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Office of the President

Dr. Jim Borsig

Welcome! We are glad that you have chosen to explore the wonderful opportunities that MUW can offer you. At MUW, our strengths lie in the quality of our academics, our personalized approach, and our approximate 14:1 student to faculty ratio. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to meeting the individual needs of our students.

U.S. News & World Report's 2014 guide, "America's Best Colleges," placed MUW in the top tier of Best Regional Universities and as the highest ranked public university from Mississippi. MUW's quality is consistently reflected in other national rankings, including recently being ranked twenty-sixth in the country among public master's universities by Washington Monthly.

MUW's architecturally distinguished campus includes 23 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But our buildings aren't just beautiful; they include state-of-the-art education technology. Our residence halls are apartment-style and the entire campus has WiFi access. Today, more than $22 million in new construction is either under way or in final planning, including the John Clayton Fant Library renovation of $6.2 million.

Our students enjoy a well-rounded college experience and we have a vibrant campus life. Our students have the opportunity for exciting internships, study abroad experiences all over the world, invaluable job placement guidance, and assistance in gaining entrance to the nation's more prestigious graduate and professional schools.

The Ina E. Gordy Honors College promotes the education and scholarship of honors students by offering an academically advanced and intellectually stimulating curriculum and appropriate co-curricular activities. In addition to living in Grossnickle Hall together, honors students take classes together, study abroad the summer after their freshman year, and participate in field trips and presentations from upper-level student mentors and from faculty.

Selecting a university will be one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. Choosing MUW is an excellent decision. At MUW, you will join a family that spans the globe and that cares about your professional success and personal fulfillment. We will help you make contacts that you can use during your time as a student here and throughout the rest of your life.

The MUW family – our faculty, staff, students, and alumni – will give you our very best.


Jim Borsig