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University of Mississippi Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to University of Mississippi, the fee for the application costs $40.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

University of Mississippi Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of Mississippi 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 23%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24.9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 83.5%
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Applying Early to University of Mississippi?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

How To Get Into University of Mississippi

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

In 2021, University of Mississippi accepted 88% of students, around 14,421 of the 16,383 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.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to University of Mississippi?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Mississippi

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

University of Mississippi 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Mississippi must submit the following items. Double 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

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, 33% submitted a class rank. At University of Mississippi 23% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 77% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Mississippi, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 33%
3.75 and 3.99 18.44%
3.50 and 3.74 16.23%
3.25 and 3.49 11.99%
3.00 and 3.24 9.07%
2.50 and 2.9 8.87%
2.00 and 2.49 1.69%

University of Mississippi does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 24.9% of University of Mississippi's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 83.5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Mississippi?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Mississippi students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 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 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Mississippi?

To be most competitive at University of Mississippi, you should strive to earn between 22 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Mississippi's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 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.

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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
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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

University of Mississippi accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

University of Mississippi is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is University of Mississippi's acceptance rate?

University of Mississippi's acceptance rate is 88%.

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University of Mississippi Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

88%

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 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

22 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above

Good

22 to 30

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

500 - 610

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

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University of Mississippi GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.6

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.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

21,014

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

88%

Tuition and Fees

In State

Unknown

Out-of-State

$25,100

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Application Deadline

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