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University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi (colloquially known as Ole Miss) is a public, coeducational research university in Oxford, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1848, the school is composed of the main campus in Oxford, four branch campuses located in Booneville, Grenada, Tupelo, and Southaven, as well as the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. It also operates the University of Mississippi Field Station in Abbeville. 
 
It is both a sea-grant and space-grant institute. Sixty-two percent of undergraduates are from Mississippi and twenty-five percent of all students are minorities. International students come from seventy-four nations. Ole Miss is Mississippi's largest university with a total enrollment of 22,286 in fall 2013. The Oxford campus is the second-largest main campus in the state with a fall 2013 enrollment of 18,423.

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Location

Address
P.O. Box 1848
City
University
State
MS
Zip/Post Code
38677

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
16060
Total Graduate enrollment
2734
In State Tuition Fees
6760
Out State Tuition Fees
17728
ACT Score
27
SAT Score
1200
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.4
Male Female Ratio
44:56
Acceptance Rate
81%
Student Faculty Ratio
19:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Rebel Black Bear
Colors
Harvard Crimson and Yale Blue
Conference
Southeastern

College History

History
The Mississippi Legislature chartered the University of Mississippi on February 24, 1844. The university opened its doors to its first class of 80 students four years later in 1848. For 23 years, the university was Mississippi's only public institution of higher learning, and for 110 years it was the state's only comprehensive university.
 
When the university opened, the campus consisted of only six buildings: two dormitories, two faculty houses, a steward’s hall, and the Lyceum at the center. Constructed from 1846 to 1848, the Lyceum is the oldest building on campus. Originally, the Lyceum housed all of the classrooms and faculty offices of the university. The building’s north and south wings were added in 1903, and the Class of 1927 donated the clock above the eastern portico. The Lyceum is now the home of the university's administration offices. The columned facade of the Lyceum is represented on the official crest of the university, along with the date of establishment.
 
In 1854, the university established the fourth state-supported, public law school in the United States and began offering engineering education.

College Specialty

Specialty

The University of Mississippi's mission 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 oldest university serves the people of Mississippi and the world through a breadth of academic, research, and professional programs.

The University of Mississippi provides an academic experience that emphasizes critical thinking; encourages intellectual depth and creativity; challenges and inspires a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students; provides enriching opportunities outside the classroom; supports lifelong learning; and develops a sense of global responsibility.

Alumni

Alumni

Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner, who also served as the university's Postmaster from 1921 to 1924.United States Senators Trent Lott, Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran earned their undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Mississippi, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen earned a master's degree. Best-selling legal thriller writer John Grisham received his Juris Doctor degree at Ole Miss Law. Former NFL quarterback Archie Manning attended Ole Miss and played football for the Rebels. He met his future wife Delta Gamma Olivia Manning at Ole Miss.

Alumni Association:www.olemissalumni.com

Campus

Campus

University of Mississippi offers a number of student services including women's center, health service, and health insurance. University of Mississippi also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Mississippi.

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