Millsaps, founded in 1890, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Methodist Church. Its 100-acre campus is located in Jackson.

Website: www.millsaps.edu/

Private
Co-ed
807
Undergraduate
Students
(49.1%) 396 Women
(50.9%) 411 Men
52
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
49% of 4,276 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.68
SAT Math
594 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
609 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$56,590
Tuition and Fees
$39,910
Room and Board
$13,730
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$35,521
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,569
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
85
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 40% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Jackson Population
172,638
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
89% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
64% of women participate
Fraternities
60% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
17.3% Black/African-American
5.5% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.8% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students
5.0% from 29 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
30%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 1 2
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives 1 2

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1701 North State Street
City, State, Zip
Jackson, MS 39210-0001
Phone
(601) 974-1050
Fax
(601) 974-1059
E-mail
admissions@millsaps.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
October 15
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Secondary school report required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
49% of 4,276 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 2,450 applicants were admitted
Men
49% of 1,826 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
248 (12%) of 2,093 admitted students enrolled
Women
126 (11%) of 1,195 admitted students enrolled
Men
122 (14%) of 898 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.68
3.75 and Above
47%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
594 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
15%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
609 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
29%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
19%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
36%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 100%
Top quarter: 100%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$56,590
Tuition and Fees
$39,910
Room and Board
$13,730
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,750
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002414
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
205 (89.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
176 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
176 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
41 (23.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$35,521
Need-Based Gift
Received by 175 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,260
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 139 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,594
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 35 (19.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
53 (23.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $27,240

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
586 (73.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
517 (88.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
517 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
103 (19.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$34,823
Need-Based Gift
Received by 515 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,403
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 419 (81.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,713
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 80 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
269 (33.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,511

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,569
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Science
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
85
Part-Time Faculty
25
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
39%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 40% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 76% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
150
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Jackson Population
172,638
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
100 acres

Weather

Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 90.6 average high in September
Rain
109 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Jackson

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
89% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
11%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
self-defense education, lighted pathways

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, campus ministry team, student body association, saps (campus programming board), inter-fraternity/panhellenic councils, intramural sports
Sororities
64% of women participate
Fraternities
60% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
807
Women
396 (49.1%)
Men
411 (50.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
796
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
17.3% Black/African-American
5.5% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.8% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students.
5.0% from 29 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
52

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
65.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
30%
Average Starting Salary
30%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 11%
Law 4%
Theology 2%
Arts and Sciences 2%
Medicine 7%
Veterinary Medicine 2%
Education 2%
Other 18%

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