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  • 10/28/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    36 out of 36 people found this review useful. 1 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    looking for a small school education, and a big school weekend atmosphere. the student teacher ratio, 17:1, is the size of Rhodes or Vanderbilt. The Grove on game day is the #1 place to tailgate, and you cant get that anywhere else. go visit! go rebs!

    Tips for prospective students

    VISIT CAMPUS. i was not a fan before i actually went to campus. i have visited Baylor, Arkansas, Texas, LSU, and ULL, and no where gives me the warm-fuzzies like Ole Miss. its different than anywhere you can ever go.

    Bang for the buck

    Whatever it is, if you're in-state, or out of state like myself, Ole Miss is worth it. It has everything you could want.

    Will enjoy being here

    oxford is a small town with big city life. The people are friendly, it's a clean city, and it's a football town. The town supports the school, and everyone loves the Rebels. It truly isan amazing place

    Will learn a lot

    if you want it, in some way, ole miss offers it. there's nothing ole miss cant teach you

  • 12/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 out of 19 people found this review useful. 2 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Mississippi is a unique, close-knit environment. It is a small campus, so everything is nearby. Even if your late for class, it will only be 2 minutes late! Don't underestimate the campus though. It has ALOT to offer. They have squeezed SO much important useful things in the small acreage is rests upon, it will take you your entire 4 years to discover what all it has to offer... and then some!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask you teachers questions, thats what they are their for, but that goes for every university. For Ole Miss, be apart! Get out there! Go to football games! Drag a friend along, even if you didn't finish your home work. All ways make time to see them rebels play! Also, consider going greek and joining a panhellenic fraternity or sorrority! Ole Miss has some of the most acclaimed greek societies in the country!

    Bang for the buck

    Oh yes! Ole Miss is one of the most ecnomical state universities in the US. Definitely consider The University of Mississippi for that. All of my teachers have gone out of their way to be certain that I was gaining, and was equipped with all of the tools and information I needed to make my learning experience the best possible.

    Am enjoying being here

    From ASB elections, daily polls at the union, campus events (like the black and white ball), Raves at the library, Ford Center performances, Grovin' in the University Grove on game day, FOOTBALL games with previously No. 4 Ranked Ole Miss team, and just the campus, it is a blast! Ole Miss is the perfect place to be! Come be apart!

    Am learning a lot

    Wow! My first year at the University of Mississippi has been a blast!! I can't hardly believe my last final will be tomorrow! I have learned so much! From my EDHE class, to my Biology! Even things I thought I already knew have been broadened; just be being apart of the diverse group of individuals, that make up The University of Mississippi.

  • 10/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 3 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Involved, social, outgoing, interested in Greek life, focused, hard workers

    Tips for prospective students

    Even if you're just a tiny bit interested in Ole Miss, TAKE A VISIT. Many people will say that just one time on the campus and in Oxford was what made them decide to attend school here. Also, apply for the Honors College! It's a huge perk because you get priority registration for classes. You also get many opportunities to make connections with future potential employers.

    Bang for the buck

    At Ole Miss, you get a top-notch education at an extremely low price. Additionally, they're very generous with scholarships as long as you take the time to apply. Even as an out of state student, I'm paying way less to attend school here than I would at many of my in-state universities.

    Am enjoying being here

    Oxford is an AMAZING town. The food is great, there are many local boutiques to shop at, and the night life is unbeatable.

    Am learning a lot

    Ole Miss is considered the Harvard of the South, and it's no joke. It may be easy to get into the school, but it's not super easy to stay in. You definitely have to do the work and plan on learning to time manage and avoid procrastinating!

  • 12/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 4 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Ole Miss is a great university for all types of students. If you are looking to get a top of the line education, you can find it here. Ole Miss is known as the Harvard of the South for a reason. If you are looking to have some fun while in college, Ole Miss offers that too. Whether it is participating in student organizations, Greek life, or nights on the town, Ole Miss is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Anyone who is looking to go to Ole Miss needs to get involved. Ole Miss has so much to offer and getting involved helps make the experience that much more amazing. Getting involved includes but is not limited to student organizations, it also involves talking to professors. The professors here are always willing to help and introducing yourself allows them to recognize you and notice that you are serious about your education and are wanting to get the most out of your education.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Mississippi is a university surrounded by success. Whether through the alumni or current students, Ole Miss is represented by outstanding people. It is because Ole Miss has so much to offer academically and through activities that it is worth the cost. Although it is not as expensive as most, Ole Miss definitely is worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    Ole Miss is an amazing university to attend. Even the city of Oxford opens many great experiences for a college student to enjoy. Everyone I have met around campus and in town have been very friendly and welcoming. The campus is absolutely beautiful and everything is easily accessible. The Student Programming Board entertains with movies every month and there is always something to do on campus. Whether you have a car or not does not matter because the university buses travel the entire town and make living on or off campus enjoyable as well.

    Am learning a lot

    Ole Miss has offered me an experience of a lifetime. The Honors College is ranked very highly nationwide as well as the Lott Leadership Institute and Croft Institute. Every class is designed to allow a student to learn as much as possible and the professors are very welcoming and act as though they want their students to do their best. It is very likely that a student who goes to Ole Miss will be very happy with their academic opportunities.

  • 06/02/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 5 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and meet people. Academics are important, but you need a full college experience and Ole Miss will provide that if you want it.

    Bang for the buck

    I have received enough scholarships to cover everything.

    Will enjoy being here

    There are a ton of opportunities to get involved and a ton of different organizations to join.

    Will learn a lot

    If you try hard and keep up with your course work you will be fine. Some teachers are great; others can be kind of boring.

  • 11/09/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 6 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that really don't want to be Mr. Big Shot on Wall Street and are happy to remain in Mississippi, Arkansas, ect. Also it's good from students that like to party and want be athletes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you have the minimum requirements to get in. When you get here be sure not to party too hard. Because believe it or not you can still flunk out here.

    Bang for the buck

    Since it's the #2 party school in the country, I think the word bang should send a clear message. Ole Miss is fairly cheep when stacked against other public universities. The trade-off is job seeking power. You can get a job with a UM degree and you can get positions as a doctor, lawyer ect. in the South. But mega-law firms on Wall Street aren't recruiting from Ole Miss and won't be anytime soon I think. So be sure that if you come here you don't want to leave the South.

    Will enjoy being here

    For me personally I wouldn't enjoy being here, but people that enjoy parties, raves, ect. will feel right at home.

    Will learn a lot

    Ole Miss is just another college. Sure you'll learn something, but it's nowhere near the level of schools like the Ivies and Stanford, Duke, or Vanderbilt. Harvard of the South? Not hardly. I don't think you can get into Harvard with a 15 on the ACT and 1.6-yes you can get into Ole Miss with such credentials.

  • 12/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to be busy and meet a wide variety of people from all over the country.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you aren't from the South, be open minded. There is nothing better than going to a big Southern school for college. Ole Miss has a sense of tradition that I know I wouldn't have gotten in a East Coast school.

    Bang for the buck

    Living in Oxford is so much cheaper than living in New Jersey. You can do a lot of things for very little money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and the people are all very friendly. There is always so much to do between the football games and tailgate in the grove to going to frat parties or just hanging out in Oxford Square

    Am learning a lot

    Professors are great and you will do fine as long as you go to classes.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is a special force of cops only for the university plus the town police. they are on horses, bicycles, dirt bikes, motorcycles, golf carts and cars. there are safety booths everywhere so in case of emergency can be pressed and set off an alarm and alert the authorities. campus always feels safe and nightly plenty of people are out enjoying the grove or out for a run.

    Greek Life

    very large at ole miss. nearly everyone you meet is greek affiliated.

    Clubs and Activities

    it can be a little overwhelming at all the clubs and activities. something for everyone, literally.

    Great for these types of students

    to be honest, mostly at ole miss are students who are rich. other students can find places to fit in but they are typed as rich and preppy typically.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the grove!! it is a tradition to tailgate and hang out and party there before all football games. it's 10 rolling acres spread through the middle of the campus and is always packed full of people. william faulkner's house and grave offer for some old traditions.

    What to do for fun

    the town of oxford, mississippi is a very small one. there is a movie theatre and the town square offers locally owned (and expensive) places to shop and good world renowned restaurants. the night life is a very large part of the life of oxford.

    Food and Dining

    mostly fast food is offered on campus in the union but there are a few other places to eat on campus for fresh food.

    Dorm Life

    ehhh, okay. they're building new ones and knocking down old. some of the new ones are extremely nice.

    Academic Rigor

    harvard of the south definitely describes the school well. plenty of reasons that is the perfect name.

    Tips for prospective students

    begin here. it's a hard transition for most students who attend community college first due to the academic nature.

    In three sentences

    the university of mississippi is placed in the heart of true southern hospitality. the school is beautiful and have some of the best staff you can find. the classes are competitive and tough but that's what makes the school a good one. partying is a forte for students but we're also very intelligent students.

  • 10/02/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    4 out of 7 people found this review useful. 9 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous, outgoing, open-minded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Well, I'm one myself, but I would say don't stress out too much about the costs, but really think about what you want to do with your life, does UM offer that, and do you think that UM is the best school with this program.

    Will enjoy being here

    I think that I will REALLY enjoy being here I've been contacting them and they've been contacting me since 11th grade!! So they've got me hyped up!!

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Serious, hard-working, dedicated

    Tips for prospective students

    Although some people go to Ole Miss to party, it is a serious school. They have an excellent pharmacy, pre-med, and law school to start. You should be prepared to work but know that you need to have some fun sometimes, and people will most definitely help you have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Ole Miss is a little expensive, but it gives you the best of both worlds as they say. It's a big school and a small school put into one.

    Am enjoying being here

    The Ole Miss campus is beautiful. There is not too much to do, but if you're mostly studying, there are plenty of things to fill your free time with.

    Am learning a lot

    Ole Miss has a lot to offer, and their advanced courses are difficult but interesting. They will definitely push you.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated students who know how to strike a balance between socializing and school work. There's plenty of parties going on, but you can't go to all of them and expect to have good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and fill out that scholarship application. You'll increase your chances of getting free money.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student, the tuition is rather ridiculous. But if your scholarships cover all your expenses, then go for it.

    Am enjoying being here

    There's lots to do on campus and also around the town in Oxford.

    Am learning a lot

    Some teachers are really tough and some are a joke.

  • 10/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for well-rounded, ambitious, studious students. Also students are ready to look at things from a different perspective, and learn to appreciate new ideals about almost everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard. Have a lot of fun. Enjoy your first, second, and third Grove experiences.

    Bang for the buck

    You will surely see everything you've paid for being put into place, because every cent spent will only be utilized for you benefit.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyday there's something to do, a club to join, or a quiet place to sit and relax. My days are always filled with laughter and fun.

    Am learning a lot

    The amount of information you'll be exposed to is so large that it may become overwhelming.

  • 10/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who know how to balance personal life and school work. And students that are willing to work hard and have a great college experience at The University Of Mississippi. HOTTY TODDY!!

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips I have is when you come to college do not try to overload yourself with hours you have plenty of time. Get everything handled before you come to college as in financial aid so you don't have to stay in the offices. Because they do be full especially at the beginning of the school year. Learn how to balance partying and studying or that will be the death of you figuratively speaking. But basically just have your head on right and don't rush.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth the money which is alot. Be prepared to come to the University and pay for everything pretty much. That is the only negative thing I find is that the student pays for pretty much everything. Make sure if you plan on coming here to get scholarships to help with books and extra money in your pocket.

    Am enjoying being here

    On the campus it is never boring every day their is some sort of entertainment in the union or something going on. On the weekends for home games it is pretty full and awesome to go to the grove. And most people go later to the Square or other places.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning alot from the teachers I have. They are hard if you do not try or study basically for some classes you may have to teach yourself. Do not think English is going to be easy in college because it was in high school that is a big mistake I made. Be prepared to think and work hard. But another plus is teachers will help you pass their class with letting you do work over and turn it in for a brand new grade which is personally great!

  • 06/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Ole Miss is great for students interested in studying medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, accountancy, business, law, public policy, journalism, etc. It is great for students who want to go to a university, but not one where they will get lost and just become a part of the crowd. Ole Miss is a small community, but it is still big enough to not feel constrained.

    Tips for prospective students

    My best advice for prospective Ole Miss students is to be prepared to study. The curriculum can be challenging, but it is doable. Another piece of advice I would give is to learn how to balance. Oxford, and Ole Miss too, offer numerous opportunities for clubs, on-campus organizations, and other extracurricular activities, but if you get too involved in outside activities your grades will drop. It is most important to learn how to balance school and fun, which varies for different people, and the sooner you do the better.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Mississippi is definitely worth the money. It guarantees to put its graduates in the best position for finding jobs, being accepted into graduate and professional schools, and being prepared for whatever future faces them.

    Am enjoying being here

    Oxford is the perfect college town. It is full of history and includes unique and interesting shops, restaurants, and local establishments. Aside from Oxford's charm, the University of Mississippi campus is absolutely beautiful year-round. The Ole Miss family is also very welcoming. From being in the Grove during football season to the person sitting next to you in class, the Ole Miss community helps anyone feel right at home.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Mississippi has a highly qualified staff. All of the different schools on campus are equipped with faculty that are passionate about the subjects they teach. Being in a classroom with teachers that are interested in their subject provides an excellent learning environment. The professors also make themselves available for help outside the classroom as well as suggesting additional resources that will help with mastering course material.

  • 11/07/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely worth the money that you're paying for. It's not too expensive yet I know I'll learn as much as I can, and I'll have a good time while I'm there.

    Will enjoy being here

    It's a beautiful campus, with a beautiful student body. Everyone is friendly, so long as you are as well. It has a sort of small town, home feeling. I always enjoy visiting.

    Will learn a lot

    I plan on majoring in Exercise Science and I know that they have an amazing science department and I can't wait to attend

  • 12/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded, and willing to meet new people!!!

    Bang for the buck

    You really get your money's worth!!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Oxford. The atmosphere on campus is great. Everyone that I've met have been nice. The faculty helps in any way they can, and student life is great.

