Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$8,910

$23,950

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,908
Declined 3,219
Total Received 16,127
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Public

20,288

undergraduate students

4,161

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 24,449
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Mississippi State University
None
Mississippi State, MS
39762

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
520
75th
640
25th
530
75th
32
25th
22
75th
28
25th
20
75th
30
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Other application fee (waived through SAT Reasoning/ACT waivers signed by secondary school counselor)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,908
Declined 3,219
Total Received 16,127

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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Financial Aid

86%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$10,301

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,800
Room $6,440
Board $4,038
Additional fees $110
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $20,588
Average Financial Aid - $10,301
Total with Avg. Aid $10,287
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
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, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
Agricultural Business and Management, General.
Agricultural Economics.
Agricultural Teacher Education.
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture.
Agronomy and Crop Science.
Animal Sciences, General.
Anthropology, General.
Apparel and Textiles, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Architecture.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Botany/Plant Biology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
Community College Administration.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Construction Management, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminology.
Culinary Science/Culinology.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship.
Engineering, General.
Engineering, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
Finance, General.
Food Science.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Forest Sciences and Biology.
General Studies.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Horticultural Science.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Industrial Engineering.
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Interior Architecture.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Landscape Architecture.
Landscaping and Groundskeeping.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Information Systems, General.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology.
Molecular Biology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Nutrition Sciences.
Petroleum Engineering.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Political Science and Government, Other.
Poultry Science.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Statistics, General.
Systems Science and Theory.
Taxation.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Technical Teacher Education.
Toxicology.
Veterinary Medicine.
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology.
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology/Technician.
Zoology/Animal Biology, Other.
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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

24,449

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

20,288
students

Female
49%
10,004

Male
51%
10,284

17%

4,161
students

Female
52%
2,158

Male
48%
2,003

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

18,048
students

Female
50%
9,024

Male
50%
9,024

12%

2,240
students

Female
44%
980

Male
56%
1,260

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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
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