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Leadership Excellence Service Accessibility
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is the flagship university for the State of Mississippi. A world-class public research university, the institution has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and innovative research. With more than 21,500 students, Ole Miss is the state’s largest university, with a major medical school, a nationally recognized law school and 15 academic divisions. A student-to-faculty ratio of 19-to-1 provides time for professors to mentor students and for classmates to forge friendships. It has been ranked as one of America's best college buys by Forbes and is located on a breathtaking campus named "Most Beautiful" nationally by Newsweek.
From outstanding academic programs and centers of excellence – such as the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Croft Institute for International Studies, Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, Lott Leadership Institute and Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence – to opportunities that provide service to the community and world, Ole Miss students enjoy an ideal balance of experiences to prepare them for life.
Ole Miss students attend graduate school and succeed in their careers. The university's well-connected alumni network knows the value of an Ole Miss degree, and soon you will too.
Go to http://www.olemiss.edu/admissions/visit.html or call 662-915-7226 to schedule a visit and experience Ole Miss firsthand.
The Ole Miss Family
Ole Miss is just that, a family. As with all families, Ole Miss recognizes time-honored traditions and continually welcomes new ideas and faces. Renowned for its campus beauty, academic excellence, leadership development, safety and commitment to service, Ole Miss prides itself on being accessible to students and faculty from small towns across Mississippi to those hailing from places as far away as Russia and Asia.
The campus is nestled in the heart of Oxford, Miss., which is consistently named one of the 20 Best Small Towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine. It is home to exceptional fine dining by James Beard Award-winning chefs, trendy shopping at local boutiques and one of the nation's best independent bookstores, Square Books. Visitors can explore Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's historic home, as well as the home of L.Q.C. Lamar, an Ole Miss mathematics professor who went on to become a distinguished U.S. Senator and Supreme Court justice. Oxford has a thriving and diverse music scene, including two recording studios and several venues to hear live music. The "Thacker Mountain Radio Show" broadcasts live from the Square over Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and the annual Double Decker Arts Festival brings artists, craftsmen and musicians from across the South to town each spring. For culture, there's the annual Oxford Conference for the Book, Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference and Oxford Film Festival.
Ole Miss is home to the award-winning University Museum, state-of-the-art Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, heart-pounding Southeastern Conference athletic competition, more than 250 student organizations, an acclaimed golf course, intramural activities and a recreation center that sponsors camping, skiing, hiking, rafting and other outdoor adventure trips.
On football game weekends, the campus transforms into a gameday celebration that has been ranked as the nation's best tailgating experience by Tailgater Monthly and Parade magazines, and featured in broadcast specials on the Weather Channel, Fox News and ESPN's "College GameDay."