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Mississippi State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,464 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 6 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

48% Women
52% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $883,307)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $126,911)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 65 83 - -
Baseball 33 - - -
Basketball 16 16 - -
Football 125 - - -
Golf 13 7 - -
Soccer - 31 - -
Softball - 23 - -
Tennis 10 8 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 20.0%
Hispanic 1.1%
Non-resident alien 4.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 70.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 5
Drug Law Violation 40
Liquor Law Violation 120
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 51
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Meredith from Old Hickory, TN
  • 5
  • Dorm life at Mississippi State University is great. There are three- and soon to be four- different kinds of dorms. There are the retro, renovated, and hotel style. The retro…

  • Jan-17-2014 Read More
  • Melody
  • 5
  • There are so many different opportunities for dorm life, all based on your personal preferences. Big, small, private, open, apartment, hotel types and so much more. They will try and…

  • Jul-20-2014 Read More
  • Thomas from Pontotoc, MS
  • 5
  • dorm life is absolutely amazing. i stay in mckee hall, which was recently renovated. the rooms are not necessarily large, but they are perfectly sized in my opinion. the resident…

  • Feb-14-2012 Read More
  • Angelina from Chicago, IL
  • 5
  • Students experiences with Dorm Life all depends on your personality and what side of the campus you live on. The North side of campus is where most of the honor…

  • Apr-09-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Taja from Decatur, AL
  • Oct-06-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is really good. The Perry has really good breakfast and Fresh Foods has is good too.

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  • 5
  • Godsgirl777
  • Aug-24-2015 I am a current student here

    I have not eaten on campus yet, but there are actual restaurants on campus - not just a food court.

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  • 4
  • Kam
  • Jun-02-2015 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of areas in which you can get food: The Perry, The Wise Center, McArthur's, The Union, The Temptation, and the various POD locations on campus.

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  • 5
  • Shaina from MS State
  • Mar-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Food and dining on campus is great! There's the Student Union which has a small food court that includes choices such as Panda Express, Starbucks, and Chick-fil-A; there's the Perry cafeteria that is open almost everyday; there's a subway and a bakery across from the stadium; and there's many more options to find all over campus. If you don't feel like campus food, there's plenty of off-campus options too!

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  • 3
  • Mykayla from Clarksville, TN
  • Dec-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at MSU is okay. There is a lot of junk food, but that is to expected from your college experience. The Perry is the cafeteria on campus, and it is stunning. It has beautiful windows along the ceiling and provides a wonderful environment to sit and enjoy your food. The food in the perry is generally pretty good. They have certain things everyday and switch the menus in other lines. They even have a healthier food line that they stock with extra vegetables and gluten free goodies.

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  • 4
  • Kayla from Olive Branch, MS
  • Oct-09-2014 I am a current student here

    There is lots of yummy food here. The union (a building located near the center of campus) has restaurants like chickfila, panda express, pizza hut, and starbucks. They also have a miniature grocery store. They have a number of cafeterias and restaurants on campus so there is always a variety.

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  • 4
  • Laura from Caledonia, MS
  • Jul-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria starts out really well at the beginning of the year and then slowly declines in quality of food. They have a good variety of food available though. Mississippi State University also has the Student Union, which contains: Chik-Fila, Pizza Hut, Panda Express, Starbucks, a small grocery store, a frozen yogurt place, and a salad place. There is also a few other small restaurants scattered around the campus, such as Burger King and Subway. Off campus, Starkville holds many restaurants that appeal to most people.

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  • 4
  • Melody
  • Jul-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Whether you are on the run or just want to sit down and enjoy a good home cooked meal, MSU has plenty to offer. Inexpensive and always fresh, Mississippi State doesn't let you down in the food department.

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  • 4
  • Kareem from Olive Branch, MS
  • May-29-2014 I am a current student here

    There plenty places to eat at on campus including the student union which has chic fil a , pizza hut, and panda express.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Godsgirl777
  • Aug-24-2015 I am a current student here

    The sorority/fraternity houses are so impressive! They are massive and beautiful.

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  • 0
  • Mykayla from Clarksville, TN
  • Dec-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The greek life at MSU is not what you would expect. At some universities it is impossible to join a greek community unless you are beautiful and perfect. At MSU however the sororities and fraternities accept a variety of different people with different skills and values. There are also quite a few different sororities and fraternities to pick from. There are a total of 31 different fraternities and sororities at MSU. There is a sorority or fraternity for everyone to call home at MSU.

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  • 0
  • Kayla from Olive Branch, MS
  • Oct-09-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not in a sorority, but I have friends who are and they love it. I see so many different greek life names walking around campus.

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  • 0
  • Taylor
  • May-30-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Greek life does not overwhelm the majority of students so if you want to go greek you can but if you decide not to, you're not short on ways to get involved on campus.

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  • 0
  • Tate
  • Jan-27-2014 I am a current student here

    There are 31 fraternity and sorority chapters at MSU. Many of those each have their own house on campus which are beautiful and incomparable to other universities. Fraternities and sororities are constantly hosting events and parties that is available to the general student body. Each fraternity and sorority chapter is also deeply involved in charitable organizations and activities that bring the student body together.

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  • 0
  • Meredith from Old Hickory, TN
  • Jan-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a big part of Mississippi State but not the only part! you will feel just as included without being greek as you would if you were. However, the Greek life here is amazing and there are many fraternies and sororities to chose from to best suite you.

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  • 0
  • Student MS
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is big around Mississippi State for Caucasians. However, for African Americans, the Greek experience isn't very exciting. You definitely will not get the HBCU Greek Life experience here.

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  • 0
  • Shakeela from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-23-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many sororities and fraternities to join if you're interested. Their parties are always fun as well!

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Starkville, MS
  • Dec-12-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek life at Mississippi State has been very successful. Nearly one of sixth of the female population at Mississippi State are involved in a panhellinic sorority, and the numbers are lower but somewhat similar for males. Almost every Greek chapter at Mississippi State has been recognized on a national level for its camps, community, and philanthropic achievements.

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