University of Mississippi

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University, MS


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About University of Mississippi

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Mississippi, more commonly known as Ole Miss, is a large public university located on a rural campus outside of Oxford, Mississippi. Originally founded in 1844, it has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,617, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 88%. Ole Miss offers 78 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 66%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,828, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $25,100. Ole Miss places a large emphasis "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The largest undergraduate school at Ole Miss is the College of Liberal Arts, and other popular majors include Integrated Marketing Communications, Elementary Education and Teaching, Finance, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biology, Psychology and Criminal Justice; and Business Administration and Management. The University of Mississippi's athletic teams participate in the NCAA Southeastern Conference as the Ole Miss Rebels. While Ole Miss has 14 varsity sports teams, they're best known for their football team and elaborate tailgating. On game days, Rebels fans set up thousands of tents in the Grove, a 10-acre plot of trees, to tailgate before kickoff. Notable football alumni include Archie Manning and Eli Manning.


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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

88% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

86% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

67% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required


ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-30

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1010-1230

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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Students enrolled


Online student enrollment


Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold








Non-U.S. Citizen


Two or more races






American Indian/Alaska Native


Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Female student population


Socio-economic diversity

22% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs


Online Programs


Total Online Enrollment


Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

96% On-campus

4% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 13% online

Doctorate Check Bold 2% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $8,718 $24,990
Graduate $8,718 $24,989

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,100
On-campus room and board $10,734
On-campus other expenses $5,100
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,734
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,100
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $5,100

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $25,652 $41,924
Off-campus without family $25,652 $41,924
Off-campus with family $14,918 $31,190

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,471
State Grant Aid $2,860
Institution Grant Aid $9,853
Pell Grant Aid $5,108

Financial Outlook


Average student debt after graduation


Average salary 6 years after starting school


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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.