Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
62%
Acceptance Rate
13,973
Students Applied
68%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2291
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$40
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
59%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
49
87%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1195
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
530
75th
670
Reading
25th
540
75th
660
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
38%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
25
Top 25%
54
Top 50%
82
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
534
$30k - $48k
276
$48k - $75k
174
$75k - $110k
186
$110k+
224

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admit@msstate.edu
Admissions Telephone: 662-325-2224
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.05 Average Rating
Definitely a good place for prospective students. There are people here with future job connections and Graduate student opportunities that shall be very helpful. Also there are various jobs on campus that can build your resume for the future.
Marco from Mississippi State, MS
Visit the school in your Junior/Senior year of high school. Note that the school is in Starkville, MS which is NOT a huge Metropolis. Research all available college options before coming to MSU, because once your here....We've Got You!!!!!
Tyler from Atlanta, GA
Come to university to learn and not just to party. Remember what you are there for and you'll do great.
Janeth from Starkville, MS
PLEASE, apply early! For admission, scholarships, and housing especially, it really does make a difference.
Try your hardest to meet new people! It makes a huge impact on your experience in college. Finding the right people to hang-out with is so important to how well you do in school and in life.
Don't be afraid to be yourself. That's the best you could be!
Study, work hard, and don't give-up!!! Stay up late, but not too often. Sleep is very important.
ASK your teachers for help. Even if you think you understand, ask for clarification. If you don't feel comfortable asking them, ask a classmate.
Walk or ride your bike as many places as possible. I lost the freshman 15 instead of the opposite because I walked places. It makes you feel better, too. However, there is a bus for those late or rainy days!
FOCUS! I promise, it affects how well you do. No matter how smart you are, don't be surprised if you don't do as well as you did in high school. It's hard sometimes, but soo worth it!
Emily from Cordova, TN
Have fun, but keep focused!
Amber from MS
Get involved! It is most likely harder to get involved in college then it was in high school so find something of interest and put yourself out there. Be sure to also meet your dorm mates in the hall and always make time for studying. Studying-not cramming- is the key to a successful college career.
Meredith from Old Hickory, TN
Go to the events, it really isn't as cheesy as it seems, don't think you're too good for them. You can meet new people and make that 'first day' a whole lot easier on yourself. Go to class, the teachers are amazing and love a good joke, it is obvious they love their job. Most of the people are super friendly and love to talk to anyone!
Melody
My tip to prospective students is to apply for as many scholarships as possible and join at least one club once you get here. Also, parking is terrible so if you have a car, prepare yourself to be at least 30min-1Hr early for class just to get a good park; and if you don't have a car, that might actually be better for you since the shuttles run just about everywhere.
Nija from Greenwood, MS
Be dilligent with your work, and do not slack off or become lazy. Mississippi State professors hold extremely high standards for their students, and hard work truely does pay off!
Kelsey from Grenada, MS
The only tips I would suggest to incoming freshmen is apply as early as possible for school AND for classes. If you already have friends at MSU that know the same classes that you are about to take, then ask them for the right teachers.
Get involved as much as you can your freshmen year because after that, it'll be really hard to get involved because the classes get harder and harder after your freshmen year!!
Rushil from Greenwood, MS