Founded in 1910, University of Southern Mississippi is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Hattiesburg (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Mississippi. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Southern Mississippi (USM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 110 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. USM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
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|Name||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Colours||Black and gold|
|Address||118 College Drive
|Tel||+1 (601) 266 1000|
|Fax||+1 (601) 266 5756|
|Gender||Men and Women (coed)|
|International Students||Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission|
|Selection Type||Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades|
|New Admission Requirements||- Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are recommended
|Admission Office||118 College Drive #5166
(601) 266 5000
|Control Type||Public State|
|Basic Classification||Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity|
|2000 Classification||Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, large, primarily residential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||High undergraduate|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence|
University of Southern Mississippi's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 809,745 physical volumes, 293,405 physical media, 62,608 digital/electronic medium and 225 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Southern Mississippi's library has 3 branches.
University of Southern Mississippi provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,571 students in the 2018 academic year.
|Institutional Hospital||Not reported|
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