    Am learning a lot

    I am always learning new things at the University. From personal to educational, there are always important morals and lessons to learn.

  • 08/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    everyone. there's something for all type of student whether you're really serious or just want your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    definitely make a visit

    Bang for the buck

    I am an out of state student and the university will offer some good aid to attract out of state students

    Am enjoying being here

    There's definitely something for everyone

    Am learning a lot

    I chose to spend most of my time studying abroad and the University made all those options available.

  • 09/01/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It seems reasonable when compared to other out-of-state tuition rates.

    Will enjoy being here

    I love the campus and I love the South. I am from the Southwest, but the South feels like home to me. Both the school and the town look like they have a lot to offer.

    Will learn a lot

    This is one of the only schools that has the grad program I am looking into. I am excited for all I would be able to learn.

  • 09/15/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I believe that this school has a reasonable tuition price for today's standards. The school is well-kept as far as nice buildings and cut grass. The teachers are well-educated, helpful, and want to make sure that the students are learning. Also, I believe that most people will fit in somewhere. The four years spent at this school, making memories while learning, will be worth the price.

    Will enjoy being here

    I felt at home on campus, which is very beautiful with tons of trees and large areas to hang out with friends or study on a nice day. Everyone I came in contact with was very friendly and helpful.

    Will learn a lot

    This school is usually known for its party atmosphere, but if you get into the right classes, especially the Honors College, you can learn a lot from this school. The professors whom I have talked with seem very educated and enthusiastic about their job, which usually means they will ensure that you will learn everything that you need to know and more.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are always on campus. I have never felt uncomfortable to be alone on campus.

    Greek Life

    We are known to have one of the hardest rushes in the nation. Ole Miss is a huge greek school. You need to go greek to get the full experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    Ole Miss offers every type of involvement you can imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, active, friendly, down to earth.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The grove- a 5 acre field in the center of campus. Tailgating was invented in the grove.

    What to do for fun

    Go shopping or out to the square!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit Ole Miss and experience amazing!

    In three sentences

    It is the most beautiful campus I have ever laid my eyes on. The faculty and staff are eager for you to learn. I feel at home and safe on campus.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 112

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    If you get bored on a Saturday during football season, the Grove is always the place to be. It's easy to get together with friends and hang out during the week, as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid early.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is a beautiful campus with people from many different backgrounds. The professors are knowledgeable and compelling. There are many programs and classes to choose from, keeping it interesting.

  • 10/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    visit before you attend!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    i love it here!!! it is so peaceful, on the weekdays. not to big of a campus.

  • 05/22/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Use your cappex tool to compare your top schools. It is extremely helpful and lists key points.

  • 06/08/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Call admissions often! I applied in August but didn't get accepted because they lost my application! The application fee was processed, but they had no idea who I was. Because of this I didn't get accepted until late, and I missed all of my opportunities to apply for University Scholarships

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tailgating in the Grove is a tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for, for the most part. Some fees were a little undermentioned, but they weren't hefty.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the square. Go to the grove on football game days. Many events come up through the year, like live concerts. Dierks Bentley was the most recent one.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places the Ole Miss meal plan will apply, like Chick-fil-a and Subway, which are located in the student union. The cafetaria food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    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 way to meet people. Ole Miss has a really good way of letting students get the roommate they want, too.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the classes vary in rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply to the programs and scholarships as early as possible. The sooner you apply, the less stress you'll have.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. There are many courses and majors available, so finding a major you'll love is easy. The student body is diverse, and many out of state or foreign students attend.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Small campus makes everyone feel at ease and safe. There's safety buttons around campus as well.

    Greek Life

    Lots of people are supportive and really nice. They want to see you succeed and do whats best. Even if it's figuring out you don't want to be greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of options! If they don't have it, make your own club. The university loves that!

    Great for these types of students

    Greek life is very kind and supportive. Looking for friends? Go greek!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tailgating in the grove. Don't miss it. It's the experience of a lifetime.

    Bang for the buck

    Things are very expensive here! AKA, shopping and dinner at the square. Save your money.

    What to do for fun

    Frat row always has something going on. The guys are gentlemen, so you're not worried about being taken advantage of.

    Food and Dining

    The union has a great variety. Johnson Commons has gourmet food. I enjoy it now and then.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fine, it's college. But the Ridges are new and very modern.

    Academic Rigor

    Class sizes are doable, it isn't overwhelming. In addition, theres lots of tutoring on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Girls must have nike shorts, big t-shirts and nike running shoes. Thats all they wear here.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss has changed my perception of college completely. I've felt that I've been welcomed into an environment where I can learn and grow. Professors WANT to see you succeed, they're here to be your cheerleader.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 112

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We take a campus safety lecture and campus police patrol the campus all the time. There are blue emergency towers every quarter mile or less where you can push an emergency button and police will arrive in seconds. If you don't feel safe you can call and you will be escorted back to your dorms.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is interested in a Division I sports programs, rushing, or loves a huge campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is something all freshman do which is the Freshman Convocation. All freshman are in one huge hall and we receive Challenge Coins that pertain to our year and are very unique. Guest speakers come and the chancellor talks. It's a great event. Another is the Rebel Run. All freshman run across the football field before the first game. Tailgating is basically a sport here and great fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Ole Miss is very attainable. In-state tuition is very reasonable and Out-of-state tuition is more but with scholarships and loans it can be done. Everything is affordable on campus. Walmart is just down the road.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to o at Ole Miss. There are sorority/fraternity events, parties, dances, and many other social activities. Get involved with something and get out of your dorm room. Memphis is about an hour away and there are a million things to do there. (Shopping and Elvis are big draws)

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are really good at Ole Miss. There are some dorms that are older and have been around for a couple of decades but they are still nice. Some of the newest dorms, the ridges, are really nice and each room has their own bathroom and it gts cleaned for us.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are what you put into them. Most classes are really easy to do well in if you study for tests and turn in assignments. The classes we take for our major are really fun, informative, and help us to get ready for our careers. Teachers are really willing to help out any student in trouble.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should definitely visit the campus before they make any decisions. No one ever really knows what it is like to be immersed in the school life unless they have visited the school. Check out the school and take a tour to see if you could imagine yourself there, it really helps. Talk to teachers/students about you intended major to get a feel for what you can accomplish there. Always check out the surrounding city/town to see what you can do while you aren't studying or in school.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi is a fantastic college that offers a wide variety of clubs, classes, and activities. It is a very social campus with lots of Greeks, parties and things to do. It is a HUGE football school and great at tailgating.

  • 06/10/2011

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be an Engineer they have a Department of Electrical Engineering.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    rather big here. this year, the sororities had nearly 2000 girls rush. i suggest doing it because it is an experience, even if you decide not to join an organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    i can't even name a fifth of the stuff offered here.

    Great for these types of students

    students who want a school that is well known yet small. it is very picturesque and has the grandeur of a small private university with the money of a large state university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    hotty toddy--learn it! always remember--we're not snobs, we're just better than you! william faulkner lived here.

    Bang for the buck

    i am from out of state so i have to pay a little more to get there but the school so beautiful, you won't mind. but i feel it is reasonably priced.

    What to do for fun

    whatever you like, you can find it here. the turner center is the greatest part of campus and the groups are endless. sports, church, exercise and gaming clubs can be seen all over campus all the time.

    Food and Dining

    the best breakfast is at magnolia kitchen and really good turkey sausage at the jc. there are a lot of options for meat lovers, a fair amount of choices for vegetarians, but little completely vegan options.

    Dorm Life

    it all depends on who your neighbors are. it can make life amazing or awful.

    Academic Rigor

    the rigor of class is dependent on the level of class you take. my writing 101 class is easy but my french 211 is rather challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared for football games--they are amazing. nothing is better than waking up saturday morning and cruising the grove. also prepare for greek rush--it's a big deal.

    In three sentences

    ole miss is the greatest school in the nation. i could not be happier walking through the grove or the circle or studying under peddle-yates chapel. ole miss is truly my home.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    i go to sporting events, movies, and hang out with friends. i have also gone to formals. i attend a weekly bible study.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great. they have you buy a meal plan your freshman year. i have also eaten at the fraternity house and the food is excellent.

    Dorm Life

    it has been a wonderful freshman experience. i have met and made new friends. the dorm is clean.

    Academic Rigor

    it is very rigoress. i have been challenged and have to study hard to make good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    they should come visit the campus and go to classes. my cousin came to visit the honors classes and was really impressed. they should also visit some of the sporting events.

    In three sentences

    it has been a wonderful experience. i am receiving a great education. i have had really good teachers.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UPD patrols constantly

    Great for these types of students

    Football fans, and those who like to have a good time.

    What to do for fun

    Party or walk up to the square to hang up.

    Food and Dining

    Not very healthy but tastes pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Not the most sanitary and quite loud. Crosby and Martin/Stockard both have stores in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Really just depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Schedule your classes back to back. 2. Only miss when necessary the attendance policy is serious. 3. Do not buy any books until you have been to the class.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is a great school and atmosphere. During football season there is no better place to be. Ole Miss is an awesome school.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hotty toddy, the doorknob to the universe, the tunnels - things all freshmen are bound to encounter.

    What to do for fun

    Attend sporting events, picnics in the Grove, a day trip to Sardis lake or Memphis - millions of possibilities for such a small town!

    In three sentences

    The school's motto is experience amazing, and I couldn't describe Ole Miss in a nutshell any other way. From academics, to student life, to opportunities, my experience here has been nothing but positive. My experiences have opened my mind and my eyes to the opportunities surrounding me.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Alerts about the isolated incidents of open theft, robbery, etc are promptly given, no major issues known of outside of a panty thief

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life here is notorious. The few cultural Fraternities and Sororities are not highly visible-sadly-but the Greek Life that is seen definitely provides a source of community, at times too much.

    Clubs and Activities

    There aren't as diverse a selection of clubs as many other campuses at smaller Universities elsewhere seem to provide, but with its location and the tradition of the campus, clubs and activities for many people are existent if not all that plentiful. However the colleges and many ethnic/art clubs do provide a great source of things to do and see.

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers, the academically inclined, basically the University can handle nearly any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Be sure to find out about the doorknob to the universe and the secluded nooks of the library- they are great for sleeping. Also, so are the couches in Byrant Hall.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely not the most progressive place in the world but it does provide a quality education comparable with several larger known places when one takes academically rigorous courses of study.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends at Sardis Lake at Night, eat ( really this can be fun), go to the Square occaisionally to barhop or check out the music acts playing around town. Generally, grab a Local Voice and see what's happening.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is what one would expect from a campus cafeteria but the food off campus can offer a much wider variety. From Greek, Japanese, Thai, and well known Southern cooking the eateries on and near the square or on Jackson Ave. provide a good plethora of options.

    Dorm Life

    Definitely not the best but not the worst. The since of community in the dorms is great if you are lucky, but if you are the quite introverted type it can be a strain. Still, there is no place like the dorms that provides such a high chance for increasing friendships and acquaintances.

    Academic Rigor

    It's there you just have to be willing to seek it out.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are there for a party you can find it easily, however sometimes it seems as if the academically rigorous things are hard to find. If you are a student you looks for a challenge be sure to become well acquainted with the faculty and staff that provide such challenges, they know who to direct you to. Additionally be wary of Oxford's charm, while it is blindingly beautiful and wonderful at times, it can be a strain on the pocket so if you are looking to save a buck Oxford's renown square might be a place to avoid until one can avoid the cover charge for being underage.

    In three sentences

    The University is a great school for those that seek out the superb academic oppotunities available ( e.g. the Sally McDonnell Barksdale College, the Croft Institute, etc). Yet without these the University would just be a regular run- of-the-mill State University with an exceedingly gorgeous campus.

  • 04/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus you see the UPD often.

    Greek Life

    Huge Greek life on Campus for men and women.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Grove is notorious for football season is often rated best tailgating in college football.

    What to do for fun

    There is alot to do on campus and off campus. The square downtown has bars, shoppping, and festivals to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Great places to eat in Oxford and on campus.

    Dorm Life

    If you're a freshman Stokard (male) and Martin (female) are the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Listen to your advisors, they know what they are doing. Ask around about classes and teachers before taking their class.

    In three sentences

    The University has teachers that are excited about their job. Students enjoy the campus atmosphere, it is very easy to walk from class to class. The University is ranked number one in attractive students.

  • 04/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    University Police Department is a top priority on this campus. They try their very best to ensure the safety of students. They will even give you a ride back to your dorm if you're coming from the library or somewhere late at night. They want to give a safe and warm environment for students.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a huge part of Ole Miss students lives. About 20% of the student population is affiliated with a Greek organization. To lessen the pledge classes in some of the sororities, the campus is soon adding a new sorority which is great.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to get involved with while on-campus. Associated Student Body, Green Dot Violence Prevention, and other kinds of clubs and activities are all around to get into. Even off-campus you can find something interesting to do. You can even start your own club or activity that would seem interesting to students.

    Great for these types of students

    Ole Miss fits any type of student mostly. Like I previously said, the University is very family oriented and will welcome you like a brother or sister anytime, anyway.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ole Miss is deep in tradition. We have something called the Rebel Yell or best known as the Hotty Toddy cheer. The phrase Hotty Toddy can be used among Rebel fans alike to greet each other or either just cheer like this: when someone screams are you ready? then everyone responds, hell yeah! Damn right! Hotty toddy gosh almighty! Who the hell are we? Hey! Flim flam bim bam Ole Miss by damn! We also are known for our tailgating. People tailgate religiously here during football season. The Grove is a huge piece of land in front of the student union and in the middle of campus which is filled with hundreds of red and blue tents filled with thousands of Rebel fans alike. It's an experience you'll have to see for yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    Some options on-campus are a bit pricey, but yet, the Associated Student Body and its president, Kimberly Dandridge, are working very hard to make improvements on that within the next year.

