University of Mississippi

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business.

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Ole Miss is renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.

The mission of the University of Mississippi is to create, evaluate, share, and apply knowledge in a free, open, and inclusive environment of intellectual inquiry. Building upon a distinguished foundation in the liberal arts, the state's first comprehensive university serves the people of Mississippi and the world through a breadth of academic, research, professional, and service programs. The University of Mississippi provides an academic experience that emphasizes critical thinking; promotes research and creative achievement to advance society; uses its expertise to engage and transform communities; challenges and inspires a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students; offers enriching opportunities outside the classroom; supports lifelong learning; and develops a sense of global responsibility.

Location

  • Oxford is a small, cultured, southern community (population 27,000)
  • Within driving distance of Memphis, New Orleans, Nashville, Atlanta
  • Oxford, Mississippi has been rated as one of “America’s Coolest College Towns,” according to Travel and Leisure magazine
  • Home of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author, William Faulkner

University of Mississippi Facts

  • 15 academic divisions with over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Ole Miss has been ranked as one of the top 10 Safest Campuses in the Nation (TheDailyBeast.com) and the Most Beautiful Campus (Newsweek)
  • Ole Miss is the flagship university of the state of Mississippi and is ranked as one of 128 research extensive universities in the US by the Carnegie Foundation
  • Notable alumni: John Grisham (author), Gerald McRainey (actor), Archie Manning (athlete), Eli Manning (athlete), Michael Oher (athlete)

Ole Miss Athletics and Hollywood

  • Ole Miss is known for their excellent athletics, especially American football
  • "It's Time" a film about former American football defensive back Chucky Mullins will be released in 2021
  • “The Blind Side” a 2009 biographical dramatic film starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw, tells the story of Michael Oher and his adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Touhy; Oher is a former National Football League (NFL) offensive lineman
  • Other sports are just as successful at Ole Miss, with 6 athletes qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics: Sam Kendricks won a bronze medal in men’s pole vault, Brittney Reese won a silver medal in women’s long jump, and Raven Saunders placed 5th in women’s shot put; also competing were Gwen Berry in women’s hammer throw, Antwon Hicks in men’s 110-meter hurdles, and Ricky Robertson in men’s high jump

Cost per Semester

Total Estimated Cost (USD)

$20,554

Base Tuition Fee

$4,467

Non-Resident Tuition Fee

$8,421

International Study Fee

$100

Housing (optional)

$3,257

Housing Application Fee (optional)

$75

Meal Plan (optional)

$2,314

Mandatory Health Insurance

$1,160

Books

$600

Miscellaneous Service/Health Fees

$160

Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change

 

Application Materials and Requirements

By mail:

  • Online application
  • official transcripts/degree certificates
  • copy of English language proficiency scores (exceptions apply)
  • Affidavit of financial support and official bank statment
  • copy of passport information page, if possible

Directly by Testing Center:

  • Official English language proficiency test scores
  • Official SAT/ACT scores (only required if graduating from US high school)

Scholarships

1. For international Freshman Students who graduated from high school outside of the USA:

• International students who are recruited by and apply directly to the university as degree-seeking undergraduate students, and who will hold a temporary visa/status in the USA will be considered for International Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES-INTL). They are generally offered on the basis of a student’s academic merit; they vary according to a student’s earned high school grades (minimum 3.25 out of 4), availability of funding, underrepresented country designation, and English proficiency scores.
• Scholarships range from $23,454- to $3,900-, or approx. 95% to 15% of undergraduate tuition (= the cost of base and non-resident tuition); or from 55% to 9% of the total cost of study (= the cost of tuition, housing, meals, books, health insurance, etc.)
• Scholarships are generally offered for enrollment starting with a fall term, are non-deferrable and non-transferable, though are renewable, provided academic progression and grade requirements are met, and lawful presence in the USA is maintained. Students may be awarded the scholarship for a total of 4 academic years towards a first bachelor’s degree only.
• Scholarships are generally credited towards non-resident fees and resident tuition fees. They may be combined with other scholarships, but may not exceed the full non-resident fee or resident tuition.
• International students who are externally funded (e.g. by their government) may not qualify for these scholarships.
• Students who apply through OMI are not eligible for International Academic Excellence scholarships

2. For International Freshman Students who graduated from high school within the USA:

• International students, regardless of immigration status, who graduate from U.S. high schools may qualify for Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES). They must meet the same admission and scholarship eligibility requirements as do their U.S. counterparts. For more information, see information available at the Office of Financial Aid.
• Scholarships vary according to Mississippi or non-Mississippi resident status, as well as according to earned high school grades and SAT/ACT scores.
• Scholarships are non-deferrable and non-transferrable, though are renewable, provided academic progression and grade requirements are met. Students may be awarded the scholarship for a total of 4 academic years towards a first bachelor’s degree only.
• Scholarships are generally credited towards non-resident fees and resident tuition fees. They may be combined with other scholarships, but may not exceed the full non-resident fee or resident tuition.

3. For International Transfer Students

• International students who transfer from Universities within or outside of the USA may qualify for International Undergraduate Student Scholarships (IUSS).
• Scholarships are based on available funding, earned university/college grades and evidence of English proficiency.
• Scholarships are credited towards non-resident fees. They may be combined with other scholarships, but will only be applied to the non-resident portion of tuition.
• Scholarships are non-deferrable and non-transferrable, though are renewable, provided academic progression and grade requirements are met, and valid legal status is maintained. Students may be awarded the scholarship for a total of 4 academic years towards a first bachelor’s degree only.
• International students who are externally funded (e.g. by their government) may not qualify for these scholarships.

4. For Intensive English Program (ESL) Students

  • A variety of scholarships are offered for students who need English language study.
  • Scholarships range from $250-$4750 each semester.
  • Students must complete the IEP application and the scholarship application in order to be considered for a scholarship.
  • Scholarships are non-deferrable and non-transferrable, though are renewable provided academic progression and grade requirements are met.

Information above is subject to change without notice.

 

Contact University of Mississippi Now

Tuition

$10,000 — $15,000 Semester

Fast facts

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Affiliation

Public

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Top Programs

Accounting, Journalism, Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Type of School

University

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  • School Size

    Large
  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed
  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes
  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes
  • Setting

    Small/College town
  • Accreditation and Certification

    CEA, EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member, SACS, SACSCOC, AACSB, ABET
  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory
  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6+, TOEFL: 79+, Cambridge English: 170+, PTE Academic: 50+

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