Tuition & Fees

$8,910

$23,950

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
40%
500-599
38%
400-499
9%
700-800
16%
600-699
31%
500-599
41%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
30-36
33%
24-29
32%
18-23
29%
12-17
6%
30-36
13%
24-29
44%
18-23
32%
12-17
11%
30-36
25%
24-29
39%
18-23
33%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,501
Declined + 5,759
Total Received 17,260
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Public

18,490

undergraduate students

3,484

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Engineering
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies
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Codes

SAT 1480
ACT 2220

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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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School Facts

Mississippi State University, 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 21,974
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  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)
•  LAAB (Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASP (National Association of School Psychologists)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Mississippi State, MS

4,200-acre rural campus in Starkville (population: 25,352), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
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

 
19 fraternities 24% of male students
 
14 sororities 18% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
40%
500-599
38%
400-499
9%
700-800
16%
600-699
31%
500-599
41%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
30-36
33%
24-29
32%
18-23
29%
12-17
6%
30-36
13%
24-29
44%
18-23
32%
12-17
11%
30-36
25%
24-29
39%
18-23
33%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
(waived through SAT Reasoning/ACT waivers signed by secondary school counselor)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Required

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,501
Declined + 5,759
Total Received 17,260

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Secondary school record
State residency

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

John Dickerson
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment
P: 662 325-2224
F: 662 325-1678
admit@msstate.edu

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,124

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,800
Room $6,639
Board $3,796
Additional fees $110
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $20,545
Average Financial Aid - $14,124
Total with Avg. Aid $6,421
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 662 325-2450
F: 662 325-0702
financialaid@saffairs.msstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Paul McKinney
Director of Student Financial Aid
financialaid@saffairs.msstate.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, ballroom dance, basketball, bass fishing, cricket, disc golf, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, paintball, power lifting, racquetball, rodeo, rugby, scuba diving, shooting sports, soccer, softball cricket, softball, table tennis, taido karate, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, waterskiing/wakeboarding, yoga/mediatation

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering
Agribusiness
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Education/Leadership/Communications
Agricultural Engineering Technology/Business
Agricultural Life Sciences
Agricultural Science
Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agriculture
Agronomy
Animal Health Technology
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Applied Economics
Applied Psychology
Applied Technology
Architecture
Art
Banking/Finance
Biochemistry
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Building Construction Science
Business Administration
Business Information Systems/Quantitative Analysis
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
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
Cyber Security/Operations
Early Intervention
Earth/Atmospheric Sciences
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Environmental Economics/Management
Environmental Science/Agricultural Systems
Environmental Toxicology
Fashion Design/Merchandising
Food Science Nutrition/Health Promotion
Food Science/Nutrition
Foreign Language
Foreign Languages
Forest Resources
Forestry
General Biology
General Liberal Arts
General Science
Geoscience
History
Horticulture
Human Development/Family Science
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Sciences
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Information Systems
Information Technology Services
Instructional Systems Leadership/Workforce Development
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Contracting
Life Sciences
Management
Marketing
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Microbiology
Middle-Level Alternate Route
Molecular Biology
Music
Music Education
Natural Resource/Environmental Conservation
Petroleum Engineering
Philosophy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Plant/Soil Sciences
Political Science
Poultry Science
Psychology
Public Policy/Administration
School Administration
Secondary Education
Secondary Teacher/Alternative Route
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Special Education
Special Education Alternate Route
Statistics
Sustainable Bioproducts
Taxation
Technology
University Studies
Veterinary Medical Science
Veterinary Medical Sciences
Veterinary Medical Technology
Veterinary Medicine
Wildlife/Fisheries
Wildlife/Fisheries/Aquaculture
Workforce Education/Leadership
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Engineering
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

21,974

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

18,490
students

Female
50%
9,189

Male
50%
9,301

16%

3,484
students

Female
51%
1,786

Male
49%
1,698

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

16,839
students

Female
51%
8,462

Male
49%
8,377

9%

1,651
students

Female
45%
727

Male
55%
924

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

90%

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

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 231
Countries most often represented Canada
India
Nepal
Nigeria
South Korea
Yemen
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Julie Jordan
Associate Vice President, International Programs, Executive Director, International Institute
662 325-2399
julie.jordan@international.msstate.edu

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