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.