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Ole Miss beauty in the fall

Ole Miss was recently named as the second best campus to be on this autumn by thebestcolleges.org.
Kayla McCarty

The University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus has been named one of the top-10 best campuses to be on this fall. The list, compiled by thebestcolleges. org, ranked Ole Miss second behind Mount Holyoke College, a liberal arts school in South Hadley, Mass. Ole Miss and the University of Florida were the only two Southeastern Conference schools to make it on the list of predominately northern universities.

According to the thebestcolleges.org ranking, Ole Miss’ Grove, the “Holy Grail of Tailgating,” is a major reason why the school received the ranking.

“Tailgating is definitely one of the reasons why we got this ranking,” freshman biology major Sean Kang said.

Kang said he enjoys the game day traditions during the fall, whether it’s saving a spot in the Grove or just hanging out with his friends and cooking food.

Assistant Dean of Students Coulter Ward said the campus itself is a big selling point for prospective students.

“Our campus beauty really does sell the university to a lot of students,” Ward said. “It is consistently something we hear from students on why they came to Ole Miss.”

Freshman broadcast journalism major Amber Murphy said she chose to attend Ole Miss last fall when she was a senior in high school.

“I’m from out-of-state, I looked at LSU and other places,” Murphy said. “When I visited campus here, I fell in love. It was very opening, very warming and I almost feel at home.”