University of Southern Mississippi

1,433 reviews
  1. Hattiesburg, MS
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
University of Southern Mississippi is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
118 College Drive # 0001
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Website

University of Southern Mississippi Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
910-1115
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,171/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,904/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,459/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,274/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,421/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,191/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.102 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,577Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Spirited and respectful
    19%
  • All of the above.
    16%
  • Busy
    16%
  • Serious
    7%
  • Social
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.117 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.139 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Enjoyable
    24%
  • All of the above. Except dated.
    18%
  • Education oriented
    15%
  • Community Based
    7%
  • Dated
    6%
  • Diverse
    6%

After University of Southern Mississippi

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses

Reviews

1,433 reviews
  • Excellent
    267
  • Very Good
    516
  • Average
    522
  • Poor
    74
  • Terrible
    54
Campus support of our Southern Miss teams is strong and represented by attendance at games. Football and baseball are by far the most popular, with basketball coming in second. I feel as though volleyball could be supported more! Our athletic center is top notch and provides everything that our student athletes need. We also have the Payne Center, which is an indoor/outdoor recreational facility that consists of an indoor running track, free weight room, indoor swimming pool, rock climbing wall, basketball/volleyball courts, squash/racquetball courts, and outdoor sand volleyball courts. The Payne Center also coordinates intramural sports that are unique and lots of fun! They range from traditional basketball and softball to Mario Kart and battleship! There is something for everyone.
  • College Senior
  • 8 months ago
What I love about Southern Miss is that the environment is great. The people here are very courteous and generous. There are a lot of help on campus whether it is with classes or finding buildings. Southern Miss is all about school work and making great grades, but they also are all about being school spirited. The atmosphere here at Southern is just awesome. The staff makes you feel welcomed and at home. I also love Southern because it is a diverse school and does not look or treat others different because of ones religion, race, or beliefs. Southern Miss is in a great area and the housing and campus food is great. The security here is well maintained also. I feel a lot safer when i am walking on Southern Miss campus whether it is during the day or even at night. Southern Miss has a lot of involvements going on and that is what make this campus even better. I love Southern Miss cause they are always focused on taking Southern Miss and its students to the top!
  • Freshman
  • 3 months ago
I have lived on campus all four years of college and have absolutely loved it! The experience is like no other--I'm in close proximity to classes, I'm more aware of the campus environment and what activities are available at a specific time, and being involved is significantly easier. I've lived in Century Park, Mississippi Hall, and in sorority housing. Century Park is one of the newest residence halls on campus, so the rooms are very clean, spacious, and modern. This complex is on the outskirts of campus, so it's a longer walk to and from class meetings, but there is a market in the complex where students may purchase food and other necessities. Mississippi Hall was in the center of campus next to the stadium, which I loved! It may tailgating all the more fun and I enjoyed being able to come out of the building and be swept up in the spirited crowds. Sorority housing has by far been my favorite. Though it is also relatively far from classes, this housing option has the greatest send of community. Overall, the housing process is very simple. There have been numerous complications with the ID swipe system, and Residence Life is not quick to fix these issues, but overall, the convenience of on-campus housing outweighs the negatives, in my opinion.
  • College Senior
  • 8 months ago