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The University of Mississippi is located in Oxford, a scenic town of approximately 20,000 in northern Mississippi about an hour and ten minutes’ drive from Memphis. Oxford has been ranked by USA TODAY as one of the top six college towns in the nation and cited by The Washington Post as “cosmopolitan, sophisticated, even trendy”. As a member of the Southeastern Conference the University hosts top tier Division I athletic events, and Oxford is a vibrant community with outstanding educational and cultural opportunities and thriving music, art, and culinary scenes.