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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
16,179
Undergraduates
6,796
Men - 42%
9,384
Women - 58%
4,835
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
88% of 16,383 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.6
SAT Math
500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
510-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
Not reported
Tuition and Fees
$25,100
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$14,218
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,013
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,124
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
26%
20-29
29%
30-39
7%
40-49
6%
50-99
13%
Over 100
4%
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University Population
4,202
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Memphis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
25% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Colonel Rebel
Sororities
43% of women participate
Fraternities
32% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
2.2%
Black/African-American
12.6%
Hispanic/Latino
4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
78.2%
Unknown
0.3%
International Students
1.2% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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