Mississippi State, MS
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$15,828 ($6,264)
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Reviews 1216 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Quite a few "hole in the wall" restaurants that serve great food. Parking is okay and discounts are too, but there are enough places to keep things interesting for dates and what not.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus is very large and very beautiful. Tons of large, old buildings that have been well maintained to continue looking great. Architecture is wonderfully done. Large, open areas are abundant and frequently occupied by people hanging out and playing sports and what not. The library is huge and well stocked with anything needed. If they do not have it, they will have it shipped to them for you. Events are frequent and very fun. Concerts frequently happen, large tournaments of sports, movies outside, barbeques, and everything in between.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am in a tough situation where I need scholarships but my parents make just enough to not qualify, so it is a little difficult. I am sure others have it easier and some have it worse.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: As a guy, there is no shortage of girls on campus. Generally, they are religious and country, as we are in the deep south. Most are very nice and easy to get along with but, as with anywhere else, there are some that are not so friendly. Social lives revolve around either religion, schooling, parties, or sports. Guys are generally country, as well, and quite frequently a little odd.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety is really good on campus. I have not heard of any dangerous crimes being committed on campus. The area surrounding campus is a little shady but other than that, its safe.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Only a few places are really close to campus. Some are farther away and some cost more. It's rather average to any other college town, I would imagine.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: My major is Chemical Engineering. The program is not too difficult to get into, as all one needs is above average ACT scores and a decent GPA. However, the program quickly weeds out those who are not fit to be in it, so be wary.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The faculty and facilities are wonderful. Everyone is extremely nice and helpful in their teachings. The facilities are very good, as well, and are very well maintained. Curriculum and workload are challenging, as it is a challenging area. It is doable but one must study or they will quickly fail out.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Honestly, housing is pretty great. The school and its RA's do a great job of being friendly and making sure everyone feels welcome. The rules have punishments but they are not too restraining, intramurals are easy to get in to, and everyone is really close. Classes can sometimes be a little far, depending on the dorm, but are not too bad.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If clubs and bars are your thing, then MSU is a good option. Right off campus is main street where all the bars, smoke shops, and so forth are. Everyone who doesn't want to go to a frat party or just wants to cool off after a day of study goes here. Although parking is rather limited, its doable.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The campus is huge and really wants students to be involved. Sports are a great way to stay in shape and socialize and the school really knows and pushes that. Intramural sports can be done between the dorms and fraternities and sororities or can be played by a group of friends wishing to push their skills to the limit. Varsity sports are highly revered here and the sporting events are full of tail-gaters and good times.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It is a college town in the deep woods of Mississippi. Although the nightlife is rather good (if you are a college student and like drinking and what-have-you) there is not much to do on week days. There is a small movie theatre but no where to shop or really hang out.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The school is very lenient in a lot of regards; however, there are rules that one must follow and those rules will be enforced. Punishments are fair but few and far between because the rules are easy to live with.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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