Overview

Applicants
6,607
Acceptance Rate
46%
Average HS GPA
3.33

GPA Breakdown

29%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 650
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
903
with Terminal Degree
632

454
Women
449
Men
133
Minority
14
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Interior Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other.
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.
  • Human Resources Development.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing, Other.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Advertising.
  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Radio and Television.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Adult and Continuing Education Administration.
  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Education, General.
  • Education, Other.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Educational/Instructional Technology.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Engineering Technology, General.
  • Industrial Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Apparel and Textiles, General.
  • Family Systems.
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD).
  • Nursing Science (MS, PhD).
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).
  • Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist.
  • Public Health, General.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal.

  • LIBRARY SCIENCE.

  • Library and Information Science.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Chemistry, Other.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Counseling Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Development Economics and International Development.
  • Geography.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Management and Merchandising.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Natalie Allen Wright
The Weather Channel

Bruce Aust
Executive VP for NASDAQ

Jimmy Buffett
Singer, Songwriter, Author

Cat Cora
Chef, Food Network 'Iron Chef America'

Brett Farve
New York Giants

Mike Magusiak
CEO, Chuck E. Cheese

Neil Williams
CFO, Intuit

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,999

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,671

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,714

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,700

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$2,799

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,854
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$9,854
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,790
Transportation for Commuters
$1,430

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,012
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
11,779

Demographics

1.20%
Asian
28.74%
African-American
3.26%
Hispanic
61.15%
Caucasian
2.08%
International

63% female
37% male
16% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
20

10% join a fraternity
14% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Golden Eagles)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Golden Eagles)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Pearl River Community College William Carey University
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Lenovo, PC Mall, CDWG, Next Step, SafariMicro

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jason Beverly
Coordinator

Address
118 College Dr # 5166
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Phone
6012665000

Email
admissions@usm.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Starbucks
Thad Cochran Center
Barnes & Nobles Bookstore

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Hattiesburg

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9-3
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
taxis, buses


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