This Is Ole Miss

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  • Ole Miss is 22% larger than it was just five years ago.
  • The last freshmen class was 39 percent larger than five years ago.
  • Students hail from all 50 states and 94 countries around the world.
  • We’re the fastest growing university in Mississippi
  • With more than 22,000 students, we’re also the state’s largest university.


  • The leading reason Americans say the would pick Ole Miss for college is the university’s academic reputation.  40% said academics here is #1. In second place was “Southern culture,” at 39%.
  • Our School of Accountancy is ranked #4 in the country.
  • The Medical Center is home of the world’s best-selling medical physiology textbook, which has been translated into 18 languages (and counting).


  • $230 million of construction projects are underway or out to bid
  • We have $206 million of new facilities on the drawing board, with several starting this year.
  • The Student Union will double in size over the next two years.
  • The Honors College will double in size over the next year.
  • A 9,500-seat arena is under construction.