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Rust College

Holly Springs, MS, USA
3.62 Average Rating

Rust College is a private, historically black institution established in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Classes at Rust College utilize an 8-week, modular structure, with their academic calendar consisting of six modules. The campus showcases a variety of facilities, such as the Leontyne Price Library, the SL Griffin Warehouse & Bookstore, and the Hamilton Science Center. Attendance for freshmen is strictly monitored using the GradesFirst System, and students who are absent from class are contacted through text and e-mail by their advisor.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
43%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
29%
Out-Of-State Students
58%
68%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 14
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 780
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
860
Total Number of Undergrads
860
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
55%
20-39 Students
43%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
22%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,784
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,900
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$9,900
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$4,300
Books and Supplies
$250

Aid & Grants

0
100
90%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
80%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,745
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
80%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,918
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,342

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
86%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,035
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$11,119
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$312
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
32
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
82%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bearcats
School Colors
royal and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$26,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.62 Average Rating
rust is a college that was organized to allow education to blacks doing tough times. the school is a great place for studies to be excelled. the academics are very fair and you determine your path's pace.
Ondre from Holly Springs, MS
Rust College has a great academic program. The teacher's are marvelous at what they do! On a scale of 1-10 I'll give Rust College a blazing number eight.
SHANA from milwaukee, WI
Rust College is a great HBCU. It is a wonderful learning environment and also great for those who does not like huge institutions. Rust College is the school of my dreams because I have always wanted to attend a small but great HBCU.
Amber from Memphis, TN
Rust College is academically challenging even in the summer session and I like that. The teachers/professors are more than competent and possess extensive backgrounds and training in their various disciplines. They seem to do the best they can to make the subject matter relative and interesting. That is appreciated. This is my first term at Rust and I am impressed.
Anthony from Memphis, TN

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