About University of Mississippi

Founded in 1844, University of Mississippi. is a Public college. Located in Mississippi, which is a city setting in Mississippi, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 19,213 full time undergraduate students, and 4,397 full time graduate students.

The University of Mississippi Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 1045 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Mississippi include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate78%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range1000-1230
ACT Range22-29

Admissions at UM are considered Less Selective, with ,73% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

76% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 47% were in the top quarter, and 25% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Mississippi.

4%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
15%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
9%
“We bought the gear”
89%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
49%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
64%
“They keep regular office hours”
27%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
4%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
56%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
38%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
6%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
32%
“We only party on weekends”
59%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
4%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
49%
“There might be people who do”
38%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
9%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
15%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
9%
“We bought the gear”
89%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
49%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
64%
“They keep regular office hours”
27%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
4%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
56%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
38%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
6%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
32%
“We only party on weekends”
59%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
4%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
49%
“There might be people who do”
38%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
9%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Mississippi REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    157 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    87 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    157 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    161 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    160 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    160 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    161 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    161 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Mississippi?

116 Students rated University of Mississippi

Tessa - 07/22/2023

The school definitely prioritizes football and Greek life. However, there are still enough people who do not do those things, so you will not be left out if you are not a fan of sports or Greek life as a whole. However, if you are not into sports or a big party scene it will be a bit harder to put yourself out there.

Joanna - 04/02/2023

I did one semester at Ole Miss, the school is very clicky. Greek life is one of the only things that matter at this school. If you don't participate in greek life you are pretty much an outsider. I didn't grow up in Mississippi, I grew up in Hawaii, I didn't know what greek life was and it was very confusing for me. Of course, I didn't want to join a sorority neither did my twin sister, we eventually found a group that wasn't a part of any sorority for the most part but still went to frat parties often. I'm not a party person and I don't drink or smoke. I feel if you are from the south, enjoy greek life, and partying every weekend you will enjoy ole miss. Another thing I didn't enjoy was the fashion, everyone dresses up here constantly. You dress up to go to a football game, that was very weird to me. However, if you are into southern fashion this school is for you. Another complaint was diversity the school is almost fully white, there is a tiny percentage of black or international students. I grew up in a diverse school so it was hard for me. I did not have the best experience at Ole miss which is why I transferred to Grand Canyon University but it doesn't mean you won't enjoy ole miss. The teachers were pretty nice and I had a decent counselor. The SDS was amazing and super helpful. They had a lot of extraocular activities and groups. The campus is very pretty and well taken care of. There are minimal food options but still enough to feed you. This campus is great for anyone southern but if you are not from the south it is a big cultural shock.

Ashleigh - 03/24/2023

The campus is absolutely beautiful. It's a great campus with plenty of opportunities to grow. There are resources constantly available to help you get prepared to get a job. The classes can be a little tough, but the teachers are just trying to push you to be better.

Lillian - 01/17/2023

I did honestly did not expect myself to love the University as much as I do now. The campus is beautiful and I have found some truly awesome friends. My advice to students searching for a college is do not be afraid to move away from your family. It will be hard but if you push through it is definitely worth it. Find your people and have the time of your life. You only live once. Good luck

University of Mississippi FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Mississippi?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Mississippi is 78%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to make the most of my freshman year. What a student does their freshman year sets the ball rolling for the years to follow. I would also say to be true to myself and to be as involved in campus as possible. The people that become the most homesick are the ones who keep to themselves and don't take chances with college. I would tell myself to invest in a small umbrella for my backpack and a tool box. The last thing I would tell myself is to find as many scholarships as possible. The most amount of scholarships are available to high school seniors and the more you can put away from the start the more affordable college will be for you.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are full of energy and ready to ask questions when they don't understand something.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It is a small town school with a big town sports team.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about Ole Miss, in my opinion, is the atmosphere. We have so much pride for our campus and the environment it entails. During football season,the strongest sense of school pride pervades through the historic town of Oxford. The Grove is where students, alumnae and fans alike gather to share not only that sense of pride, but the best tailgating in America. The most "unusual" thing about Ole Miss is how we all put on our Sunday's best for tailgating before the big game. My friends that attend other colleges think that we are ridiculous, but everytime I visit their campus on a football weekend they seem to be mimicking our famous tradition. One experience I will take with me forever is participating in rush and joining a sorority. It was incredibly intense and competitive, I do not believe any other school is as cut-throat with rush as Ole Miss. I saw many broken hearts and girls transferring schools after being "denied" their top pick.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    People at this school seem to be very welcoming and full of that "southern hospitality"