    What to do for fun

    Oxford is home to many restaurants and the popular in town Square. In the Square, you have many restaurants, bars, clubs, book stores, and even frozen yogurt. Students enjoy going there on the weekends after a long week of classes. During the fall, football season begins and there's the biggest prime of the season: tailgating. The tailgating here is huge on football Saturdays and students enjoy dressing in Sunday attire to attend the festivities which is highly fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining here is good, not great, but good. The Johnson Commons is one of the main places on campus that most students eat. Students believe that the JC needs to improve, and if they are listening, improvements will start to begin soon. Students also eat at the student union which most students would prefer because they have Subway, Chik-fil-a, Burger Studio, Zoca, Magnolia Kitchen, Toss It Up, and coming in the fall, Pinkberry and POD Market and POD Express. Students want more healthier options to eat and snack on campus. Since the food and dining department is moving with a new company, healthier options will begin to be available starting in the fall.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life, in my case, is fun. The dorm I reside in is co-residential and it gives an awesome experience for freshman. The Residential College and the Luckyday Residential College are also co-residential and also some of the newest dorms here on campus since about 2007. Some of the other dorms are not co-residential, but are still up to par even though they are not as new. In July 2012, the new dorms being built will be ready for the new incoming freshman. They are in for very nice complexes.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here at the University are highly important. Our top programs are Pre-professional programs (Pre-medical, pre-dental, Pre-nursing, etc.), Biology, pharmacy, law, journalism, and even intensive Chinese. Many students take academics here seriously. Most people you meet have big plans to do something with whatever they major in as I do.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, although you might be nervous stepping onto a college campus such as Ole Miss, don't be nervous. The people here at the University are welcoming anyone and everyone with open arms. Giving you an experience like no other is what we are all about here. It's easy to connect with everyone here especially when getting involved.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi, best known as Ole Miss, is amazingly beautiful. It holds the values of family close to heart. Everywhere you go, there's a happy and smiling face that just welcomes you warmly.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    There is something for everyone; traditional or non traditional.

    Bang for the buck

    Great instructors and a great education.... I would pay much more for this!!

    Food and Dining

    No dining at DeSoto campus but there is great facilities at the main campus in Oxford!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but I have heard it was great!!

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty level depends upon the course you are taking but it it can be quite challenging at times.

    Tips for prospective students

    My best advice would be to study hard and do not take advantage of instructors' kindness. They are very understanding, but when you take advantage it only hurts you in the end.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love the University of Mississippi. I attend the DeSoto campus and it is so convenient and affordable. The teachers and staff are so nice and helpful. I could not ask for a better school to attend.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe.

    Greek Life

    HUGE part of Ole Miss life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek life is what its all about.

    Great for these types of students

    Preppy, wealthy, attractive, and outgoing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Square is the weekend night life. But during football season, be ready for the grove.

    Bang for the buck

    Over priced for the lack of amenities.

    What to do for fun

    The square is a really great weekend hangout

    Food and Dining

    Stick to the Student Union.

    Dorm Life

    Stay away from Kincannon, and Guess.

    Academic Rigor

    Show up to class, and you'll to fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to the student body, not what your tour guide is telling you.

    In three sentences

    If you are into Greek life, than Ole Miss is for you. If not, than you may find yourself a bit our of place.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been very few incidents involving any students on campus being harmed.

    Greek Life

    There is a very immense Greek presence on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you happen to find that there is no club for you, you are into some strange things - as there are clubs for just about anythings. There is even a ninja club. Don't fret, though. The Associated Student Body is often happy to sponsor, to some degree, any student club or organization.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Grove during football season is a sight to see. It is the culmination of over a century of tradition, good and bad. It is the epitome of tailgating.

    Bang for the buck

    This institution is one of the cheapest for what you get, in my opinion. The graduate schools are relatively low cost compared to their out of state counterparts.

    What to do for fun

    One can go to the Square (small downtown area) and go to the bars or restaurants there. There is paintball 20 miles down the highway.

    Food and Dining

    The Johnson Commons food is okay, but easily becomes tiresome. There are a variety of food options in the Student Union and more, such as a Papa John's, are slated to open in the Fall 2012 semester.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in the dorms for one year. I was on the eleventh floor of Stockard Hall. It was ok. The only real problems were the odd smell of the bathrooms and the unreliability of the elevator (to my knowledge the elevators have since then been replaced),

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the classes are very difficult to get A's in, but if one goes to class regularly and takes some time out to study, passing is not usually very difficult.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus was voted the 8th safety campus in the United States. Our campus police are always around, you will always see them walking or driving around campus. Also, the county sheriff's office is down the street from the school.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is HUGE on Campus. Almost everyone on campus is a member of a fraternity or sorority. I am one of the few people on campus not in one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and organizations. I am currently a mentor for the Cultural Connections Program. This is where we help the international students adjust to the American University life. It is a great program.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students who want to be in a Greek organization, want to learn about different cultures, and just want to get a great education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the football games, everyone dresses up in their Sunday's finest. The girls wear skirts and heel and sometimes big hats. The guys wear nice slacks and a dress shirt. The Grove is a place where the tailgating happens. It's pretty fun but you might have to deal with some drunks.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a bit expensive for me but I feel I am getting a quality education, especially when it comes to my Chinese studies.

    What to do for fun

    Most of the fun happens on the Square. There are many clubs and other places on the square. The clubs are very strict about ID. There is not fooling the bouncers or sneaking in. There is also a movie theater, skating rink, and other places to go if you are not a club person. There isn't really a mall but there are many clothing stores and small boutiques for shopping.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food and dining options on campus and off campus. There are many fast food places but there are also 'white table cloth' places. I found myself eating mostly on campus because I had a meal plan. I mostly ate at the Subway on campus because Subway is my favorite but there are other places, like the JC which is buffet style and Burger Studio.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are traditional style dorms, meaning a whole floors shares a bathroom or two. I would of liked it more it the bathrooms were cleaner. There are cleaners who come and clean the bathrooms but they only clean once a day and no one cleans on the weekends. I found myself cleaning the stall before I used the restroom.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are coming to Ole Miss as a Language major, then you will be in for a lot. I am a Chinese major and we have homework due almost every week. The other classes are not to hard though. It just depends on your strengths and weaknesses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Leave all of the negative cogitations about the south at the door. As an African American from the northern part of the United States, I was treated with respect and I never had a problem.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is a university where you can get a quality education but still have fun. You will be able to meet people from all over the world and people from almost every state. Everyone is very nice and you will have no problem fitting in somewhere.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe! UPD!

    Greek Life

    GREEK LIFE IS AWESOME !

    Great for these types of students

    ALL STUDENTS!

    What to do for fun

    It's OLE MISS, what is there not to do that's fun! Even going to class is fun!

    Food and Dining

    Best cheesecake, fried chicken and fried fish EVER!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Ole Miss was very fun! You'll love it!

    Academic Rigor

    Ole Miss is very academically challenging but the professors will work with you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class EVERYDAY! Meet with ALL of your professors! Get involved with a few organizations! Do ALL of your homework! And love what you are doing and continue doing it!

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is the greatest school both academically and fun! Ole Miss has the biggest tail-gating party at the Grove on football game days! Ole Miss is AWESOME, Hotty Toddy!

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Mississippi Police Department work tirelessly to keep everyone on campus safe. It is considered one of the safest college campuses. They immediately send out alerts to let you know if there are any problems, and then send out additional notices to keep you informed. Safety is very important at Ole Miss.

    Clubs and Activities

    Though I have only been at Ole Miss for one year, I have noticed that there is a wide variety of organizations and activities on campus. There seems to be something that would interest just about everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a very large population of International students at Ole Miss, and every effort is made to make everyone feel at home when they are there. The university and surrounding areas are very welcoming.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Though very rooted in the Southern traditions, Ole Miss demonstrates a very modern view. They strive to look to the future. The best way to make friends at Ole Miss is to simply remember two words, Hotty Toddy.

    Bang for the buck

    Ole Miss is often listed as one of the best universities for the money. Because of so many wonderful donors, Ole Miss is able to stay competitive with its many state of the art facilities on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do on and off campus. Whatever your interests are, you can usually find something you like to do. Students and faculty at Ole Miss are very involved in the community, and there are enless opportunities to volunteer and give back.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of eateries on campus. The food in the cafeteria is really good. Because of the ethnic diversity of Ole Miss and Oxford, MS, there are endless possibilities when it comes to food.

    Dorm Life

    I commute because I live just down the road from Ole Miss. When given the choice of living in the library or living at home, I decided to save a bunch of money and live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a Mechanical Engineering major so my courses are a little more challenging that usual, but if it were easy...well it would be easy. I don't know how to compare it academically except to say that I am learning so much more than I ever imagined was possible. The professors are very helpful, so don't hesitate to go to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Apply early. 2. Beware of deadlines and send in all your required documents in plenty of time. 3. Go to the earliest Freshman Orientation sessions to ensure that you get the classes that you want.

    In three sentences

    I have just finished my freshman year at Ole Miss. It is a GREAT place to learn. I have never felt like I am just a number there.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    4 stars

    Greek Life

    Available.

    Clubs and Activities

    4 stars

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My class the opportunity to change the school mascot.

    Bang for the buck

    4 stars

    What to do for fun

    One can visit one of the country's major cities that is within 30 miles from the school.

    Food and Dining

    4 stars

    Dorm Life

    4 stars

    Academic Rigor

    4 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on studies, good learning environment. Everything you need if available to you with no hassles.

    In three sentences

    Excellent school for student matriculating a degree in any field. Friendly environment conducive to learning. Staff and professors are willing to help if needed.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    It's absolutely amazing!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for involved students who love meeting new people and those especially interested in Greek Life!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes! It's all worth it! You get the college experience and so much more!

    What to do for fun

    Do everything you can! It's a wonderful campus and has so much to offer!

    Food and Dining

    It's delicious! Nothing beats it! The Union always has the best lunches!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is wonderful even though I have only visited! You will always meet new people and it's a great atmosphere even if I stayed only two nights!

    Academic Rigor

    It's a tough school! Yes, it's not the hardest to get in but it is still a difficult curriculum! Students must keep up with their work i've heard even though I haven't been!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely check out the school! It's a beautiful campus and very personable. No other school can beat it because of its' Southern charm!

    In three sentences

    It is a fantastic school with a great atmosphere from what I have seen although I haven't actually attended! Everyone was so happy there when I visited and did not get home sick!

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Oxford is a quite college town, with most of its residents being retired. It is beautiful, small, and warm in northern Mississippi.

    Greek Life

    Ole Miss is known for its Greek life and the amount of involvment that these organizations demonstrate in campus activities, from football games to raising money for charities. Ole Miss is over 35% Greek.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who plan on joining a sorority or fraternity, those who have tons of school spirit, and those who enjoy being social and want to experience the South and its hospitality

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The James Meredith statue celebrating the official integration of Ole Miss in 1962. It is also possible to walk in the underground tunnels that he had to walk in to get to class without being attacked. There's also the grove, which is infamous for tailgating and was ranked #1 in a national magazine. http://zing.olemiss.edu/national-magazine-ranks-um-no-1-for-college-tailgating/

    Bang for the buck

    Public university, challenging classes.

    What to do for fun

    Everything under the sun from concerts to intramurals. Many events are Greek-based or related, however, but are generally open to all students.

    Food and Dining

    Staying on track with eating healthy is a bit challenging in the beginning, as food choices are often good but terrible for you.

    Dorm Life

    Even though most dorms are a bit aged, they are the ones known for having the best social atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, some courses are rather challenging but thought provoking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the strong Greek atmosphere, but to also have lots to do academically and socially.

    In three sentences

    Great academics, legendary for social activities, and winner of most beautiful campus 2011. I can attest to all of these.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe since a lot of students follow an unofficial honor code. However, this is a public campus, where many non-students can come on campus and commit a crime. Be careful no matter what situation.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is big and live. You most come and see for youself.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs for all and any. Plus many clubs do volunteer work, so you can always rack up on your resume as long as you do them. There is always something posting on Organization walls (on floor two and one)

    Great for these types of students

    There is diverse setting looking beyond international students. Rich or poor, you can find your best friend at the Union or Algebra class. Especially, if you take a big lecture class.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love hanging out in the Union near the Subway. There are tables that above the Union common lunch floor, so you could see everybody. Starbucks is another place that is always busy ( which is located in the Union). Traditions, there are several but you go on a visitor tour.

    Bang for the buck

    Ole Miss is expensive if you out of state. However, I'm in-state and a pharmacy major but it's still expensive for me. However, it's worth it because I stay near my family and the southern flare and beauty. Your senior year in high school is very important to get money, so apply for everything honors, Luckyday, provost,and memorial scholarships. You will never know what you will get.

    What to do for fun

    As for fun, do almost everything if you can. Venture downtown, go to the park, run across campus, attend free sports games, join clubs, go work out in the Turner Center, or find out what your dorm planned for the week or so (speed dating, pot paining). Don't worry you will always find something, even if you're hanging out in your dorms.

    Food and Dining

    There is going to be even more food options since we are going to get a Papa John and Pinkberry. There is though a division of healthy and far-beyond healthy places to eat. We have Chick-fil-a, Burger Studio, Pizza Place, Magnolia Kitchen (Home-made eating), Sushi Bar, Subway (Most popular place to eat), and a Salad Bar (have delicious little sandwiches). Plus, we have the John Commons, the regular buffet style cafeteria. However, a lot of student like to go out to the busy and lively downtown, which has several options (from Italian to gourmet). Plus, we have transportation that runs until 9 or you can walk a some blocks. (It will be worth it when you are with your friends/date).

