UM

University of Mississippi

617 All American Drive, Oxford, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    473
  • Class Notes
    389
  • Textbook Notes
    22
  • Study Guides
    62
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,618
  • Previously Enrolled
    902

Overview of University of Mississippi (UM)

About this school

The University of Mississippi, founded in 1844, is a comprehensive, public institution. It is of a modest size but has comprehensive academic and student life offerings and is located in Oxford, a town widely acknowledged as one of the country's best college towns. The area is easygoing but surprisingly urbane, with an active arts and music scene. Programs are offered through the College of Liberal Arts, the Law and Medical Centers, and the Schools of Accountancy, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, and Pharmacy. Its 2,500-acre campus is located 70 miles southeast of Memphis.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:18,737
    • Men:8,271 (44.1%)
    • Women:10,466 (55.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (UM)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Mississippi is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
University, MS  38677
Phone
(662) 915-7226
Fax
(662) 915-5869
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 17,416 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 10,263 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 7,153 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,071 (35%) of 14,614 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,907 (33%) of 8,718 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,164 (37%) of 5,896 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 And Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
520-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
550-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
20%
• Score 24 - 29
40%
• Score 18 - 23
36%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UM)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,290|Out-of-state: $23,554
  • Room & Board: - $10,502 (63.56373320421257%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (7.26304321510713%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,820 (29.173223580680304%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Mississippi accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002440
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,873 (73.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,904 (66.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,850 (97.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
354 (19.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$13,656
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,729 (93.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,013
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,204 (65.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,501
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 295 (15.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,404 (36.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,026

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
11,136 (64.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,523 (76.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,251 (96.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,160 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$10,630
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,226 (87.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,954
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,027 (73.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,566
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 871 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4,611 (26.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,805

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,731
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Junior Miss, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,381

Academics & Instruction (UM)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,045

Part-Time Faculty


299

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


62%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 13% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 54% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,290,875

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
259
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Mississippi provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


55.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


60.0%

Programs & Majors (UM)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (65)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Insurance
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Real Estate
  • Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Science, Master of Taxation, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (35)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Promotion
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Taxation

Campus Life (UM)

Location & Geography

Population


4,202

Nearest Metropolitan Area


34,977 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Memphis

Weather


Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 87.8 average high in September
Rain
112 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
70 mile(s) from campus in Memphis
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Oxford
Nearest Train Station
70 mile(s) from campus in Greenwood

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


25% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Colonel Rebel
School Colors
Cardinal red and navy blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Mississippi offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, associated student body, gospel choir, sport clubs, black student union, student programming board

Sororities


44% of women participate

Fraternities


35% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


17,511

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
18,737
Women
10,466
Men
8,271

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.8% Asian
  • 13.0% Black/African-American
  • 3.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.1% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


1.6% from 66 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


4,399

Student Resources (UM)