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University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
The University of Mississippi Library credit: Mmblevin1
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Overview
Public
17,852 Undergraduates
78% Admissions Rate
Town: Remote
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi
University, Mississippi
38677-1848
(662) 915-7211
www.olemiss.edu

The University of Mississippi is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. It is one of the top 145 institutions of higher learning in the United States, and the flagship school of the University of Mississippi system. The Mississippi Legislature founded the school in 1844, and it was the state’s first public university. Today, it sits on more than 2,000 acres of land in a rural setting. Its motto is “Pro scientia et sapientia” or ”For knowledge and wisdom.” Notable alumni include writer James Meredith, football player Eli Manning, author John Grisham, Former United States Senator Thad Cochran, football player Michael Oher, actress Kate Jackson, Former Miss America and actress Mary Ann Mobley, Former United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, football player Charlie Conerly and record producer Glen Ballard. The school’s colors are cardinal red and navy blue, its mascot is the Landshark and its teams are nicknamed the Rebels. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – SEC. Varsity sports offered by the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss, include men’s football, baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis and track and field, and women’s basketball, cross country, rifle, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

Location

The University of Mississippi is an American public research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. Including the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, it is the state's largest university by enrollment. The university was chartered by the Mississippi Legislature on February 24, 1844, and four years later admitted its first enrollment of 80 students. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
44%

Men

56%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

1408

New Transfer Students

Admissions
78%

Acceptance Rate

28%

Enrollment Yield

1000-1230

SAT Range

17,918

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$14,678

Typical Cost

$23,564

Out-Of-State (published)

$8,300

In-State (published)

86%

Recieve Financial Aid

89%

Have Loans

$14,500

Median Debt

Academics
18.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

40

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

118

Doctorates Awareded

Humanities

Top Major

44

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 33 Greek organizations on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Basketball Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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