Rust College

Holly Springs, MS

Rust College

Holly Springs, MS

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Tuition & Fees

$9,900

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

20

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 360
Declined 4,977
Total Received 5,337
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Private

1,004

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Rust College, founded in 1866, is a private, church-affiliated college. Its 126-acre campus is located in Holly Springs, MS.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,004
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Historically Black college/university yes

126-acre campus in Holly Springs (population: 7,621), 35 miles south of Memphis, TN. Served by air, bus, and train in Memphis.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Memphis
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Memphis International

Rust College
150 Rust Avenue
Holly Springs, MS
38635

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
76%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • National Sororities
  • National Fraternities
  • Choral Group
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station

Top Events

  • Founders Weekend
  • SGA Spring Fest
  • Greek Life Showcase
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $10
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.66

Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 360
Declined 4,977
Total Received 5,337

Admissions Factors

Very Important

recommendation(s)
standardized test scores

Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA

Considered

rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,025

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $9,900
Room & board $4,300
Books & supplies $250
Other fees $1,350
Total $15,800
Average Financial Aid - $5,025
Total with Avg. Aid $10,775
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Child Care and Support Services Management
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Journalism
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

1,004

total students

42%

in-state

58%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,004
students

Female
60%
605

Male
40%
399

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

873
students

Female
60%
522

Male
40%
351

14%

131
students

Female
64%
83

Male
36%
48

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 59%
Student 4 year graduation rate 66%
Student 5 year graduation rate 32%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
95%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

70

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Reader services
  • Tutors
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