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Beautiful Campus

There is a turtle pond in the back. We have also checked out items for my son who is in a... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
Beautiful campus overlooking the Gulf of Mexico

This beautiful campus was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina but it was eventually built back as... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Gulfport, Mississippi
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One of Mississippi's largest educational institutions.
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

There is a turtle pond in the back. We have also checked out items for my son who is in a wheelchair from the campus, such as, a beach wheelchair and a hand bike.

Thank Teacherella
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This beautiful campus was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina but it was eventually built back as a gorgeous campus overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The Friendship Oak sits on the south side of the campus. This oak is hundreds of years old. It's worth stopping...More

Thank JRAP2013
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Really nice admissions staff. They reminded me that southern hospitality isn't dead. Our family had been on the road since 5 in the morning we had a 2:30pm appointment for a campus tour. Anyhow we get there a little after 4 looking like a tailor...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Friendship Oak tree is located on the front lawn of the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Mississippi. In the last decade, the historic Friendship Oak survived Hurricane Katrina, another in a long string of hurricanes that have challenged yet never defeated...More

Thank Day_Tripper_39503
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I live just over the tracks from the university, but it's always been a beautiful location. When I was a little girl, my mother worked on campus and I always thought that the buildings were great. A few of the original classrooms or dorms still...More

Thank Hazel M
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I got my BS degree here. It caters to adults. It has a great criminal justice program...If you are a returning adult student, go here for your education needs. The classes are small, and the professors are professionals and do this on the side. They...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

This tree has seen so much in history that I had to go see it out of respect. It vastly covers a area with long branches.

Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed 19 February 2015

School is located on the campus of the former Gulf Park College. It is now a four year school and offers a nice variety of degree programs. Overall skilled staff and instructors.

Thank MsGti
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Very easy to get around. Friendly and professional staff who are always willing to stop and help you or just to chat.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Definitely worth a short break from the beach to stand in the Awesomeness of this great tree. And to take a picture with your friends/loved ones. I remember it from years ago when we visited there as a kid. Just so amazing how this tree...More

Thank DeanaN3Dogs
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