University of Mississippi

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Accounting, Journalism, Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member, SACS

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: No requirements, IELTS: No requirements

  • Social Media

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Mississippi, more commonly known as Ole Miss, is located in beautiful Oxford, Mississippi. The IEP offers English language instruction to, and promotes global citizenship among, individuals from the University of Mississippi and surrounding community. Under the academic oversight of the Department of Modern Languages, the IEP offers credit and non-credit academic programs, community service initiatives, and cultural activities. Committed to providing innovative and state-of-the-art curricula, classroom materials, and teaching methods, the IEP supports the University of Mississippi’s overall mission and its goal of developing a sense of global responsibility.

The IEP offers five levels of instruction from Beginning to Advanced Plus. Each level of instruction is designed to be completed in one semester (16-weeks) and consists of courses in four core skill areas, as well as content-based courses that have been designed to meet student needs. Classes meet 3 or 4 days a week for a total of 18-20 hours of intensive instruction each week. Student at the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels are required to take courses in speaking and listening, reading, writing, and grammar, as well as two to three content courses, which could include courses in American culture, conversation, and pronunciation. Students at the Advanced Plus level take courses designed to introduce them to academic work in American universities, including, but not limited to, English for academic purposes, English in the sciences, business English, literature written in English, and southern studies.


  • Oxford is a small, cultured, southern community (population 21,000)
  • Within driving distance of Memphis, New Orleans, Nashville, Atlanta
  • Oxford, Mississippi has been rated as one of “America’s Coolest College Towns,” according to Travel and Leisure magazine
  • Home of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author, William Faulkner

IEP Highlights

  • Small classes
  • All courses are credit-bearing
  • Qualified, caring faculty hold graduate degrees in TESOL
  • Students who successfully complete our Advanced Plus level are eligible for admission into the University without a TOEFL or IELTS score
  • Member of UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs) and EnglishUSA (American Association of Intensive English Programs)
  • Public, co-educational
  • Access to university facilities and events
  • On-campus and off-campus housing available

University of Mississippi Facts

  • Founded in 1848
  • 15 academic divisions and 21,500+ students in over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Ole Miss has been ranked as one of the top 10 Safest Campuses in the Nation ( and the Most Beautiful Campus (Newsweek)
  • Ole Miss is the flagship university of the state of Mississippi and is ranked as one of 128 research extensive universities in the US by the Carnegie Foundation
  • Notable alumni: John Grisham (author), Gerald McRainey (actor), Archie Manning (athlete), Eli Manning (athlete), Michael Oher (athlete)

Ole Miss Athletics and Hollywood

  • Ole Miss is known for their excellent athletics, especially American football
  • “It’s Time,” a film about former American football defensive back Chucky Mullins will be released in 2018
  • “The Blind Side,” a 2009 biographical dramatic film starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw, tells the story of Michael Oher and his adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Touhy; Oher is now a National Football League (NFL) offensive lineman
  • Other sports are just as successful at Ole Miss, with 6 athletes qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics: Sam Kendricks won a bronze medal in men’s pole vault, Brittney Reese won a silver medal in women’s long jump, and Raven Saunders placed 5th in women’s shot put; also competing were Gwen Berry in women’s hammer throw, Antwon Hicks in men’s 110-meter hurdles, and Ricky Robertson in men’s high jump

Cost per Semester

Total Estimated Cost (USD)


Application Fee (due with application)




International Study Fee


Housing (optional)


Housing Application Fee (optional)


Meal Plan (optional)


Mandatory Health Insurance


Mandatory Tuberculosis Screening


Mandatory Materials Fee (covering all books)

included in tuition

University Capital Improvement Fee


Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change

Short-Term Programs Available

  • Can be designed for groups of 8 or more participants
  • Flexible start and end dates
    • 2-8 weeks
    • 4-6 hours of intensive instruction daily
    • specialized, flexible curricula
    • flexible content
    • abundance of trips and activities

Application Materials and Requirements

  • Must have completed secondary school
  • IEP application, found online or download from our website
  • Financial certification form (download from our website)
  • Declaration of family traveling with student
  • US $125 application fee, non-refundable
  • copy of passport information page, if possible


  • Refer-A-Friend  ($500)
  • Materials Scholarship ($300, covering books)
  • Brenda Hales Honorary Tuition Reduction Scholarship (20% off tuition)
  • Jonatas Lima Memorial Scholarship (full tuition and fees waived)

Admission to the IEP does not guarantee admission to the University of Mississippi.

University of Mississippi

620 All American Dr
PO Box 1848
University MS 38677-1848
P: 001-662-915-1560
EnglishUSA Member UCIEP Member
For more information: University of Mississippi