University of Mississippi
Overview of University of Mississippi
Located in Oxford, the University of Mississippi also, besides others, has a medical centre situated in Jackson. Considered as the state’s flagship university, the institution is the largest in terms of enrolment as well.
The college is fondly known by students, friends, and alumni as Ole Miss. Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi is included in the elite group of R-1 Doctoral Universities Highest Research Activity conferred on it by the Carnegie Classification. With a long history of producing leaders in government and public services, academics and business, Ole Miss, is nationally recognised for its courses in law, pharmacy, alongside 15 academic divisions that encompass the major medical school and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. In general, the institution is known for its experiential learning opportunities, community action, and academic rigour.
The University of Mississippi acceptance rate is currently 78%.
- Kate Jackson – Television Director, Film Producer
- Shepard Smith – Journalist and Broadcaster
- Eli Manning – Football Player, New York Giants, National Football Team
- Ole Miss hired the first female professor in the Southeast defying stereotypes in 1885.
- The stairwell of the Ventress Hall, has an original Tiffany stained glass window gifted by the Delta Gamma sorority in 1891.