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University of Southern Mississippi Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to University of Southern Mississippi, the fee for the application is $40.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

University of Southern Mississippi Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of Southern Mississippi 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 0%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 100%
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Applying Early to University of Southern Mississippi?

University of Southern Mississippi does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is University of Southern Mississippi Hard To Get Into?

University of Southern Mississippi is a moderately difficult school to get into. University of Southern Mississippi evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of Southern Mississippi accepted 96% of all applicants, around 9,328 of the 9,683 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Southern Mississippi, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to University of Southern Mississippi?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of Southern Mississippi

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

University of Southern Mississippi 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Southern Mississippi must submit the following items. Double check with University of Southern Mississippi's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Other Requirements statement of good standing from prior institutions, college transcripts
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Southern Mississippi?

Students admitted to University of Southern Mississippi have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Southern Mississippi, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 19.58%
3.50 and 3.74 16.66%
3.25 and 3.49 15.76%
3.00 and 3.24 16.24%
2.50 and 2.9 12.42%
2.00 and 2.49 3.28%

University of Southern Mississippi does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

University of Southern Mississippi does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 0% of University of Southern Mississippi's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 100% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Southern Mississippi?

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Southern Mississippi?

To be most competitive at University of Southern Mississippi, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Southern Mississippi's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Southern Mississippi students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to University of Southern Mississippi

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Southern Mississippi. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Southern Mississippi during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

University of Southern Mississippi Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Southern Mississippi?

Students who are admitted to University of Southern Mississippi must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does University of Southern Mississippi accept transfer credits?

University of Southern Mississippi accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Southern Mississippi?

University of Southern Mississippi is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is University of Southern Mississippi's acceptance rate?

University of Southern Mississippi's acceptance rate is 96%.

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University of Southern Mississippi Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

96%

How hard is it to get into University of Southern Mississippi? University of Southern Mississippi is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Southern Mississippi acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 96 out of every 100 applicants.

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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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University of Southern Mississippi GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.44

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Southern Mississippi, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.44. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,606

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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