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Tuition & Fees

$7,972

$18,160

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,938
Declined + 3,179
Total Received 11,117
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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1  :  19

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Kinesiology
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Geosciences
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School Facts

Mississippi State, founded in 1878, is a comprehensive, public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture, Arts, and Design, Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Forest Resources, and Veterinary Medicine. Its 4,200-acre campus is located in Starkville, 24 miles west of Columbus.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 20,161
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Codes

SAT 1480
ACT 2220

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Public

16,399

undergraduate students

3,762

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
27%
500-599
36%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
30%
500-599
35%
400-499
22%
300-399
5%
200-299
-1%
30-36
25%
24-29
32%
18-23
33%
12-17
11%
6-11
-1%
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
40%
18-23
34%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
40%
18-23
40%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Fun Facts

  • Legend has it that a cow wandered onto the field during a game between rivals Mississippi State University and Ole Miss. Because State U supposedly won that game, fans ring cowbells to this day to honor the bovine good luck charm.

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Mississippi State, MS

4,200-acre rural campus in Starkville (population: 24,360), 120 miles from Jackson; branch campuses in Meridian and Vicksburg and at Stennis Space Center. Served by bus; major airport serves Jackson; smaller airport serves Columbus (16 miles); train serves Greenwood (84 miles). School operates transportation to Jackson, Meridian, Stennis Space Center, and Vicksburg.

Mississippi State University
P.O. Box 6018
Mississippi State, MS 39762

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
18 fraternities 15% of male students
 
12 sororities 24% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
27%
500-599
36%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
30%
500-599
35%
400-499
22%
300-399
5%
200-299
-1%
30-36
25%
24-29
32%
18-23
33%
12-17
11%
6-11
-1%
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
40%
18-23
34%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
40%
18-23
40%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,938
Declined + 3,179
Total Received 11,117

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Phil Bonfanti
Executive Director of Enrollment
P: 662 325-2224
F: 662 325-1678
admit@msstate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $25,204,306
State $5,030,640
Institutional $10,735,101
Other external $3,724,230
Total $44,694,277

Non-need-based

Federal
State $2,798,065
Institutional $10,216,872
Other external $1,601,619
Total $14,616,556

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I)
Mascot
Bulldog
School colors
maroon and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering
Agribusiness
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Engineering Technology/Business
Agricultural Information Science
Agricultural Life Sciences
Agricultural Science
Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agriculture
Agronomy
Animal Health Technology
Animal/Dairy Science
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Applied Economics
Applied Technology
Architecture
Art
Banking/Finance
Biochemistry
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Building Construction Science
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Information Systems/Quantitative Analysis
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Cognitive Science
College/Postsecondary Student Counseling/Personnel Services
Communication
Community College Instruction
Community College Leadership
Computational Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Counselor Education/Student Counseling/Guidance Services
Criminology
Culinology
Curriculum/Instruction
Earth/Atmospheric Sciences
Economics
Education
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electronic Visualization
Elementary Education
Elementary/Middle/Secondary Education Administration
Engineering
English
Environmental Economics/Management
Environmental Toxicology
Food Science Nutrition/Health Promotion
Food Science/Nutrition
Foreign Language
Foreign Languages
Forest Products
Forest Resources
Forestry
General Biology
General Liberal Arts
General Science
Geoscience
History
Horticulture
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Sciences
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Information Systems
Instructional Systems Leadership/Workforce Development
Instructional Technology
Insurance/Financial Planning
Interdisciplinary Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Contracting
Life Sciences
Management
Management of Land Construction/Land Development
Marketing
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Microbiology
Middle Grades Education (Alternate Route)
Molecular Biology
Music
Music Education
Office Administration
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Poultry Science
Psychology
Public Policy/Administration
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate/Mortgage Financing
School Administration
Secondary Education
Secondary Teacher/Alternative Route
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Special Education
Statistics
Taxation
Technology
Technology Teacher Education
Veterinary Medical Science
Veterinary Medical Sciences
Veterinary Medical Technology
Veterinary Medicine
Wildlife Ecology
Wildlife/Fisheries
Workforce Education/Leadership
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Undergraduate

81%

16,399
students

Female
48%
7,876

Male
52%
8,523

Graduate

19%

3,762
students

Female
50%
1,879

Male
50%
1,883

undergraduateFull-time

91%

15,048
students

Female
49%
7,243

Male
51%
7,805

undergraduatePart-time

9%

1,351
students

Female
47%
633

Male
53%
718

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

95%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

93

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

31

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 88
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Iran
Nepal
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Caroline Hearnsburger
Immigration Coordinator
662 325-2224
international@msstate.edu

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