    Dorm Life

    If you can afford it, go for the best and newest dorms. Ole Miss has just built three new dorms for the incoming freshmen, so chose practically (preferably not a best friend). Socialize with your neighbors because you are going to see and hear them a lot (depending on what dorm). Be nice to your RAs and janitors because your attitude will have an influence on your character. Be wise.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an Pharmacy major, which will see most of the general courses with other science and medical majors. Transitioning was not as hard since I attended rigor high school, but I still had find new study techniques and branch into study groups. Just be careful of your time and who you study with.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advised students to get their time management in order first. You would either want to do a lot or nothing, so you be careful to plan you study time, social time, work time, and personal time carefully. You might get caught up in the social time but make your standard and keep at them.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is very diverse by race and perspectives of life and education. Your life is determined by how interact with one another: your professors, advisers, friends, classmates, and other organization members. Ole Miss is a very proud Rebel that will define it's by excellence and hospitality.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The first time I ate in the cafeteria I was blown away. They serve comfort food but it tastes like eating at a 5 star restaurant. I came from a Junior College and the difference in food quality is unparallelled.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are well taken care of. All of the dorms are within a 10 minute walk to anywhere on campus. I would highly suggest freshman to live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are tough but fair. As long as you show up to class and do your work you should pass with no problem. All the teachers here are willing to help in any way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Anyone intending on going here should come with an open mind and drive to be great. Ole Miss has some of the top degree programs in the nation and is expected to only get better. I would suggest anyone to go here!

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi is incredible! The administration staff is very helpful and easily outshine any other university in the state. The staff for my intended major can not be compared to by any other university as well.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    This is huge here.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like fraternities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Grove

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty decent, standard university.

    What to do for fun

    The grove for football tailgating!

    Food and Dining

    Dining is pretty decent here. There are many options for food.

    Dorm Life

    The traditional dorms are loud and have dirty bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is pretty standard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself.

    In three sentences

    There are many majors to chose from. Fraternity life is very big here. More people come every year.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the movies, go to parties, hang out outisde on the beautiful campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for every scholarship you can, and try to get to know other students who are attending before you go.

    In three sentences

    The Univeristy of Mississippi has a beautiful, very inviting campus. Everyone is welcoming, and I can not wait to attend! I am enrolled in the Honors College and can not wait to enjoy the experience in August, which I have heard is wonderful.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Ole Miss is a definition of a party school with the right mix of academics creating a wonderful mix.

    Food and Dining

    There are two eating halls the student the Student Union with is more fast food and the Johnson Commons where it is more home style cooking.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great place to start to build lasting relationships.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you go to class you will be fine as far as academics is related.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sit in the sweet spots in class. The sweet spots are the first three rows of the class. The teachers get an understanding of who are serious about class.

    In three sentences

    Mississippi is a great small town school where everyone can be someone. The campus isn't super big and within each department your teacher actually want to get to know you personally. This allows you to trust them and you can go to them with anything school related or personally.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    When I went to orientation, the food was Ok. Nothing special.

    Dorm Life

    I have the oppurtunity of staying the new Ridge North residence halls and am excited to give a later review after I move in!

    Academic Rigor

    I expect the academic rigor to be challenging and to push me to the limits of my abilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would recommend to other students is to definitely not wait until the last minute to get ahead for scholarships here. Make the most of the university from the beginning and do not be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss welcomes all to its lovely campus and offers a variety of oppurtunities for self-growth. The staff of the university can make anyone feel like a part of something bigger and easily help someone transition into the grander scope of things. Ole Miss is the place to be.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Great Campus Security. Present is know all over campus.

    Greek Life

    Great!

    Clubs and Activities

    A variety of clubs and organizations was available.

    Great for these types of students

    The environment was great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing was unusual and it is a great campus. All was in the normal range.

    Bang for the buck

    All is great!

    What to do for fun

    Variety of activities and organizaton to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    We had an chance to eat at the Johnson Commons and it was amazing. A great variety and selection was great.

    Dorm Life

    first year attending. Based on current student, the experience is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Listening to other students, it is Outstanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know the importance of the rationale for attending a great school. Make the most out of the educational experience.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi seen to be a community oriented school of learning and dedicated to nurturing excellence for the students enrolled in a intellectual inquiry and personal character in a diverse environment.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ole Miss has been voted the safest campus in the SEC by Newsweek. It is well-lit and well-patrolled by the University Police Department. The campus also offers rides to students that feel unsafe walking around campus at night. There are posts around campus where you can simply push a button and you'll have a safe and reliable ride back to your car or your dorm--usually within 10 minutes.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a major part of Ole Miss culture. Over 50% of the students are a part of the Greek life. It is very celebrated around campus. However, if you are not a part of the Greek system, you are not secluded. Many of the activities hosted by the sororities and fraternities are open to all students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs geared toward every type of person. There are clubs based on lifestyle, political beliefs, major, philanthropy, and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Ole Miss has something for everyone. All of our programs are well-respected. We are leading many other schools in the inclusion of new programs, such as Forensic Chemistry. We are the only accredited institution in the state of Mississippi to offer a forensic program. Our Law, Pharmacy, and Pre-Med programs are highly sought after and well-respected, producing some of the top lawyers, pharmacists and doctors in the nation. Our business school breeds many successful business owners. We also have a very rigorous engineering program. Our Modern Languages department offers a variety of concentrations from Spanish to Mandarin Chinese. Our Croft Institute for International Studies produces many successful students that go on to work in top government positions around the world. There truly is something for everyone here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ole Miss is all about tradition. One of our most unique traditions is tailgating in the Grove. We don't wear t-shirts and jeans. We wear our finest dresses and suits. It is also common to camp out the night before a game to reserve your spot in the Grove.

    Bang for the buck

    Ole Miss is a great school to go to. The classes are challenging, but not impossible. You'll be a part of an institution where faculty members legitimately care. They have office hours each week during which they are available to help you. There is also free tutoring in a variety of subjects availaible almost everyday. There are organizations here for everyone. There are organizations based on major, lifestyle, activities, and charities. Be sure to join at least one. You never know who you may meet! The tuition at Ole Miss is a great deal less expensive than public universities in other states. It does increase almost yearly, but is still affordable. Out-of-state tuition is significantly higher, but Ole Miss participates in numerous Academic Common Market programs for out-of-state students that live in a state where their major is not offered. There are multiple scholarships and financial aid available, as well. As a matter of fact, over 50% of Ole Miss students receive some form of financial aid. Throughout your years, at Ole Miss, you'll never meet a stranger. Instead, you'll meet new friends that will be a part of your life forever. You will get a quality education on the most beautiful campus (and the safest in the SEC!) with some of the greatest people you'll ever meet.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of things to do in Oxford during the school year. The Student Programming Board hosts numerous events such as concerts throughout the year. It is tradition to tailgate in the Grove on Saturdays when there is a home game. It is also very common for students to go out on The Square on thursday nights. There's also a movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    Ole Miss has a variety of options when it comes to dining. In the Student Union alone, there is a Chic-Fil-A, a Tex-Mex restaurant, a southern cooking restaurant, an Italian restaurant, a Burger Studio, a Sandwich & Salad restaurant, an Asian restaurant,a Subway, a Starbucks (in the bookstore) and a new frozen yogurt shop. If you're in a hurry, there's also numerous concession machines around campus, including at least 6 in the Student Union. There is also a quick-stop shop in the union which has grab-and-go sandwiches, salad, sushi, trail mix, drinks, and snacks. There is a full-service Starbucks in the Library, an Einstein's bagel shop in the engineering building, and another coffee shop in the JC commons. The JC commons is another cafeteria frequented by students who live on campus. The JC serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have stations that vary day-to-day. There are always vegetarian options available. The Residential College also has a cafeteria. RC members have unlimited access. Other students can use their meal plans + ~$2.00/meal. The RC has stations that serve home-cooked meals, Italian and Asian cuisine, sandwiches and a multitude of desserts. There is a coffee station and a cereal station as well. On the weekends, they have late-night specials including burgers, fries, chicken fingers, and other foods so you don't have to leave campus for a late-night snack. There is also a convenience store on campus. There are several meal-plan options and each student gets $200 in Flex Dollars per semester. Freshmen are required to have a meal plan. Upperclassmen have other options. I definitely recommend getting a meal plan regardless of whether you live on campus or not. It is much cheaper to eat on campus using your meal-plan or Flex dollars than it is to leave campus between classes. I also recommend using your Flex on cheaper things, such as vending machines and coffee instead of relying on it to pay for your meals. The meals in the union range from about $5-$7. Thus, $200 in Flex does not last a full semester if you're spending it on meals.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the Residential College my Freshman year. This was the best possible dorm on campus. I did not have to share a room and only had to share my bathroom with one other person. There was a cafeteria, a gym, and a full-service kitchen available to me at all times. There are several types of rooms, including the typical 2-person dorm room with one bathroom, a 2-bedroom suite with 2 bedrooms and one bathroom, and a quad-suite containing 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a common area. The only down-side is the cost of the residential college. It was at least $1,000 extra a semester. You also have to obtain a minimum GPA of approximately 3.0. The traditional dorms on campus are double-occupancy with a communal bathroom on each floor. The majority of them are fairly old, but are very clean and kept up. There are two new dorms being built now. They should be available in the Fall of 2012. This is the beginning of an all-around renovation of the older buildings on campus. All of the dorms have multiple RA's on each floor that are ready and willing to assist you in any issue you may have--from being locked out to more personal issues. The RHA (Resident Housing Association) also hosts multiple events throughout the year to give students the opportunity to not only meet the people in their dorm, but to socialize with other students living on campus. Did I mention that they give free food and T-shirts at these events?! Overall, Ole Miss' Dorm life is very good. The majority of the students that live on campus enjoy it due to the accessibility as well as the affordability. Living off of campus in Oxford is very expensive due to the high-cost of rent, utlilties and gas to get to and from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a forensic chemistry major at Ole Miss. I have definitely had my difficult semesters here. But, I have a great advisor that not only guides me through the curriculum, but also gives me advice on what classes to take in conjunction with one another. The curriculum of the majority of the programs require students to take at 12-15 credit hours a semester in order to graduate in 4 years. I have taken between 15 and 18 credit hours a semester for the past 3 years, I've had a part-time job the whole time and I will graduate on time. It is highly difficult being that there are no easy classes other than my electives. However, these difficult classes have fully prepared me for the internship that I am currently doing. I am currently looking at employment opportunities and am thrilled to see that I am actually OVER-qualified for many of these positions due to the combination of highly-competitive academics and laboratory experience. Regardless of what your major is, you will be more than prepared for the work force. The majority of the programs require either internships, teacher assistanceships, or some other form of real-world, on-the-job training in order for you to obtain your degree. This gives you the training you need to work as soon as you graduate and a great opportunity to network with future employers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although Ole Miss is a public university, the academic programs are very competitive. Be prepared to leave the study habits you learned in high school behind. Be prepared to read excessively and study more than you ever have before. Don't panic; with the combination of good study skills, motivation, great faculty and free tutoring, it's virtually impossible to fail. Just remember that you're expected to not only do well on your tests--you're expected to exceed. A degree from Ole Miss is well respected because of this. Not everyone gets into Ole Miss and there is a decent percentage of people who do not make it to graduation for one reason or another. But, for those of you who are highly motivated to succeed, Ole Miss is for you.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is not only one of the greatest universities in the south, but one of the greatest universities in the nation. We are known to be the safest campus in the SEC as well as the most beautiful. At Ole Miss, you will never meet a stranger; we are all a part of a beautiful institution of higher learning with one of the best law and pharmacy programs in the nation.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Mississippi is known for its reputation of safety. It is ranked as one of the safest campuses in the nation and that has always been important not only to me but to my parents.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at Ole Miss presents a great way to get involved on campus as well as in the community and in national philanthropies.I am a member a sorority at Ole Miss and has been an awesome experience and really made a difference in my college experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to participate in at Ole Miss. What ever you area of interest entails, I feel sure that you would be able to find a way to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Mississippi is a university that is open and diverse. I truly believe that anyone could attend Ole Miss and find a fit as well as many ways to get involved and add to their college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The greatest and most well known tradition at Ole Miss is tailgating in The Grove. It the the best tailgating tradition in the nation. During home football games all the fans tailgate in one area called The Grove. People are friendly and definitely make all the fans feel welcome. This is an event that should be on your bucket list even if you are not an Ole Miss fan.

    Bang for the buck

    I attend Ole Miss from out of state and I can personally say that even though I have out of state tuition, it is extremely reasonable compared to many other out of state schools in the SEC. I am very pleased with the value I am receiving for my education.

    What to do for fun

    Where do I start? You will have a hard time finding a college campus with more fun things to do than Ole Miss. Of course you have all the SEC sports you can dream of including football and tailgating in the grove as well as the number one baseball experience in the nation, concerts in The Grove, and so many organizations to get involved with.

    Food and Dining

    The dining options at Ole Miss are awesome. They are many different options for dining including everything from typical college cuisine to healthy full course meals and salads. You can also choose from many national chain restaurants as well as use you express card to eat at restaurants around town.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was surprisingly great my Freshman year. I really thought I might not adjust to that well, however it was great. I met so many great friends from so many different areas of the country. That is the main reason I wanted to go to school out of state. It was a blast.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Mississippi has so many areas of study and an excellent reputation academically around the country. The faculty is incredible and truly has a desire for students to grow and succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are an upcoming Freshman, I highly recommend the Summer Program in July. It is awesome and it allows you to take a couple classes while getting acclimated on campus and meeting other new students. It made the transition to college life in the fall so much easier!

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi is the ultimate college experience. First and foremost, the quality of the education, administration and faculty is the best. The experience and skills you gain from the actual college life is one that does not compare.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of Mississippi has great outdoor life in places like the Grove and the Circle where many students gather to tailgate or see concerts of guests at the university or just to study and be outside to enjoy the weather.

    Food and Dining

    The university offers many dining options. There is the Johnston Commons which is an all-you-can-eat location on campus. The Union offers places such as subway and Chick-Fil-A. In the new dorms there will be a Papa Johns. On campus there are also small places like Starbuck's to get food and drinks.

    Dorm Life

    The university offers many different living communities that include, but are not limited to sororities and fraternities, substance free dorms, dorms dedicated to special areas of study, and many more options depending on what you may be looking for as a student. Along with the many options the university provides, they are also expanding their dormitories as they are in the process of constructing new buildings and making some changes to old ones.

    Academic Rigor

    The university offers a broad spectrum of classes including those that help challenge students and classes that help students who struggle with their academics.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi is a great university that has grown on the foundation of all students being a family. The university is provides a welcoming environment to all students whether they are transfers or freshman. The University of Mississippi is a unique place to attend college if you're looking for a great school with a great staff and student body.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities you can participate in at Ole Miss. Especially around football season, it is really busy there.

