Office of Admissions

University of Mississippi

Bess Nichols 

Bess Nichols. Photo by Thomas Granning/Ole Miss Communications

Admissions Counselor

Pictured in front of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.

One of the big selling points that attracted me to the University of Mississippi was the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Being a freshman and feeling truly integrated into the tight knit academic community was incredible. Not only was I challenged academically, I was also pushed to get engaged in the Oxford-Lafayette Community and be a citizen-scholar. As a senior, I performed my own survey research to over 4,000 students on the Ole Miss campus, and I completed a thesis comparing millennial and older generation voting patterns during the 2016 primary and general election season. The Honors College opened the door to so many opportunities  that I never could have imagined. It also holds a special place in my heart for introducing me to a love of learning and fostering so many relationships I still cherish today.

Personal Information:

Hometown: Mobile, AL
Degree: B.A. in Political Science, Minor in Journalism


Lafayette County in Mississippi. Also, the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Temporarily: Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Scott, Simpson, Smith, and Winston counties in Mississippi. Also, central Alabama.

Contact Information:

Phone: 662-915-2530