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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS, USA
4.05 Average Rating

Originally founded as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi, Mississippi State University is a 4-year public university in eastern Mississippi. MSU is home to eight colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees. In addition, MSU fulfills its designation as a land-grant college through extensive agricultural research at the MAFES H.H. Leveck Animal Research Center and R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center. Throughout the year, Mississippi State schedules a number of all-campus activities such as Super Bulldog Weekend and the Bulldog Bash, the largest free outdoor concert in the state.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
59%
Out of State Students
40%
0
100
56%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1140
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
21,883
Total Number of Undergrads
18,312
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
30%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,035
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$7,780
Out-of-State Tuition
$20,900
0
100
60%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,368
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
295
Size of Town
Town: Remote
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Jackson
Tuscaloosa
Memphis
Atlanta
Florence
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
47%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$40,300
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What Students Are Saying

4.05 Average Rating
Mississippi State University offers a very wide variety of things to get involved in educationally and for pleasure. It is a large campus feel with a close knit community. You will always find help and support if you need it; I love it here at State!
Meredith from Old Hickory, TN
Mississippi State is obviously a football campus, but it doesn't stop there. This campus has a big heart for its students, plenty of opportunities and the chance for a better jump start on your future. The faculty is very hands on and will help with any problem you may have, never be afraid to ask for help because it is their job and they love doing it. Just a bonus, most of them are really fun too and love to make jokes to help entertain when covering some dry material. MSU is so diverse in students, academics and just about anything, they don't just cater to one type of student but to everyone.
Melody