The University of Southern Mississippi is the gold standard for college location in Mississippi, according to a list from an academic-review website.
Niche.com ranked 1,298 traditional four-year colleges and universities in the United States based on key factors such as local crime rates, access to bars and restaurants, median rent, local weather, a percentage of residents age 18-24 and student reviews in an attempt to measure the impact of the local area on the college experience.
USM ranked 1st in Mississippi and 591st nationally with a "B+" Overall Niche Grade.
The Niche scoring system gave USM above-average scores for the categories: access to bars, access to coffee shops, access to restaurants, local weather and outdoor activities.
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To see where other schools ranked visit https://colleges.niche.com/rankings/best-college-locations/