University of Mississippi

University, MS

University of Mississippi

University, MS

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Build Your Legacy

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 R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, we have a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. Our 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. 

What makes us different may be found in our school cheer, and you may have heard it before—"Hotty Toddy." But it's more than a cheer. It's defined by moments of absolute joy and excitement. It's an exchange between kindred spirits. It's a response to a challenge. It's an emotion felt only by those who've walked the hallowed grounds of The Grove. It's a rally cry and our identity.

It's one of the many reasons why the 22,000 students call Ole Miss and our quaint southern town of Oxford home. Throw in our 400 student organizations and clubs, a football game day experience that is second to none, an unmatched local food, music and arts scene, and you have college experience like no other. 

We invite you to take a look at what we have and encourage you to find out how you can build your legacy at Ole Miss.



Named the Most Beautiful Campus multiple times (too many to count!), our commitment to our campus runs deep—our Landscape Services team regularly brings home hardware honoring institutions for the best maintained campuses


Top 50 for public universities as a best value school | U.S. News and World Report

Your Path is Our Purpose

At Ole Miss, your path is our purpose, and in an ever-changing world, we’re dedicated to helping you find success. As a college community that boasts more than 400 student clubs and organizations, you’ll experience our shared spirit and values no matter your interests. Our students are so passionate about our community that they volunteer more than 74,000 hours of their time each year to Oxford and Ole Miss. Join us, and together, we’ll create a shared story of excellence to prepare you to fulfill your legacy.

Points of Pride

• The university's freshman to sophomore retention rate topped 86% in 2020, shattering the national rate of 73%.

• Ole Miss graduates are among the best at finding employment and keeping it. After 10 years, 91% of Ole Miss graduates are still employed.

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