Location
Mississippi State, MS
Undergrads
15,004
Tuition (in-state)
$15,828 ($6,264)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of off-campus housing options provide deals to first-time tenants. It is easier to find housing when you already have room mates to live with in order to sign the lease. The more expensive housing options are directly beside campus, but other options are throughout Starkville in apartments, houses, etc. There are a lot of choices for living, it is just a matter of how far from campus you would like to be.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I am an out of state student and relied heavily on financial aid in order to attend MSU. The school did help pay for a majority of tuition, but it took a while to make sure everything processes correctly. The best thing is to complete documents well before the deadline so that all of your information is already in the system and processed.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The first few semesters will normally be general prerequisites such as Chemistry, Biology, Calculus, English, etc. For these courses there are up to 200 students in the course for some. As the semesters go, the class size reduces significantly to about 20-35 students per professor. A lot of classes are face-to-face, but some online courses are available. All of the professors that I have had so far have been hard, but helpful in learning the material and preparing you for later courses.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: MSU tries to get students involved as much as possible. Most of the research done on campus has student labor to gain experience for their majors. The networking done on campus allows you to meet professors that will help build your resume for job opportunities later on. The Career Center on campus provides many opportunities for students. Such as mock job interviews, resume building workshops, and contact information of potential jobs/businesses.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is very convenient being that classes are nearer and you do not have to worry about driving and parking. The newer dorms are very spacious and well taken care of. Other buildings have been renovated and do not provide the newer amenities (such as individual bathrooms) or extra space. The premium housing choices are Magnolia, Oak, and Moseley Halls. Housing services does a decent job on placing students with compatible room mates.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: A lot of students are involved either in Greek organizations or major-themed clubs. It is normal to see all types of outfits and looks across campus. Although a majority of students will dress for comfort such as sweatpants, hoodies, t-shirts, or shorts. Everyone is very friendly and will stop to talk if you have any questions. No one person is set in a real "stereotype". It is normal for someone to be in very different clubs or organizations and have healthy relationships with them.

4 College Junior

Facilities: MSU do have older buildings and facilities from its original foundation, but over the past few years has tried to make renovations and expand facilities. Each building has various study areas such as seating, tables, study rooms, etc. The library has not only tech support and computer labs, but also plenty of study areas, dining, and student workers. Many students spend plenty of time in the Junction as well as the Drill field. Almost every weekend there is some sort of event to attend.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus is very adamant about its honor code and that all students must respect it as well as notify administrators when they believe someone has not. When they know what is happening they make sure to take care of it immediately and in the best possible manner. The only reason I say that it is not the best is due to it being college, they are not able to know of violations 100% of the time.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I worked for intramurals and know first hand how many students participate in activities. Each sport has a women, men, co-rec, dorm, sorority, and fraternity section involved. Individuals may participate on up to two teams and normally do. Many people come out to support the games and get pretty competitive. All students attempt to be on some sort of team so that they may be a champion in that category. For the actual athletic programs such as football, baseball, basketball, etc. most students go to all of the games and have great spirit. My favorite experiences have been in the Junction ringing cowbells for games.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Dining on campus is helpful if you have a meal plan in order to go to the cafeterias and use block meals to discount food prices. For commuter students, the options throughout the day are great to grab food in-between classes or during study sessions. Unfortunately, for on-campus students, there were very few options for late-night eating. Recently the hours of operation for a handful of places have shortened, and many students are still in class or lab when they close. The best places would be Starbucks and Provisions on Demand. The hours are both great and open on weekends with many choices for students.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Mississippi State University has their own police force on campus that continuously roam campus. Cruisers can be spotted on a daily basis around campus as well as officers on bikes traveling along paths. For the parking lots, MSU have workers that will escort you to or from your vehicle so that you are not alone. They have a number that students may call for an officer to pick them up from the Sanderson, class, library, etc. and walk them back to their dorm. There are also emergency posts located all over campus (from one a student should be able to spot three) where if a student is in danger or needs emergency aid, they may press a button and police will arrive shortly. I feel extremely safe on campus, because as soon as something happens Maroon Alert will send a text and email to notify students of recent in formation.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some of the buildings are definitely not the best, but some are very good.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not yet lived on off-campus housing. I am just using information I have heard from friends

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Some of their buildings could use a makeover, but they are currently in the process of remodeling some things on campus

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It is challenging, but fair. I have learned a lot.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There is a club for my specific major so I can get advice from and get to know upperclassmen. And I like my advisor.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: I have found it very difficult to find the scholarships that I need to supply the funds to fully cover college expenses.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on what you want, there will be an availability for anything. Price is hardly an issue, as it is a much less expensive area than some college towns. I rarely hear of anyone complaining about parking on campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Granted, I lived in one of the nicer Halls, but it was certainly worth living on campus. Not having to drive every day and having a short walk to classes was nice.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Our Drill Field has some great history, and most buildings are either being taken care of well or are being renovated. The Engineering and hard science departments are top-notch.

5 College Senior

Facilities: We rarely run out of things to do. From hanging out on the drill field to studying (rarely) in the fantastic library, and the athletic facilities are top-notch as well.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The student population is very evenly matched, and the girls (I'm a guy) are very pretty, and easy to get along with and speak to. Many are interested in Religious organizations, and about 15% are into Greek life.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They are more than willing to hear both sides of the story, and honesty is truly the best policy when confronted with an issue.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: Considering I'm in school in Mississippi, our diversity level is astounding. We have students from Vietnam and all over the States, as well as India and other countries worldwide.

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3 College Senior

Majors: The Finance program has good teachers and a solid backbone, but stands to be improved quite a bit. It could offer more financial aid, have a better club affiliate, and possibly offer more classes relevant to the major and potential future of students.

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