University of Southern Mississippi Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Southern Mississippi
|Applicant Competition||Very 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 #14 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,272 out of 6,372 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 challenging 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 30% 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 RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT-
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|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|
University of Southern Mississippi ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT99%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 99 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Southern Mississippi.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>99%|
|22 to 26||Avg +||98%-99%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||97%-98%|
|16 to 19||Reach||95%-97%|
|Less than 16||Low||<95%|
Avg. High School GPA3.15
Typical High School GradesB
You will 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
78% of University of Southern Mississippi freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||31%||29%||30%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Southern Mississippi and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
99% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
98% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Southern Mississippi. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.