Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, MS

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

Tuition & Fees

$6,746

$6,746

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

24-29
6%
18-23
26%
12-17
52%
6-11
16%
24-29
7%
18-23
22%
12-17
71%
30-36
2%
24-29
11%
18-23
31%
12-17
56%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,546
Declined + 291
Total Received 2,837
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Public

1,833

undergraduate students

314

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Work
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1482
ACT 2224

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School Facts

Mississippi Valley State University, 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 2,147
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)

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Itta Bena, MS

450-acre campus in Itta Bena (population: 1,873), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
32%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 15% of male students
 
5 sororities 20% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

24-29
6%
18-23
26%
12-17
52%
6-11
16%
24-29
7%
18-23
22%
12-17
71%
30-36
2%
24-29
11%
18-23
31%
12-17
56%

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

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,546
Declined + 291
Total Received 2,837

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

Michael Taylor
Director of Enrollment Management
P: 800 844-6885
F: 662 254-7900
admsn@mvsu.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 662 254-3335
F: 662 254-7900
financialaid@mvsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Letherio Zeigler
Director of Financial Aid
letherio.zeigler@mvsu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Dianthia Ford-Kee (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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
General Studies
Government/Politics
History
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Office Administration
Physical Education/Recreation
Pre-Law/Legal Studies
Rural Public Policy/Planning
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech Communications
Teaching
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Work
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

2,147

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

1,833
students

Female
61%
1,109

Male
39%
724

15%

314
students

Female
66%
208

Male
34%
106

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

77%

1,419
students

Female
59%
828

Male
41%
591

23%

414
students

Female
68%
281

Male
32%
133

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Student Break-down

70%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
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

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

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

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 12
Countries most often represented Australia
France
Kenya
Nigeria
The Republic Of Kazakhstan
The United Kingdom
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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