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University of Southern Mississippi

School Profile

  • University of Southern MississippiPublic Four-year University in Hattiesburg, MS
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Regionally Accredited: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 12,332
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,527
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 12,062
Graduate Students: 2,731

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Applied technology
  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Data Processing Technology
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technologies
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Family Systems
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Forensic Technologies
  • Bachelor of Funeral Services/Mortuary Science
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of Health Services - General
  • Bachelor of Healthcare marketing
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Hotel/Motel Management
  • Bachelor of Human Development/Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Industrial Technology
  • Bachelor of Interior Architecture
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Library Science
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marine/Aquatic Biology
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Medical Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music Management/Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Oceanography
  • Bachelor of Paralegal/Legal Assistance
  • Bachelor of Parks, Recreation & Fitness - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
  • Bachelor of Sport/Fitness Administration
  • Bachelor of Technology/Industrial Arts Education
  • Bachelor of Tourism
  • Certificate of Child nutrition
  • Certificate of Phlebotomy

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $5,096
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,051

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • Recommended: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 525
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 197
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 71
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 540
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 210


Member: NCAA
Team name: Golden Eagles


  • Ranked #261 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #206 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #165 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #207 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #147 Clinical Psychology
  • Ranked #11 Services for Children and Youth
  • Ranked #265 Nursing
  • Ranked #178 Psychology
  • Ranked #128 Social Work
  • Ranked #161 Speech-Language Pathology

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Admissions Address

118 College Drive #5166
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
(601) 266-5000
Fax: (601) 266-5148
Contact: Amanda Belsom
Admissions Operations

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 60%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 60%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 5,491
Female applicants 3,420
Male applicants 2,071
Applicants accepted 3,279
Female applicants accepted 2,060
Male applicants accepted 1,219
Freshman enrollment 1,591
Female freshman enrollment 1,015
Male freshman enrollment 576
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 37%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.1
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.7-3.5

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 3%
SAT Critical Reading average score 512
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 435-565
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 498
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 440-540
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 97%
Average ACT Composite score 22
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 17-23
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 19-26

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