Friday, March 15, 2013

[CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT] Part 1-The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

[Source: University of Mississippi]

General Information:

Public, 4-year or above college/university


More than 200 degree programs

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctorate - research/scholarship
  • Doctorate - professional practice

More than 82 percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields

  • 779 full-time faculty
  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1
Student Body
(Fall 2011)

Total: 18,794

  • Undergraduate: 16,060
  • Graduate: 2,734
  • International: 4% (More than 90 countries represented)
  • Female: 60.9%
  • Male: 39.1%
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Law
  • Graduate School
  • School of Dentistry (open to Mississippi residents only)
  • School of Health Related Professions (open to Mississippi residents only)
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Medicine (open to Mississippi residents only)
  • School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
  • #18 “Best Value Colleges” in “America’s Top Colleges” (Forbes)
  • #73 Best Public University (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Top University (Fiske Guide to Colleges and University in the USA)
  • Top 10 ranking for undergraduate Accountancy (Public Accounting Report)
  • Outstanding School of Business (U.S. News and World Report)
Cool Fact

The University of Mississippi inspired recent Hollywood movies including The Blind Side (with Sandra Bullock) and The Help (with Viola Davis)


The University of Mississippi
Office of International Programs
331 Martindale
Oxford, Mississippi 38677
P: 1-662-915-7404
E: (for prospective undergraduate international students/applicants)
E: (for prospective graduate international students/applicants)

Life in Oxford, Mississippi as an International Student:

The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, offers a wealth of opportunities for international students interested in undergraduate or graduate programs at a U.S. university. Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi is one of the oldest public institutions of higher education in the southern United States.

Ole Miss is located in the city of Oxford. This quintessential "college town" sits in the midst of the rolling, tree-covered hills of northern Mississippi. Oxford's low cost of living, safe and scenic environment with temperate climate make for an opportune place to live and study. Although small in size, Oxford and the surrounding region offer a cosmopolitan blend of music, literature, and the arts along with a relaxed lifestyle.

Designated as one of 128 Research Extensive universities in the nation by the Carnegie Foundation, it emphasizes strong classroom teaching and research supported by excellent library, laboratory and technical facilities. With the embrace of difference and the spirit of service at the core of its values, the university is an open, caring and nurturing community. Once you become a student, you will always be a member of the Ole Miss family.

Student Organizations
The university boasts more than 300 active student organizations which include:
  • African Caribbean Association
  • Engineering Without Borders
  • Friendship Association of Chinese Students
  • India Student Association
  • International Badminton Club
  • International Ping Pong Club
  • International Student Organization
  • Korean Students Organization
  • Malaysian Student Association
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Sri Lankan Student Association
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • Vietnamese Student Association

Ole Miss has nine traditional residence halls, three brand new contemporary residence halls, two residential colleges and three apartment complexes that house a total of 4,746 students. A limited number of apartments are available for upper class and graduate students. Additional student housing is provided by the various sorority and fraternity organizations under the dean of students' Office of Greek Life. Various Living-Learning Communities or Freshman Interest Group opportunities are available as residential clusterings of students who share academic, social, and/or cultural interests. .

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