University of Southern Mississippi

1,463 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
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 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 32 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    53%
  • Spirited and respectful
    25%
  • Busy
    16%
  • Serious
    6%
  • All of the above.
    0%
  • Social
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.96 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.116 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    44%
  • Enjoyable
    28%
  • Education oriented
    14%
  • Dated
    8%
  • Community Based
    6%
  • All of the above. Except dated.
    0%
  • Diverse
    0%

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%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

Reviews

1,463 reviews
  • Excellent
    262
  • Very Good
    516
  • Average
    521
  • Poor
    74
  • Terrible
    54
The staff and teachers here are very nice and understanding. I haven't been here as a student but I have visited and attended events and each time, I was greeted by very friendly people and I felt very welcomed.
  • Niche User
  • 20 hours 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
  • 7 days ago
My school is overall a good school. My professors make each class fun and it feels new whenever we go to class each time. There are also a lot of activities around campus to keep students engaged.
  • College Sophomore
  • 10 days ago