My daughter is a Hispanic female from Florida. She is in her second year at Ole Miss and absolutely loves Ole Miss. Many of my friends wondered why my daughter turned down going to the University of Florida, since UF was ranked way higher than Ole Miss. She turned UF because she wanted to go to a smaller school that would care about her and she found that at Ole Miss.
She is part of the honors college and Is majoring in accounting. The accounting program at Ole Miss is top notch and her first two accounting classes have been in the honors college with a fabulous professor, and only 20 students in her class. The majority of her classes have been around 20 students. I think she has only had one class with more than 100 students. She is also minoring in securities and intelligence. She had no idea about this minor, but loves the program too. Her ISs classes are also small. She has been academically challenged in a nurturing enviroment.
She did not rush, but plays in the marching band and for the basketball pep band. She is involved in a few clubs and found most of her friends by living in the honors dorm her first year.
She received scholarships and her cost is minimal. Her tuition is covered by the academic excellence scholarship, and she also receives an accounting, band and Holmes scholarship. I don’t think the Holmes scholarship is offered anymore, but she was grandfathered in.
You should look into all the special programs offered at Ole Miss - Croft, center for manufacturing, ISS and others.