Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

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Your University, your dreams

As a land-grant institution, Mississippi State University is dedicated to learning, research, and service. We’re also dedicated to offering an accessible and affordable education that’ll propel you as far as you dare to go. From Forestry and Fashion to Architecture and Meteorology, anything is possible for a Bulldog. Whatever path you choose, you can expect rigorous academic programs, invested professors, and hands-on experience in your field.

Leading research
Mississippi State is one of the nation’s leading research universities, ranked in the top 100 by the National Science Foundation—and consistently in the top 15 for Agricultural Sciences, the top 50 for various Engineering disciplines, and the top 25 for Social Sciences. Even undergraduates have the opportunity to get involved in research. 

Hands-on experience
Many programs incorporate hands-on experience both inside and outside the classroom. Study unmanned aircraft systems at the MSU Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, a test site for Homeland Security. Experience the largest university-operated high-voltage lab in North America and the fourth-fastest supercomputer housed at a US academic institution. Serve and learn at the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Collaborate with students in Uzbekistan on agricultural research or explore archaeological sites in Europe. Your options are endless. 

Need help paying for college? We have two main forms of assistance: scholarships and financial aid. Out-of-state students may automatically qualify for Non-Resident Tuition Scholarships and Academic Excellence Scholarships based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. See what you might qualify for with our scholarship calculator at scholarships.msstate.edu. Financial aid is awarded through grants, loans, and work-study positions for those who qualify. 

Visiting campus
Starkville, Mississippi, is everything a college town should be: big Southeastern Conference excitement with a small-town feel. Go to campusvisit.msstate.edu for more information about scheduling a visit to see for yourself—either in person or virtually!


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A top 100 research institution ranked in the top 15 in both Agricultural Sciences and Social Sciences for research funding | National Science Foundation

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College of Business ranked #6 worldwide for entrepreneurial research | Journal of Small Business Management

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Lead university for Department of Homeland Security drone research project and FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

• Founded in 1878
• More than 22,000 students from every state and 80+ countries
• 175+ programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees (visit majors.msstate.edu to learn more)
• 20+ pre-professional programs (including Pre-vet, Pre-law, and Pre-med)
• Designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution
• More than 1,800 students enrolled in the Shackouls Honors College
• $42+ million in scholarships awarded to entering freshmen last year
• 4,200-acre campus
• 20+ dining options on campus
• 400+ student organizations
• 17:1 student-faculty ratio
• 3.78 average GPA of entering freshmen
• 26.1 average ACT score of entering freshmen
• 1230 average SAT score of entering freshmen


An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I just found that it was so easy to be myself at Mississippi State. It felt like family, and even though we’re very diverse, we all share something in common.”

    • Avery Ray ’21
  • “I love that the University doesn’t force you into one circle. I’ve met so many people that all have different paths and goals.”

    • Kyle Barron ’22
      Biological Sciences
  • “When I came to Mississippi State, I felt that no matter what came to be or how my interests grew, I could learn and grow.”

    • Ashley McLemore ’21