|Setting:||Large Town Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
One of the largest universities in the state of Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss) is home to one of the most impressive Performing and Visual Arts programs in the country, as well as a range of other academic offerings and a host of opportunities.
Granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Liberal Arts, Humanities, Education, Psychology, Business, Health Sciences and Technology, Southern Miss has a major to suit every educational interest and professional goal.
USM’s Theatre and Music departments are particularly impressive, as its theatre company and students have received national awards and recognition. The Theatre Department has even been selected to perform in national festivals and productions, including one of the most prestigious held at Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Students in the University Symphony Orchestra have also garnered much attention and achieved great success, having regularly been invited to perform with renowned figures in the classical music industry.
Its science division is also worth mentioning, boasting the renowned Polymer Science Research Center, one of many research centers throughout the university.
There is also no lack of campus activity. Numerous restaurants, lounges, food courts and other meeting places are located throughout the campus.
Even more impressive, Southern Miss is home to more than 280 student clubs and organizations, which cover a wide range of interests.
Since Southern Miss is a state university, Mississippi residents pay a substantially lower tuition. Financial aid is also available to qualifying students with financial need.
SAT scores and one’s academic record are used in evaluating undergraduates in the standard admissions process. However, students with a low performance record may still apply for conditional admission to the university. Graduate admissions policies vary from one department to another.
40% of students gave University of Southern Mississippi 5 stars overall.
I really like USM. I think the size of the school is perfect. Some of the most memorable experiences are the football games. Some tips would be to just get involved on campus and meet as many people.
University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive # 0001
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
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Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||15,661|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||19,418|
- Latino: 3%
- African American: 30%
- Caucasian: 59%
- Asian: 1%
- Unknown and Other: 6%
|Unknown and Other||6%|
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