Students Say

Ole Miss is a prime example of Southern hospitality combined with the opportunity for greatness. Founded in 1848, the legendary university offers “‘big-time’ SEC athletics in the safe, quaint, and picturesque town of Oxford.” Many of the school’s services “are cheap if not free,” and the school “puts on many programs that bring together lots of different people of different backgrounds.” “It has a togetherness about it…there is something for a person with any interest here,” says a student. There is also “a highly academic side to Ole Miss that many outsiders do not see.”

Overview

Applicants
16,101
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

37%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
September 1

Other Admission Factors


Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Ole Miss is a prime example of Southern hospitality combined with the opportunity for greatness. Founded in 1848, the legendary university offers “‘big-time’ SEC athletics in the safe, quaint, and picturesque town of Oxford.” Many of the school’s services “are cheap if not free,” and the school “puts on many programs that bring together lots of different people of different backgrounds.” “It has a togetherness about it…there is something for a person with any interest here,” says a student. There is also “a highly academic side to Ole Miss that many outsiders do not see.” Business and international studies are programs of note, and the Honors College is a particular standout here, as it provides “unparalleled academic opportunities, such as beginning research as a freshman.”
Most of the professors “hit the ball out of the park” when it comes to teaching, being available, and helping students acquire internships. Professors constantly organize discussion groups, dinner events, and other gatherings in order to “develop our ability to speak academically in a non-academic setting.” Going to class is “critical”; professors “add much more than the textbook has to offer.” Classes are designed to be “informative but also engaging and dynamic,” and there is a deep understanding that individuals have an effect on the whole. “The teachers care, the university cares, [and] the students all care about the school and what it stands for.”
It can be said again and again, but even beyond the “world-class programs and faculty,” the thing that students at Ole Miss value the most is the traditions and legacy of this school. People “are proud to have graduated from Ole Miss,” and the tremendous amount of alumni support “gives Ole Miss a lot of confidence.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
2,063
with Terminal Degree

1,114
Men
949
Women

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
37%
Graduate in 5 years
57%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Regional Studies (U

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Insurance
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Real Estate

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Prominent Alumni


John Grisham
Author

Roger Wicker
United States Senator of Mississippi

Thad Cochran
United States Senator of Mississippi

Shepard Smith
FOX News Anchor

Dr. Hannah Gay
Pediatrician who functionally cured AIDS in a baby

Eli Manning
Professional Football Player

Josh Kelley
Pop-rock singer and songwriter

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
37%
Graduate in 5 years
57%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,339

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,563

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,604

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,443

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
48%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,521

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,344
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$20,574
Required Fees
$100
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Ole Miss is a fairly diverse campus, with most students possessing “decent grades and an extravagant social life.” One third of the student body “belongs to either a fraternity or sorority, fancying the appropriate attire of a Polo shirt and loafers or baggy t-shirts and Nike shorts.” The divide between Greek and non-Greek is stark here, though the two groups are not necessarily always adverse towards each other; this is a group of “open minds” in “a small-town” setting, with “a blend of Southern charm and laid-back manners” thrown in, after all. “Studying for your next exam over a glass of sweet tea is a common practice.” As there are a lot of different groups on campus, “you can find a group of friends without much effort.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
18,101
Out of State

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented

Demographics

1.63%
Asian
14.69%
African-American
2.88%
Hispanic
78.22%
Caucasian
2.59%
International

56% female
44% male
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

Students Say

An Ole Miss existence is “always super busy.” There is “a lot of work to be done” as “school and grades are a very important aspect of life,” but there are also “a lot of opportunities for fun.” “During football season, the Grove consumes our weekends. It’s an amazing experience!” says a student. As a school that most admit is “known for its Greek life, beautiful women, and great parties,” it’s a common misconception that “most people’s minds revolve around drinking, college football, and church on Sunday.” If you take a closer look, you’ll find that there is a huge literary scene “with Thacker Mountain Radio on Thursdays and poetry readings monthly at Proud Larry’s,” and students here also “really want to be active in making changes in the world.”
The closeness of the community makes it easy to feel part of the University. “You’ll hear the term the ‘Ole Miss family,’ and it won’t seem forced or strange,” explains a student. Oxford is also very appealing due to its “small, hometown feel,” and the rich history you see everywhere you go (the Square is the center of town life, and most students can be found there at some point in a week). Basically, “there is never a dull moment, especially on the weekends.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
27%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
287
Number of Honor Societies
25

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
19

33% join a fraternity
41% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Ole Miss Rebels)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Ole Miss Rebels)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Academic
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
65

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
64

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, IBM, Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ms. Cobie Crews
Coordinator of Campus Visit Programs

Address
Admissions Office
P O Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone
(662)915-7226

Email
visits@olemiss.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Grove
Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts
Student Union
Starbucks
Athletic facilities on game days
National Center for Physical Acoustics National Food Service Manangement Institute Blues Museum in the J.D. Williams Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Rowan Oak - home of William Faulker
Courthouse Square - for dining and shopping
Square Books - a unique bookstore
The Lyric Theatre
L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum
http://www.oxfordcvb.com/attractions.htm

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times
n/a

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
For faculty visits, contact Admissions. For coach visits, contact coach directly.

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.olemisssports.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sun-Thurs (1 night) ONLY WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION-No Friday or Saturday overnight visits

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport is Memphis International Airport. Local transportation: Oxford-University Transit

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take I-55 or U.S. 45 to Mississippi Highway 6 and turn onto it heading toward Oxford. From the Hwy. 6 bypass, take the University of MS exit marked Old Taylor Road. Go north on Old Taylor Road (you will pass the baseball stadium on the right after about a quarter mile), continuing until it ends at University Ave. Turn left (west) on University Ave. and you will soon be in the heart of campus. The Lyceum is at the top of the loop formed by University Ave.
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Key Stats

16,101
Applicants
18,101
Size
81%
Acceptance Rate

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