University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi Admissions and School Information

The University of Mississippi is a 4-year, public educational institution located in Oxford. Currently, the school offers degrees in English, pharmacy, business administration and many other areas.

About the University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi, founded in 1848, serves a student population of 15,289. Also known as 'Ole Miss' the university has satellite campuses in Tupelo, Booneville and Southhaven.

Many of the undergraduate students enrolled at the university already reside in the state of Mississippi. The school colors are Yale blue and Harvard crimson; they are worn by the school's Division I athletes.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend a campus tour so they can learn more about the university, its degree programs and financial aid packages. An application with SAT or ACT scores is required for admission to the university. Early admission requires applicants to have a minimum ACT score of 25 and a 3.5 GPA on all college preparatory courses. Admission standards for first-time applicants are due to change in the Summer of 2012 and future applicants should check with the University of Mississippi website to note the upcoming changes.

Colleges of the University of Mississippi

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

The Sally McDonnel Barksdale Honors College was founded in 1997 but has its roots in the honors education program that began in 1952. The college goal is to provide the best students enrolled at the university with an opportunity to pursue projects and apply for fellowships. Students enrolled at the college can also apply for scholarships such as the McDonnell-Barksdale Honors Scholarship and the Harold Parker Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts has degree programs in English, political science, physics, economics and many other areas. Scholarships are available from the College of Liberal Arts, but only for students in a few select departments. Some of these departments include art, political science, music, modern languages and classics.

Graduate School

The Graduate School at the University of Mississippi provides applicants with information on the various graduate programs that are offered. Prospective students can receive information on financial aid and costs, deadlines and health insurance requirements. Students enrolled at the Graduate School can also connect with other students through school-supported groups, which include the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association.

Patterson School of Accountancy

Established in 1979, the Patterson School of Accountancy offers bachelor's and master's degree programs. Students enrolled in the school may access computer laboratories and two national research centers, the National EDP Audit Archival Center and the National Tax History Research Center. The centers provide students with the opportunity to research topics such as the legislative history of income tax and information technology auditing.

School of Applied Sciences

The School of Applied Sciences has undergraduate degree programs in criminal justice, paralegal studies, communication sciences and disorders and many other areas. The school's goal is to graduate students prepared to become leaders in the fields of human health and well-being. The school also houses two research laboratories and three research centers. The Center for Speech and Hearing works to advance understanding of communication disorders and develop ideas and practices that may further treatment and rehabilitation.

School of Business Administration

The School of Business Administration has degree programs in marketing, management, information systems and finance and has strong corporate relationships with companies such as WalMart, Acxiom, FedEx and IBM Consulting Services. These companies and many others recruit workers from the business students at Ole Miss. The school is also home to the Mississippi Small Business Development Center, which helps community members learn the skills and resources needed to open a business.

School of Education

The School of Education is made up of the Department of Leadership and Counselor Education and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The school also houses a number of centers and special programs in education. The Mississippi Teacher Corps program focuses on providing public schools with University of Mississippi teaching students. Students who complete the program earn a master's degree in education.

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering confers degrees in six areas of engineering and computer science and has 11 research centers and institutes. Some of these research centers include the Center for Wireless Communications, Center for Manufacturing Excellence and the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute. The Center for Manufacturing Excellence, established in partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation, has the goal of bringing together the schools of business and accountancy, engineering and liberal arts in order to provide students with managerial and technical skills.

Meek School of Journalism and New Media

Established in 1947, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media Department of Journalism offers students the opportunity to choose concentrations in print journalism, magazine service journalism, broadcast journalism and public relations. The field of journalism has changed a lot since the advent of the Internet, and the Department of Journalism has addressed this change by incorporating new forms of media into the journalism curriculum.

School of Law

The University of Mississippi School of Law offers certificate programs in air and space law and criminal law in addition to the Juris Doctor program. There are also 11 programs and legal centers at the law school. The Mississippi Innocence Project provides legal advice and support to Mississippi state prisoners who believe they have been wrongfully convicted. Students involved with the project meet with clients, file and argue pleadings and interview witnesses.

School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy, which was founded in 1908, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in pharmacology, pharmaceuticals, pharmacy administration and pharmacy practice. In addition to these programs, the School of Pharmacy has two types of residency training programs. The first is a series of specialty residencies that include infectious diseases and ambulatory primary care and prepare pharmacy practitioners for specialized practice areas. The second type of residency is the general pharmacy practice residency, which has been developed according to standards from the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.

University Medical Center

The Medical Center was established in 1950, but a medical school was firts established on the Ole Miss Oxford campus in 1903. The University Medical Center is now located in Jackson, the state capital, and is also home to schools of health related professions, dentistry, nursing and graduate studies. The university hospital and clinics are housed within the Medical Center as well.

Contact Information

  • Address: Oxford, MS 38667
  • Phone Number: (662) 915-7211