Best Small Town Colleges
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- Blake Tartt III: “I Wouldn’t Be Where I Am Without Ole Miss”
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- Joel Kotkin talks small town revivalism in Oxford
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- Joel Kotkin, Internationally-Known Urban Development Expert to Speak May 6 at Pavilion
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- Ole Miss Football: Higher Ground
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- Sugar Bowl 2016
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- William Faulkner’s Heirs Aim to Preserve His Legacy and Profit From It
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- Dinner at Faulkner’s
- Welcome Back September
- Blake Tartt Preserves Oxford History One Building at a Time
- Largest Crowd Ever for Meet the Rebels
- Full Motion Running and Cycling
- Princeton Review Ranks University of Mississippi
- Building A Legacy
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- Evening At Rowan Oak
- Archie Manning weighs in on IHL decision
- Khayat: Firing Dan Jones egregious, major mistake
- Hall: College board acted cowardly in Dan Jones matter
- Dan Jones out as Ole Miss chancellor when contract expires Sept. 14
- Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ contract not renewed
- Memphis Favorite Mesquite Chop House Opening in Oxford
- Creating the Experience
- From the Desk of Dean Norton
- PureRyde Grand Opening Shows Off Equipment
- Are You Ready to Ryde?
- Blake Tartt III Brings Pure Ryde to Oxford
- Pure Ryde Brings Innovation to Cycling Pilates Classes
- Texas Visionary Brings Development Love to Oxford
Bigger is not necessarily better. At least that is certainly not the case when it comes to college towns. In fact, students across the country are doing their homework to find small-town colleges for many reasons.
Small town campuses offer a spirit of community that can sometimes escape metropolitan areas. Nothing evokes the feeling of the traditional, American college experience like a small campus. When students elect to attend a small school, they are choosing not only a charming environment or vibrant student life, but a thoughtful place to begin their college journey.
#21University of Mississippi
$6,760 in state;
$17,728 out of state
Financial Aid Office
University, MS 38677-1848
The University of Mississippi, affectionately called Ole Miss, is the largest university in the state. Business, science, biological science and education are a few popular undergraduate majors offered at this institution, which also boasts a major medical school and renowned law school.
There are 100 majors to choose from at the university, many of which have received national recognition for their academic rigor and student success rates. Freshmen are required to live on campus, where there are abundant opportunities to connect with Greek life and student clubs and organizations.
Oxford is located in the North Central Hills region of Mississippi, known for red clay hills that are densely forested. The city has a burgeoning arts scene and diverse dining options, many of which reflect the college’s southern heritage.
-The first-year retention rate at UM during 2012-13 was 86% for first-year undergraduate students.
-The enterprising students at this research university have led to more than more than 40 patents having been filed, including a thermoacoustic refrigeration device, algal herbicide, immune system stimulators and potential treatments for cancer, malaria, pain and infections.
-Diversity is important at Ole Miss, which is my such a high percentage of its student body consists of self-identified ethnic minorities.