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University of Southern Mississippi

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1910
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 12,122
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $55,017,054
Admissions Address

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

Website

http://www.usm.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@usm.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: August 25
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Kristi Motter
Admissions office telephone: (601) 266-5000
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 25
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $2,297
Room deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 3 3
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 1 1
History 2 2
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 16 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 60%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 60%
Total applicants: 5,509
Total acceptances: 3,327
Total freshman enrollment: 1,587
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,158
Male acceptances: 1,219
Male freshman enrollment: 590
 
Female applicants: 3,351
Female acceptances: 2,108
Female freshman enrollment: 997
Out-of-state freshmen: 24%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 34%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 75%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 14%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 4%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 448 – 583
Math: 438 – 593
Combined: 886 – 1176

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 96%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 19 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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