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University of Mississippi

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University information
NameThe University of Mississippi
(Ole Miss)
MottoPro scientia et sapientia
Motto in EnglishOn behalf of knowledge and wisdom
TypePublic, Co-ed
Endowment$369.9 million
ChancellorDaniel W. Jones
Students15,800 in Oxford; 19,822 systemwide
CountryUnited States
CampusRural 2,000+ acres
Sports teamsRebels
ColorsHarvard Crimson and Yale Blue   
(adopted in 1893)

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The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. Founded in 1848, the school is composed of the main campus in Oxford, four branch campuses located in Booneville, Grenada, Tupelo, and Southaven as well as the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. It also operates the University of Mississippi Field Station in Abbeville. Additionally, it is both a sea-grant and space-grant institute. Sixty-nine percent of undergraduates are from Mississippi and nineteen percent of all students are minorities. International students come from sixty-six nations. Ole Miss is the largest university in the State of Mississippi with a total enrollment of 20,822 in Fall, 2011.

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