A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
University of Mississippi is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
Oxford, Mississippi
University, MS 38677

University of Mississippi Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
September 1
SAT Range
990-1200
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Mississippi

Cost

Net Price
$14,918/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,279/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,308/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,949/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,864/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,583/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.124 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.120 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.120 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,395Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • Lively
    30%
  • Friendly
    28%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Preppy
    10%
  • Okay
    8%
  • Snooty
    7%
  • Small minded, lacking culture
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.163 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.172 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Traditional
    41%
  • Prideful
    28%
  • Home
    19%
  • Like Summer camp
    2%
  • Diamond in the rough
    2%
  • Terrible
    2%
  • Amazing
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.90 responses
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University of Mississippi Reviews

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Ole Miss is teeming with fantastic professors (although, like with most colleges, has room for improvement), and it's not difficult to find extra help when you need it, thanks to many opportunities for tutoring, the helpful professors, and the resources available. It's a bit pricey to attend, but the scholarships offered by the school take care of quite a bit of the tuition. The dining options are currently limited, due to renovations to the Student Union, but there are food options for every taste in the two cafeterias and the various mini-restaurants scattered around campus. Housing at the university is hit-or-miss: many of the dorms are traditional and in need of updates, however there are several new contemporary dorms. The parking situation for both on- and off- campus students is in serious need of improvements. And finally, athletics (particularly football) are a huge part of Ole Miss, and every fall weekend in the Grove is a massive party to show our love for our Rebs!
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This is my first year attending the University of Mississippi, and I have to say my expectations have greatly surpassed. The campus is beautiful, well-maintained, and very easy to navigate. All of my professors have been extremely professional and accommodating to new students, myself included. For anyone who is indecisive on what university to attend, I say look no farther than Ole Miss!
I currently attend Ole Miss' trade off school in Jackson, The University of Mississippi Medical Center. I am a nursing major and so far my experience has been okay! The pros about this school are definitely the endless amount of opportunity available from having the only children's hospital in Mississippi to being a major trauma center, you see much or than other areas. I would say the cons would be that some of the instructors aren't very into their work and not hands on or involved with the students making it difficult to learn key skills.