University of Southern Mississippi, , Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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University of Southern Mississippi

Company Name: University of Southern Mississippi
State: Mississippi
County: Forrest
City/town: Hattiesburg
Post: 39401
Phone: (601)266-1000
Fax: unknown
Email: unknown
FICE code: 002441
OPE ID code: 244100
Web site:
Status: Active

Review: The University of Southern Mississippi, officially known as Southern Miss, is a large public research university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States. It is situated 70 miles (110 km) north of Gulfport and 105 miles (169 km) northeast of New Orleans. Southern Miss is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Founded on March 30, 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi comprises the main campus located in Hattiesburg, and multiple permanent branch campuses: Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, Mississippi, , Stennis Space Center, Jackson County, Keesler Air Force Base, J.L. Scott Aquarium, Gulf Coast Research Lab, and Pontlevoy, France. The University has a particularly extensive "study abroad" program through its Center for International Education. It is particularly noted for its flagship British Studies program, which regularly sends 200+ students each summer to live and study in the heart of London. The University is also home to a major polymer science research center, and one of the strongest fine arts programs in the southeastern United States. Southern Miss is also the only institution within Mississippi, and one of only a dozen universities in America, to hold accreditation in all four fine arts emphasis areas (art, dance, theatre and music). The Southern Miss Wind Ensemble is considered to be among the nation's best, as is The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, which has performed with such figures as singer Ray Charles, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, violinist Joshua Bell, flautist James Galway, trumpet player Doc Severinsen, and tenor PlГЎcido Domingo. In the past few years, the Southern Chorale, the university's top choir, has come into national and international prominence. The Southern Miss Pride of Mississippi Marching Band has performed at such venues as the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter.Originally called the Mississippi Southerners, in 1971 they became the Golden Eagles. The school's colors, black and gold, were selected by a student body vote shortly after the school was founded, and while mascots, names, customs, and the very campus itself have changed through the years, the black and gold colors have remained constant.

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University of Southern Mississippi, Complete Academic Data

Type: Public- 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification: Research Universities (high research activity)
Student to Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate): 15,300
Undergraduate Population: 12,389
Percent Admitted: 56.0%
SAT Composite Range: 870-1130
Enrollment by Gender, Male: 38%
Enrollment by Gender, Femail: 62%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Black or African American: 28.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Hispanic/Latino: 2.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, White: 63.0%
Attendance Status, Full-Time: 79.4%
Attendance Status, Part-Time: 20.6%

University of Southern Mississippi, Complete Tuition Data

In-State Tuition: $5,452
Out of State Tuition: $13,408
Books and Supplies: $1,400
Total Annual Cost: $25,756

University of Southern Mississippi, Complete Financial Aid Data

Percent of Student Receiving Any Financial Aid: 92.0%
Percent of Student Receiving Any Grants: 71.0%
Total Grant Aid Received by Student Body: $36,479,928
Undergraduate Application Fee: $35

University of Southern Mississippi, Complete Student Life Data

Calendar System: Semester
Campus Housing Offered: Yes

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