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University of Mississippi

University, MS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

About University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi Overview

University of Mississippi is a public, state school in a small town setting in University, MS. University of Mississippi was founded in 1844 and the school currently enrolls around 21,203 students per year, which includes 16,092 undergrads. University of Mississippi provides on-campus housing for up to 5,027 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at University of Mississippi!

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? University of Mississippi students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? University of Mississippi has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of Mississippi has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Mississippi on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Mississippi Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 18.7%
In-State Tuition $9,072
Out-of-State $26,292
Percent of Need Met 75%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,741

Is University of Mississippi a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what University of Mississippi offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Mississippi

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Mississippi. Around 90% of applicants get into University of Mississippi each year. Out of 19,531 applications received in 2022, 17,512 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Mississippi

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 88% of students who start at University of Mississippi come back the next year. Around 68% of students who started at University of Mississippi earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook University of Mississippi Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from University of Mississippi by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with University of Mississippi directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of Mississippi's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Mississippi's endowment was $859.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $11,859 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Mississippi

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of Mississippi meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,741 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $33,990 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Mississippi.

Based on this information, is University of Mississippi the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Mississippi a good school for you?

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Where is University of Mississippi?

University of Mississippi is located in the small town setting of University, MS, in the suburbs of Memphis.

If you want to see University of Mississippi for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 55 to University, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Memphis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Mississippi and University are like without leaving home.

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College Info

P.O. Box 1848 University, MS 38655

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Mississippi Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Mississippi is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Mississippi is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Mississippi ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


21 to 29


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Mississippi is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Mississippi. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Mississippi SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

510 - 605


Reading SAT Range

515 - 620

University of Mississippi Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Mississippi is like? There are approximately 21,203 students enrolled at University of Mississippi, including 16,092 undergraduate students and 5,111 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 54% percent are from MS and 46% percent of students are from other states.


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