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. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.
From a liberal arts college with almost 40 degree programs to an accountancy school that consistently ranks among the nation’s top 10, the University of Mississippi offers academic degrees to suit any student. Ole Miss also is home to a number of unique national centers of research and study, including the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, the Croft Institute for International Studies, the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management and the Center for Manufacturing Excellence. To learn more about these outstanding programs and the ground-breaking research being conducted by our students and faculty, explore these links to the individual departments, schools and centers.
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.