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 with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
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.
Getting into University of Southern Mississippi is moderately difficult. 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 students, 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.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Not Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
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|
|Other Requirements||√||statement of good standing from prior institutions, college transcripts|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
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, students 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 look at standardized tests scores during 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.
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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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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
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.
Does University of Southern Mississippi accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
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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.
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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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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