Ole Miss Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Mississippi
|Applicant Competition||Very 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.
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Ole Miss SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT25%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||530|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||1160|
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 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.
|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%|
Ole Miss ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT86%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||27%||25%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Mississippi and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.