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Location: Oxford, Mississippi Founded:1848
2015 Enrollment: 20,827 TOTAL 18,084 Undergraduates 2,027 Graduate Students 386 Law Students 330 PharmD Students Student-to-Faculty Ratio:19 to 1 Faculty with Terminal Degree:83%
About the University
Research and Academics
-Intensive English Program
-Study Abroad at UM
-US Japan Program
Housing and Student Life
About The University of Mississippi
Founded in 1848, The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, is the flagship university for the State of Mississippi and caters to a diverse mix of students from the United States and around the world. Students looking for a traditional American experience can find it here with the university’s large campus, beautiful buildings, and stunning landscapes. There is always something going on at the university, from football, basketball, and other sporting events, to performances at the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center and concerts in the Grove, to informative lectures and activities. Students can choose from a wide variety of subjects taught by experts in their field, and the renowned research centers and institutes offer a rich experience in a variety of fields. The university library is home to exceptional special collections and original documents relating to Mississippi’s history and cultural footprint, such as the largest Blues Music Archive in the world and special collections of William Faulkner’s writings. The University of Mississippi is situated in the quaint antebellum city of Oxford, which has a host of unique restaurants and special events throughout the year to keep students happy and entertained.
“To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” – William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Laureate
The mission of the Division of Global Engagement is to provide leadership for the comprehensive internationalization of The University of Mississippi by fostering the growth and development of international programs and services in order to increase the exposure of our students to a multicultural and internationally enriched education. As today’s students graduate into a global workforce and market place that have virtually no borders, it is imperative for The University of Mississippi as a major national university to expand its international footprint and to train its students to take advantage of the inherent opportunities of a globalized marketplace and to be future global leaders.
In addition to international degree-seeking recruitment and admission, the Office of International Programs provides information and documents to support nonimmigrant student visa applications, and assists international students and scholars with their cultural as well as educational adjustments, so they will be able to complete their educational goals smoothly.
International Degree-Seeking Undergraduate Admission Requirements:
Minimum English Proficiency Scores
ACT or SAT*
79 TOEFL-iBT 6.0 IELTS 53 PTE-A
3.0 / 4.0
3.0 / 4.0
*Though an ACT or SAT score is not required for admission, some majors and classes do have special requirements. Please click the link below.
The IEP is a member of English USA, UCIEP, and accredited as part of The University of Mississippi Department of Modern Languages by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Intensive English Program
WHY STUDY IN THE IEP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI?
• COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTION • IMMERSION ENVIRONMENT • SAFE & VIBRANT UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
IEP ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1. A completed application (iep.olemiss.edu/apply) 2. A copy of your passport 3. Proof of sufficient funds 4. Application fee of $125
CONDITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONis offered to student applicants who have met all requirements except English language proficiency. Once students successfully complete the Advanced Plus Level or submit a qualifying language score, they begin their undergraduate studies.
ADVANCED PLUS LEVEL Students may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement for undergraduate admission as a degree-seeking or visiting student by completing the Advanced Plus IEP semester coursework with a B average (3.00 semester GPA)
SHORT-TERM SPECIALIZED PROGRAMSare available for groups throughout the year: Business & Entrepreneurship, English for Professionals, English in the Sciences, Global Citizenship, Language & Culture, Service Learning, and Teacher Training Programs.
The Study Abroad Office assists incoming exchange and study abroad students while at the University of Mississippi. The welcoming staff works hard to offer academic and social support from the moment the students arrive in the country. Study Abroad staff are on hand to bring students to the safe and vibrant city of Oxford and move them into their accommodation. During Welcome Week, students meet their Global Ambassadors, attend orientation sessions, and enjoy traditional Southern food at the Welcome Dinner. Students can earn 12-19 hours of course work per semester, consisting of all academic course work or a combination of academic and intensive English classes if desired. Throughout the semester Study Abroad offers activities and excursions from visiting the National Civil Rights Museum and Graceland in Memphis to overnight excursions to New Orleans, Chicago, or Las Vegas. Global Engagement at UM takes Southern Hospitality seriously and student support, encouragement, and happiness is of utmost importance.
“There are few greater pleasures than walking around the Oxford Square on a breezy afternoon, stopping to browse and drink a cup of coffee at Square Books.” - The Commercial Appeal
Oxford, Mississippi, is nestled in the North Mississippi Hill Country and is home to the University of Mississippi’s main campus. Oxford is a town of 20,000 residents, and is touted as an important cultural center of the South. The Oxford Square is home to award-winning restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and music venues. Creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists, and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm, and creative community. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and is the home to past and present famous authors, such as William Faulkner, John Grisham, Willie Morris, Beth Ann Fennelly, and Larry Brown.
The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, has a strong tradition in the world of sports. While the teams, such as football, baseball, and basketball, are renowned, the fans engage in a tailgating tradition unique to the United States. Tailgating in the Grove is a much-loved tradition shared by Ole Miss fans around the world.
Staff from the University of Mississippi welcomes international students to the campus with an orientation and welcome week. The University is happy to assists students with cultural adjustment, settling in to the UM and Oxford community, and general questions about student life at UM.
Students can choose from eleven on-campus dormitories, three on-campus apartment complexes, two residential colleges, and one off-campus apartment complex. Residence halls and apartment complexes have many amenities, including cable television services, utilities, wireless internet access, laundry services, and shared kitchens.
The University of Mississippi and Oxford are consistently voted among the safest campuses and communities in the United States. The traditional American college experience, with a centralized campus, and the small town of Oxford gives students a safe and enjoyable experience. UM was named one of the “Top 10 Safest College Campuses” by Collegesafe.com.
UM has over 250 student clubs and organizations open to all students, with leadership opportunities available in the clubs and organizations. The Turner Center, the student athletic facility, offers exercise classes, a gym, courts for a variety of sports, a swimming pool, and opportunities for participating in intramural sports teams. Ole Miss Outdoors rents outdoor equipment and offers outdoor excursions all over the United States.
US Japan Partnership Program
The USJP’s mission is to promote cross-cultural awareness of the world with a specific focus on the sharing of knowledge about Japan and study of Japan-US relations. The USJP operates the Japanese Supplementary School at the University of Mississippi and assists educational and business communities in north Mississippi by offering a variety of services including outreach activities.