University of Mississippi Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of Mississippi Admissions Overview:

The University of Mississippi, with an acceptance rate of 79%, is neither highly selective nor open to all applicants. Students applying to Ole Miss will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores. For complete instructions, be sure to visit the school's website, or get in touch with the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2015):

University of Mississippi Description:

The University of Mississippi at Oxford, better known as "Ole Miss," is the second largest university in the state of Mississippi (Mississippi State University is the largest). Ole Miss was also the first publicly funded university in the state to be awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious undergraduate honor society. The campus houses 30 different research centers, and high achieving students should check out the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College where they can be challenged by smaller classes and dedicated faculty.

In athletics, the Ole Miss Rebels compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, soccer, tennis, track and field, and golf. The university made my list of the top Mississippi colleges.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 23,212 (18,785 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,744 (in-state); $22,012 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,002
  • Other Expenses: $4,660
  • Total Cost: $23,606 (in-state); $37,874 (out-of-state)

University of Mississippi Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 77%
    • Loans: 44%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,826
    • Loans: $7,817

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, Exercise Science, Family and Consumer Sciences, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Pharmacy, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Rifle, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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