Tuition & Fees

$5,916

$5,916

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

24-29
5%
18-23
33%
12-17
50%
6-11
12%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
4%
18-23
24%
12-17
72%
6-11
0
24-29
6%
18-23
37%
12-17
56%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,748
Declined + 562
Total Received 2,310
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Public

1,948

undergraduate students

361

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Health/physical Education/recreation
  3. Social Work
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Codes

SAT 1482
ACT 2224

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School Facts

Mississippi Valley State, founded in 1950, is a public university. Its 450-acre campus is located in Itta Bena, MS, 100 miles north of Jackson.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 2,309
Established in 1950
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  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)

Itta Bena, MS

450-acre campus in Itta Bena (population: 2,014), 100 miles north of Jackson; branch campuses in Greenville and Greenwood. Major airport serves Jackson; bus and train serve Greenwood (10 miles). School operates transportation to local towns and cities.

Mississippi Valley State University
14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 12% of male students
 
3 sororities 15% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

24-29
5%
18-23
33%
12-17
50%
6-11
12%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
4%
18-23
24%
12-17
72%
6-11
0
24-29
6%
18-23
37%
12-17
56%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,748
Declined + 562
Total Received 2,310

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jacqueline Williams
Director of Admissions
P: 800 844-6885
F: 662 254-7900
admsn@mvsu.edu

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Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southwestern Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Delta Devils/Devilettes
School colors
green and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Technology
Art
Bioinformatics
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Health
History
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Office Administration
Physical Education/Recreation
Political Science
Public Administration
Rural Public Policy/Planning
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech Communications
Teaching
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Undergraduate

84%

1,948
students

Female
59%
1,144

Male
41%
804

Graduate

16%

361
students

Female
72%
261

Male
28%
100

undergraduateFull-time

87%

1,704
students

Female
58%
973

Male
42%
731

undergraduatePart-time

13%

244
students

Female
71%
171

Male
29%
73

Student Break-down

83%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
3%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

93

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Countries most often represented Canada
Kenya
Nigeria
Russia
The Republic Of Kazakhstan
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Kathie S. Golden
Director, International Programs
662 254-3092
kstromille2000@yahoo.com

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