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Mississippi State University

1,554 reviews
  1. Starkville, MS
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Mississippi State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
Lee Boulevard
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mississippi State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
970-1250
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,422/ year
National
$15,317

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,153/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,173/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,671/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,016/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,846/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,048Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Country
    7%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Greek.
    5%
  • Outgoing
    5%
  • Outstanding
    5%
  • Unique and caring
    10%
  • We are all different in our own ways.
    41%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.108 responses
Poll
31%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.129 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Hail State!
    81%
  • People's University
    19%

After Mississippi State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses

Reviews

1,554 reviews
  • Excellent
    345
  • Very Good
    622
  • Average
    495
  • Poor
    66
  • Terrible
    26
My school is extremely friendly and welcoming to everyone. There are so many unique traditions, and everyone walks with pride in the school. Game days are simply amazing because the entire campus feels like a family! The professors are fair and happy to help during office hours. I would never choose another school!
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago
My experience at Prentiss High School, feel some kind of way, I would say its' a somewhat way good experience. I had my goals to achieve in school, that was get my work done, keep my grades up, and pass all four of my state test !
  • College Student
  • 5 months ago
Degrees from Mississippi State are impressive in most fields. Specifically, engineering and agricultural degrees from MSU have a great deal of Merit to companies and organizations. Most people in these fields are able to easily co-op with companies through the university.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago