Established in 1848, the University of Mississippi is a public research institution located in Oxford, Mississippi. It is the flagship campus of the state and a sea-grant and space-grant institution. The university is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an ‘R1: Doctoral University - Highest Research Activity’.
The university comprises of 15 schools and colleges: College of Liberal Arts, General Studies, School of Accountancy, School of Applied Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Dentistry, School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Health Related Professions, School of Journalism & New Media, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, Graduate School, Health Sciences Graduate School and Honors College. The most popular majors at University of Mississippi include: General Studies, Accounting, Marketing/Marketing Management, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia and Elementary Education and Teaching.
The total student population at the university is more than 23,000 students of which over 18,700 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 18:1 and the acceptance rate is 79%.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the Professional MBA program at the UM School of Business Administration as one of the top 14 in the USA. The university's Patterson School of Accountancy was ranked No. 4 – atop all other SEC programs – for undergraduate education in by the Public Accounting Report. Also, the school's masters and doctoral programs were ranked at Nos. 5 and 8, respectively, in their categories.
Notable Alumni: Susan Akin-Lynch (Miss America 1986), Alex Mullen (Two-time world memory champion), Jim Barksdale (CEO, Netscape), Shepard Smith (Host of The Fox Report)
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