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University of Mississippi


Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business.


The University of Mississippi aspires to be a preeminent public international research university and a leading force for innovation and opportunity in Mississippi, the United States, and the world.

As Mississippi's first comprehensive, public university and academic medical center, the University of Mississippi transforms lives, communities, and the world by providing opportunities for the people of Mississippi and beyond through excellence in learning, discovery, healthcare, and engagement.


Research, scholarship, and innovation at the University of Mississippi is accomplished by individual and collaborative efforts of its faculty, staff, and students. Continuously engaging in the discovery, creation, and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of society informs further inquiry, enhances educational experiences, improves the economic status of citizens in Mississippi, and raises the quality of life for individuals throughout the world.


The University of Mississippi offers exciting opportunities for career development and continuous learning. Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and benefitsjust around the corner—no matter which department you’re a part of. It’s an exciting place to build a meaningful career at any level.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs!  Our staff of more than 300 highly competent and professional educators strive to enhance the co-curricular experience for students at the University of Mississippi.  We believe that the needs of our students should be put first because our greatest success is the success of our students.  We create personal connections with students to facilitate their development and persistence to graduation. In and out of the classroom, we utilize every opportunity for student learning and growth.

Housing services

Our seven traditional halls, built in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, offer classic residential experiences. Each building has a unique set of amenities, and it’s easy to choose one that best suits your needs. Traditional halls have double occupancy rooms that are fully furnished and move-in ready. Community bathrooms are conveniently located on each floor or wing.

Our custodial staff clean the community bathrooms and common areas twice daily. Students are responsible for keeping their rooms clean. Our traditional halls house students by gender.

Library services

The University of Mississippi Libraries includes the John Davis Williams Library (191,261 sq ft), the Science Library (10,890 sq ft) which is housed in the Thad Cochran Natural Products Center, and an Annex building (15,200 sq ft), housing the Modern Political Archives and low use materials, which is located across the street from the Science Library. 

ICT services

Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Mississippi embrace technology as a means to enhance learning, to enable research, and to become more productive. 

Medical services

The mission of Student Health Services is to promote the health and well-being of the students through education, prevention and care of acute medical conditions, thereby enhancing the quality of the student’s university experience.

Campus life

Dining on campus is a quintessential part of the overall college experience! Check out our dining locations to see all of the wonderful options we offer! Stay current with hours of operation and events via our social media channels.

Sports facilities

The 155,000 sq. ft. facility opened in March of 1983. The Department of Health Exercise Science and Recreation Management and the Department of Campus Recreation are housed in the facility.  The Turner Center is the focal point for indoor recreational opportunities.

Student clubs

At the University of Mississippi, we are committed to producing well-rounded individuals who are committed to scholarship and leadership of others. To get the most out of your time on campus, we encourage you to get involved with campus life and throughout the Oxford and Lafayette County communities. From cheering on the Rebels in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday afternoons to serving those in need at the Ole Miss Food Bank, the social programs and service opportunities available to our students are unparalleled.

The University of Mississippi is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, first professional, and doctoral degrees. 

Oxford, Mississippi, United States

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