University of Southern Mississippi


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Mississippi


Southen Miss, the University of Southern Mississippi, is a public university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Southern Miss wins high marks for its Center for International Education that organizes study abroad opportunities for a large number of students. The summer program in London is particularly noteworthy. On the academic front, the university has well-regarded programs in polymer science, education and music. High achieving students should check out the university's Honors College. In athletics, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Health and Physical Education, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 14793
Total Grad Students: 1967
Undergraduate Students: 12826
Faculty: 743

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1

Percent Male: 39%
Percent Female: 61%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 22%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

118 College Drive # 1
Hattiesburg Mississippi 39406


Main Email:

Main Phone: 601-266-1000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Haley Lewis
Coordinator for Transfer Recruitment, Admissions
(601) 266.5000

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Transfers must either have an associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution or have completed the 30 semester hours of designated college coursework with at least a 2.0 grade point average for admission to the university.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Southern Miss does not publish a minimum grade requirement for transfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
Southern Miss does not publish a minimum/maximum credit requirement for transfer.

Test Scores for Applying:
Southern Miss does not publish a requirement for the submission of standardized test scores for transfer admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Southern Miss does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
Southern Miss does not publish a requirement for an essay or personal statement, nor do they ask for one with your application.

Application Fee:
There is a $35 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Spring Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 19 24
English 17 23
Math 19 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 435 565
Math 440 540

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 60%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -60%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1400

Other Expenses: 4314

Room and Board: 6634

Tuition and Fees: 13408

Total Cost: 25756

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5453

Total Cost – In-State: 17800

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7308

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 87%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 78%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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