University of Mississippi

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $10,000 — $15,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Accounting, Engineering, Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6+, TOEFL: 79+, Cambridge English: 170+, PTE Academic: 50+, Duolingo: 110+

  • Social Media

University of Mississippi's home town of Oxford has been named "Best Small College Town" of 2024 by 'USA TODAY'



Your legacy begins at the University of Mississippi. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law, and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Ole Miss is represented by students from over 90 different countries and is renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning, and opportunities for community action.

The University of Mississippi provides an academic experience that emphasizes critical thinking; promotes research and creative achievement to advance society; uses its expertise to engage and transform communities; challenges and inspires a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students; offers enriching opportunities outside the classroom; supports lifelong learning; and develops a sense of global responsibility.

Ole Miss has a strong network of alumni and industry connections, providing students with excellent career opportunities. The university’s career services center assists students in finding internships, job placements, and networking opportunities to kickstart their professional journey. 


Oxford is a small, cultured, Southern community with a population of around 27,000. Oxford, Mississippi has been rated as one of "America's Coolest College Towns," according to Travel and Leisure magazine. Oxford is also the home of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author, William Faulkner. New arriving international students enjoy a free pickup from the Memphis International Airport, just over an hour away from campus. Weekend getaways are easy! Ole Miss is within driving distance to Memphis, New Orleans, Nashville, Atlanta, and so many more popular places.

University of Mississippi Facts

  • 15 academic divisions with 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. On game days, the Grove, a 10-acre green space in the heart of campus, transforms into a lively and vibrant scene, attracting thousands of fans who come to enjoy pre-game festivities. It is renowned for its traditional "Grove tailgating," where fans set up elaborate tents, decorate them with Ole Miss colors, and gather to socialize, eat, and celebrate before football games. The atmosphere is filled with excitement, school spirit, and a sense of community. Ole Miss football is the inspiration behind the Hollywood films:

  • "It's Time" a film about former American football defensive back Chucky Mullins
  • “The Blind Side” a 2009 biographical dramatic film starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw, tells the story of Michael Oher and how he became an Ole Miss football player. Oher is a former National Football League (NFL) offensive lineman

Other sports are just as successful at Ole Miss, with 6 athletes qualifying for the 2016 and 2021 Summer Olympics. Women's Golf won the National Championship in 2021, Men's Baseball won the National Championship in 2022, and the Women's Basketball made it to the "sweet sixteen" of the NCAA tournament in 2023 and the second round in 2024. 


Mississippi Premier Scholarship

  • Total Scholarship: $25,068 per year for 4 years
  • 93.5% of tuition per year
  • Qualification: 3.9 - 4.0 GPA on US Scale
  • A limited number of scholarships per country of origin are available at the Premier level.

Mississippi Champion Scholarship

  • Total Scholarship: $12,000 per year for 4 years
  • 45% of tuition per year
  • Qualification: 3.75 - 3.89 GPA on US Scale

Mississippi Magnolia Scholarship

  • Total Scholarship: $9,500 per year for 4 years
  • 35.4% of tuition per year
  • Qualification: 3.5 - 3.74 GPA on US Scale

Mississippi Legacy Scholarship

  • Total Scholarship: $5,000 per year for 4 years
  • 18.6% of tuition per year
  • Qualification: 3.25 - 3.49 GPA on US Scale

Undergraduate Application Materials and Requirements

  • Online application (Online UM Application or Common App) 

  • Application Fee ($70 US) - Payable upon completion of the application online. Unfortunately, we cannot waive the application fee, and we cannot process your application for admission without the fee being paid

  • High School Transcript(s) - Transcripts can be submitted by email to We consider transcripts official when they are sent directly from a high school counselor or school official or through Common App.

  • English Test Score - English proficiency can be demonstrated in many ways. Please see our current list of accepted tests, waivers, and scores on our website, click the button below and navigate to the International page or contact us using the form on this page.

Graduate Application Materials and Requirements

  • Graduate admissions are decentralized, and each department sets the application requirements and admission standards. Students are admitted based on a holistic review of the completed application. 

          Apply For Graduate School Now! Click the button below and navigate to the Graduate School section on our site, or contact us using the form on this page.

University of Mississippi

331 Martindale
PO Box 1848
University MS 38677-1848
P: 001-662-915-7404
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