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Location
Jackson, MS
Undergrads
828
Tuition
$30,974
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Senior

Academics: The academics at Millsaps are what make this a fantastic institution. Dedicated, experienced, and well connected teachers help create and environment where students are pushed to think.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Top 100 school, great liberal arts college. Most professors have a PhD.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors here are fantastic, engaging educators who want to see their students do well. They will make time to speak with you whenever you need it, and establishing connections with them leads to great internships and even friendships.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Millsaps is absolutely awesome. I could not imagine going anywhere else. They have a liberal arts promgram which allows you to have a major or have 4 minors to make a major. Any and every course you could ever imagine is offered and the professor are wonderful. They are always there and willing to help with everything. The workload is managable but they do expect a lot of their students. And registration has always been pretty much hassle free.

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Academics: If they were honest, Millsaps alumni would confess that the school has exactly the liberal arts regimen that it advertises.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 364th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 400th
    Smartest Professors
  • 460th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 498th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bryan Dupree
Hometown
Plaquemine, LA
Major
Political Science and French
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Any positive discussion about Millsaps College begins and ends with the most definitive aspect of a college education: the quality of academics. The passionate and skilled professors are always in tune with students, their needs, and their abilities. Students that make it through the core curriculum, in which foci vary from history to lab science to modern culture, discover their callings and come to understand which paths they should pursue. In every department, you will find well-versed professionals on almost every level who are willing to advise students. Many courses, especially in the humanities, center on discussions. The Socratic Method, an extensively discursive tactic, has as firm a root in classrooms as any subject matter, and timidity may sometimes be mistaken for thoughtlessness. On the other hand, professors who have become acquainted with students on a first-name basis will allow a student’s work to stand for itself.

Increasingly, exemplary students are gaining opportunities to express themselves on campus. The sciences and Arts and Letters Division have symposiums every year. Public presentations of honors projects are held every week in the spring. Students who are interested in a future in education may apply to the Ford Fellowship Program, and the successful applicant selected will assist in teaching a class of choice.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
8:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
101
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
20
Total FT Faculty
101
Faculty with Terminal Degree
97%
Average Faculty Salary
$64,262
Full-Time Retention Rate
77%
Part-Time Retention Rate
0%
Graduation Rate
72%
Programs/Majors Offered
33
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 68%
  • 20 to 49 Students: 32%
  • 50 or More Students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 3%
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 7%
  • Business Administration and Management: 14%
  • Psychology: 4%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Best Places to Study
  • The Library
  • New South Atrium
  • Your dorm room
Tips to Succeed
  • Be extremely attentive to the massive amount of reading and interpretation that you will be doing; 90 percent of your grades will depend on critical thinking.
  • Be sensitive but also curious about the beliefs of your colleagues.
  • Be wary of plagiarism.
  • Become conscious of the gossip culture, and develop a thick skin.
  • Develop personal relationships with administrators and faculty.
  • Pick a major and courses that you will enjoy.
  • Take time away from your studies; play some intramurals.
Did You Know?
  • Millsaps, among other facilities, utilizes an earthquake seismograph, the James Observatory, the Helen Moyers Biocultural Reserve, and an archaeological site in Yucatan, Mexico.
  • The Writing Center on the south side of campus is a facility that students across disciplines can utilize while working on drafts of their papers. Anyone within the College community can bring drafts, ideas, or assignments and talk to peer tutors who are as diverse in their expertise as the subjects they encounter.
  • During finals week, Millsaps Productions arranges events aimed at offering stress relief to the student body. Midnight breakfast (for which faculty shows up to serve food to students), bowling tournaments, and ice skating are some of the arranged activities that make up students' few precious moments away from their books during this stressful time.
  • Found near the Christian Center, the 'M-Bench' has become part of campus lore. As legend has it, if a couple kisses on the bench during a full moon, they will spend the rest of their lives together.

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