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4 College Sophomore

Academics: We're prolly the best academic school in mississippi !

4 College Freshman

Academics: There is a lot of work in my major, but the teachers are very willing to assist!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There is a great selection of majors to choose from.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I absolutely love my major and once you get through the weed out classes, tons of opportunities are presented for you and people are always there to help. One program that I am focusing on is the Ole Miss MBA program. I have already talked with a few people in charge of the MBA program and they couldn't be happier to help me. The student care that we get from the faculty and staff is ridiculous. I often become really good friends with all my teachers and even hangout with a few in social settings.

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3 College Senior

Academics: Academics are great, but the school itself seems to care more about athletics.


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If you ask a student at any college, they will probably tell you most entry-level and required classes are boring. This is true at Ole Miss—the basic 100-level classes are “weed-out” classes. They’re not fun in any way, shape, or form. The great thing about Ole Miss is that the school has made sure to keep the professors, not graduate students, in charge of these classes. Once you make it past those 100-level classes, it’s smooth sailing. Classes get more interesting, instructors get more fun, and the subject matter becomes something you enjoy, as it’s more tailored to your interests.

Since instructors have the luxury of teaching small classes, they are able to make time for each individual student. At large universities, you may become just a number, but at Ole Miss you are a person with a name, face, and individual needs. Because of the small class sizes, students find it less intimidating to ask questions or see their teachers outside class. As you progress into the upper-level classes, you will meet students who are in the same major as you. This allows you to form study groups and discuss subject matter outside the classroom for a clearer understanding of the material. Some may choose to do as little as possible in a class, and that’s exactly what they will get out of it. Others will choose to put in a lot of time and effort, and it’s these students who gain lifelong knowledge from their classes. In some cases, Ole Miss professors become lifelong friends who can help you achieve your goals and assist you when it comes time to apply for graduate school or a job.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 46%
  • 20 to 49 Students: 40%
  • 50 or More Students: 15%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Pharmacy
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 3%
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Elementary Education: 3%
  • Psychology: 2%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
  • The Grove
  • The Library
  • The Union
  • Weir Hall
Tips to Succeed
  • Actually read the books that are assigned.
  • Don't be scared to do something or sign up for something you haven't done before. College is about growing up and having new experiences.
  • Don't believe the stereotypes. Students like to party, but that's not all they're about.
  • Don't forget to call your professors with doctoral degrees "doctor."
  • Don't wait until the last minute to write papers.
  • Get involved on and off campus
  • Go to class!
  • Have a good time, but don't overdo it.
  • If you don't understand something, ask your professor questions. They can't read your mind.
  • If you know that you're going to stay up late and not get up in the morning, don't take 8 a.m. classes.
  • Make friends in your classes so you can get notes from them if you miss a day.
  • Take a walk around campus to learn where all the buildings are.
  • Talk to your professors outside of class.
Did You Know?
  • Ole Miss is the largest employer in Lafayette County, with 2,369 full-time employees on the Oxford campus, including 697 full-time faculty members.
  • Among other things, the J.D. Williams Library features the Hall of Mississippi Writers, the William Faulkner Room, and the world-famous Music/Blues Archive.
  • Ole Miss has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars and 13 Truman Scholars.
  • Ole Miss broke new ground by being the first public university in Mississippi, one of the first Southern colleges to admit women, and the first medical facility to perform a lung transplant after UM Medical Center surgeons used a chimpanzee's heart to save the life of a terminally ill man.
  • The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College was named one of the nation's three finest by Reader's Digest.
  • The Taylor Medal, the University's highest academic honor, is awarded to less than one percent of the student body each year.
  • The second annual Academic Bowl Championship Series by Higher Ed Watch ranked Ole Miss as the top SEC school and No.13 in the nation.

Student Polls

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 19 responses

  • 35% Eli Manning - quarterback for the New York Giants
  • 16% Bill Parsons - head of NASA's spaceship programs
  • 8% Susan Sugarbaker - fictional character, "Designing Women"
  • 8% Jennifer Gillom - Olympic gold medalist, basketball
  • 6% Leonard McCoy (Class of 2249, MD 2253) - "Star Trek" character
  • 6% Lt. Gen. James E. Sherrard III - Air Force Reserves
  • 4% Lenore L. Prather - first woman on Mississippi Supreme Court
  • 2% Reuben V. Anderson - Mississippi Supreme Court justice
  • 2% Larry Speakes - former White House press secretary
  • 2% Archie Manning - former NFL quarterback
  • 2% Robert Khayat - former NFL kicker
  • 2% Archie Manning
  • 2% John Grishom
  • 2% Ernest Hemingway
  • 2% James Meredith
  • 2% Shephard Smith
  • 0% Eddie Fritts - president, National Association of Broadcasters
  • 0% Jeanne Shaheen - New Hampshire's first female governor
  • 0% David Molpus - reporter on National Public Radio
  • 0% Mike Moore - former Mississippi Attorney General

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 53 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 58 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 9 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 9 responses

  • 33% This was my dream school.
  • 67% This was one of my top choices.
  • 0% This was a school I settled for (safety school).



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