    Food and Dining

    They have great food there especially in their cafeteria. They have a buffet with pretty much anything you want.

    Dorm Life

    I have never stayed in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    They are a very respectable school when it comes to academics. There are a lot of really well know people that have graduated from there.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely recommend this school for students. Ole Miss is a very fun place to attend school.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss may be a high ranked party school but the academic there are really good . I know several people that have went there and loved it . I am really excited to go to school at Ole Miss.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They take pride in keeping students safe. 5 stars

    Greek Life

    Greek life is always interacting on the campus. 5 stars

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to be academically challenged but also want to be able to enjoy some down time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Grove is a beautiful place to hang and have concerts.

    Bang for the buck

    Colleges everywhere are costly. But here I feel it is worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    You can always catch up with friends. There are many beautiful places around the campus. You can also go on the square.

    Food and Dining

    4 and a half stars

    Dorm Life

    5 stars

    Academic Rigor

    4 and a half stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to learn and know how to balance fun and study time

    In three sentences

    I rate it 20 on a scale of ten! It is an outstanding place to be. It is full of culture,great academics, and a beautiful social life.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Freshman Focus ASB

    Great for these types of students

    Study hard and enjoy being a college student

    What to do for fun

    I attended most sporting events and also volunteering Big Event was an awesome experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find an organization to join! Being involved is a great opportunity to learn more about this university.

    In three sentences

    I would give this school a 9 rating because of their education programs,teachers, and surroundings.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Everyday there is something going on on campus. We have a variety of organizations, clubs, etc. When its time for football thats when all the fun kicks in.

    Food and Dining

    Food! University of Mississippi has lots of places to eat on campus. Everyone's favorite is the cafeteria because they have so much food to choose from. If you like to eat then University of Mississippi is the right school for you.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many dorms to choose from. Youre allowed to choose up to 2-3 roommates. Everything that you will need is right in your own dorm hall.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Mississippi has a lot of majors to choose from. If youre looking for a particular major then University of Mississippi has it for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you dont want to go far away from home then University of Mississippi is a great choice. Lots of diversity around the campus life.

    In three sentences

    University of Mississippi is a very beautiful campus, very small town, and also has great transportation for students who doesnt have a car. The school has a variety of dorm halls to choose from & also rooom size. University of Mississippi would be a school i would recommend to all my friends or upcoming high school graduates.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are working on getting better, we have patrol officers around the parking lots at night and an escort service to take you places so you aren't walking alone at night. We also have officers that sit in the Residence Halls.

    Greek Life

    Is everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    No matter what you are interested in we probably have a club for it, and if we don't, everyone is encouraged to find a group of people that have the same interest and make an organization for whatever it is that you are interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    Ole Miss has something to offer for everyone; I'd say it was great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For all home football games we dress in formal attire. People jump into the fountain at night to get some great and fun pictures.

    Bang for the buck

    I can honestly say that Ole Miss has been worth every penny I have spent on my education here.

    What to do for fun

    At Ole Miss we spend a lot of time relaxing in the Grove. We have many organizations around campus that try to put on events so there is always something going on. If you get lucky someone will take you to The Door-nob of the Universe and we love to support all of our athletic teams. Everyone also enjoys going out on the square on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Pink Berry is the best thing to ever happen to our Union. We have a variety of things to eat from on campus, it's just a matter of beating the rushes.

    Dorm Life

    For the most part all of the Residence Halls are nice and good communities to live in, especially the new additions to campus. They have lots of updates and are nice to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that we truly are the Harvard of the South. Ole Miss offers a wide variety of majors/minors and an abundance of teachers who want to see you do well in their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a jump start on scholarships and buy a lot of Nike shorts. Also you do have to send follow up e-mail to administration because sometimes they get disorganized.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is a lively place to be, no matter what season it is. It has so much going on that you can find anything you are looking for here, and with so much to get involved in everyone feels right at home. Oh, and Hotty Toddy!

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    amazing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We dress up for every football game and party in the grove.

    What to do for fun

    everything!!!! so many clubs and events happening.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind. Accept new things.

    In three sentences

    The campus offers many activities and organizations. The campus is beautiful and constantly expanding. the professors know theirs students and are very well trained in their field.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    While I don't live the Greek Life, everyone I've ever heard has said it is really in a class of its own. I remember seeing in a magazine (can't recall the name) the top ten schools for Greek Life. UM wasn't on the list. However, tun the page and they had their own article saying they were so far above the others, the editors felt it would be an understatement to put Ole Miss as #1 on the list.

    Great for these types of students

    All accounting majors are welcome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is The Square which is actually a big circle, however it's not on campus. It has nice smaller shops if you can afford them.

    What to do for fun

    If you like to play sports, there is a rec center that has everything one could wish for. Other than that, people like to walk around the square (which is actually a circle??). If you like to listen to live music, the school has concerts occasionally, and there are small venues in the area more Indie bands play at on occasion.

    Food and Dining

    It's the South: dining can't be bad. But seriously, there are places to eat for every taste. Even the main cafeteria (JC) is very diverse and consistently offers great food for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is pretty good, but not stellar. There are a lot of activities to do on campus (e.g. a rec-center with everything one could wish for), and there are some nice eats on campus. The town is very slow-paced, therefore, there are not a lot of activities to do off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Accounting classes are not for the faint-hearted. All classes and test require one to think critically and thoroughly understand all real world concepts. However, the 4/5 rating is because the lack of refinement in so many non-accounting courses. The marketing program is a joke.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering accounting, this is THE school to go to. If you are considering another program, I recommend looking at other students' reviews of the classes before signing. There are both stellar teachers and programs as well as teachers and programs that really shouldn't be a part of any university.

    In three sentences

    UM is the best accounting school I've ever looked at or heard of. The outreach campuses are also great options for students that live in the area and want smaller classes. However, the marketing program at the university is severely lacking in good teachers and innovative material.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    It's pretty awesome. There's something for every type of person here. You won't regret applying.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the GROVE!!

    Food and Dining

    Food court in the student union.

    Dorm Life

    Nice I guess.. My brother's was pretty nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am a prospective student.

    In three sentences

    I think the campus is beautiful. My brother goes there and I love just walking around campus. Also, he just loves going to college there.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ole Miss is ranked the safest campus in the county because of the 24/7 police protection and escorts that the determined and dependable offices provide.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hotty Toddy, rub the bald head, and lay on the football field.

    What to do for fun

    At this campus it is very hard to not have fun. Church events to extra curricular activities like gaming clubs and capture the flag. Or if you like peace and quiet there are many book clubs and extra study lectures from the majority of teachers.

    Food and Dining

    The are a vast amount of meal plans to choose from. Anything from one meal a day to unlimited meals the entire semester at your favorite places. It all depends on what your needs are.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very social and outgoing. Roommates are selected though a very unique process which really helps find the perfect roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers here range from graduate students to Doctrines in their field and they are all extremely open minded, patient, and willing to help you in whatever you need to help your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for the instant friendships that come your way with not only fellow students but teachers on a professional level.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi is a very culteralistic and uplifting environment filled with cheerful and reliable individuals. One of the best qualities i have seen of this campus is the overall positive attitude of the staff and students and the willingness to help no matter what the cost. Some of the best school support is through the very active Ole Miss Alumni presence in every single activity here from football and soccer to the rebelettes and the marching band.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe here! I always see cops making sure that it is a safe place to live!

    Great for these types of students

    This university is perfect for students who really want to feel like they are part of the campus and that they really do matter here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual tradition is our tailgating! It is so much fun, we all dress up to go to the football games.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great school where I feel like I am getting what I paid for.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I got to the Ole Miss football games, go to the square or just hang out around campus.

    Food and Dining

    You can find anything you are craving here! They have anything from Sushi to Mexican food!

    Dorm Life

    I live in the brand new dorm Ridge West, and I love it!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not as challenging as I had believed they would be.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only tip I have for prospective students would to be prepared for the best time of your life! You learn so much here, not just in the classrooms but in life here!

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi is a wonderful school. The classes are a good size and the teachers are great! It gives a small town feel but with a lot of variety in regards to activities and places to eat.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school has its on police force 24 hours

    Clubs and Activities

    there are any kinds of clubs for you to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    Any student can excel in this school, there are many foreign students here

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tail gating in the grove

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your money's worth here, tuition just went up this year although.

    What to do for fun

    I attend concerts, plays, I am part of the religious club and a writing club, the music and theater club. Love it

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is ok, but a bit pricey especially for coffee that I drink a lot of at $4.00 dollars a cup

    Dorm Life

    I cannot comment on this, but the kids from here that are in the dorms love it.

    Academic Rigor

    You are only held back by what you are not willing to put into it. There is no reason why you cannot succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    You are able to see how a teacher is evaluated by students taking their class. You can attend with a GPA of 2.5 and excel. The campus is easy to walk around on and a beautiful place.

    In three sentences

    University of Mississippi is a great place to be a student. Being 52 and going back to school was scary for me, but the staff and teachers help you to gain your confidence. Although there are some teachers that do not.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The sports games are a great way to spend time, there are a lot of various other activities in Oxford as well.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large choice of food and dining both on campus and in outlying Oxford. A lot of those places are nice and the food is great.

    Academic Rigor

    The studies are hard, but if you know how to study and can cope with the changes then it is really an enjoyable experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be able to study and work hard to pass, but also learn to take your time and enjoy your time here at Ole Miss.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is education, fun, and a great place to go to college. The classes are rewarding. College life here is great.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    We have a variety but not vegans or vegetarians.

    Academic Rigor

    Yes, we party hard but we study hardier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research any and all financial opportunities. Maintain your individuality!! You do not have to succumb to the Greek life or homogeneous political atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss has many financial aid opportunities, a diverse student population, and a great study atmosphere.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ole miss campus is very safe. the on campus police have a very fast response time and well do there best to help server you.

    Greek Life

    I am not to familiar with greek life on campus. I went to a few parties at the beginning of the year when they where free.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs on campus so they have something to offer for everybody. I have contacted some of the clubs that I think I may be interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    From my perspective I think ole miss has something to offer for all types of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ole miss is know for the grove and the walk of champions. One of my favorite unusual locations on campus is the doorknob to the universe.

    Bang for the buck

    Some of the things on campus are a bit over priced and don't give you all your bang for the buck. but for the most part things are reasonable priced.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I like to go where every the girls are. I spend a lot of my free time in the recreation center or in the union hanging out with my friends

    Food and Dining

    They have a few different restaurant on campus and the J.C has cafeteria style food so you always have something new to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus are nice size and fairly clean. All your your guest must be checked in and signed out by check out time.

    Academic Rigor

    The work at ole miss was only as hard as you make it. When you study and go to class the way you should the work comes easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in the partying. Get to know all of your teachers, it can help you in the long run. Stay focus on way your in school, don't loose sight of it.

    In three sentences

    It is more difficult then I thought it would be. It cost more then I planed. I still love it.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The University has a great educational atmosphere as well as overall atmosphere. The people are generally very hospitable and caring. I could not imagine going anywhere else.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am a member of a Greek organization and it is the best decision I have ever made. I have many friends that are Greek and I wouldn't have met them any other way.

    What to do for fun

    The big thing to do for fun in Oxford is go to The Square. It has many different restaurants, bakeries, and clubs for people that are under 21. It also has great shopping. Or you can also raid Goodwill for funny stuff.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Union will get boring pretty quick. Some of the places even close before they are supposed to, which is frustrating.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the new dorms, which were nice, but not very social. Unlike the traditional dorms, the doors do not stay open, making it harder to meet people. Towards the end of the semester, the people on my floor always hung out in the lounge on the floor. I was also sick for most of the semester because my body was not used to the germs.

    Academic Rigor

    The first semester of freshman year was scary for me. The classes themselves weren't difficult, but a lot of thought had to be put in all of the assignments. Be prepared to write a lot of papers.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will meet a lot of new people. Be sure to make friends in all of your classes in case you have to miss class.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi welcomes anyone and everyone to attend their campus. Faculty and staff are usually beyond helpful with all your needs. The class sizes are typically a good size, not scary.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Football weekends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun, but be studious while you are there,

    In three sentences

    It looks like it is a great place on paper, but in person, it is everything you ever wanted.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe walking back to my dorm after a night of going out.

    Greek Life

    I'm not active in Greek life, but it is a big deal there.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of things to do, just find something that interests you.

    Great for these types of students

    Everybody can make Mississippi their home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The football games! Groving is like no other tailgating experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely affordable and great for anybody coming out of state.

    What to do for fun

    There's always things to do for fun, like ice skating in the Union, or lazer tag in the Grove.

    Food and Dining

    The JC was closed this semester so the food was definitely limited, but I liked the fact Subway and Papa John's were open late.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm I'm in, which is Ridge South. The atmosphere is great and everybody is friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on your major, anything medical related requires you to take BISC 160 and that class really is as hard as they say it is. You'll have to learn how to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go out and meet people and enjoy your time there.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is a great place to meet new people and to get that big college feel in a smaller campus. Being in a college town is definitely an advantage.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's one of the safest campuses in the US.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for science majors and greek life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Groving is a part of the Ole Miss life. Some people love, some don't, but at least go out to the Grove once on one football game.

    Bang for the buck

    The only reason I'm glad I picked Ole Miss is because I got some nice transfer student scholarships. Those weren't even completely worth it, though.

    What to do for fun

    Most freshmen groups love to hand out on the square. There are some cool things that happen some times, but it's a REALLY small town, so you might need to prepare for culture shock.

    Food and Dining

    I'm a vegetarian, and they do not offer many options.

    Dorm Life

    The Luckyday Residential College is THE place to be!!! You will develop a family atmosphere with the faculty and other residents.

    Academic Rigor

    There are classes that will be exciting and interesting and there will be classes that make you wonder why you waste your money. It's a love hate place.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is the place to be for science majors, but maybe not for art majors.

    In three sentences

    The school is an overall beautiful place with many opportunities in the social sense. The school is, however, deeply lacking in the digital arts. They have a long way to go before their digital arts program can be considered worth it or challenging.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make Sure You Visit & check out the Beautiful Campus

    In three sentences

    Beautiful Campus, & very nice people.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    VERY safe school!

