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University of Mississippi

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1844
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 12,661
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $421,400,000
Admissions Address

PO Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848

Website

http://www.olemiss.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@olemiss.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Send application by: July 20
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Charlotte Fant
Admissions office telephone: (662) 915-7226
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 20
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: N/A
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $150
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 3 N/A
Foreign language 1 2
Social studies 1 2
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 15 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: N/A
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 84%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 84%
Total applicants: 7,771
Total acceptances: 6,502
Total freshman enrollment: 2,570
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 3,458
Male acceptances: 2,834
Male freshman enrollment: 1,233
 
Female applicants: 4,313
Female acceptances: 3,668
Female freshman enrollment: 1,337
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: 47%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 74%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 63%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 34%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 580
Math: 460 – 590
Combined: 920 – 1170

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.5% 3.1%
600-699 15.4% 20.0%
500-599 39.8% 37.3%
400-499 35.3% 33.0%
300-399 4.9% 6.4%
200-299 0.1% 0.2%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 86%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 20 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 8.0% 15.5% 4.2%
24-29 32.3% 29.9% 31.3%
18-23 52.7% 42.5% 41.8%
12-17 7.0% 11.7% 22.7%
6-11 0.0% 0.4% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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