"Ole Miss," The University of Mississippi in Oxford, isn't painfully selective, but students will need to show promise to get in. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The majority of students who got in had high school GPAs of "B-" or higher, SAT scores (M+CR+W) of 1400 or higher, and ACT composite scores over 20. Numbers a little higher than this lower range improve your chances of getting in.
You'll notice a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the blue and green on the left side of the graph. Some students with grades and standardized test scores on target for Ole Miss did not get in. On the flip side, quite a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because the University of Mississippi admissions process is not entirely quantitative. Grades and test scores play the largest role in the process, but Ole Miss is looking for a challenging college preparatory curriculum, not just good grades. Also, admission standards vary for in-state and out-of-state applicants. Finally, in some situations Ole Miss will take into consideration a student's extracurricular activities, community service, work experiences, and special life circumstances.
To learn more about the University of Mississippi, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- University of Mississippi Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?
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