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University of Mississippi - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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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. The university made my list of the top Mississippi colleges.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 18,794 (16,060 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 93% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,282 (in-state); $16,266 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,200
  • Other Expenses: $4,844
  • Total Cost: $21,526 (in-state); $31,510 (out-of-state)

University of Mississippi Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 81%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 70%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,130
    • Loans: $6,601

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): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Mississippi Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/chancellor/mission.html

"The University of Mississippi is a public, comprehensive, research institution that exists to enhance the educational, economic, healthcare, social and cultural foundations of the state, region, and nation. As the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state and as a Carnegie Research University (high research activity), the institution’s primary functions are the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge through a variety of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and public service activities. The University's main campus at Oxford emphasizes a traditional, residential educational experience, with a central College of Liberal Arts and professional schools of Accountancy, Applied Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, and Pharmacy. Through its breadth of academic and research programs and its strong liberal arts tradition, the Oxford campus serves the educational needs of the entire state and also attracts a high percentage of out-of-state students. The University's regional campuses in Tupelo and Southaven emphasize professional offerings and serve adult and traditional learners in North Mississippi. The University Medical Center in Jackson includes the University Hospitals and Clinics as well as Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Dentistry, and Graduate Studies. <p> The University educates students to assume leadership roles in the state, nation, and world through its nationally recognized programs of undergraduate, graduate, and professional study. Its teaching, research, and service missions are characterized by equal access and equal opportunity to all who qualify."

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