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MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI STATE, MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi State, MississippiLOCATION
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Mississippi State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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Mississippi State University is also known as msstate was initially founded on February 28, 1878, as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the state of Mississippi. It is a public land-grant research university in Mississippi State, Mississippi in the United States. Being a university with high research activities, the university has retained its mission of enhancing productive research, giving out high-quality education and quality service to the country and world at large.

MSU is divided into 12 schools and colleges offering a plethora of programs & courses. The university has a network of 1,43,000 alumni. 90% of students are either employed or get admission into graduate school after they finished graduation.

Rankings

Mississippi State University is ranked:

  • 211th by U.S. News and World Report in the list of National Universities in 2020
  • 401-500th in the list of U.S. Rankings in 2020 by Times Higher Education
  • 251-300th by QS World University Rankings by subject rankings in Agriculture and Forestry in 2020
  • 3 out of 9 in Best Colleges for Business in Mississippi by Niche in 2020

Highlight

College TypePublic Research 
Application Fee (International students )60 USD
Enrollment21,974
Acceptance Rate57%
Cost Of Attendance35,557 USD
Intake sessionsSpring, Summer, Fall
Test Score AcceptedACT or SAT
The student to Faculty Ratio19:1

Student’s Footfall in the year 2019

The student footfall stands at 22,226 an increase of 252 students from last year.

Students football in year 2019

Campus

  • The grounds of the university spans across some 4,200 acres of useful land
  • There is the MAFES Plant Science Farm used for agricultural research at the University. It has ten greenhouses and 40 structures while spanning 560 acres.
  • The campus also incorporates the MAFES Animal Sciences Farm that spans 1,650 acres and utilizes 52 buildings.
  • Msstate has 16 varsity teams known as the Bulldogs, that participate in NCAA Division 1- SEC
  • There are over 300 student organizations open at msstate to all students.
  • There are 85 administrative/academic buildings, three libraries, 25 research centers, 19 housing buildings, 20 athletic, and recreational buildings and 16 museums and galleries.
  • As part of the school policy, students engage in quality community service.

Residence

  • There are 17 residence halls at msstate.
  • Amenities in residence halls include refrigerators, microwaves, wireless internet, lobby, ice machine, laundry room, Ethernet connection study room, community kitchen, cable TV, front desk with 24/7 information assistant, common areas and computer labs.
  • Room features include bed(s), desk and chair, window blind, tiled floor, waste bin, drawer, dresser, and chair.
  • There is apartment housing available to upper-division students at msstate where rent is paid monthly.
  • Adequate accommodations are made for students with disabilities through Student Support Services. However, students have to apply early as there are limited slots.
  • Qualified students such as graduate students can live off-campus within a short mile radius of the university.

Programs

  • There are 78 undergraduate majors, 15 undergraduate certificate programs, 87 masters programs, six graduate certificate programs and 79 doctoral programs offered at msstate.
  • Msstate offers an accelerated on-campus MBA program to students
  • Popular programs at msstate are Agriculture, fitness studies, Business Administration and Management, Psychology, Marketing, Engineering, and Education.
  • There are 13 educational specialist programs offered at msstate.
  • SPATS (Special Program for Academically Talented Students) program is offered to talented high school graduates to earn regular college credits at msstate.
  • Through the center for Distance Education, msstate offers several online courses as bachelor, masters, doctoral and certificate courses.
  • The academic structure of msstate is made up of nine schools that take care of all academic activities.

Application Process

International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

Application portal:

  • Undergraduate: Common Application, Coalition Application, or msstate undergraduate application webpage.
  • Graduate: Msstate graduate application webpage.

Application fee:

  • Undergraduate/Graduate: 60 USD

Supporting documents:

  • Undergraduate: Translated copies of all transcripts, SAT/ACT, mark sheets, diplomas, TOEFL (minimum of 71) or IELTS (minimum of 6.0), Proof of immunity to Rubeola and Rubella and Certificate of finances.
  • Graduate: Statement of purpose, bachelor's degree, résumé/CV, writing sample, GMAT/GRE, Certificate of finances or bank letter, transcripts, TOEFL (minimum of 53 or 4.5 or as determined by the department/program), names and e-mail addresses of three academic references and document of support form.

Score Requirements for graduates:

  • Minimum test scores at The College of Veterinary Medicine are; TOEFL score of 500 PBT or 61 iBT or an IELTS score of 5.5.
  • Minimum test scores at The College of Education are TOEFL score of 550 PBT or 79 iBT or an IELTS score of 6.5 for admission to master’s and doctoral level programs.
  • Minimum test scores at The College of Business are TOEFL score of 575 PBT or 84 iBT or an IELTS score of 7.0.

Student Class Size:

  • Total students: 20,000
  • International students: 1,000
  • Student to faculty ratio: 19:1
  • Average entering ACT score for fall 2019: 26.1
  • Average entering SAT score for fall 2019: 1230
  • 6-year graduation rate: 61.5%
  • Retention rate: 79.8%.

