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University of Southern Mississippi Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,805 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 18 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

62% Women
38% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Conference USA

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $267,991)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $60,843)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 29 32 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 15 16 - -
Football 111 - - -
Golf 9 8 - -
Soccer - 26 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Tennis 5 10 - -
Volleyball - 11 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 27.5%
Hispanic 1.7%
Non-resident alien 2.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.2%
Two or more races 0.3%
White/non-Hispanic 62.8%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 5
Liquor Law Violation 4
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 31
Reviews Dorm Life
  • SMTTT2017
  • 4
  • Dorm life can be kind of strict but in the long run the rules do make it safer for you. Just make sure you check out the dorms ahead of…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Abbigayle from Poplarville, MS
  • I am a past student here

    The food and dining is more than I expected it to be, they have a wide variety of food for anyone of any culture to enjoy. My international friends loved the food because it satisfied their home style cooking. I enjoyed the buffet style and friendly service.

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  • 3
  • Britany from Pearl Ms
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It isn't what i would eat every meal of the day, but it is definitely not the worst college food i've had, there is a whole lot of variety.

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  • 5
  • kristin from petal, ms
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    even though i have not attended the college, i have been to the food amenities around campus. southern not only has a cafe, but inside the campus there is starbuck, mexican, chik fil a, and other food options that are walking distance from the school.

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  • 5
  • Jessica from Jackson, MS
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They have so many different types of meals to choose from. Its like a rainbow of food. yum yum.

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  • 3
  • SMTTT2017
  • I am a current student here

    The Fresh is a no. The food is not good at all. Your best bet is to max out on bonus bucks and spend your life in Seymours and A Stone's Throw. Good luck.

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  • 5
  • Nicole from Biloxi, MS
  • I am a current student here

    I wish the Gulf Park Campus had the amazing food and dining area that the main campus has. The smaller campus has a caf�©, but the main campus goes all out.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Abbigayle from Poplarville, MS
  • I am a past student here

    Greek life, my favorite part of my time at USM. Although I was a Delta Delta Delta, the school was not divided by greek organizations at all. Every chapter would all volunteer, and participate in other philanthropies and also on campus activities. It is something I would recommend for any future students.

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  • 0
  • Dementrius from Gautier, MS
  • I am a current student here

    Greek like is good, I guess. I'm not Greek, but they throw some good parties. I'm just not into all the parties. Greeks also do some community work as well.

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  • 0
  • Harley from Petal, MS
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life at USM is the best. The chapters on campus are large enough to meet people and make connections, yet small enough to where you can intimately get to knoq your peers. It is also relatively inexpensive when being compared to any other schools in the area.

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  • 0
  • Lexie from Brandon, MS
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is a huge part of my life at Southern Miss. Without it, I wouldn't have met my friends that I will have for the rest of my life. There are 7 sororities and 8 fraternities. Definitely a good choice to get involved in Greek Life.

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  • 0
  • Kyle from Gulfport, MS
  • I am a current student here

    Small but growing. Currently it is about 22% of the student population. It prides itself on helping the community and raising money for different philanthropies

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