Why Choose the University of Mississippi?

At Ole Miss, we build leaders by maintaining a community of caring and sustaining a vibrant campus life.

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There are many reasons to come to Ole Miss

An Ole Miss football player once said, "If you don’t want to go to Ole Miss, don’t visit." That’s because when you do visit, this place has a way of grabbing your heart and not letting go. Why is that?

Among the many reasons to come to Ole Miss, let's hit three of the most important – how we build leaders, support our students, and offer a vibrant campus life.

Building Leaders

We build leaders by offering distinctive experiences in and out of the classroom. Our academic programs in business, engineering, health and science fields, and the liberal arts equip our students for rewarding careers. Our students grow by studying abroad, learning through internships, and pursuing other challenging opportunities available here. This combination makes the Ole Miss experience rich, enlightening, life-changing.

Caring Community

The University of Mississippi offers a supportive environment to grow your skills, deepen your knowledge, and prepare to live a fulfilling life. We have more than 190 undergraduate programs that offer you a lot of choice. Our faculty and our academic success programs are focused on providing the guidance and support you need to thrive.

Vibrant Campus Life

With more than 460 student organizations at Ole Miss, you will find a lot of ways to plug in, get involved, serve others, take the lead. If you think we’re missing a student organization, you can start our next one. The university is also known for a friendly and welcoming environment that sparks lifelong friendships. All of this comes together on a beautiful campus in the city of Oxford, which ESPN named “America’s Best College Town.”


Academic Programs

From undergraduate degrees to Ph.D.s the University of Mississippi is at the top of its game.

Learn Why Students Love Ole Miss So Much They live it everyday!

Erin Prince

Erin Prince

  • Greek Life
Asked by Declan

What made you come to Ole Miss?

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Anderson DeWitt

Anderson DeWitt

  • Orientation
  • Service and Community Engagement
Asked by Martin

Where did you study abroad, and what was that experience like?

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Harrison Dillard

Harrison Dillard

  • Service and Community Engagement
  • Student Government
Asked by Kai

What are some dream travel destinations?

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Skylar Nichols

Skylar Nichols

  • Service and Community Engagement
Asked by Gabriel

Why is your department a special place?

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On Campus Events

Life on campus isn’t just about studying hard, it’s about community too. At Ole Miss you’re sure to find an on campus event that meets your interests.

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Off Campus Events

Oxford is a thriving community that hosts a wide array of events year round. Whether you're into running 5ks, going to film festivals, or living the literary life, there's an off campus event waiting for you.