    Greek Life

    its BIG

    Great for these types of students

    greek

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    when you're a freshman, there are a few things you HAVE to do! some of these are: break into the football stadium, play in the Phi Mu fountain, and visit the doorknob to the universe!

    Bang for the buck

    Ole miss is where it's at!

    What to do for fun

    parties! football games! basketball games! frisbee in the grove!

    Food and Dining

    Not gunna lie, the food right now is pretty lame. But that's only becuase our dining hall is being redone! It will be ready for fall of 2013! and they have so many more options!!

    Dorm Life

    the dorms aren't bad at all! Crosby is definitely the best, if you're lucky enough to find a room among the sophomore sorority girls! Hefley is also great for girls! It's right in the middle of campus!

    Academic Rigor

    It's a pretty easy college! as long as you study!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go greek! It helps you meet so many people, and very few people aren't greek!

    In three sentences

    If you are into greek life, Ole Miss is the school for you! The class sizes are great! The teachers are super helpful and there for you when needed!

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the reasons that my parents love Ole Miss is because they trust the safety of the campus. The town of Oxford revolves around the school. The campus is beautiful, quaint, and protected. Even the members of the community are warm and welcoming.

    Greek Life

    The greek life here is hands down one of the university's biggest joys. I highly advise rushing if you go here, it is truly one of the most infamous systems in the country.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students who are looking to receive an exceptional undergraduate experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Door knob to the universe is a secret location that you can only find if someone takes you.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is well worth the tuition. I wouldn't give back one penny or moment.

    What to do for fun

    The greek system and town of Oxford offer plenty of fun-filled opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    The dining options are limited. The food offered in fraternity and sorority houses are better.

    Dorm Life

    The buildings aren't the most updated but the amazing people you meet in the dorms well exceed the accommodations. Everything is close by and revolved around the heart of the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are a pre-professional major the academic rigor is incredibly challenging and rewarding. As long as you are applying yourself the course load is doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the resources the campus has to offer especially the greek system. Get involved as much as you can and meet as many people as possible. The person you meet tomorrow could be your best friend or tutor for the next 4 years.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is a divine University that prides itself on the success of its students. This home-away-from-home makes everyone feel like they are the most important person on campus and it makes every individual an utmost priority. I feel blessed to attend this university and benefit from all of the opportunities they have graciously offered me.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The famous Square is only blocks away. It's full of shopping, fun, and food.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I am going to have to attend before I can say what there is to do for fun. Although, they have a basketball court and I know I will be using that.

    Food and Dining

    I have heard nothing but great things about the dining, and they have Abner's Cheese steaks. I feared that I would not be able to get a great cheese steak away from Philadelphia, but I have faith in Abner's because the one located in University City is incredible.

    Dorm Life

    I have read mixed reviews, but it appears to be about average. I will not actually be able to tell until I attend.

    Academic Rigor

    According to my research, they have an awesome English and Arts department.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do thorough research to find if this school along with all schools are the right ones for you. I could not imagine this college is wrong for too many people.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss appears to be perfect. I am a northerner from Philadelphia and I want to go down south for the southern hospitality, the accents, the culture, the women, but most importantly to me, an education. They have a strong English department and I wish to add an Economics degree along with it.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Mississippi is ranked as the 29th safest campus in the country . A program called green dot was recently created where an app on your phone can instantly alert university police that you are in danger . We also have several alarm stations all around campus that will also alert the police.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at the University of Mississippi is one of the best in the country. With 18 fraternities and 13 sororities there is a very large selection . All Greek organizations are involved in community service activities and help make a difference in the community as well as the University.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of Mississippi has many clubs and organizations from the Student government to the Art and culture club . Their are a variety of inter-mural sports as well. The spectrum of clubs is enough for nearly any student to fit in and if there is isn't a club for you any student can create a club of there own at any time..

    Great for these types of students

    A student that likes to have fun ,but knows there limits and when to study. Someone who doesn't mind a small town setting. Any student interested in the fields of Law, Pharmacy, and Accounting .

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of Mississippi has many traditions , the most prominent being game day dress. Every home football game the students dress in there Sunday best and go to the Grove (the large courtyard area in the center of campus) where many tents are set up for tailgating by alumni . Another tradition is the Rebel Run in which the freshman class runs onto the field of the stadium before the first football game begins and you get a free t-shirt.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Mississippi has many opportunities you wont find anywhere else . Our campus was voted as the number two most beautiful campus in the country . The town Oxford,Mississippi was also in the top ten for best college town in the country.

    What to do for fun

    Being an SEC school the sports are always fantastic. The Greek life can also be a great experience .

    Food and Dining

    Chik fil a , Subway , sushi , and many other great choices.

    Dorm Life

    By the end of your freshman year the people in your dorms will be like a second family.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major .

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing to know is to always stay in touch with your academic advisers. Their job is to help you and they are always willing and ready . The University of Mississippi is a large school and many incoming freshman find it hard to manage time ,so I recommend all incoming freshman to take the freshman introductory course ; it is a very helpful class that will assist in time management and adjustment to the college life.

    In three sentences

    Attending the University of Mississippi is an exciting and worth while experience. I find the University to be a home away from home . The best thing about the University of Mississippi is that the Academic and Financial support is outstanding , and the staff of University of Mississippi really cares about all of there students.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is not everything at the University of Mississippi like many people assume it is. I am not a part of Greek Life and I personally have never felt as though I was missing out on anything. If you can afford it, I am sure it is an enjoyable experience. You are able to bond with other girls/guys of similar interests as well as giving to a good charity.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a member of Gamma Beta Phi, which is a great club for volunteering and really being able to become invovled with helping the community.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities on campus. There are often musical groups playing in front of the student union, concerts in the grove, tailgating, sports events, theatrical performances in the Ford Center, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options on campus for food, home cooked cafeteria style eating as well as chain restaurants such as Subway.

    Dorm Life

    My experience in dorm life was one that I will never forget. I made some of my best friends living in the dorm. You live with people that you would otherwise possibly never get the chance to know so well. You are forced to get to know people because you share common space with them and run into them in the halls daily. Awesome experience, and the dorms I lived in were only a year old (Residential College).

    Academic Rigor

    I suppose the academis rigor could vary among courses, but in the courses I have had so far I would give it four stars.

    Tips for prospective students

    The university has many resources and opportunities on campus. My advice is to use those resources. If you are not aware of what the university has to offer, talk to someone. There are advisors, people in the libraries and all departments that will help guide you along your academic journey. That is what they are there for. Do not ever be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi has a beautiful, diverse campus. The faculty and students along with the campus create a very welcoming and community like environment. The faculty is adequately qualified for their teaching positions and are always willing to help.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    One of the best in the country.

    Dorm Life

    Very fun with your choice of an apartment-like dorm or a regular dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It is average for any SEC school nothing too vigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know the term Hoddy Toddy and attend as many football games as possible!

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi provides a big school education with a small school feel. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful with anything you need.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always easy to be found. There are numbers that you can text/call if you ever feel unsafe, and not to mention the Police Buttons located all around campus that you can easily press and they will appear before you know it!

    Greek Life

    Greek organizations are HUGE at The University of Mississippi. There are 9+ sororities, and even more fraternities. There are field parties and philanthropy events all through the year, you are sure to find your home away from home.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek organizations are HUGE at The University of Mississippi. There are 9+ sororities, and even more fraternities. There are field parties and philanthropy events all through the year, you are sure to find your home away from home.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students, honestly. There is no pressure to drink, nor no pressure to only study. You do your own thing and you will be fine.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Grove! The grove is set for fun football game festivities. Everybody puts up a tent, hangs a chandelier, and serves foods and wines, all in celebrating the Hotty Toddy tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're going to spend money, spend it well, in Oxford, MS. There is no place better to be, i'd bet on it.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do around the town of Oxford for fun! Many students go to the square for great food and good shopping, or the Grove for a casual stroll and relaxation, and not to mention the football games! And if you want a fun night out, Memphis is only 45 minutes away and Tunica is only an hour!

    Food and Dining

    With the different options of dining/food, you can choose between fast food.. or gourmet. There are different choices depending on if you decide to eat at the Student Union or the J.C (student cafeteria).

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Ole Miss have been reconstructed and made to feel at home. They are roomy and have a store located in them for every little need that you will want. Very impressing.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at The University of Mississippi are great! The professors are very concerned about their students and do their best to make sure that everyone is academically understanding the information that they are being given.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would be to check out every aspect of every college and town you look at. Make sure that you can see yourself there for the length of time you plan to attend. The University of Mississippi seems to suite everybody, in my opinion!

    In three sentences

    My rating on The University of Mississippi would be a 10. The school and town is wonderful. I would not choose any other college to improve my academics.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can walk around at night by yourself and not have to worry about a single thing. UPD is always on patrol and they will even escort you back to your room if you feel afraid.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are well-balanced, meaning you can handle school and a decent social life, then this school is definitely for you. There is always something going on and if you are disciplined you will do great at deciding what to and what not to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is definitely worth what you pay to attend. The education is phenomenal and the connections you make here are ones that you will hold on to for the rest of your life and they will definitely help you once you leave here.

    What to do for fun

    The Square is right down the street and there is TONS to do there. But if you are looking for fun on campus there are plays, dance classes, random parties in the grove, and all kinds of other fun stuff.

    Food and Dining

    After awhile you get a little bored with the food; however, there is a wide variety of choices. I encourage every student to try each dining facility on campus at least once in their stay here.

    Dorm Life

    Residence halls are constantly being either added to campus or renovated. The only con to living in a dorm is not being able to control the temperature in your room, but it is usually kept a manageable temperature.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is challenging, but the instructors are extremely nice and they help you a lot. Like any other university, the key is staying on top of your game by keeping up with your assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very easy and important to get involved on campus. There is something for everyone here. You just have to get out there and make it happen.

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is the safest place I have ever been outside of Europe.

    Greek Life

    It is great. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested. However, Ole Miss is also the kind of place where one could not be in a fraternity or sorority and still have a lot of fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or organization for practically anything a person could be interested. If there somehow is not, they are easy to start. People become very interested when they hear about your shared interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Academically motivated, Greek, Just willing to get by with 2.5 GPA

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Swim in the fountain in the quad, Doorknob to the Universe, Graceland Too,

    Bang for the buck

    The University gives good scholarships, and the Honors College is also very generous with its money.

    What to do for fun

    The Square, The Grove, Community Service Opportunities, Running Trails, Fraternities,

    Dorm Life

    Ridges are the best.

    Academic Rigor

    3 stars for general academics. 5 stars for special programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and pay attention. Go to the Grove before every football game. Study hard but make time for fun.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi is an ideal university for many different types of students. Although its admissions standards are not as high as those of many top universities, Ole Miss has many great programs of which a high achieving student may take advantage. The Sally Barksdale Honors College, Chinese Language Flagship Program, Center for Manufacturing Excellence, and the Croft Institute for International Studies are just a few examples of these.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Ole Miss has the biggest Greek life. Most girls go greek. The best sororities at Ole Miss are DG and Phi Mu. DO NOT THINK THETA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You have to go see doorknob to the universe. Someone has to take you there and you have to be blindfolded. Oxford has the historical square for shopping, bars, and GREAT food....this is where you need to go.

    Food and Dining

    The union is great. In the union you have: subway, chick-fil-a, Pinkberry, Toss-It-Up, Magnolia Grill, Burger Studio, and a mexican place. You can use your meal plan in the union, the JC, and at any stores in the dorm halls. Usually don't get a meal plan over 50 plus 1 because you will have many wasted meals.

    Dorm Life

    Crosby is mainly for sorority girls. Martin is rated the best for girls. Stockard is rated the best for guys. The Ridges are new to Ole Miss and are co-ed. The only dorms with bathrooms in the rooms are the ridges. The RC also has bathrooms and is very nice; it is very competitive though.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Ole Miss are somewhat tough but they are able to be done. The teachers work with you and are easy to contact if you need them.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are an incoming freshman, stay in martin or stockard. Do not live in Kincannon. Be sure to go to class every day. Get plenty of rest.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful. Everyone is very friendly, we Redshirt Miss Americas. The classes are somewhat tough but really worth it.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Statistically we are one of the safest college campuses in the United States. We pride ourselves on our student safety programs and our ever present on campus university police department.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have innumerable clubs on campus and endless opportunities to join. From Athletics to Academic Clubs to the Ole Miss Gamer's Association, there is always an organization holding an event and getting involved in the community.

    Great for these types of students

    Ole Miss is great for students of all varieties. For those looking for a superior education, we offer rigorous courses with small class sizes and amazing professors. For those that are interested in the social aspect, we have on campus activities every day. Finally for those looking for parties, we have a saying We may not win every football game, but we have NEVER lost a party.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Here at Ole Miss, we have a tradition of taking the freshman students to a secret location known as the Doorknob to the Universe at some point their first semester, freshman are blindfolded and escorted to the doorknob by their upperclassmen friends. The following year, it is up to them to escort their freshman friends to the location.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price of tuition, this school really gives you a well rounded college experience with amazing staff, great courses, and awesome students.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, students can participate in a wide variety of on campus events from campus wide game days to week long events such as Humans versus Zombies. We have many organizations on campus including Ole Miss Outdoors and the Ole Miss Gamer's Association that constantly provide fun opportunities for the students to get involved in fun and engaging activities on campus.

    Food and Dining

    On campus food is very good, however eating only on campus will seem very bland after the first few weeks. If you really want to vary your diet, try to eat off campus or buy extra food for variety. All of our meal plans are affordable, and can accommodate for different dietary needs.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at the University of Mississippi helps provide a good social aspect to college life. If you need help, generally someone one in your dorm, perhaps even a Residential Assistant, can help you and everyone on staff is willing to go out of their way to make sure you succeed.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor here varies from course to course, however, we hold ourselves to high standards when it comes to providing a quality education for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice would be to find a good group of supportive friends and to talk to the staff. The staff is always helpful and can really provide interesting commentary on each of their respective specialties.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy attending the University of Mississippi. The campus is always alive with activity and the student body is very involved with on campus activities. We have a phenomenal staff and our curriculum allows for a wide variety of classes and academic interests.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our police department is dedicated to making our campus safe. There are emergency towers all over campus where any one can call for help quickly.

