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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations Checkmark
Agroecology And Sustainable Agriculture Checkmark
Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
Animal Sciences, General Checkmark
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
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Construction Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Insurance Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Teacher Education Checkmark
Educational/instructional Technology Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, Other Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Petroleum Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians, Other Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Veterinary/animal Health Technology Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental/natural Resource Economics Checkmark
Forest Sciences And Biology Checkmark
Natural Resources/conservation, General Checkmark
Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
Culinary Science/culinology Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Educational Psychology Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Social Work Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Criminology Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Music, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

17,707
Applied
13,478
Accepted
18,584
Enrolled
76%
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Female Admissions

10,329
Females Applied
7,776
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

7,378
Males Applied
5,702
Males Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.58
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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 590 520 640
SAT Math 590 510 640
ACT Composite 25 21 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,248
In-state
24,790
Out-of-state
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Fees

150
Full-time student fees
10,964
Room & board
6,612
Room only

Financial Aid

14,465
Avg. Financial Aid Package
15,333
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,567
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,657
Avg. Loan Aid
5,258
Avg. Grant Aid
7,519
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
53.91%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

18,584
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
32%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.66%
Black or African American 16.47%
White or Caucasian 73.47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.54%
Asian 1.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 2.4%
Other 0.62%

Gender

Male (49.64%)
Female (50.36%)

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 26%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Bulldog Bash, Homecoming and Athletic Events

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
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 Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Beach Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer No No No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No 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
Beach Volleyball No No No
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 No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 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 Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,423
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,066
Part-time - 357
Male - 783
Female - 640
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