University of Southern Mississippi Reviews

  • 42 Reviews
  • Hattiesburg (MS)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,624
85% of 42 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 42 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Butterfly
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: Nutrition
"During my undergraduate, I did learn essential tools for a career field in dietetics, and there were a few professors who were open-minded and kind. However, I did note there was a continuous turnover of professors yearly when I was there for 4 years. Overall, the courses were quite rigorous, and I did very well but did not feel welcome within the dietetic department because of my ethnicity. Within my senior year, I was going through the motions and graduated to appease my parents. However, I eventually, ended up reattending college to pursue another career field. For further students, I highly suggest, fully understanding the career that you will see yourself in for the next 10 years, and if you can be honest with yourself, then to switch to a different major without fear and concern of what others may think of you."
Black Phoenix
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I attended the University of Southern Mississippi fron 2007 to 2012. I was undecided when I began. As I eventually began running out of financial aid, the advisors there helped me make up my mind. They did not force a major on me, instead, I was placed in a class for two days to find out as much as I could, to see if that was what I wanted to do. I appreciate that process. I visited two classes. The third class caught my attention and I stayed. I completed my internship in Palm Beach, Florida."
Joshua Thomas
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2019
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"I had a wonderful time in my degree program at the University of Southern Mississippi. I got my BFA in Theatre Performance. It was a rigorous program with great instructors who cared deeply for the students' growth. The faculty members who taught me is still intact, and are still working to produce strong actors. The students have a good deal of opportunities to act in main stage productions. I was able to act in seven main stage productions with full lighting, sound, and costumes. There were also opportunities through out the school year to perform in student produced shows. There was a great studio space that had lighting and sound with rehearsal props that students could use to produce pre-existing plays they wanted to produce as well shows they had written. Another positive is that USM has extremely talented undergraduate actors. One student I was in school with got an acting internship at Milwaukee Rep and works constantly in Chicago, another graduated from the Yale School of Drama with his MFA in Acting, another won the Kennedy Center acting competition and works regularly as a professional actor in DC, and I have been working professionally in DC, and have been accepted into Columbia University for my MFA in Acting. There are more stories from other departments, these are only stories from some of the actors I was in school with. The only thing I can think of that could have been improved is the exposure to current writers of color. There was very little exposure to these writers, and I think it would help actors of color to find their voices in the theatre. As a whole, my alma mater is a great program and establishes a very strong base of training for its students. It is a diamond in the rough, and I appreciate the training I received there."
Joshua Thomas
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2019
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"I had a wonderful time in my degree program at the University of Southern Mississippi. I got my BFA in Theatre Performance. It was a rigorous program with great instructors who cared deeply for the students' growth. The faculty members who taught me is still intact, and are still working to produce strong actors. The students have a good deal of opportunities to act in main stage productions. I was able to act in seven main stage productions with full lighting, sound, and costumes. There were also opportunities through out the school year to perform in student produced shows. There was a great studio space that had lighting and sound with rehearsal props that students could use to produce pre-existing plays they wanted to produce as well shows they had written. Another positive is that USM has extremely talented undergraduate actors. One student I was in school with got an acting internship at Milwaukee Rep and works constantly in Chicago, another graduated from the Yale School of Drama with his MFA in Acting, another won the Kennedy Center acting competition and works regularly as a professional actor in DC, and I have been working professionally in DC, and have been accepted into Columbia University for my MFA in Acting. There are more stories from other departments, these are only stories from some of the actors I was in school with. The only thing I can think of that could have been improved is the exposure to current writers of color. There was very little exposure to these writers, and I think it would help actors of color to find their voices in the theatre. As a whole, my alma mater is a great program and establishes a very strong base of training for its students. It is a diamond in the rough, and I appreciate the training I received there."
