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University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

About University of Southern Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi Overview

University of Southern Mississippi is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Hattiesburg, MS. University of Southern Mississippi was founded in 1910 and the school enrolls around 14,146 students per year, which includes 10,693 undergrads. University of Southern Mississippi provides housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at University of Southern Mississippi

Are you interested in music or performing? At University of Southern Mississippi you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? University of Southern Mississippi students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? University of Southern Mississippi has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of Southern Mississippi has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Southern Mississippi on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Southern Mississippi Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
In-State Tuition $9,204
Out-of-State $11,204
Percent of Need Met 67%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,996

Is University of Southern Mississippi a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what University of Southern Mississippi offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

University of Southern Mississippi Acceptance Rate 2022

University of Southern Mississippi is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at University of Southern Mississippi is 96%. Last year, 9,314 students applied to University of Southern Mississippi and 8,922 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Southern Mississippi

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 70% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Southern Mississippiare still enrolled the next year. University of Southern Mississippi's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 52%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook University of Southern Mississippi Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 60% of graduates from University of Southern Mississippi recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent University of Southern Mississippi grads is $41,982 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Southern Mississippi

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of Southern Mississippi meets 67% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,996 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $24,915 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Southern Mississippi.

Based on this information, how does University of Southern Mississippi sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Southern Mississippi a good school for you?

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Where is University of Southern Mississippi Located?

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

If you want to see University of Southern Mississippi for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 59 to Hattiesburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Southern Mississippi and Hattiesburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of Southern Mississippi Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Southern Mississippi is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Southern Mississippi ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

19 to 26

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Southern Mississippi is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Southern Mississippi. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Southern Mississippi SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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University of Southern Mississippi Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$21,423

In State

$23,423

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,786
$10,786
Fees
$300
$300
Housing
$10,937
$10,937
Books
$1,400
$1,400

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Southern Mississippi is like? There are approximately 14,146 students enrolled at University of Southern Mississippi, including 10,693 undergraduate students and 3,453 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from MS and 20% percent of students are from other states.

84%

Full Time

16%

Part Time

80%

In State

20%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,146

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

96%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,086

Out-of-State

$11,086

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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