Overview

Applicants
18,269
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average HS GPA
3.53

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 650
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,365
with Terminal Degree
999

763
Men
602
Women
251
Minority
71
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
31%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General.
  • Agricultural Economics.
  • Agriculture, General.
  • Agronomy and Crop Science.
  • Animal Sciences, General.
  • Food Science.
  • Horticultural Science.
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping.
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management.
  • Poultry Science.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Entomology.
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology.
  • Microbiology, General.
  • Molecular Biology.
  • Toxicology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Construction Management.
  • Finance, General.
  • Insurance.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Real Estate.
  • Taxation.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Agricultural Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
  • Community College Education.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Education, General.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
  • Technical Teacher Education.
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other.
  • Industrial Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering.
  • Agricultural Engineering.
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics.
  • Engineering, General.
  • Engineering, Other.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Systems Science and Theory.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Forestry, General.
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Counseling Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

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

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Music, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


John Grisham
Best selling author

Richard Adkerson
President of Freeport-McMoRan

Hartley Peavey
Founder, Peavey Electronics

James Worth "Jim' Bagley
Executive Chairman of Lam Research Corp. Board of Directors

E.B. " Barney" McCool
Founder of the Holiday Inn Franchise

Eugene Butler
Founded Progressive Farmer Magazine

G.V. Sonny Montgomery
chief architect of the Montgomery G.I. Bill

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
31%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,189

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,973

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,710

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
55%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,060

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,189

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,880
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$23,840
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,701
Transportation for Commuters
$2,480

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,141
Comprehensive Fee

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
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

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

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
37,584
Foreign Countries Represented
60

Demographics

1.42%
Asian
17.65%
African-American
3.04%
Hispanic
73.48%
Caucasian
1.28%
International

25% female
75% male
32% are out of state
46% are full time
54% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
28%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Support Services/ Student Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Julie Capella

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
373
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
21

14% join a fraternity
18% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Bulldogs)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bulldogs)
9 Sports

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

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.health.msstate.edu/scs/whatwedo/groups.php

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP Academic Purchase Program

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Molly Riley
Interim Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
P. O. Box 6334
Mississippi State, MS 39762-6334

Phone
(662) 325-2224

Email
admit@msstate.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Scott Field Stadium
Dudy Noble Field
Humphrey Coliseum
Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore
Sanderson Student Recreation Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Cotton District
Highway 12 West Shopping Plaza
Starkville Community Theatre
Hollywood Premier Cinema
Miss. Horse Park, Agricenter, and Fairgrounds

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(662) 325-2224

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
contact for details

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
-Local area shuttle service associated with MSU -Golden Triangle Reg. Airport- Columbus, MS -Amtrak Passenger Train - Tuscaloosa, AL -Jackson Int'l Airport - Jackson, MS -Birmingham Int'l Airport - Birmingham, AL -Memphis Int'l Airport - Memphis, TN

Driving Instructions to Campus
Driving directions can be easily obtained by using mapquest.com. Mississippi State University is located just outside of Starkville, MS. Major highways leading to the area are Hwy 82 and Hwy 12. Highways 25 and 45 alternate both connect to Hwy 82. Exit signs are given for Mississippi State University from Hwy 82.

Local Accommodations
1. Herbert Hall -- affordable on-campus short-term housing for commuting students, visitors, and special guests 2. Days Inn and Suites: 119 Highway 12 Tel.662-324-5555 3. Comfort Suites: 801 Russell Street Tel. 662-324-9595 4. The Hotel Chester: 101 N. Jackson St. Tel. 866-325-5005 www.suitedreams.com 5. Holiday Inn Express: 110 Highway 12 Tel. 662-324-0076 6. Microtel: 1121 Highway 82 East Tel. 662-615-0700


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