University of Mississippi Review

The University of Mississippi, located in the city of Oxford, MS, is a public research university. Academic programs at the university are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas such as counselor education, criminal justice, pharmacology and chemical engineering.

University of Mississippi Overview

The University of Mississippi (UM), also known as Ole Miss, was established in 1848 as one of the first chartered public universities in the state. The university population of approximately 17,000 is comprised of students from the Oxford, Booneville, Southaven, Tupelo and medical center campuses.

In 2009, Forbes Magazine ranked UM among the nation's top 25 public universities. The university houses more than 3,000 students in its 12 residence halls, fraternity and sorority houses and two apartment complexes. UM is also home to a number of recreational, professional and international campus organizations.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

UM admission decisions for prospective freshmen students are typically based on the college preparatory curriculum; the minimum standardized test score requirements are available on the university's website. Graduate applicants will work with graduate school admissions and representatives from their desired program during the application process. The university offers an early admission option to applicants. Virtual advising is available for admissions, enrollment, financial aid and tuition information.

Campus Learning Environment and Facilities

The University of Mississippi Library system has over 1.2 million volumes and more than 35,000 serial and periodical subscriptions, electronic journals and databases. Library materials are available through the university's secure network. Campus computer labs offer text scanning, printing and up-to-date software, all of which can be used for course assignments, group projects and individual research.

The university writing center, available for undergraduate and graduate students, offers writing instruction, library research information, empirical interview tips and a variety of other workshops. There is a student-faculty ratio of 18:1.

Schools and Colleges at the University of Mississippi

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • School of Journalism and New Media
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Education
  • Graduate School
  • School of Law
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • Honors College
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Health Related Professions

Contact Information

  • Address: University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677
  • Phone Number: (662) 915-7211