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University of Mississippi

University, MS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate97%

University of Mississippi Admissions

University of Mississippi is moderately difficult to get into. Around 97% of applicants get into University of Mississippi each year. Out of 22,311 applications received in 2023, 21,727 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to University of Mississippi, the fee for the application is $65.

University of Mississippi Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of University of Mississippi's admissions stats.

University of Mississippi 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24%
Mean SAT Score 1134
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 19%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 70%
Waitlist No

University of Mississippi Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Mississippi.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to University of Mississippi?

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

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Mississippi Admissions

How To Get Into University of Mississippi

Getting into University of Mississippi is moderately difficult. University of Mississippi evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, University of Mississippi accepted 97% of students, about 21,727 of the 22,311 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Mississippi, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to University of Mississippi

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does University of Mississippi Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Mississippi

What does University of Mississippi consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Class Rank Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with University of Mississippi for more information on admission factors.

University of Mississippi Application Requirements

To apply to University of Mississippi, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with University of Mississippi's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Mississippi?

Students admitted to University of Mississippi have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 40% submitted a class rank. At University of Mississippi 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Mississippi, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 31.28%
3.75 and 3.99 19.55%
3.50 and 3.74 16.4%
3.25 and 3.49 12.4%
3.00 and 3.24 8.57%
2.50 and 2.9 9.04%
2.00 and 2.49 2.49%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Mississippi directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

In 2022, 19% of University of Mississippi's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 70% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Mississippi?

To be competitive with other University of Mississippi applicants, you should strive to score between 1040 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Mississippi 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Mississippi student is 1134.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Mississippi students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Mississippi students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Mississippi, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Mississippi's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Mississippi students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to University of Mississippi

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Mississippi. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Mississippi during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Mississippi Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Mississippi?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Mississippi.

Does University of Mississippi accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Mississippi accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Mississippi accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does University of Mississippi accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ University of Mississippi accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Mississippi?

❌ No, University of Mississippi is test optional, so you can make the call whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is University of Mississippi's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for University of Mississippi is 97%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Mississippi?

❌ University of Mississippi does not offer early decision.

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University of Mississippi Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into University of Mississippi? University of Mississippi is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Mississippi acceptance rate is 97%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1220


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1220 and Above


1040 to 1220


1040 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Mississippi students is 1134. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Mississippi, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Mississippi.

University of Mississippi GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Mississippi, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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