining area that the main campus has. The smaller campus has a caf�©, but the main campus goes all out.

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  • 5
  • Dementrius from Gautier, MS
  • Mar-11-2014 I am a current student here

    I love the food a USM, there are so many choices. If you want to eat healthy there are several options. Depends on which way you want to go!

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  • 3
  • Hannah from Hattiesburg, MS
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    There are numerous places to eat on campus. For instance, there is the fresh that has multiple kinds of food all day long. There is also Chick-fil-a, Subway, Einstein Bagels, Tortilla Fresca, The Powerhouse, and A Stone's Throw. Einstein Bagels is your typical bagel shop that serves breakfast and lunch foods. Tortilla Fresca is a Mexican style restaurant with burritos, quesadillas, etc. The Powerhouse is more of a sit down restaurant with more home-cooked meals. A Stone's Throw has hamburgers, chicken tenders, and other ball park foods.

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  • 4
  • LaSasha from Beaumont, MS
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The food served is amazing. The cooks go beyond measures to make sure the food is always hot, fresh, and delicious! They will even prepare a dish your taste, upon request.

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  • 3
  • Melanie from Biloxi, MS
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Lower your meal plan to get more bonus bucks and dine around campus. The Fresh has its days but really isn't worth the extra money for meal swipes.

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  • 1
  • Sara
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Do not eat at the Fresh Food Company, if it can be helped.

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  • 4
  • Sara from Hattiesburg, MS
  • Dec-26-2013 I am a current student here

    The food can be really good on some days and not so good on the others. The good thing is you have plenty of options! In the Fresh, which is the cafeteria, you have many options like salad, the grill, more homemade foods, asian, desserts, etc. There are other food options on campus such as a Mexican food place, Chik-fil-a, Subway, Starbucks, etc. Overall the food is good.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Dementrius from Gautier, MS
  • Mar-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek like is good, I guess. I'm not Greek, but they throw some good parties. I'm just not into all the parties. Greeks also do some community work as well.

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  • 0
  • Sara
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Sorority life is expanding.

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  • 0
  • Harley from Petal, MS
  • Nov-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life at USM is the best. The chapters on campus are large enough to meet people and make connections, yet small enough to where you can intimately get to knoq your peers. It is also relatively inexpensive when being compared to any other schools in the area.

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  • 0
  • Lexie from Brandon, MS
  • Jul-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a huge part of my life at Southern Miss. Without it, I wouldn't have met my friends that I will have for the rest of my life. There are 7 sororities and 8 fraternities. Definitely a good choice to get involved in Greek Life.

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  • 0
  • Kyle from Gulfport, MS
  • Jul-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Small but growing. Currently it is about 22% of the student population. It prides itself on helping the community and raising money for different philanthropies

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  • 0
  • Kevin from Hattiesburg, MS
  • May-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is well known on campus. I am not involved in Greek life but I know many people who have found their 'niche' in their specific fraternity. There is a place for each person!

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