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Mississippi State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
15,543
Total Undergrads
Including 1,464 Part-time
2,707
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 6 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

48% Women
52% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $883,307)
7
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 - -

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Nija from Greenwood, MS
  • Dec-15-2015 I am a current student here

    The Perry has good quality food. Everyone loves Fried Chicken Wednesday. We also have a food court in the union and there is a brand new cafeteria on campus.

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  • 2
  • Ujjwal from India
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    almost everything is closed by 9pm. One cafeteria stays open till 10:30, but most of the stations are closed by 9, which means you get a very limited menu. It's hard to get food, especially healthy food on weekends' night. Moreover, they often change the working hours and announcements are made overly late. For example, an hour ago, about 9:30, I went to the one caferia that remains open till 10:30 to find it closed. The announcement posted said that hours were changed for the exam week. However, that was not there at noon, since I ate there at noon.

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  • 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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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Nija from Greenwood, MS
  • Dec-15-2015 I am a current student here

    Before you go Greek, make sure your GPA is at least a 3.0 or above. Joining a Greek organization can be time consuming so prioritize and don't slack on your school work.

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  • 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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