Tom
  • Reviewed: 10/8/2018
  • Degree: Industrial Engineering
"This is the worse university I have ever attended. If you are a veteran looking for a va-friendly school, DO NOT ATTEND HERE! They will not let you enroll in next semester classes until all of your GI bill money has come in and you have paid your entire semester in full! All us veterans know that our stipend doesn't come in full one time, it comes month after month. This means if you want to attend this university you have to have money up front, otherwise classes fill up before you get your GI Bill money. When I call the business service office to explain, they tell me "that's tough! sorry""
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"College was a wonderful experience for me, but the longer I'm in the workforce, the more I realize that college isn't the end all be all. Depending on how you want to earn your living, it may be completely unnecessary to spend the money. That being said, I have no regrets about my education."
A. Walker
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"USM is likely the best college I have attended. My AA and BA came from different institutes. However, for a graduate program, USM is the only way to go in my state."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"I enjoyed my time in the graduate program there. The professors were very helpful. I was working full time and going to school, so I did not participate in campus life beyond going to class. But the university did provide me with the resources necessary to earn my degree, and you can't ask for more than that!"
Female graduate
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"Small town college with a pretty good community."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"College is extremely important. It is hard to get any job without a degree. It's also the best time of your life."
Alex Alford
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2017
  • Degree: Construction Management
"An outstanding online construction program that is military friendly. One of the first fully online construction programs in the US. Many graduates are in management positions in the construction industry. Several of the instructors are accomplished people. Construction is a great career and Southern Miss will get you there."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"USM is a great school! It has a small, welcoming feel with all of the features of a big university! It also has a highly rated School of Business and School of Accounting. I wouldn't trade my experiences there for anything!"
Henry
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Finance
"My time at The University of Southern Mississippi was extremely boring. I did meet a lot of nice people there and a few of my professors were helpful. The quality of education I received was not good for the price I was paying. I found my self buying and reading books every summer for subjects/ topics my finance classes did not go over. I found the school did not really prepare students for the qualities employers were looking for from recent college graduates. And the companies that came to recruit on the campus was subpar. My advice for future potential college students is to look at the cost of the college, look at the environment around the college because you are going to be there for the next four to five years, and pay attention to what companies recruit on the campus."
Jolinda Reghi
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"I loved my time at The University of Southern Mississippi. Everyone on campus felt like family. There is a great support network on campus. I always found someone who could help when I had a problem. I always felt safe and welcome. I would recommend this school to anyone! :)"
Natasha Louder
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"My time at the University of Southern Mississippi was the best years of my life! As an 18 year old coming out of high school, college was to be my next step to independence and USM offered a wealth of resources to make that transition successful. As I matured and finally figured out what I wanted to major in, my instructors were very supportive and always had time to meet with me. I would do it all over again!"
Kristopher Chandler
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"My undergraduate experience with the University of Southern Mississippi School of Music was simply amazing! The faculty always made me feel welcome and never hesitated to help with anything I needed. My fellow students helped to create such a positive learning environment! Their support, combined with the faculty's expert knowledge and structure of the courses helped me become more prepared for becoming a band director."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"It was a solid education and an exemplary culture when I was there. I truly loved my time there."
Jessieca Green
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2016
  • Degree: Business
"The University of Southern University was a school of diversity, networking and great professors. Before and after graduation my professors made sure that I was set up for success. They wrote recommendations, introduced to people at different companies as well as check my resume for accuracy. USM is a great place to be, because your professors cares!"
Kristi
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I got my bachelor's in psychology, and my master's in social work from USM. It was a great experience. The professors care about the students. I was an adult, single mom with three children returning to school, so didn't participate in any extra-curricular activities so I don't have anything to say about student life on campus, but I'm happy with the education I received."
Jae Douglas
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2016
  • Degree: Public Health
"As a person in my late 20's, going to a university was exciting yet intimidating. Initially the university was overwhelming. However after the first couple of months, I was glad I didn't give up. USM open it's doors of acceptance and diversity to me. I greatly enjoyed the intelligent staff, beautiful campus and diverse social settings it gave me. I would recommend the University of Southern MS to anyone open and willing to be intuitive, serious, and committed to receiving an overall great educational experience."