University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

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Ole Miss can be found in University, MS, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Ole Miss enrolls around 22,000 students each year.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at Ole Miss. A score within the range of 1020 to 1250 on the SAT exam, or 21 to 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Ole Miss average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.57. This school has an acceptance rate of about 88% with 23% of applicants choosing to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Ole Miss acceptance rate 2021 will be around 80%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Ole Miss Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Mississippi was reported as 88.1% in Fall 2020 with over 16,300 applications submitted to University of Mississippi. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Ole Miss ACT Scores: 21 - 29
  • Ole Miss Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Mississippi?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Ole Miss, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Mississippi has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 78.3%
  • 2017-2018: 83.9%
  • 2018-2019: 88.1%
  • 2019-2020: 88.1%
  • Projected Ole Miss Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 80.0%

How Does Ole Miss Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Mississippi is fifty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Memphis84.8%
Mississippi State University53.9%
Arkansas State University-Main Campus79.9%
The University of Alabama82.7%
University of Alabama at Birmingham73.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Ole Miss (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 630
Math500 - 620
Total Score1020 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 32
Math20 - 27
Composite Score21 - 29
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