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Mississippi State, founded in 1878, is a comprehensive, public, land-grant university, the largest in Mississippi. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business and Industry, Education, Engineering, Forest Resources, and Veterinary Medicine. The university is particularly noted for its strengths in engineering and scientific agriculture. It is home to one of 27 engineering research centers designated by the National Science Foundation and ranks 61st among public universities in science and engineering research. MSU was one of five colleges and universities to receive the 1998 Truman Foundation Honor Institution Award for success in producing Truman Scholarship winners. The university offers one of four professional golf management degree programs sanctioned by the Professional Golfer's Association, and it offers the nation's only geosciences degree program with an emphasis in broadcast meteorology. Its 4,200-acre campus is located in Starkville, 16 miles west of Columbus.

Website: www.msstate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
18,312
Undergraduate
Students
(49.5%) 9,070 Women
(50.5%) 9,242 Men
3,571
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 13,817 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.43
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,014
Out-of-state: $41,054
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,910
Out-of-state: $23,950
Room and Board
$10,436
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$14,597
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,438
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
970
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Mississippi State Population
21,869
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
27% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
20.6% Black/African-American
2.8% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.5% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students
1.2% from 49 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
47%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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