Cost of Attendance

Estimated fees and expenses for the academic year 2018-2019

Tuition and fees23,950 USD
Room and board10,436 USD
Required medical insurance2,006 USD
Chest X-ray and tuberculosis test140 USD
International fees300 USD
Personal expenses6,558 USD
Total43,390 USD

Financial Aid

  • 96% of students at msstate receive financial aids
  • 86% of students receiving aids at msstate receive institutional grants and scholarships
  • In 2018, 14,660 undergraduates receive financial aid.
  • The University offers student loans and various scholarships for international students to study in the US. Online application and submission of transcripts are required to avail of the scholarships and loans.
  • Examples of aids available to international students are but not limited to:
  • Foreign Fulbright Program: The grant covers tuition and fees, books and supplies, travel expenses, cost of living stipend, and health insurance.
  • AAUW International Fellowships: The AAUW awards international fellowships to international women at U.S universities for full-time study or research in the United States. The scholarship values are 18,000 USD for Masters, 20,000 USD for PhD and 30,000 USD for Postdoctoral students.
  • Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program: The scholarship is a 50% grant scholarship.

Alumni

Alumni benefits include:

  • Provision of unique travel programs provided by the Alumni Association.
  • The alumni association provides members with career planning and employment services through a collaboration between the MSU Alumni Association and the Career Center.
  • Provision of health insurance, through GradMed, an inexpensive, comprehensive short-term for alumni and family members under age 65.

Notable Alumni Include:

  • Marsha Blackburn: U.S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Erick Dampier: Basketball player
  • Alan Nunnelee: Former member of U.S. House of Representatives

Placement

  • 43% of graduates in 2018 who used the career center at msstate were employed full-time.
  • 60% of graduates in 2018 who used the career center had successful career outcomes
  • Popular employers at msstate are but not limited to International Paper, Energy, FedEx, Mississippi Depo of Transportation, ExxonMobil, HORNE, C Spire, KPMG, etc
  • Msstate organizes career fairs through the Career Center intermittently every year where it features more than 150 employers.
  • According to PayScale, the average salary of graduates at msstate is 64,000 USD
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Mississippi State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population23820
FAFSA Code002423
Application Cost$40
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$23,558 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
ACTCheck Detailed Score252128 87%
English262130-
Mathematics242027-

Mississippi State University Acceptance Rate

62.4%

Acceptance Rate

13973

Total Applicants

23820

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

50.5%

Male

49.5%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program62.4%
Total Applicants31338
Total Enrolled19554
Graduate
Graduate Programs62.4%
Total Applicants6837
Total Enrolled4266

Mississippi State University Enrollment

Enrollment
Mississippi State University Enrollment23820
Undergraduate Enrollment19554
Graduate Enrollment4266
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate59.5%

Attendance Cost

$23,558

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$23,558 / Year
Post Graduate Program$14,050 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,614 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$5,238 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,614 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$5,238 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$5,402 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$5,458 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association
Veterinary ProgramsAmerican Veterinary Medical Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
168941393029641152
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    RANKED  #501 - #600

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    RANKED  #401

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    7.3/10

    8/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    5/10placements
    8/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    7/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Kelsie daniels, USA Poultry science
    Mississippi State University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    7.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    THE NICE LIFE AT MISSISSIPPI STATE

    It was welcoming, close to home, had my major, and a pretty campus. Mississippi State is only 3 and a half hours from my hometown, and everyone I talked to was very nice. They have a vet school and a strong agriculture department.


    Course Curriculum - 

    My course curriculum is very good. The classes for my major are great but the general classes are not well taught. They have worse teachers that do not seem to care as much. My poultry classes are very interactive with incredible teachers.

    8 /10
    academic
    8 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    5 /10
    placement
    8 /10
    extracurricular
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    Lee Boulevard
    ADDRESS

    NEARBY THIS CAMPUS


    Restaurant

    State Fountain Bakery0.39 Km
    STAGgerIN Sports Grill0.94 Km
    Mugshots Grill & Bar - Starkville, MS0.96 Km
    Buffalo Wild Wings1.02 Km
    Chick-fil-A1.04 Km
    McAlister's Deli1.04 Km
    Little Caesars Pizza1.19 Km
    The Veranda1.33 Km
    The Little Dooey1.48 Km
    Sonic Drive-In1.6 Km
    Central Station Grill1.7 Km
    Ruby Tuesday1.93 Km
    The Beer Garden Restaurant2.09 Km
    Historic Hotel Chester2.09 Km
    Restaurant Tyler2.24 Km
    Oby's2.77 Km
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    Book Store

    Follett Higher Education Group0.79 Km
    Campus Book Mart1.04 Km
    Campus Bookstore1.23 Km
    Book Mart & Cafe2.18 Km
    The Last Page, LLC2.22 Km

    Shopping Mall

    Cottonmill Marketplace0.92 Km
    Cotton Crossing1.04 Km
    University Square Shopping Center1.17 Km
    East Plaza Shopping Center1.79 Km
    Uptown Rustic Ms2.07 Km
    State Shopping Center2.69 Km
    Village Mall Shopping Center3.16 Km
    Liza Tye & Company3.29 Km
    University Square3.39 Km
    Oktibbeha County Co-Op4.47 Km
    Starkville Crossings4.6 Km
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    Pharmacy

    CVS Pharmacy1.44 Km
    Amy S. Hall, RPh1.72 Km
    Adrienne L. Outlaw, PharmD1.72 Km
    BJ's Family Pharmacy1.88 Km
    Walgreens Pharmacy2.5 Km
    Athelia B. Eze, PharmD3.18 Km
    Michael W. Steinwinder, PharmD3.4 Km
    Kroger Pharmacy4.48 Km
    Golden Triangle PDD Pharmacy4.61 Km
    BAZE Pharmacy4.74 Km
    Eze Athelia B4.78 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy5.42 Km
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    Airport

    George M. Bryan Airport5.23 Km
    Circle S Aviation LLC5.52 Km
    Bryan NDB STF 2815.84 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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