University of Southern Mississippi (USM)

Hattiesburg, MS

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University of Southern Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi Student Essentials

University of Southern Mississippi Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Golden Eagles
Nickname: USM
Website: www.usm.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 6,336
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 14,448
Retention Rate: 75%
Enrollment: 19,418
Year Established: 1910

About USM

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.

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USM Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

40% of students gave University of Southern Mississippi 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

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.


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USM Map & Location

University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive # 0001
Hattiesburg, MS 39406


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Getting Around USM

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Hattiesburg, MS

Winter
Dec
61
40
Jan
58
37
Feb
63
41
Spring
Mar
70
48
Apr
77
55
May
84
63
Summer
Jun
89
70
Jul
91
73
Aug
91
73
Fall
Sep
87
67
Oct
78
56
Nov
69
47

USM Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 15,661
Freshman Class 1,602
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 19,418

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 30%
  • Caucasian: 59%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 3%
African American 30%
Caucasian 59%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 67%
Men 33%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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University of Southern Mississippi

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