    Greek Life

    The Greek system is a big part of Ole Miss. About 30% of our students are affiliated with a fraternity or sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I mentioned earlier, Ole Miss offers something for everyone. The diversity in our student body is celebrated, and it is easy to find people who share your interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Ole Miss is great for everyone. Really. Our administration and students have made a huge effort to ensure that every student, regardless of their backgrounds or fields of study, are happy in their home away from home at the University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ole Miss takes pride in many traditions, none more famous than The Grove. It is a green space on campus where Ole Miss fans tailgate before sporting events (usually football games). We are generally considered to be one of the best places for tailgating not just in our conference (Go, SEC!), but in the country as a whole. Ole Miss is an historic place. We also take pride in the individuality. Every prospective student is given a tour of campus where all these features are highlighted.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Mississippi is a public institution, so the cost of attendance is subsidized by the taxpayers of Mississippi. The cost is a little higher for out of state students, but I have not had to take out any loans to cover my educational expenses. More detailed information, including an itemized projected cost of attendance, can be found on our website (www.olemiss.edu)

    What to do for fun

    Oxford, the college town around our university, is famous for the night life on The Square. There are boutiques, restaurants and bars, coffee shops, and all kinds of other things. Oxford is only about an hour away from Memphis, TN, which is one of the biggest cities in our area. In addition to that, Ole Miss loves its athletics. There is always a game of some sort going on, most of which are free for students to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Ole Miss has several on-campus dining options. Our student union has a food court that offers everything from fast food to home-style Southern favorites. The Johnson Commons is more of a cafeteria setting. The food is pretty good. One of our dorm buildings, the Residential College, has a dining room built into it. It's the best. The food there is cooked in smaller quantities, and so it has a better taste.

    Dorm Life

    Our dorms are currently being remodeled. The older buildings have some problems, but they are being corrected. Our new dorms are the best you could ask for. They offer full, private bathrooms within your room. It is easy to connect with the people who live around you. Many of the students here are friendly, and will be as eager to get to know you as you are to get to know them.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Mississippi is the flagship institution for our state. Students have access to a wonderful education here. Each class and each professor is different. Expectations will vary, but based on my experience, any student who shows effort and a desire to succeed certainly can do so.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should take advantage of all the opportunities afforded at Ole Miss. It is a place where the traditional and the contemporary meet. There are student organizations to connect you with students who share pretty much any interest with you. We have a Career Center dedicated to helping you find out what you what to do after school, and how to go about achieving your goals. Our study abroad office is top notch, and you will not regret a decision to participate in any of the programs we offer.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss as it is affectionately called, is home to a diverse study body and the study of almost any discipline. The University has had major roles in the history of the state and country, some of which have been negative, but some have been wonderful. The University of Mississippi is very much a welcoming and thriving place.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who love to have fun and enjoy the atmosphere of a good time, The professors are great and staff is wonderful.

    What to do for fun

    The Grove of course.

    Food and Dining

    I hear it has great affordable places to dine.

    Dorm Life

    I have not experienced this yet

    Academic Rigor

    Plan to Major in Speech Pathology

    Tips for prospective students

    I am going to attend this fall and for myself I believe it will be a great place to be. I am happy have applied and will be a freshman. I have read many reviews and am satisfied with my decision.

    In three sentences

    I rate this as a go to school.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never once felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Best decision I have ever made.

    Clubs and Activities

    Between Greek life to religious organizations this campus has it all!

    Great for these types of students

    People who love to meet new people who come from all over the country.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school has to much tradition it is amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable!

    What to do for fun

    Go to athletic events!

    Food and Dining

    There are many food options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    If you make it homey, you'll feel at home.

    Academic Rigor

    College is hard but if you really apply yourself you will suceed

    Tips for prospective students

    As cliche as it sounds get involved.

    In three sentences

    The University is truly a wonderful home away from home. While challenging you to be the best you can be it also helps you in every aspect.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had a problem but witnessed some friends and others go through some things. If you don't get along with someone make sure they do not vandalize your vehicle. Be smart. And if it happens to you don't take revenge because it may backfire.

    Greek Life

    Greeks. Its hard because one person can affect your reputation. Just think before you do anything and mainly be yourself.

    Clubs and Activities

    Same ole thing everyday. People get drunk and fight. Hangovers in the morning. And continue to class with bruises.

    Great for these types of students

    J.D. Library is a great place to hide away and study. There are millions of places to relax and focus on your education. If you want to pass a class, go there. But realize at the last minute students you have never seen will appear from nowhere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Grove attire. Union unplugged. Rebel Run. Nothing too spectacular.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Mississippi is known for the first African American, James Meredith, for attending the school. You would think there wouldn't be an racial situations but you have to realize the town is in the South and racism can exist under a rock. I love the opportunity to brighten my life and overcome obstacles but its not easy to get there.

    What to do for fun

    Its not much to do. The university is in the small town of Oxford where everyone does the same thing over and over and everyone knows your business. Kind of like back at home.

    Food and Dining

    They have the normal fast food like McDonalds, Burger King and all but where is the healthy food that actually tastes good. Everything around the campus leads to overweight results and lowers your self-esteem.

    Dorm Life

    Its a good way to experience other peoples' lifestyles but some people are nasty and creepy. Don't befriend everyone because they too can turn their back against you.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers make you work hard but sometimes its too much when its not even your major or minor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work your butt off. You may think its easy but its not high school anymore. The real world is right around the corner.

    In three sentences

    I love the diversity. The place is huge and has a lot of options. Overall I like the school but it is extremely hard but worth it.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police call boxes close by where ever you go on campus. Everything is well-lit and you'll never walk in the dark. Plus everything on campus is only a 5-8 minute walk away!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are pages upon pages upon pages of different clubs and societies on campus that are provided to students.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Find some upperclassmen to show you around and take you to the doorknob to the universe! It's a tradition and every student should go!

    Bang for the buck

    I think Oxford and Ole Miss provide one of the best experiences you will ever get from college.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the square! Explore Oxford! There are underground tunnels that have pretty interesting graffiti on them. Sardis is about 15 minutes away and you can relax by the lake. Go to Memphis for the weekend. Visit William Faulkner's home. There's so much to do, just go out and FIND IT!

    Food and Dining

    Student Union is excellent for food. Starbucks, Subway, Chick Fil A, Toss it Up, Burger Studio, Magnolia Kitchen, and so much more. The JC is pretty good too! You won't go hungry at Ole Miss.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't ever live in the dorms, so this isn't applicable to me. But from what I've heard, they are pretty nice!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your intended major, classes can be difficult! This is coming from a pharmacy major, but nothing is impossible. Study, study, study and go to class!!! Do this and you'll do just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the Student Union and see what's happening on campus! Get out there, get involved. Make friends and make your college experience memorable!

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is home to a beautiful campus, has great teachers, and excellent student body.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses in the nation!

    Greek Life

    Very prominent on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots and lots of clubs and activities. There is an annual community service project that spans the entire student body called the Big Event

    Great for these types of students

    International studies, business, pre-pharmacy, pre-law,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek life is a big aspect of the school. You may feel alienated if you are not involved.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap tuition and many career opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Oxford is nice with many shops and restaurants. There is Sardis Lake nearby that is good for fishing/boating/camping.

    Food and Dining

    The union has a decent selection of food. There are several location around campus with more varieties.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are dorms. Usually freshman are the only people that live on campus. Upperclassmen live off campus in apts or houses.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the school has a reputation for partying, classes can be quite difficult and should not be taken lightly

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely come down to Oxford during a football game as well as an off weekend to sample what oxford has to offer.

    In three sentences

    It is a nice University with a rich history. There are many on campus opportunities and organizations. The town of Oxford is small and quaint and will appeal to most people.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the good thing about being in a small town is that it is very safe. Only at night it is a little sketch but that is anywhere.

    Greek Life

    it is VERY big here. It scares me.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition as a freshman: going on the roof of the library.

    Bang for the buck

    It depends on your personality and what you like.

    What to do for fun

    There are some concerts you can go to for free and some good cheap concerts as well. There are bars that let you go in and Greek parties. There is the Square(good for shopping or relaxing) and a few historic areas to go to.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not the best here. You will get tired of eating at the fast food places here. The only good places are Starbucks(for coffee), the RC cafeteria, Magnolia, and Subway.

    Dorm Life

    As a Freshman, you will have to live on campus. The best dorms are Hefley, the Ridges, and the Residential College for girls. I have no I idea what is good for guys except the Ridges and the Residential College (they are co-ed). After freshman year, you will be kicked off campus and have to buy an apartment unless you stay at the RC (you can stay there all 4 years).

    Academic Rigor

    It depend on your class. Biology for majors is a very difficult course unlike Writing 101 which is very simple. The foreign language classes are somewhat difficult depending on the language.

    Tips for prospective students

    For class choosing, read the teacher comments; they are your friend. Do not party too much because that will put you behind in your studies. I have seen it happen before. If you do not like small towns and Greek life, do not go here because Greek life presence is huge here.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss has a good foreign language program especially with the Chinese Flagship. Also, Croft and the Honors college are very well known here. Greek life is very big here and there are many parties.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Square, located in the heart of Oxford, is the best place to go for fun. Shopping, restaurants, bookstores, and bars line the streets of the square and are packed year long.

    Food and Dining

    As a vegetarian, I didn't find the meal plan quite so appetizing. There were a wide range of options for those who ate meat, however, and eventually I found the perfect vegetarian spot in Oxford (the city in which the university is located in)!

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in Martin Hall on the Honor's College floor, where I got to get to know a lot of different people with the same interests as me. Four or five of them were part of the Croft Institute, which made dorm life more like a constant study session. However, we had our fair share of fun, especially with a prank war with the floor below us!

    Academic Rigor

    Although the University of Mississippi is known as a party school, I gave it 4 out of 5 stars due to the Croft Institute of International Studies. This program is a demanding, interdisciplinary major that offers small classes and individual attention to its students. The classes are tough and the teachers are tougher, but it's worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Embrace everything! Join everything that remotely interests you and talk to everyone. The people at the University of Mississippi are so nice and so accepting, it is impossible to not make a friend on your first day on campus. Make it your goal to break all your boundaries, because this is the school to do it in.

    In three sentences

    I know it's cliche, but this university has the most beautiful campus in the United States. Not only is it beautiful from the outside, but also from the inside; the students, faculty, and staff at what is affectionately called Ole Miss are warm, caring, and extremely open to international students such as myself. I never expected to feel at home when I went to college, but this university is truly my home.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge on campus. 1/3 of the students are greek and the greek system has a huge impact on the campus. They are involved in everything and its a great time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football season has most of the tradition. The tailgate is bigger than the game. Wear your Sunday best and hang out in the grove with friends. Its a great time and one of the truly special things about Ole Miss.

    Food and Dining

    There are many choices for food. The Student Union houses a variety of food options as well as the various other cafeteria style places around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was one of my favorite parts of freshman year. You meet a ton of people and there is always something happening. The nicer dorms on campus have great rooms and those are the way to go.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics can be as easy or as hard as you want them to be. The classes for the tough majors are really hard and the easier majors have easier classes. Be prepared to study for whatever classes you are in though. It is still college and grades must be earned.

    Tips for prospective students

    Advice I would give is to make friends early in the year. Don't sit around, get involved on campus. Greek life is a good option for a lot of students around campus and there is always something happening with the greek system.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is a great place. The students are very friendly and the professors are always looking to help you. There is always something happening on campus and its a great place to attend school.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe. I have walked back to my dorm/car at 2am leaving the library and never felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is huge at Ole Miss. Almost every freshman goes through rush. Not everyone continues to be involved, and many girls drop by junior or senior year. Rush is a big deal and it is very competitive. You must have a recommendation to be considered to most sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek Life is the most common activity on campus. I know there are other clubs, but I am not too familiar with any of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Although this school does have a lot of out of state students, most students come from the South. I am from the North and had no problem making friends, it just seems like most students are from surrounding states. This school offers many different programs, and the Honors College is very competitive and well ranked.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of traditions and historical locations throughout the Ole Miss campus/Oxford. Many students visit William Faulkner's gravesite. Tailgating in the grove is also a big deal here.

    Bang for the buck

    Even out of state tuition is extremely affordable at Ole Miss. I am paying less to go here as an out of state student than I would as an instate student at my local university.

    What to do for fun

    The Grove during football season is amazing! Tailgating at my first football game was so much better than I expected it to be. During the day there are many shops/restaurants students go to on the square. At night everyone goes out to the bars on the square or frat houses.

    Food and Dining

    I did not like the food on campus and only purchased a meal plan my freshman year. They just redid the cafeteria and are adding more options, but I will probably not buy a meal plan because I do not live on campus.

    Dorm Life

    All freshman are required to live in the dorms. The new dorms (The Ridges) are the nicest because they have private bathrooms. Living in the dorms is also a great way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very easy, while others are very hard. A lot of times it depends on the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit! I applied and almost did not attend, but then visited last minute and fell in love with the campus. Apply early and apply for financial aid - there are a lot of scholarships available for incoming freshman.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi is a great school for everyone. Some programs offered, such as Accountancy and Pharmacy, are top ranked in the country. Ole Miss has an amazing student body from all over the US/World.

  • 07/14/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. I am always seeing security riding around on campus. Also, they have little posts on the side walks where you can press a button, and security will be there immediately. If you ever have a late class, you may be scared to walk back to your dorm or back to your car. Actually, you can call security and they will walk you back to your dorm or back to your car. They can take you back to your destination also if you do not have any transportation.

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about the Greek Life since this is my upcoming Freshman year.

    Clubs and Activities

    Basketball, football, softball, track/field, and more. Also, they have intramural sports as well. I do not know much about the clubs. Since, in this upcoming August this will be my freshman year.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone should go hang out in the grove and student union to make more friends. Also, I would consider you to sit on the steps where you will make a lot of friends. I know this by experience. I did this a lot last month in summer school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not know very much about the traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    I do not know what this means.

