University of Mississippi: Tuition Fees, Acceptance Rate, Rankings, Courses

The University of Mississippi (byname Ole Miss) is a public research university that is located adjacent to Oxford, Mississippi, and has a medical center in Jackson. It is Mississippi’s oldest public university and its largest by enrollment.

The Mississippi Legislature chartered the university on February 24, 1844, and four years later it admitted its first 80 students. During the Civil War, the university operated as a Confederate hospital and narrowly avoided destruction by Ulysses S. Grant‘s forces. In 1962, during the civil rights movementa race riot occurred on campus when segregationists tried to prevent the enrollment of African American student James Meredith. The university has since taken measures to improve its image. The university is closely associated with writer William Faulkner, and owns and manages his former Oxford home Rowan Oak, which with other on-campus sites Barnard Observatory and Lyceum–The Circle Historic District, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ole Miss is classified as “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. It is one of 33 institutions participating in the National Sea Grant Program, and also participates in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. Its research efforts include the National Center for Physics Acoustics, the National Center for Natural Products Research, and the Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research. The university operates the country’s only federally contracted Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved cannabis facility. It also operates interdisciplinary institutes such as the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Its athletic teams compete as the Ole Miss Rebels in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)’s Southeastern Conference Division I.

The university’s alumni include 27 Rhodes Scholars, 10 governors, 5 US senators, a head of government, and a Nobel Prize Laureate. Other alumni have received honors such as Emmy AwardsGrammy Awards, and Pulitzer Prizes. Its medical center performed the first human lung transplant and animal-to-human heart transplant.


Local tuition 9,044 USD, Domestic tuition 25,886 USD
2020 – 21
University of Mississippi admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 90%. Half the applicants admitted to University of Mississippi have an SAT score between 1025 and 1225 or an ACT score of 21 and 29.

University of Mississippi is ranked #151 out of 443 National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.


in National Universities (tie)


in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)


in Best Value Schools

At schools whose highest degree is a doctorate
Areas of study2021 graduates
Digital communication and media/multimedia8.2%
Registered nursing/registered nurse6.5%
Kinesiology and exercise science4.1%
Marketing/marketing management3.8%
Multi-/interdisciplinary studies3.7%
Biology/biological sciences3.6%
Criminal justice/law enforcement administration3.4%
Elementary education and teaching3.2%
Business administration and management2.5%
Pharmaceutical sciences2.4%
Communication sciences and disorders2.3%
General studies2.2%
Political science and government2.1%
Mechanical engineering2%
Computer and information sciences1.9%
Social work1.8%
Health services/allied health/health sciences1.2%
International relations and affairs1.2%
Public policy analysis1.1%
English language and literature1%
Civil engineering0.9%
Radiologic technology/science – radiographer0.9%
Parks, recreation and leisure facilities management0.7%
Real estate0.7%
Management information systems0.6%
Chemical engineering0.6%
Fine/studio arts0.6%
Electrical and electronics engineering0.6%
Hospitality administration/management0.5%
English/language arts teacher education0.5%
Legal studies0.5%
Dental hygiene/hygienist0.4%
Health/health care administration/management0.4%
Bioengineering and biomedical engineering0.4%
Drama and dramatics/theatre arts0.4%
Clinical laboratory science/medical technology/technologist0.4%
Business/managerial economics0.3%
Spanish language and literature0.3%
Special education and teaching0.3%
Social studies teacher education0.3%
Classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics0.3%
Mathematics teacher education0.2%
Geological/geophysical engineering0.2%
Forensic chemistry0.2%
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial studies0.2%
Chinese language and literature0.2%
Art history, criticism and conservation0.2%
Science teacher education/general science teacher education0.1%
Geology/earth science0.1%
Histologic technology/histotechnologist0.1%
Regional studies (u.s., canadian, foreign)< 0.1%
African-american/black studies< 0.1%
Arabic language and literature< 0.1%
Gerontology< 0.1%
Religion/religious studies< 0.1%
Health information/medical records administration/administrator< 0.1%
Computer engineering< 0.1%
German language and literature< 0.1%
French language and literature< 0.1%

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