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Millsaps College
Jackson, MS
Millsaps, founded in 1890, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Methodist Church. Its 100-acre campus is located in Jackson.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 809
   Women 399 (49.3%)
   Men 410 (50.7%)
Graduate Students 64
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 59% of 4,269 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.60
SAT Math 582 average
523-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 566 average
523-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $52,513
  Tuition and Fees $37,110
  Room and Board $14,303
Average Percent of Need Met 80%
Average Freshman Award $35,439
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 87
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 53% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
Jackson Population 172,638
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 90% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 64% of women participate
Fraternities 60% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
14.6% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
0.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.6% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students 3.8% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 69.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 30%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 38.0%