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University of Mississippi Student Life

University of Mississippi is on a 3,603-acre campus in a small town setting in University, MS, not far from Memphis. University of Mississippi has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Mississippi also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Mississippi has a thriving Chi Alpha. In fact, more students participate in Chi Alpha than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Mississippi include American Medical Student Association, UM American Medical Women Association, Chi Omega Sorority and Delta Delta Delta Sorority.

The University of Mississippi community comes together each year for Ole Miss Big Event, RebelTHON.

University of Mississippi Housing

University of Mississippi offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most University of Mississippi students live off campus. In 2021, 25% of undergrads at University of Mississippi lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 75% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Mississippi. There are 5,106 spots available in on-campus housing for all 16,179 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 4,331 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.University of Mississippi does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

University of Mississippi Athletics

At University of Mississippi there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Mississippi:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Club Teamsheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Golf Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at University of Mississippi

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Mississippi is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Mississippi campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

University of Mississippi offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, University of Mississippi has LiveSafe App, security guards for dorms, security cameras for dorms, parking garages/lots; license plate recognition devices.

Plan a Visit to University of Mississippi

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to University of Mississippi, take Interstate 55 to University, MS. If you need to fly, book your flight to Memphis International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in MS you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of Mississippi's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

University of Mississippi Students

59%

Women

41%

Men

92%

Full Time

8%

Part Time

57%

In State

43%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

77%

12%

4%

2%

2%

1%

0.26%

0.25%

0.06%

Undergraduate Students

16,179

Graduate Students

4,835

Non-Resident / International Students

202

University of Mississippi Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

21,014

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

88%

Tuition and Fees

In State

Unknown

Out-of-State

$25,100

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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