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University, MS 38677-1848
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University of Mississippi

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Academics

The University of Mississippi was chartered by the Mississippi Legislature in 1844, opening its doors to just 80 original students in 1848. Also known as Ole Miss, the main campus covers more than 1,000 acres in Oxford, Mississippi. It offers a number of academic and vocational degree programs and boasts 25 Rhode Scholars since its opening. It is organized into several schools and colleges, including the College of Liberal Arts, the Graduate School, and Schools of Accountancy, Applied Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Law, Pharmacy, and Journalism and New Media.

This public university is one of the premier educational institutions of the South. The undergraduate and graduate education offered by the University of Mississippi Main Campus is the choice of over 15,000 students each year – the majority of which are from the state of Mississippi. The most popular fields of study at Ole Miss are Elementary Education, Accounting, Business Administration, Psychology and Law. Nevertheless, there are several other programs available.

The University of Mississippi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Apart from its educational programs, it is also noted for its extensive research facilities and its libraries, which house 1.3 million volumes and 12,300 current periodicals and serial subscriptions.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

This historic Mississippi school is perhaps most notable for its traditions and history. Rooted not only in the American educational history but also in the culture and society of the South, Ole Miss is closely tied to its past.

Its traditions and histories are manifested in a number of ways. The university is the home of the largest blues music archive in the United States – a throwback to the popularity of the music in the South. Many of the contributions of the collection were donated by BB King, one of the blues greats.

And not necessarily a part of the school’s past but instead a notable aspect of its history is the issue of desegregation. Desegregation arrived at the University of Mississippi in the early 1960s when U.S. Air Force veteran James Meredith won a lawsuit that allowed him admission to the University of Mississippi in 1962. Rioting and protests ensued. And though today the issue of desegregation is a thing of the past at Ole Miss, its existence at one time is representative of the school’s deep ties to the Southern culture that surrounded it.

Admissions

Currently, 73% of all applicants to the University of Mississippi Main Campus are admitted, including both new and transfer students. Depending upon the program to which students are applying, admissions policies vary.

Incoming freshmen, for example, are asked to complete a College Preparatory Curriculum, maintain a specific GPA and earn minimum scores on SAT and ACT examinations. Early admission is also available to superior secondary students.

Those interested in applying to Ole Miss, however, are best off consulting the Admissions office to learn the specific details and requirements of each program.

Financial Aid

The quality education of the University of Mississippi Main Campus does come at a somewhat significant economic cost. Luckily, the institution works hand-in-hand with its students to ensure their abilities to afford attendance. Financial Aid at the University of Mississippi Main Campus is available in the form of scholarships, grants, work study and loans.

Students are encouraged to fill out a FAFSA form before proceeding – an application that can be obtained at the financial aid office. This form can be submitted from January 1st to March 15th. From September through March, general scholarship applications must be completed, but students should note other important dates including a February 1st Entering Freshman Competitive Scholarship application deadline and a June 15th deadline of Parent Loan applications. A full list of deadlines can be found on the Ole Miss Financial Aid website.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2517th for the average student loan amount.
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Athletics

The University of Mississippi Main Campus has a popular and competitive athletics program. The Ole Miss Rebels compete in the twelve-member Southeastern Conference of the NCAA’s Division One. The cardinal red and navy blue colors the athletes sport mirror the school colors of Harvard and Yale.

Today, Ole Miss competes in 18 men’s and women’s sports. Its student-athletes are honored as scholars and leaders, cheered on in the victories in football, baseball, basketball, volleyball and more.

Ole Miss’ major athletic rivals are the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the LSU Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks. At games against these teams and other, students sing the school’s fight song “Forward Rebels” as well as its other unofficial fight song “Dixie.”