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Alcoholic jackasses need not apply, if you are gonna dive right in to the drugs and sex then you will fail and waste your or the governments money. Plenty of newly stamped alcholics leave at the start of every fall semester.

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  8. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    There are definately people that fit into those classifications, but I believe those types are at every college. I had a pleasant experience. I met some of the most intelligent, dilligent and down to earth people that have more potential than one could fathom. On the other hand, I encountered some of the most disgusting, spoiled druggies that were going absolutely nowhere with their life. Although these are broad generalizations, the Ole Miss campus has some of the most ecclectic personalities and one can run with any crowd one pleases upon admission.

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  9. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Ole Miss Fans sliding down the hill 04

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Football, Tailgating, The Grove, Fraternities, Sororities

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  11. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academic atmosphere differs on the Ole Miss campus. I saw a lot of acquaintences leave after a mere semester because of the party scene affecting their scholastics. On the contrary, there is a plethora of extremely articulate, intelligent individuals that excel with their academics.

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  12. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    party a lot. not smart

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That registering for classes is poorly set up and the classes fill way to quickly and there are not enough sections of the important classes required for my degree.

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  14. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    It is easy to feel socially anxious or pressured.

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  15. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Ole Miss is a decent university with many pros and cons but overall you will ultimately learn some very valuable lessons that will prepare you for the future that awaits you.

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  16. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone that is intelligent and has a plentiful amount of money to invest in his/her social life.

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  17. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The University of Mississippi has one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Also the people that attend the school are very friendly all around.

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  18. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    For me, it is that i did so well in high school and I come to college and I feel like I am not prepared and I feel like no one wants to help or no one else feels the same way.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    One of the most prominent stereotypes at Ole Miss is that we are all a bunch of preppy kids, with way too much money. However, after my years here I have come to realize that more than half the students here are on some type of student financial aid. I have run across some of the most wealthy people, supposedly "confirming" this stereotype; as well as some of the less fortunate, completely discounting these statements. Here at Ole Miss, there is a wide range of personalities and incomes. We aren't all a bunch of stuck up rich kids.

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Everyone knows that in the South, football is king. No other sport comes close to it. SEC football more importantly, is the most competitive, fast paced football you will ever see. Some conferences have their top teams year after year, but each Saturday in the SEC there is a chance that there will be a new #1. As for other sports; Ole Miss Basketball for the men and women usually get decent attendance. As well as Volleyball and women's Soccer.

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  21. Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

    One of the best parts of the social scene at Ole Miss is the fact that there is always something to do. No matter what day of the week, there is something to do. One of the worst parts is the importance of going out to the bars. From freshman to seniors, everyone goes to the bars every weekend. So many freshman and people under 21 get MIP's and DUI's because there is a great importance placed on drinking.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

19,213

Total Undergrad Enrollment

4,397

Total Grad Students

56%

Out-Of-State

43%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

275

Student Organizations

16

Fraternities

12

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

29%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
13%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
77%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

86% of students attending University of Mississippi receive some sort of financial aid. 22% were awarded federal grants. While 40% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$22,012

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$10,002

Room and Board

33,214

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,478
$30 - $48K
$13,426
$48 - $75K
$17,233
$75 - $110K
$19,087
$110K & UP
$20,134

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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