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University of Mississippi Overview

University of Mississippi is a public institution located in University, Mississippi. University is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is University of Mississippi Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$32,046 Avg Cost After Aid
90% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Ole Miss is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Ole Miss is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 84% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Ole Miss bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $50,510 a year. That's about 24% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is University of Mississippi?


Contact details for Ole Miss are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Oxford, Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848
Phone: 662-915-7211

How Do I Get Into Ole Miss?

You can apply to Ole Miss online at:

Admission Requirements for Ole Miss

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Ole Miss?

90% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
19% Submit SAT Scores
Since Ole Miss has an acceptance rate of 90%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 19% of students accepted to Ole Miss submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 515 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 605.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 515 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 510 to 605 )
Ole Miss received ACT scores from 75% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 31. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 21 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 19 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Mississippi  ( 21 to 29 )

Can I Afford University of Mississippi?

$32,046 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Ole Miss is $32,046. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Ole Miss, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $9,413 a year. That adds up to $37,652 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ole Miss is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Mississippi Undergraduate Student Diversity

15,040 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,092 undergraduate students at Ole Miss, with 15,040 being full-time and 1,052 being part-time.


There are also 5,111 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 15,040 full-time undergraduates at Ole Miss, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Mississippi students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 306
Black or African American 1,714
Hispanic or Latino 648
White 11,668
International Students 206
Other Races/Ethnicities 498

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at University of Mississippi. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 79 countries are represented at Ole Miss. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Nepal.

Online Learning at University of Mississippi

1,746 Took All Classes Online
11,702 Took At Least One Class Online
12.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 27 master’s degree programs available online at Ole Miss. In 2020-2021, 11,702 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ole Miss has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 13th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Ole Miss

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Mississippi was 12.0%. This is the #1,321 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ole Miss regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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