University of Mississippi

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The University of Mississippi, often referred to as “Ole Miss”, is a publicly funded and operated, co-ed, research university located in the college town of Oxford, Mississippi. In addition to its main campus in Oxford, the University has satellite campuses (four in total) located in the cities of Southhaven, Booneville, Tupelo, and Grenada. Ole Miss is also home to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), the health sciences campus located in Jackson and the only academic health science center in Mississippi.

Ole Miss is one of only a handful of space-grant and sea-grant higher education institutions in the United States. About two-thirds of students who attend Ole Miss are from the state of Mississippi. The remaining one-third come from across the United States and over 74 foreign countries. With a total annual enrollment of roughly 22,000 students, Ole Miss is the largest university in the state. 17,000 of the school’s students attend its main campus in Oxford, and roughly 4,000 attend one of its other four branch campuses. The University has a pretty diverse student population.


Between the university’s five campuses, Ole Miss employs nearly 3,300 full-time employees. Ole Miss is the largest employer in the region and contributes quite a bit to the local economy. Eight of ten faculty at Ole Miss have either a doctoral degree or terminal degree in their academic field of expertise. The student-to-faculty ratio at Ole Miss is about 18:1–not bad for such a large school–and most classes have 20 students or less.

Ole Miss offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in many academic fields and disciplines. Some of the more popular fields of study at Ole Miss include Elementary Education and Teaching; Finance; Marketing/Marketing Management; Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Business Administration and Management. Over 80% of freshmen return to Ole Miss after their first year at the University.

Academic Schools and Colleges

Academic schools and colleges at Ole Miss, located at the university’s main campus in Oxford, and responsible for granting undergraduate and graduate degrees.

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Graduate School
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Education
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Law
  • School of Journalism and New Media

Ole Miss also has several academic colleges that operate through the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson. These include the following:

  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing (with a division also at the Oxford campus)
  • School of Health Related Professions
  • School of Medicine

UMMC is the only medical education center in Mississippi. It is also a world-renowned research institution. It is where the world’s first human lung transplant surgery was performed. In 1964, researchers at UMMC also performed the first heart transplant from an animal (chimpanzee) to a human. Other research projects addressed at the center include freshwater ecosystems and medical marijuana. In fact, the center runs the only legal medical marijuana farm in the nation.

General Information

Admission Office

145 Martindale

PO BOX 1848

University, MS 38677-1848

(662) 915-7226

(800) 653-6477

Fax: (662) 915-5869

[email protected]

Contact: Charlotte Fant

Director of Admissions and Registrar
Main Address

PO Box 1848

University, MS 38677-1848

(662) 915-7226

Total undergrads: 12,762

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,377

Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,609

Graduate enrollment: 1,865


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Out-of-state application fee: $50

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 83%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Southern Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Insurance/Risk Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Geological Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistant B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Forensic Technologies B
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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