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University of Mississippi Campus Life

Campus Size

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

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


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


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

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

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

Safety Statistics

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

Notable Alumni

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

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Hannah from Madison, MS
  • Jan-01-2015 I am a current student here

    There is a variety of food around campus. All of it is delicious and has options for all types of palettes.

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  • 3
  • Current Out of State Freshman
  • Dec-26-2014 I am a current student here

    The food's actually pretty good. I didn't give it 5 stars because the lack of places. There's basically a food court and two dining halls, which isn't always enough for the large student population.

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  • 3
  • Nell from Oxford, MS
  • Nov-26-2014 I am a current student here

    There are limited options on campus which is expected, but do not feel the need to eat unhealthy foods just because they are more numerous. There are certain places to eat that offer healthier options too, along with the fast food cafeteria options.

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  • 4
  • CM from Atlanta, GA
  • Nov-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Good selection and the new dining hall is great although it closes too early. The options on campus are good and you can use Express at some locations off campus. The square has great restaurants but I only eat there when my parents are in town because it is out of my budget.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Christina from Naperville, IL
  • Feb-18-2015 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life at Ole Miss is extremely supportive of each other, the University and the community with tons of philanthropic events throughout the year. This is common of the whole school in general, though. It has been a blessing to join my favorite sorority and I'm still best friends with the girls who chose other houses for themselves.

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  • 0
  • Current Out of State Freshman
  • Dec-26-2014 I am a current student here

    The University of Mississippi is known to have some of the best Greek Life in the country. Going through recruitment is a bit stressful, but the ultimate result is worth it. I would look into going through recruitment because as a freshman at times, it does seem really important. However there is also a good chunk of campus not involved in Greek Life.

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  • 0
  • CM from Atlanta, GA
  • Nov-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Not in it but have friends who are and they seems to enjoy it. The frats seem to haze pretty heavily and I saw a lot of freshman girls in tears during rush week as they cut heavily.

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  • 0
  • Mallory
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

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

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

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

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

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

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