18,312
Students
Financial aid thermometer
14,785
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
73
73%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Mississippi State University is a University institution located in Mississippi State, MS, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 6334
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Ms. Lori Ball
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admit@msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-2224
Fax: 662-325-1MSU

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
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Food Science Checkmark
Horticultural Science Checkmark
Landscaping And Groundskeeping Checkmark
Poultry Science Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Veterinary/animal Health Technology Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13,817
Applied
10,144
Accepted
18,312
Enrolled
73%
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Female Admissions

7,638
Females Applied
5,488
Females Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,179
Males Applied
4,656
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.43
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 25 21 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,450
In-state
23,140
Out-of-state
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Fees

110
Full-time student fees
9,764
Room & board
5,983
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

14,785
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,612
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,974
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,871
Avg. Loan Aid
4,568
Avg. Grant Aid
6,091
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
60%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
25%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

18,312
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
30%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.76%
Black or African American 20.37%
White or Caucasian 71.58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.48%
Asian 1.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 1.78%
Other 0.5%

Gender

Male (50.47%)
Female (49.53%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 27%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Bulldog Bash, Homecoming and Athletic Events

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Residence Hall Association, Fashion Board and Campus Activities Board

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
bicycle patrols, crime prevention program, RAD program, general law enforcement services

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,142
Total Faculty
20:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 970
Part-time - 172
Male - 657
Female - 485