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The University of Mississippi, located in Oxford, Mississippi, was founded in 1844. The school's first class was comprised of 80 student, and was the state's only source for public postsecondary education for 23 years, as well as the state's only comprehensive university for 110 years. The school is affectionately referred to as Ole Miss, and was one of the first institutions to offer an engineering program as well as a state supported law program. It is also the first southern school to admit women and to hire female faculty members. Over the years Ole Miss has added schools of study and expanded its program offerings, having become a full fledged university granting degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level to a yearly enrollment of over 18,000 student. Ole Miss operates several campuses to provide a wider service area, and has continued to expand its offerings across these campuses as part of its educational mission. Ole Miss is one of the south's best research institutions, providing a variety of options and opportunities to potential and current students through its comprehensive and specialized programs of study.
The University of Mississippi offers over 100 areas of study, allowing students to pursue the programs that best reflect their goals, ambitions and future plans. Degrees are earned through the completion of lower and upper division courses alongside general education requirements and elective courses that allow for study in non related fields. Students may also choose to pursue a minor degree through the addition of extra courses of study that provide an extra area of study and expertise outside of their major. Graduate programs are also available for student though these programs have separate admissions requirements which typically involve high scores on graduate level exams, an appropriate degree earned, and a strong academic record.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Future students at the University of Mississippi must qualify for admission by meeting the admissions requirements used by the school. This includes a cumulative GPA of 3.2, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 with an ACT score of 16 or a SAT score of 760, a class rank in the upper 50% with an ACT score of 16 or a SAT score of 760, or a GPA of 2.0 with an ACT score of 18 or a SAT reading and math score of 860. Students who meet the NCAA certification requirements may also considered for admission. Student must submit a completed application for admission, completing all required essays and providing all pertinent transcripts and test scores. The submitted information will be reviewed by the admissions committee and a decision will be rendered, after which admitted students will be notified and provided the necessary information for beginning their college experience.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students requiring financial assistance must submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used to determine financial needs of the student, aid program eligibility and monetary awards in the form of a financial aid package. Financial aid must be reapplied prior to the start of each academic year. Students may be randomly chosen to provide additional financial information in order to verify the FAFSA's accuracy due to new federal regulations for aid.
The Ole Miss Rebels participate in intercollegiate athletics through the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) . The school has a long history of athletic excellence, particularly in the area of football which has become a staple of the institution. Intercollegiate athletics provide participating students a forum to engage in healthy competition while developing skills and habits that are useful in one's personal, academic and professional life such as teamwork, discipline, leadership, responsibility and good health. Students will also experience the camaraderie associated with experiencing the shared successes and failures with their teammates while working to maintain academic success as required by the school.
Athletic programs offered include:
- Track and Field
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants University of Mississippi accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at University of Mississippi is about 23,000, where graduate students make up roughly 17% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- In-State Tuition: $7,300-$8,800
- Nonresident Student Tuition: $21,000-$24,690
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $310-$370 per unit
- Out-of-State: $860-$1,000 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||86%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||77%||$7,826|
|Receiving Student Loans||44%||$7,817|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, University of Mississippi may offer services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
University of Mississippi has an overall graduation rate which is around 58%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||36%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||18%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||4%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Art and Design Program
- Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
- Dietetics Program (more info)
- Coordinated Dietetics Program (more info)
- Law Program (more info)
- Music Program (more info)
- Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
- Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
- Theatre Program
University of Mississippi is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southeastern Conference)
- Basketball (Southeastern Conference)
- Track and Field (Southeastern Conference)
- Football (Southeastern Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Public Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to University of Mississippi.
- University of Memphis in Memphis, TN (57 miles away)
- Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS (72 miles away)
- Mississippi State University in Mississippi State, MS (76 miles away)
- Delta State University in Cleveland, MS (85 miles away)
- Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS (88 miles away)
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