Information Summary

Ranks 1st in Mississippi and 300th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Mississippi and 446th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 5 0.03
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 46 0.25
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 111 0.61

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near University, MS 38677-1848
Surrounding communityRemote town (over 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population3,329 (3,329 urban / N/A rural)
Households143 (2.01 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,478
Families59 (3.12 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (high research activity)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral (no medical/veterinary)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2801

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1078th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,660 $6,660 $17,628
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $100 $100 $100
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $278 $278 $735
FT Graduate Tuition $6,660 $6,660 $17,628
FT Graduate Required Fees $100 $100 $100
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $370 $370 $979
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $22,444 $22,444 $33,412
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,444 $22,444 $33,412
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $12,878 $12,878 $23,846

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $17,588 $37,726
Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $100 $100
Law Degree — Tuition $13,488 $29,288
Law Degree — Required Fees $100 $100

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,790 $6,282 $5,790 $6,282 $14,796 $16,266
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,390 $9,200
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,472 $4,844
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,390 $9,200
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,472 $4,844
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,472 $4,844

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$35
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 14,258 (6,002 male / 8,256 female)
Admitted 8,464 (3,533 male / 4,931 female)
Admission rate 59%
First-time Enrollment 3,582 (1,575 male / 2,002 female)
FT Enrollment 3,564 (1,565 male / 1,994 female)
PT Enrollment 18 (10 male / 8 female)
Total Enrollment19,431

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Southeastern Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Southeastern Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Southeastern Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Southeastern Conference

ACT Test Admission

427th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 86%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 29
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 26
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 27

SAT Test Admission

497th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 30%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 490 / 590
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 490 / 600
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 980 / 1190

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity5,354
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$4,350
Board Fee$2,970

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 107 476 64 51 9 2,753 16 3,525
Accounting 11 10 3 9 1 184 2 225
African-American/Black Studies 1 1
Anthropology 1 14 16
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 6 6
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 4 18 22
Biochemistry 1 3 15 19
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 18 9 74 103
Business Administration and Management, General 8 22 5 2 1 183 2 227
Business/Managerial Economics 1 5 6
Chemical Engineering 1 14 1 16
Chemistry, General 2 2 3 5 13
Chinese Language and Literature 1 12 13
Civil Engineering, General 1 21 1 24
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 13 14
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 14 1 1 53 1 71
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 1 6 9
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 2 13 1 28 44
Creative Writing 8 8
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 1 42 3 98 2 148
Curriculum and Instruction 17 1 78 3 102
Dietetics/Dietitian 2 26 28
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 1 1 1 3
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 4 1 11 17
Economics, General 3 1 9 13
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 17 29 46
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 1 5 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 19 6 213 242
Engineering Science 21 14 35
Engineering, General 1 2 4 7
English Language and Literature, General 10 3 90 105
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 6 20 26
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 1 1
Finance, General 9 11 1 1 88 1 112
Fine/Studio Arts, General 4 3 1 44 54
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 1 1 12 14
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 10 3 3 11 28
Forensic Chemistry 1 7 8
French Language and Literature 5 5
General Studies 32 1 45 80
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 1 1
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 1 6 7
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 3 4
German Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 1 3 1 5
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 8 1 28 37
History, General 1 6 1 1 61 1 73
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 2 3 1 1 62 69
Insurance 1 44 45
International Relations and Affairs 1 30 31
Journalism 1 15 2 118 1 138
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 5 22 1 92 121
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 7 13 20
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 13 1 39 56
Linguistics 1 8 9
Management Information Systems, General 1 3 1 13 18
Marketing, Other 1 3 1 1 1 34 41
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 2 9 4 166 1 183
Mathematics Teacher Education 3 5 8
Mathematics, General 3 1 15 20
Mechanical Engineering 3 2 15 20
Music, General 3 5 28 37
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 1 4 1 24 30
Pharmaceutical Sciences 1 3 9 61 76
Philosophy 1 12 13
Physics, General 2 1 7 10
Political Science and Government, General 1 5 2 1 51 60
Psychology, General 2 21 3 5 124 158
Public Policy Analysis, General 4 1 1 25 31
Reading Teacher Education 7 1 1 18 27
Real Estate 2 17 19
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) 1 14 17
Religion/Religious Studies 6 6
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1 1 2
Social Studies Teacher Education 1 21 24
Social Work 53 2 1 64 120
Sociology 1 8 2 11 22
Spanish Language and Literature 1 17 18
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 1 19 21
Taxation 1 10 11

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 680th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $81,069 ($88,706 male / $63,068 female)
Number of FT Faculty 801 (466 male / 335 female)
Number of PT Faculty 988
FT Faculty Ratio 0.8 : 1
Total Benefits $21,961,668

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