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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.

Website: www.usm.edu

Public
Co-ed
11,594
Undergraduate
Students
(63.3%) 7,342 Women
(36.7%) 4,252 Men
2,539
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
97% of 9,217 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,516
Out-of-state: $25,516
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,108
Out-of-state: $10,108
Room and Board
$10,638
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$10,772
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$28,003
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
674
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
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Campus Life

Hattiesburg Population
47,556
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Eagle -Seymour
Sororities
14% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
27.3% Black/African-American
3.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.4% White
5.7% Unknown
International Students
1.6%
First-Year Students Returning
67.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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