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University of Southern Mississippi Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Southern Mississippi

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
97.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Southern Mississippi
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into University of Southern Mississippi and can I get accepted? The school has a 98% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,369 out of 8,550 applicants were admitted making University of Southern Mississippi an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. University of Southern Mississippi typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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University of Southern Mississippi SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for University of Southern Mississippi
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for University of Southern Mississippi
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

University of Southern Mississippi ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
100%
ACT Scores for University of Southern Mississippi
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Southern Mississippi
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Southern Mississippi?

Admission data indicates that University of Southern Mississippi regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 100 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Southern Mississippi.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Southern Mississippi admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >99%
22 to 25 Avg + 98%-99%
19 to 22 Avg - 97%-98%
16 to 19 Reach 94%-97%
Less than 16 Low <94%
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University of Southern Mississippi GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.15
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into University of Southern Mississippi?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into University of Southern Mississippi. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Southern Mississippi was 3.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Mississippi for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.15 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Southern Mississippi accepts 98% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Southern Mississippi students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 19% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 25% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 13% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

78% of University of Southern Mississippi freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Southern Mississippi students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 44%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 5%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Southern Mississippi admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,696 2,854 8,550
Accepted 5,599 2,770 8,369
Acceptance Rate 98% 97% 98%
Enrolled 1,413 667 2,080
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 24% 25%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
250

Applicants have 250 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Southern Mississippi and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Southern Mississippi Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Southern Mississippi
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176372 IPEDS survey data for University of Southern Mississippi.

FAQs

Does University of Southern Mississippi prefer SAT or ACT?

100% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Southern Mississippi?

98% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Southern Mississippi. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Southern Mississippi?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 100% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.