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Ole Miss Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Mississippi

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
88%
Admission Difficulty for University of Mississippi
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Ole Miss and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Ole Miss is 88%.  It ranks #11 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Mississippi is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 14,421 out of 16,383 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent (SAT 1010/1230 ACT 22/30). University of Mississippi typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Ole Miss application fee is $60 and applications are due by Jun 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Mississippi is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Ole Miss SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1010-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT 
25%
SAT Scores for University of Mississippi
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for University of Mississippi
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Mississippi typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 900. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. Ole Miss ranks #6 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Mississippi admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1230 and Above Good >93%
1120 to 1230 Avg + 88%-93%
1010 to 1120 Avg - 79%-88%
900 to 1010 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 900 Low <67%
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Ole Miss ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-30 
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 22
ACT Scores for University of Mississippi
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

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 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Mississippi and #234 in the U.S. 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Mississippi admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >93%
26 to 30 Avg + 88%-93%
22 to 26 Avg - 79%-88%
18 to 22 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 18 Low <67%
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Ole Miss GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.6
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Mississippi?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Ole Miss. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Mississippi was 3.6 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 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Ole Miss accepts 88% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Mississippi students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 33.54% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.44% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 16.23% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.99% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.07% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.87% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.69% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.17% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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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 23%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 77%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Mississippi admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,205 6,178 16,383
Accepted 9,102 5,319 14,421
Acceptance Rate 89% 86% 88%
Enrolled 1,828 1,196 3,024
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 22% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
189

Applicants have 189 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Mississippi is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Mississippi and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Mississippi Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank 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.

FAQs

Does University of Mississippi prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of Mississippi?

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.

What SAT score is required for University of Mississippi?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1230. 25% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Mississippi?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 30. 86% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.