Overview

Applicants
2,861
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average HS GPA
3.68

GPA Breakdown

57%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Deadlines


Early Action
November 15

Regular
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
107
with Terminal Degree
93

55
Women
52
Men
11
Minority
3
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
62%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Education

  • Education, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology and Anthropology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Students Say

Millsaps is a small college, so students “get a lot of personal attention.” It is a “school where everybody knows your name,” as well as “a place where every student has to work hard to stay above water; excellence is the norm, not the exception.” What makes Millsaps unique is how it “breaks the mold by providing superb education as well as fun, combining the two in ways so subtle that a student may not even realize they’re learning!” The school “offers great courses taught by charismatic professors” who “bring the material to life...through their innovative teaching methods.” “Classes are not easy but the quality of learning is top notch.” “Professors always encourage students to discuss class material and voice their opinions and questions about it. They encourage you to form your own ideas.” These “friendly and approachable” professors “continue to teach outside of the classroom.” “They welcome one-on-one time…to further develop understanding.” Students have praise for the education they are receiving saying, “coming out of Millsaps I will be fully prepared for grad school. My professors not only lecture, but they turn the material into hands-on learning opportunities,” and “I seriously respect my school’s standard of excellence in hiring people who are wonderful at their jobs.” Besides “great professors,” the school offers “a prestigious business school,” “abundant study abroad programs,” and “strong Southern hospitality and heritage.” The school’s small size provides opportunities to receive “a top-notch education, while also getting to play sports and be in clubs.” Although Millsaps may not be affordable for everyone, it “strives to be generous with scholarships.” One student was pleased to report, “They offered the most financial assistance by far.” Although student surveys were mostly positive, like this one: “Millsaps College provides the ideal learning atmosphere for liberal arts studies where they teach us how to think and not what to think,” there were complaints about “the internet and networking capabilities,” and “the cafeteria is an area where great improvement is needed.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Robert Pittman
Father of MTV, Past COO AOL/Time Warner & boards of Electronic Art, Atari

Justice James E. Graves, Jr.
Federal District Judge

Randall Pinkston
News Correspondent, CBS News

Ellen Gilchrist
Novelist, Short Story Writer, and Poet

Tate Reeves
Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi

Gen. Louis H. Wilson Jr.
Commandant, US Marine Corps, WW II Medal of Honor recipient, Battle of Guam

Zig Ziglar
Motivational Speaker

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
62%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,280

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,363

Average Need-Based Loan
$1,993

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,021

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
59%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$24,183

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$31,872
Required Fees
$2,110
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,834
Transportation for Commuters
$690

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
771
Out of State
55%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

4.58%
Asian
11.17%
African-American
2.15%
Hispanic
77.39%
Caucasian
3.10%
Unknown
3.77%
International

49% female
51% male
55% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Students Say

Is there a typical Millsaps student? Some students think so: “The typical student at Millsaps was an over-involved, cool nerd in high school. We throw ourselves into sports, clubs, Greek life, and community service like it’s our job. It’s how we thrive.” “Students fit in by being involved in Greek life and other organizations.” “A typical student is involved in many activities from sports to community service clubs. Student interests are diverse, and the student body in general is very friendly and interactive.” Another student disagrees, “There is no ‘typical student’ really—the most common thread is a desire to change the world (usually, with a stop at graduate school).”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
87%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Students Say

“Students at Millsaps think about their classwork first and foremost. After that, we think about hanging out with friends and having fun.” The campus is “so beautiful and filled with cozy spots that many students spend a lot of their time outside.” “While most schools have ‘the quad’ where students hang out between classes, Millsaps has ‘The Bowl.’ It is a beautiful area of grass and trees in the center of campus.” But one student notes that there is still room for improvement. “The campus is beautiful, but the insides of the buildings need a serious upgrade. Every time I walk into a building, I feel like I’ve been transported back to the seventies.” Although “most of the upperclassmen dorms are amazing,” the “freshman dorms are a little sketchy.” On campus “there are concerts and fun days all throughout the semester.” “There are parties at the fraternity houses, and…some really cool things to do from concerts to oxygen bars to laser tag.” “I would definitely call it a ‘party school,’ despite the tough academics.” “There is a lot of partying on the weekends but almost everyone still manages to get studying finished.” Students also point out, “We don’t have to drink to have fun at Millsaps, though. You can always find a friend to hang out with, go to the movies, shop, or find a new great place to eat. The Millsaps curriculum even makes study groups fun (for the most part), believe it or not.” Off campus, students venture into Jackson where “there are great restaurants.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
85
Number of Honor Societies
28

