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University of Mississippi Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,040 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 28 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $841,650)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $119,738)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 40 44 - -
Baseball 39 - - -
Basketball 15 15 - Yes
Football 125 - - -
Golf 9 9 - Yes
Rifle - 11 - -
Soccer - 25 Yes Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Tennis 7 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 15.2%
Hispanic 1.4%
Non-resident alien 4.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.5%
Two or more races 0.9%
White/non-Hispanic 73.7%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 68
Liquor Law Violation 9
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 50

Notable Alumni

  • Bill Parsons [Class of 1979], Head of NASA's spaceship programs
  • Eli Manning [Class of 2004], Quarterback for the New York Giants
  • Haley Barbour [Class of 1973], Mississippi's Governor
  • Jennifer Gillom [Class of 1986], Olympic Gold Medalist and professional basketball player
  • John Grisham [Class of 1981], Author
  • Kate Jackson, Actress, Charlie's Angels
  • Lenore L. Prather [Class of 1955], First woman on the Mississippi Supreme Court
  • Reuben Vincent Anderson [Class of 1967], First black justice on Mississippi's Supreme Court
  • Thad Cochran (Class of 1959 and 1965), U.S. Senator
  • William Faulkner, Author
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Megan
  • 3
  • The newest dorms are really nice, but some of the older dorms are a little out of date. The newest dorms are for freshman interest groups, which is a great…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Mallory
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The Union is pretty good. There are about 6 choices in the union plus tons of stores in resident halls. The JC is open most of the time too if your craving a more home cooked meal

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  • 5
  • Jennifer from Huntington Beach, CA
  • Dec-30-2013 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of food options. There is the Union which has everything from mexican to burgers. Fast food places are also in the Union. Papa Johns is located at the bottom of one of the ridge dorms. A grocery store is also there. The dining hall has many different menus that change every day. The dining hall also has many vegetarian/vegan options as well.

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  • 3
  • Akono from Clarksdale, MS
  • Dec-08-2013 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of food options on campus. There is the RC, which is the Honors Cafeteria, where the meals are prepared by professional chefs. There is the Union where most guests and students come to get fast foods such as: Chick fil A, Starbucks, a mexican restaurant, Burger Shop, Sushi Express, Pizza Studio, Subway, Organic Food market and much more.

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  • 5
  • Jennitra from Oxford, MS
  • Nov-04-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is great!! Make sure to get a meal plan. Lots of eating opportunities at various locations on campus, especially the student union.

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  • 4
  • Picayune, MS
  • Sep-25-2013 I am a current student here

    The student union offers a wide variety of fast foods that are popular with college age. There are also healthy choices there as well. The JC was recently remodeled and the food is really good there, like eating at home!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Mallory
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is extremely intense at Ole Miss. Over 1,500 girls went through rush this year and over 500 didn't make it. Its pretty cutthroat. However if you manage to make it into one, its an awesome experience. Ole Miss really does sorority life well.

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  • 0
  • Kathy from Greenville, MS
  • Feb-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life somewhat dominates your social life for Ole Miss. There are people who don't rush, but it is more of an ideal thing to partake in if you do. And it is QUITE expensive.

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  • 0
  • Jennifer from Huntington Beach, CA
  • Dec-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is very prominent on campus but not mandatory. Greeks and non-Greeks get along really well. Greeks have fun events like socials and pancake runs etc. Parties are a great way to meet people.

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  • 0
  • Akono from Clarksdale, MS
  • Dec-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Ole Miss is known for its Greek Life. You meet the brothers and sisters that you'll have for life. There is always something going on at each house and its really another one of those things one has to experience/

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  • 0
  • Picayune, MS
  • Sep-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very prominent here at ole miss however I do not participate. I'm very active in the band and music dept and do not have time. Very nice frat houses though!!

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  • Catherine from Collierville, TN
  • Jul-23-2013 I am a current student here

    As a member of the Ole Miss Greek Life I have to speak positively on the experiences I have had! However, the Ole Miss Greek Life is known for it's intense selection process as well as high standards. With this said, I definitely would say make sure this way of life is right for you before you join, if not don't worry, Ole Miss is still a great school for you!

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