University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss)

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University of Southern Mississippi can be found in Hattiesburg, MS, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 17,000 students enrolled each year at Southern Miss.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to University of Southern Mississippi. A score in the range of 910 - 1110 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 27 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Southern Miss average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.45. This school has an acceptance rate of around 66% with 43% of applicants choosing to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Southern Miss acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 64%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Southern Miss Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Southern Mississippi was reported as 66.3% in Fall 2013 with over 6,120 applications submitted to University of Southern Mississippi. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Southern Miss ACT Scores: 20 - 27
  • Southern Miss Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Southern Mississippi?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Southern Mississippi is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Southern Mississippi has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 56.3%
  • 2010-2011: 61.8%
  • 2011-2012: 63.2%
  • 2012-2013: 64.7%
  • 2013-2014: 66.3%
  • Projected Southern Miss Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 64.1%

How Does Southern Miss Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Southern Mississippi is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of South Alabama86.0%
Jackson State University64.6%
Southeastern Louisiana University44.8%
University of New Orleans50.4%
Tulane University of Louisiana26.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Southern Miss (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 27
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