Millsaps College
Jackson, MS, USA

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Millsaps College
3.69 Average Rating

Amy from Hattiesburg, MS

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The thing I love about the Millsaps curriculum is that it's interesting -I even look forward to classes everyday. I highly value the liberal arts experience because it goes beyond the flat technicalities so often taught in some subjects and encourages students to search for meaning and reason in all areas of education. What we learn is exciting, and that really helps in the learning process. For students who might be struggling in any particular subject, professors are ready and willing to offer extra help, and study groups are easy to come by.
Am enjoying being here
After only a month of being home after my first year at Millsaps, I was already aching to be back. I can honestly say that it has become my new home. The campus is beautiful -especially in the spring! It has a homey feel without being overwhelming. As far as rules for the students go I feel that the administration has found the perfect medium between being too strict and being too relaxed. The people -students, professors, and administration- are all so welcoming and helpful. That is one of the main factors that lead me to choosing Millsaps. They really treat you like a name, not a number.
Bang for the buck
True, Millsaps, is on the pricey side. I have become especially aware of this fact because I pay my own way through school. Still, I think you are getting the bang for your bucks, for the most part. There are no surprise extra costs like some that I've noticed at other schools. For instance, parking decals and printing do not cost extra. The only thing that bothers me is the meal plan. There is only one option, and it's rather expensive compared to other schools; however, this is possible to change!
Tips for prospective students
Come visit! I think it's imperative to visit all schools you're considering. It really helps to feel out the school and see if you feel that it's a place you would enjoy. Also, there's no better way to see if you're gonna like the people than if you meet as many as you can. Come to the summer programs and to summer pre-registration. Come visit on a weekend and stay with a freshmen! They were in your place not too long ago and can probably answer all your questions.
Great for these types of students
Great for those who enjoy being academically challenged. Great for people who want to go to a small school. Great for people who enjoy diversity and are open-minded. Great for people who understand the difference and importance of a liberal arts education.
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Alexander from Gulfport, MS

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Millsaps offers a challenging, yet fun educational experience. Millsaps College offers its students a top quality Liberal Arts Education that cannot be found anywhere else! Millsaps will open your eyes to all of the possibilities available to you and will equip you with all of the tools you need to be successful in any field of work you wish to join after your studies. Millsaps teaches us how to think, not what to think. You can't find that any other school.
Am enjoying being here
I cannot possibly picture myself anywhere else! Millsaps not only offers a great education, but gives you many opportunities to just have fun. I have recently joined over 10 on and off campus organizations and I am enjoying every minute of it. From Greek Life activities to just hanging out with friends, there is always something to do at Millsaps. I have never met a Millsaps student that did not have a smile on their face. The teachers are great, the students are loving, and the general atmosphere is perfect for all of your educational and recreational needs.
Bang for the buck
Millsaps is known for offering a top notch liberal arts education for much less than our competitors. According to Forbes magazine which ranks schools by affordability and productivity, Millsaps College is the best school in Mississippi and we rank in the top 20% of all schools in the nation. For the price of tuition Millsaps offers an education that is challenging but not overwhelmingly hard, a delicious meal 21 times a week, a welcoming and caring faculty/staff/student body, and a great time!!! I love Millsaps and you will too!
Tips for prospective students
Expect the best, Millsaps is a great place to live and learn. There will be plenty of opportunities to party and have fun, but make sure you focus on your studies, it is the reason for you attending college. Do not bring too much stuff to school, you'll just have to take all of it home over summer, plus some extra stuff. Have fun, socialize, join clubs, and make friends. You will not enjoy your experience if you have no one to share it with. It's real easy to make friends at Millsaps. There will always be someone who shares your interests and ideals.
Great for these types of students
The cool nerd as the Princeton Review puts it. Millsaps is perfect for those students who are smart, but also know how to have fun. Students at Millsaps are the type you love to always be around. There is never a dull moment on campus! We know how to work hard to make good grades so we can celebrate later. Millsaps students include athletes, dancers, artists, musicians, philosophers, quiz bowlers, the talkative ones, the shy ones, writers, mathletes, poets, politicians, scientists, just about EVERYONE!
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Tiara from Jackson, MS

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Millsaps is teaching me how to enhance my thoughts by challenging my weaknesses. Despite common views, Millsaps is not hard work-wise; you just have to learn to manage time. Living on campus is a learning experience on it's on. With a roommate, I have learned how to understand people better by living with someone and coping with their needs.
Am enjoying being here
I LOVE MILLSAPS! Millsaps is all about education; however, there is always something on campus to experience. In order to enjoy college, you must find where you belong. Once that is obtained, you will feel like this is the perfect place to be.
Bang for the buck
The whole purpose of college is to get a great education. Millsaps is worth every penny! The teachers are eagered to help and know their material. You will find yourself having discussions on things you never thought you would have learned. In addition, Millsaps makes you their personal obligation. If you start to slack, they will make sure they revive you before it's too late. They really do care about creating a successful generation of students.
Tips for prospective students
I would say visit the campus to get a feel of how it really is because Millsaps sound tv. But we strive to have a community rather than a school, so it is more like tv. Visit our website, www.millsaps.edu, to schedule a visit. You can also stay overnight. And since I am a pathfinder, I may be the one to house you or give you a tour around our campus.
Great for these types of students
Any student will fit into millsaps. There are different activities to fit any student. Teachers will work with students one on one if they have to, but class sizes are 13:1 so it's easy to be heard in class.
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Courtney from Greenwood, MS