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
8

59% join a fraternity
63% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Majors)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Majors)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Although all Millsaps students are invited and encouraged to be part of all programs and organizations, Millsaps has developed various services and programs that offer specific support to its minority students. Millsaps' MultiCultural Director advises students and develops and supports minority programs on campus. Among these are "Best Start," an orientation program geared towards freshman, and the "MCA Diversity Group", which offers discussion sessions on societal issues for the campus community regarding diversity. "Passages, Poetry and Pastries" (PPP) is another MCA program created to inform and broaden the lives of our community about issues on diversity. PPP is a monthly theme-based program created to include students, faculty and staff and promotes the appreciation of all cultural perspectives through educational and social interaction. Additionally, there are several on-campus organizations and programs that offer peer support and help students and others recognize that belonging to a national or ethnic group does not necessarily imply unanimity to a prescribed set of beliefs or interests among its members. A significant factor in the richness of the Millsaps campus life is the cooperation between racial and ethnic groups and the subsequent awareness of the wider population. The Black Student Association, Millsaps Masala, and the Jewish Cultural Organization are other key groups that all work to serve this important function at Millsaps College. See http://millsaps.edu/student_life/intercultural_and_international_student_programs_and_services.php for further information.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Jackson State University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Jackson State University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
20

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, IN, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Stacie Sharp
Admissions Visit Coordinator

Address
Millsaps College, Office of Admissions
1701 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39210-0001

Phone
601-974-1050

Email
admissions@millsaps.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hall Activities Center (fitness/athletic facility)
Campbell College Center (student activities)
The Bowl (outdoor green space/campus center)
Millsaps Wilson Library (study center)
Fraternity Row
The Campbell College Center includes a cafeteria, a coffeehouse, live entertainment and game areas, and a bookstore. The Bowl is a natural, outdoor space in the heart of the campus where students congregate between classes to relax and to participate in outdoor activities.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Fondren District (chic shopping/dining/art)
Downtown Jackson(festivals/museums/culture)
Ross Barnett Reservoir (scenery/water sports)
Lakeland Drive (stadium/parks/shopping)
Northpark/County Line (shopping/movies)
The Fondren District provides unique restaurants, historic homes, specialty shopping, outdoor markets, art galleries and trolley service. Downtown Jackson provides internship opportunities, historical architecture, museums, restaurants, performing arts, concerts and festivals, live music, and a fairgrounds. The Ross Barnett Reservoir, bordering on the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, offers water sports, parks, picnic areas, restaurants, and campgrounds. The Lakeland Drive area includes a baseball stadium, a sports hall of fame, restaurants and shopping, parks, recreation centers, golf and movie theaters. The Northpark/County Line area offers shopping, restaurants, night life, and movie theaters.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday 8:00 - 4:30
9:30 & 1:30 info sessions, followed by tours
601-974-1050

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
by appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@millsaps.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Seniors only, please

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Available transportation includes major airline service via Jackson International Airport, Amtrak, Greyhound Bus Lines, and taxi and city bus services.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-55: Take the Woodrow Wilson Exit (#98A) to the second light. Turn left on North State Street and go to the second light at Oakwood Street. Turn right onto Whitworth Circle to enter the campus. The Office of Admissions is in Sanders Hall on the first floor.

Local Accommodations
Located adjacent to the Millsaps College campus is the Cabot Lodge Millsaps (800-874-4737). Other nearby hotels include Holiday Inn Express High Street (800-465-4329), Marriott Jackson Hotel (800-228-9290), and Hilton Garden Inn (1-601-353-5464). Nearby Bed and Breakfast accomodations include Fairview Inn Bed and Breakfast (601-948-3429 or www.fairviewinn.com) and the Old Capitol Inn (601-359-9000 or http://www.oldcapitolinn.com/).