USM, Southern Miss

University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Dr, Hattiesburg, United States
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  • Total Documents
    82
  • Class Notes
    38
  • Textbook Notes
    31
  • Study Guides
    13
  • Currently Enrolled
    56
  • Previously Enrolled
    69

Overview of University of Southern Mississippi (USM, Southern Miss)

About this school

The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of the Arts, Business Administration, Education and Psychology, Health and Human Sciences, International and Continuing Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Science and Technology. Its 1,090-acre campus is located in Hattiesburg, 90 miles south of Jackson.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:11,815
    • Men:4,408 Men (37.3%)
    • Women:7,407 Women (62.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (USM, Southern Miss)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Southern Mississippi is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
1
-
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
118 College Drive
City, State, Zip
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Phone
(601) 266-5000
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Statement of good standing from prior institutions, college transcripts recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
98% of 6,405 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 4,146 applicants were admitted
Men
98% of 2,259 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,721 (59%) of 6,306 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,334 (57%) of 4,100 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,387 (63%) of 2,206 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.29
375 And Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |19-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
10%
• Score 24 - 29
31%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
9%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (USM, Southern Miss)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,108|Out-of-state: $10,108 (34.48%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,638 (45.24%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (5.1%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,570 (15.18%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Southern Mississippi accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002441
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,320 (86.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,119 (84.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,108 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
344 (31.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$13,096
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 696 (62.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,724
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 750 (67.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,108
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 802 (72.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
164 (10.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,738

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
8,547 (84.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
7,550 (88.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,342 (97.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,702 (23.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$11,603
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,172 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,589
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,435 (74.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,116
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 4,305 (58.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
700 (6.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,788

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,859
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (USM, Southern Miss)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


706

Part-Time Faculty


193

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


59%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,839,430
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
436
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Southern Mississippi provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


25.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


42.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors (USM, Southern Miss)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (74)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family Systems
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Library and Information Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology

Master's Programs of Study (75)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Epidemiology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hydrology
  • Information Science
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Development
  • Library Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater

Campus Life (USM, Southern Miss)

Location & Geography

Population


47,556

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


1,090 acres

Weather


Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 90.6 average high in September
Rain
112 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Hattiesburg
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Hattiesburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


28% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


84%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Eagle -Seymour
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, racquetball, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Southern Mississippi offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


14% of women participate

Fraternities


10% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


10,384

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
11,815
Women
7,407
Men
4,408

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.3% Asian
  • 28.8% Black/African-American
  • 3.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 62.1% White
  • 1.0% Unknown

International Students


1.6%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


2,663

Student Resources (USM, Southern Miss)