Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is the flagship university for the state of Mississippi. A world-class public research university, the institution has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and innovative research. With more than 23,500 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university, with a major medical school, a nationally recognized law school and 15 academic divisions. It has been ranked as one of America's best college buys by Forbes and one of the best places to work by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university's Honors College has been named one of America's finest.
Main CampusUniversity, Mississippi, United States Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in UniversityLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
The wooded campus is situated on 2,000 acres of rolling land at an elevation of 500 feet. Some of the surviving pre-Civil War buildings are in the Greek Revival style; other campus buildings are Georgian or contemporary in design. The adjacent town of Oxford offers shopping, restaurants, theaters, churches and the home of novelist William Faulkner. Lakes, state parks and a national forest are nearby. Oxford is in north-central Mississippi, midway between St. Louis and New Orleans, and 60 miles south of Memphis.
To get the most out of your time on campus, you are encouraged to get involved with campus life and throughout the Oxford and Lafayette County communities. From cheering on the Rebels in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday afternoons to serving those in need at the Ole Miss Food Bank, the social programs and service opportunities available to students are endless.The university has its own golf course, 25 tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, gymnasiums and playing fields. University theater and opera productions are presented regularly. Fraternities and sororities play a major role in university social life.