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Millsaps has taught me to embrace each and every challenge head on! As a student, you must give every class the preparation needed which requires managing your time wisely, and in order to stay sane you must manage your stress as well. Most of us are familiar with/or may be procrastinators who are often called “lazy” and “irresponsible.” But the truth is procrastinators are no less productive than people who work themselves to death under deadline stress. Although procrastinators put play ahead of work, they’re in a much better mood to do work, and creative juices flow better when you’re in a good mood. With that said, college is where you discover what works for you, and you just do it!
Am enjoying being here
YEEEEESSSSSSSS! Most appealing was the connection Millsaps makes with its community through community service; the environment and the people made this a packaged deal! I love classes with service learning components where you go to, i.e., the Boys and Girls Club to help students develop conflict resolution skills. It's the hands-on experience that makes this educational process the best!
Bang for the buck
Millsaps has the best liberal art education in the state! It's the only school in MS where you can major or minor in Peace Studies! Over 75% of Millsaps students study abroad, and scholarships are available to cover tuition and traveling fees. I love Millsaps for its diversity in its curriculum and in its students.
Tips for prospective students
Word from the wise! Apply for more than enough scholarships... renewable ones! This forty thousand dollar education is equivalent to some single parent salaries. Ultimately, you will enjoy Millsaps more if you don't have the stress of paying for your tuition.
Great for these types of students
Whether your passion is studying bugs, peace corps, teaching, working in obstetrics, self-expression through art, singing or preforming Bach, or politics among others, Millsaps is for you!
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Kalissia from Jackson, MS

a past student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
It's a great learning enviroment! Hard work is expected but the result is worth it.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to work for your degree... seriously! Everything will count until the very end.
What to do for fun
Go to the Kava house with friends and have a nice lunch or enjoy the frat parties held almost every weekend.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
You must not walk on the M in the Bowl. If you do, it is said you will not graduate.
Campus Safety
It's 100% safe. Everyone leaving or entering the campus goes through security so worries should be to a minimum.
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Lauren from Utica, MS

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The Millsaps EMBA Program is the best opportunity I have found for an advanced degree while maintaining a full-time job. The Faculty is unparalleled and has been more than helpful during the admissions process. The curriculum so far is fantastic: challenging, but not overwhelming.
Tips for prospective students
Give this program serious consideration, even with a commute from outside the Jackson, MS, area!
Academic Rigor
Millsaps' level of excellence is as evident in this program as in the traditional MBA program.
What to do for fun
Jackson, MS, has a vibrant arts community and nightlife. You just have to come see it to believe it!
Bang for the buck
The long-term value of the Millsaps EMBA cannot be quantified by the tuition. The tuition is well in line with other programs of such rank and stature, nationally and internationally.
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Emily from Brandon, MS

researching this school
2 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Highly respected and nationally recognized.
Will enjoy being here
I really liked my visit. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I felt very welcomed.
Tips for prospective students
Tuition is expensive but I believe well worth the money.
Great for these types of students
Millsaps College is great for serious students who are serious about learning. It is a small college with small classes.
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Allyson from Ruston, LA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Throughout high school I was never pushed to my true potential, although, when I came to Millsaps I am pushed every day. But honestly, I love it and cannot picture it any other way! Millsaps has taught me to use every source of brain power I have.
Am enjoying being here
I absolutely love Millsaps, the people, the teachers, and my team! I play softball and I am a proud Millsaps Major! We study hard and play hard.
Bang for the buck
Yes, Millsaps is very expensive. Although, the experience I have gained from just my first year has made these expenses worth every penny.
Tips for prospective students
Find every possibly scholarship out there! Take those few minutes out of your day during a long summer day to help your future, trust me, it will be well worth it.
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Student

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
A school for hardworking and passionate students. Millsaps will really further your horizons and you will really grow as a person.
Tips for prospective students
Come for a visit day and sit in on a class.
Academic Rigor
Extremely rigorous. Teachers are more than willing to work with you on deadlines, to meet with you individually, and to revise your paper multiple times before you submit a final draft.
Dorm Life
Freshmen dorms are the oldest but there is nothing wrong with them. Housing gets more expensive as you move up to the nicer dorms.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria is not great. The food isn't horrible but it is just your standard cafeteria food. Kava house is a good alternative but you can get sick of it fast. Great off campus dining.
What to do for fun
Bar scene around Jackson is mostly 21+ but everyone is welcome at the fraternity houses on weekends and because Millsaps is a gated, small campus it provides as a safe place to party.
Bang for the buck
Millsaps is expensive but it is worth it. You will not receive an education like this at a big state school and it's probably one of the best liberal arts schools in the south. Millsaps degrees can open many dorms.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Don't step on the Millsaps crest in the center of The Bowl, the legend is that you won't graduate in 4 years and the only way to undo it is to streak across The Bowl naked.
Great for these types of students
Hardworking students who really want to learn and are looking for a close teacher student relationship.
Clubs and Activities
Great Greek life. Many clubs and community service projects that you can get involved in. It's very easy to get involved and stay involved on campus.
Greek Life
Greek life is great at Millsaps. The sororities and fraternities are small enough to where you become really close to your fellow members. It's most as competitive or nerve wracking as big state schools
Campus Safety
Millsaps security is always available to walk you across campus if you are out late. It is a gated campus
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