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| This is strictly towards the people who attend this school. I have never seen so many uninspiring people in my entire life. Everyone wears the same outfit of Nike Shorts and a giant t-shirt, 3 sizes too big... Everyday. All with a full face of make-up. There is no individualism here, everyone is materialistic and stuck up. I use the term everyone loosely, meaning I have to sort DEEP around to find people who aren't like the way I described. Ole Miss is a wonderful place and I am very saddened by the fact that everyone is here to get their MRS. Degree or to party. It seems that none of the girls I've met so far are here strictly for educational purposes, they want to join sororities and make shallow friends. Other than that, the campus is beautiful, the teachers are friendly, and most of them joke about the wave of cookie-cutters around campus. I hope that as I stay here longer, people will grow up. |
|Sep 30 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| I graduated with the intention of going to law school. I was accepted to two (including Ole Miss). I went to the other choice in Texas and dropped out by the middle of the second semester. I struggled to find a "real job" that did not involve burgers and fries for quite awhile. Unfortunately, a liberal arts degree in Political Science does not open many doors except for going on to grad school. If I had to do over, I would of majored in a more practical degree such as accounting or hospital/public administration. The profession I stumbled into did not require a college degree.|
I look back at my transcripts and realize how foolish I was to squander my parents money on weak classes that I took to fit my social schedule. My advisor at the time was a nice man, but he did not try to wake me up to the fact I would need to get a job someday and I better prepare now.It has been 21 years since I've been at the Grove. The only good thing I can say I took with me from Ole Miss was my wife.
|Nov 10 2007|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| While attending and shortly after leaving I would have given Ole Miss an A+. However, after spending 15+ years working and experiencing students and schools along the eastern seaboard I think Ole Miss is a huge disappointment. I have been successful in life but where I have failed it is due to the complete lack of training in the basics Ole Miss should have taught me. Examples include more stringent academic requirements in writing and creative thought, Group/Public speaking, true in-depth understanding of your major, etc. |
My tremendous social growth while there and the beautiful campus and traditions are some of the only positives of Ole Miss. I was a partying frat boy like most others and got away with mediocrity as a student due to lax academic standards and lax instructors who would give me a "by" because it seemed they were just as enamored with the culture and campus as we were. When I re-read English and Economics papers I wrote there in which I received B or better, I'm quite embarrassed. Today I would not hire someone with the lack of scholarship I myself received there UNLESS they were quite exceptional in other ways. Which, by the way, Oxford does excel; creating A+ characters by the shear existence of the powerful social scene.
Ole Miss is good enough that an outstanding student can make a lot out of it, but the average to lesser student will not by pushed or disciplined into the outstanding scholarship they are deluding themselves into thinking they are getting. It is too easy to just "skate" by... While drunk.p.s. possibly it is much less distracting to not be in a frat (like I was) yet most independents I knew were not nearly as happy there. Especially non-greek girls. I did LOVE it there, but as a father now I would have to think very hard about sending any of my children there and wasting my money.
|Oct 24 2007|| 5th Year Male --
Class 1991 |