Chances of getting into University of Mississippi

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
88.1%
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 88% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 13,535 out of 15,371 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 47 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
1050-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
25%
SAT Scores for University of Mississippi
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for University of Mississippi
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1160

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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 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 25 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Mississippi admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >93%
1160 to 1270 Avg + 88%-93%
1050 to 1160 Avg - 81%-88%
940 to 1050 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 940 Low <72%
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Ole Miss ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
86%
ACT Scores for University of Mississippi
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Mississippi
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 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 >93%
25 to 29 Avg + 88%-93%
21 to 25 Avg - 81%-88%
17 to 21 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 17 Low <72%
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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. The school ranks #2 in Mississippi for highest average GPA. 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 88% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Mississippi students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 9,385 5,986 15,371
Accepted 8,383 5,152 13,535
Acceptance Rate 89% 86% 88%
Enrolled 2,019 1,402 3,421
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

25% of students submit their SAT scores to Ole Miss. 86% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

88% of those who apply are granted admission to Ole Miss. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1270. 25% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 29. 86% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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