    What to do for fun

    Many people go hang out on the square in Oxford for fun. There are very many clubs side by side. Once you go out of a club you can walk straight into another one. Some people go hang out in the grove, where they have picnic tables and big, beautiful huge shade trees to sit under.

    Food and Dining

    Many people eat at the student union. The student union has Subway, Chick-Fil-A, a burger place, frozen yogurt place, and much more. Also, they have a two Starbucks on campus. They have a store and Papa John's, too.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice. Actually, there is two people to each room. The dorm I will be staying in the fall, will have a microwave and refrigator already in it. It has its own bathroom. It will have six desks, three for each roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    I plan to major in Nursing. I would like to become a perioperative nurse. They work with patients before, during, and after surgery.

    Tips for prospective students

    In my own opinion, you will love it there. The people are nice and very respectful. They take very good care of the campus. You will not really every see any trash or paper on the ground. The grass is very nice. The classes are right there together. You really do not have to walk very far.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi is a very beautiful campus. The people are very nice; every people who may walk pass you always have a smile on there face or either speaking. I love that there is a Chick-Fil-A, Papa John's, Subway, and many more stores on campus so that I will not have to go off campus just to get something to eat.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ole Miss was ranked as the safest school in the SEC and ranked as one of the top ten safest schools in the nation!

    Greek Life

    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!

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of Mississippi has a vast expanse of clubs and activities to join or participate in! There's always something new to try or look into! You never know what you like until you try something new, and there's definitely a seemingly endless variety of options to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    I really cannot think of a student that would not be right for Ole Miss! There's something to love for everyone that comes to town! I have never met a single person to say anything negative about Ole Miss... ever, at all, in fact people go out of there way to rave about the positive things of our little world!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a common saying Ole Miss Rebels use often, you graduate from Ole Miss, but you never really leave Ole Miss. I have found one of the main aspects of the University of Mississippi is it's love for tradition and history, with these two prides, Ole Miss has created an ever expanding, proud, family, that loves to represent the University of Mississippi. But not only is the family of Ole Miss so unique but the school itself, including the expanding campus and grove, as well as the city of Oxford, which has been noted in many outstanding, positive ways by many critics!

    Bang for the buck

    Although Ole Miss costs a pretty penny for me to attend, its totally worth it! These past three years have been the best three years of my life! I don't think I could have made a better decision, Ole Miss was the best choice for me, and anyone else that attends a tour!

    What to do for fun

    The University of Mississippi has many outlets for fun! There are so many clubs and intramural sports that you can join to fill your time with fun activities. I find myself in the Turner Center, gym, often or walking to the town square where there is always a great town hustle and bustle!

    Food and Dining

    The food at Ole Miss is great! You can always find something you like to eat! Ranging from Chick-fil-a, fast food, to the J.C., home style made to order food!

    Dorm Life

    I had a great dorm experience! Most of the girls that were in more dorm all came from different states! More girls were out of state students than in-state! The diversity was a great experience

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Mississippi is a research institution, the professors and instructors are constantly researching new theories and information to provide the best possible education for all students. Most classes by your sophomore year are small so instructors design courses that can be a bit more challenging because they are there to help!

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for sophomore year to be more academically challenging than freshman year, no matter how good your grades of freshman year are.

    In three sentences

    The University is a wonderful institution, both academically and socially. The city of Oxford is great on its own, but Ole Miss makes it that much better!

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Starting a Veterans Group

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zombie run...

    Bang for the buck

    It's a little more pricy but it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Spend time with my family

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of food options

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough but fair. There is avenues to help if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will get what you deserve and you deserve a great education so work on it.

    In three sentences

    The college is extremely beautiful and well rounded. All of the professors have been extremely helpful. Overall one of the best places I've been to.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus, very active police/security presence. There are emergency points throughout campus for alerting university PD as well as free rides late night from the library.

    Greek Life

    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!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Ole Miss offers every type of club imaginable. The intramural list is long! And if they don't have it, you submit your use before the student board and it becomes one.

    Great for these types of students

    There's something for everyone of every kind at Ole Miss. You may graduate The University but you never leave Ole Miss!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rebel Run at the first home game Gameday tailgating and the walk of champions Doorknob to the universe Echo circle beside the student union Concerts in the grove Movie nights at the baseball field

    Bang for the buck

    Don't buy more flex dollars in the beginning of the semester, other than the required $200. You can add more if needed as the semester goes along. My freshman year, I had to use the remaining dollars up before exams and bought twenty seven power aids in order to spend the remaining balance!

    What to do for fun

    The Grove is like no other! Many events are held here on the grassy acres shaded by huge oaks. Movies, concerts, picnics, game day tailgating, there's something for everyone. The Ford Center is an awesome performing arts center with entertainment for all interests. The library is a museum in itself. The campus has so much to offer, you won't need to leave to have something to do.

    Food and Dining

    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!

    Dorm Life

    I resided in a dorm my freshman year only. The dorms have been improved since that year, also the residential college and new dorms have been built. It was needed! It's definitely an option now of living on campus for all of undergrad years.

    Academic Rigor

    My studies have been difficult, not going to lie. It's been a challenge and one that I will be proud of. Counselors are wonderful to help direct and advise, and also discipline!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. Get involved in groups, clubs, etc. Enjoy all aspects of the campus and events. There is something here for everyone! You just have to attend!

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is the most beautiful campus I've ever been on. This university offers a wide selection of majors and new facilities as in the new law school and engineering school. Oxford is a wonderful place to live, cultured but still small town feel.

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is very important here police always around one of the safest campuses in the country

    Greek Life

    Greek like is very popular

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unlock the vault

    What to do for fun

    Go to the square go to the movies

    Food and Dining

    The food is wonderful

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great the RC is the best

    Academic Rigor

    Accountancy

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask around to see what classes you should take.

    In three sentences

    The school is very nice. The people hear are great. This is a great school to attend.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is big on campus, for whites and blacks.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of activities for everyone, traditional or non-traditional.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Grove is the place for football game days!!!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Square or just walk around campus. Make new friends!

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very nice and fun atmosphere. The rooms are clean and you have a chance to stay in some of the newly built residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes Are difficult so it is important to stay focused. I appreciate the fact that our teachers push us to excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise that students apply early for all financial aid and apply early.

    In three sentences

    The University of MS is a place to experience amazing. I love the atmosphere, the faculty and all the experiences. Come to Ole Miss for diversity and new traditions.

  • 11/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    SIGMA CHI

    Clubs and Activities

    SIGMA CHI

    What to do for fun

    GIRLS AND FRATS FOR CHASING GIRLS NEED I SAY MORE

    Tips for prospective students

    MAN UP BITCHES

    In three sentences

    I can't wait to attend I think this may be the best kept secret in Higher ED People make fun of the Admissions process but they are too stupid to know the they are controlled by the 1968 Federal Civil Rights Act so they are forced to be Liberal in there Admission standards but only the Brightest and Coolest really succeed. Are you Brave enough to Put Yourself to the TEST Most Beautiful Campus Sexiest Ladies Strongest and Top Notch Greek System in the Country And on top of that you get a really great education!

  • 12/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is pretty nice. There are light poles on every corner and an emergency button on every pole if any student is in danger.

    Greek Life

    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/

    Clubs and Activities

    There are loads of clubs and inamuural sports that one can participate in. Such as cultural clubs, international clubs and much more. Anyone can join the inamurral sport teams. There is tennis, soccer, rugby, flag football, volleyball, fencing and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Opened mindedness, fashionable, cultural, outgoing, adventurous.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Grove. Ole Miss has one of the best tailgates in the SEC. Everyone on campus knows about the grove. The grove is where the tailgaiting goes on. I've been to 5 different countries and lived in New York and when I tell you that there is no place like the Grove, there is literally no place like it. I have not yet heard anyone say anything bad about it. It's full of families, aluminis, and sometimes celebrities. It's a blast with all of your buddies and girlfriends. There's thousands of tents set up and its literally something one has to experience to understand, which I highly recommend.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, I am not to sure what this mean but I will give it a try. Yes, Ole Miss is known as a very wealthy and progressive community.

    What to do for fun

    Ole Miss is known for its partying so that answers alot but there are so many clubs and extracurricular activities that one can get into. Greek life is HUGE on campus and is a lot of fun if one is accepted into a fraternity or sorority. There are different clubs that benefit a lot of students, such as: cultural clubs, sport clubs, international student clubs, inamurral sport clubs and much more.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is however one appreciates it to be. I've met some of the greatest friends in the dorms. Kincannon, better known as KC is the dorm one will always hear about;its a male's dorm. It's where all of the parties are held during freshmen year, its very old and not the best place to stay, but KC has made a name for itslef. No matter how old and how much criticism its given, we all love it and have had our many crazy nights there. The Ridges and the RCs, which is where I stayed are the most luxurious and nicest dorms. Each room consist of a bathroom and shower, private bed, dresser, mini-fridge, oak wood counter tops, smoke sensor, and a maid to come clean every 2 weeks.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is do'able. Ole Miss is easier to get in than stay in. The teachers really do care about their pupils, resulting in the teachers expecting each student to turn in the best work. There is alot of homework, but it is all useful inofrmation.

    Tips for prospective students

    One may come into the University thinking it is all about partying, but it is not. Ole Miss is however known for one of the top party schools, so make sure to stay focus and know what the main goal for each day one spends at being a student at Ole Miss.

    In three sentences

    The university of Mississippi is known for its professionalism and progressive drive. There is a great deal of diversity here where one is sure to feel accepted and free. Ole Miss has created a name for itself for being the best, classiest, and productive college in the south.

  • 02/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of outlets to plug yourself into where you can find where you're supposed to be.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love good night life...this is your school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an Ole Miss bucket list that many freshman partake in, like swimming in the Phi Mu fountain and taking shots on Faulkner's grave.

    What to do for fun

    There are parties every night if that's what you are into, but otherwise, Oxford is a fantastic town with great shopping, dining, and more!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't bring a car to the campus, the parking is ridiculous.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mississippi is a great liberal arts college that offers a variety pathways that guide you to your ideal career. However, the social aspect of the university is heavily centered around Greek life and partying. I have found this to be a very unfortunate characteristic, as, in more ways than one, students are somewhat expected to partake in a deplorable lifestyle aside from their studies.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Parties, hang with friends, eat

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class

    In three sentences

    Tons of fun

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have the safest campus in the SEC! Hotty Toddy!

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Activities Association is great. It offers something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Hotty Toddy cheer.

    What to do for fun

    Tailgating in the Grove in the Fall. The Square has the best shopping, food, and nightlife!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take BISC 160 unless you are a science major. I've heard it is the hardest class. Dr. Coles is a great professor. Branch out and make friends outside of your comfort zone.

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is beautiful-that's definitely a plus. The campus is the prettiest one I have ever seen, and the people are very friendly. The University and Oxford is like a family.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never once felt unsafe on campus. There are plenty of cops around and I have never been anywhere on campus where someone else wasn't in the same general area.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    Ole Miss has a lot to offer as far as activities. Whether you are a Christian or just like to play intramural sports you can typically find something to do

    Great for these types of students

    If you love to party every night of the week then this is the right school for you. Ole Miss is party school but its way more than just that. Drinking is a lifestyle here and if you don't enjoy drinking I would consider elsewhere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ole Miss has this crazy tradition before games called Grove Tailgating. Its basically where students, fans, and alumni all set up tents in the Grove and tailgate before home games. This is a tradition that sounds way calmer than it really is. One must see it to believe. Tents have chandeliers and flat screen TVs in them. It definitely is an insane but fun tradition

    Bang for the buck

    Ole Miss is one of the cheapest SEC schools. I definitely think for the money its worth it. Students get into all sports games for free except football, but even those tickets are cheap. The professors are great and the campus is gorgeous.

    What to do for fun

    Oxford is a pretty small town so as for stuff to do there isn't much. The square pretty much has everything there is to do which consists of bars and restaurants. If you aren't into the whole drinking scene there is not a whole lot you can find to do in Oxford.

    Food and Dining

    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

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be awesome at times. You meet a lot of people since there are around 50 people per hall. However because of this large number it can be very overwhelming. There is not a whole lot of quiet time and it can be Closter phobic. However the dorms are all very nice and are maintained pretty well

    Academic Rigor

    All of my core classes so far have been pretty easy. There have been a couple classes that have been more difficult than the others but I haven't had one that was completely hopeless

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to research more than just the general campus feel and the academics. Try to come for a whole weekend and get the whole experience before you sign up

    In three sentences

    Ole Miss is a huge party school with set in stone traditions and values. Money and status is extremely important here as well as Greek life. The academics are awesome though and the professors are great.

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    You will not starve on campus they have amazing food on campus and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great time in my dorm and they are always building new dorms for incoming freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard and demanding they keep attendance so you have to be there and it makes it hard for you to fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not fall behind and even though you may not think so there are always things to do on and off campus.

    In three sentences

    They have great programs here and there are always friendly people around the campus that are more than willing to help in any way that they can. The classes can be difficult at times but I have only had very helpful teachers and professors that will meet with you and help you the best way that they can. I would rate this school as high as I could my experiences here have been ones I will never forget.

  • 04/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not stay in the campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Save money! Work hard!

    In three sentences

    This is my first semester at Ole Miss and I like it a lot. It is a good school The only bad thing is the expenses those are high!

  • 05/30/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe and always willing to have rebel ride to get home safely. No CoEd dorms.

    What to do for fun

    THE SQUARE.

    Food and Dining

    Go to the square for great food! The union is gross but the new Grill @ 1810 is wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    Visiting hours are very early making you feel like a high school kid all over again.

    Academic Rigor

    very easy going teachers all around

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to the square. Try to stay out of Hefley Hall. Make an attempt to be diverse in this seemingly segregated school.

    In three sentences

    Be prepared for strong southern traditional values. College football is more important to Ole Miss than the College itself. Oxford is a very small town with not much to do.