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About University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi is a public, state school in an small town setting in University, MS. University of Mississippi was founded in 1844 and now enrolls around 21,014 students a year, including 16,179 undergrads.

University of Mississippi offers housing for up to 5,106 students. Most students live off campus, either in nearby housing that is not owned by the college, or

University of Mississippi's endowment was valued at $674,153,290 in 2021. The institution spends around $11,793 for each full-time student enrolled. For each full-time professor, there are about 16 undergraduates enrolled at University of Mississippi.

2021 University of Mississippi Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Average GPA 3.6
Mean ACT score 25

University of Mississippi Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi does not offer early decision or early action.

2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Mississippi

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Mississippi. In 2021, University of Mississippi accepted 88% of applicants. Last year, 16,383 students applied to University of Mississippi and 14,421 were admitted. ### University of Mississippi Waitlist

University of Mississippi reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of Mississippi?

University of Mississippi is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Mississippi, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Mississippi Application Requirements

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Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
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GPA and Test Scores for University of Mississippi

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 out of 4.0. The mean ACT score for University of Mississippi students is 25.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Mississippi.

University of Mississippi Waitlist 2021

University of Mississippi reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Does University of Mississippi Require the ACT or SAT?

University of Mississippi is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 24.9% submitted the SAT. 83.5% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at University of Mississippi

Yes! University of Mississippi provides on-campus housing for up to 5,106 students.

University of Mississippi students are active in the school's Chi Alpha, American Medical Student Association and UM American Medical Women Association.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Mississippi.

Financial Aid at University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi meets 76% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Mississippi full-time are awarded $14,218 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is University of Mississippi a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Mississippi

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Mississippi, around 86% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 3,762 students who started at University of Mississippi as first-time freshman, 1,809 graduate within four years.

University of Mississippi's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 67%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for University of Mississippi Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $34,013 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

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Where is University of Mississippi Located?

University of Mississippi is located in the small town setting of University, MS, less than an hour from Memphis.

If you want to see University of Mississippi for yourself, 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 38677

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Mississippi Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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.

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University of Mississippi ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 30

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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 30 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Mississippi. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Mississippi SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

500 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

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University of Mississippi Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Mississippi is like? There are approximately 21,014 students enrolled at University of Mississippi, including 16,179 undergraduate students and 4,835 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 57% percent are from MS and 43% percent of students are from other states.


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