If you ask a student at any college, they will probably tell you most entry-level and required classes are boring. This is true at Ole Miss—the basic 100-level classes are “weed-out” classes. They’re not fun in any way, shape, or form. The great thing about Ole Miss is that the school has made sure to keep the professors, not graduate students, in charge of these classes. Once you make it past those 100-level classes, it’s smooth sailing. Classes get more interesting, instructors get more fun, and the subject matter becomes something you enjoy, as it’s more tailored to your interests.
Since instructors have the luxury of teaching small classes, they are able to make time for each individual student. At large universities, you may become just a number, but at Ole Miss you are a person with a name, face, and individual needs. Because of the small class sizes, students find it less intimidating to ask questions or see their teachers outside class. As you progress into the upper-level classes, you will meet students who are in the same major as you. This allows you to form study groups and discuss subject matter outside the classroom for a clearer understanding of the material. Some may choose to do as little as possible in a class, and that’s exactly what they will get out of it. Others will choose to put in a lot of time and effort, and it’s these students who gain lifelong knowledge from their classes. In some cases, Ole Miss professors become lifelong friends who can help you achieve your goals and assist you when it comes time to apply for graduate school or a job.