Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

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SEC excitement, small-town feel

As a land-grant institution, Mississippi State University is dedicated to learning, service, and research. We’re also dedicated to offering you an accessible and affordable education that will prepare you to land the job of your dreams.

Located in Starkville, Mississippi, MSU combines the excitement of the Southeastern Conference with the charm of a small town. Home to the 2021 NCAA College World Series Champions—and one of college athletics’ most unique traditions (ringing cowbells!)—Mississippi State provides students with the ultimate college experience.

Leading research
Mississippi State is one of the nation’s leading research universities, ranked in the top 100 overall by the National Science Foundation and in the top 15 for Agricultural Sciences and Social Sciences. MSU’s College of Business is also ranked #6 worldwide for the impact of its entrepreneurship research (Journal of Small Business Management). 

Hands-on experience
Study unmanned aircraft systems (drones) at the MSU Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, a test site for Homeland Security. Experience the largest university-operated high-voltage lab in North America. Serve and learn at the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Collaborate on agricultural research or explore archaeological sites in Europe. Your options are endless at MSU! 

We have two main forms of assistance to help you pay for college: scholarships and financial aid. Use our scholarship calculator to explore scholarships you might automatically qualify for based on your high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Financial aid is awarded through grants, loans, and work-study positions for those who qualify. 

Visiting campus
You’re invited to explore our beautiful campus! Go to campusvisit.msstate.edu for more information about scheduling a visit.


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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

MSU Fun Facts

• Founded in 1878
• 4,200-acre campus
• More than 22,000 students from 80+ countries
170+ programs leading to a bachelor’s degree
• 22+ pre-professional programs
• 16:1 student-faculty ratio
• Among a select group of universities designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution
• 3.83 average GPA of entering freshmen
• 26 average ACT score of entering freshmen
• 1230 average SAT score of entering freshmen
• 340+ student organizations
• 20+ dining options on campus
• 100% of non-resident portion of tuition waived for veterans, active-duty service members, and their dependents
• 2021 college baseball national champions

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