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University, Mississippi

Ole Miss Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Mississippi

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Mississippi
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Ole Miss and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate. Last year, 14,614 out of 17,416 applicants were admitted making University of Mississippi an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. University of Mississippi typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Ole Miss SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for University of Mississippi
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for University of Mississippi
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1250

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Mississippi?

University of Mississippi typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. 21 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Mississippi admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >90%
1245 to 1350 Avg + 84%-90%
1140 to 1245 Avg - 76%-84%
1035 to 1140 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 1035 Low <64%
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Ole Miss ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for University of Mississippi
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Mississippi
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Ole Miss?

Admission data indicates that Ole Miss regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Mississippi.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Mississippi admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >91%
25 to 29 Avg + 84%-91%
22 to 25 Avg - 77%-84%
19 to 22 Reach 68%-77%
Less than 19 Low <68%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Mississippi. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Mississippi was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Ole Miss accepts 84% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Mississippi students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 36% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

77% of University of Mississippi freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Mississippi students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 24%
Top 25% of class 48%
Top 50% of class 77%
Bottom 50% of class 23%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

University of Mississippi admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,263 7,153 17,416
Accepted 8,718 5,896 14,614
Acceptance Rate 85% 82% 84%
Enrolled 2,082 1,612 3,694
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 27% 25%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Mississippi and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Mississippi Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Mississippi
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176017 IPEDS survey data for University of Mississippi.