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Reviews 1371 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: MSU has a very nice party scene, but that's not why I like it.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Mississippi State University's Financial Aid office was prompt and responsible when processing my details, and I'd rate it great!

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I enjoy the variety of resaurants located on campus. I only wish that there were healthier options. That way, maybe I could have avoided the freshmen fifteen.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Cresswell, which I feel is an average residence hall. The bathrooms and showers are usually kept clean. The rooms are average sized, but not the nicest. The mattresses that are provided for us are very uncomfortable and there isn't a lot of storage space. Otherwise, Cresswell is great. Nice people, a fun environment, and a pretty good place to live.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I was not a part of Greek Life but I think it seems like a lot of fun. Most non-greeks aren't found of the Greeks, which I think a lot of it is because the Greeks are often pretty secluded and only hang out amongst themselves. They have great parties (I hear) and the sororities especially do a lot of community service and help coordinate campus events. The housing for Greeks are these huges beautiful houses with a ton of amenities (one of them has a frozen yogurt bar), but I'm sure they are super expensive. Greek also get their own dedicated shuttle that takes them from the heart of campus back to Sorority/Fraternity Row.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are several student housing specific places right next to campus that are a pretty great deal. The school itself isn't affiliated with them, but there are housing fairs frequently during the school year where representatives come and tell you all about them. A lot are within walking distance and some also have their own shuttle service to take you back and forth from campus. The prices are pretty high, though. I lived in one of them for a year, but had to move into a regular apartment further away from town because I could no longer afford it. The amenities are great and are honestly a lot of fun with lots of parties going on. The quality of some are a lot better than others. But I would tell students to definitely look outside those communities. I live in a regular apartment with much cheaper rent, way less rowdy neighbors, and am still less than ten minutes from campus. I don't have a pool or a movie theater anymore, but it's worth it to me.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I love the off campus dining in Starkville. Starkville has a lot of local places ranging from cute little coffee shops to the best pizza I've ever had. The town is pretty small so the number of options seems pretty ample. The only downfall is that a lot of the local places are a little more expensive, so for me eating there is a treat I can't indulge in too often. As for student discounts, I can't think of any restaurants that offer them. There are also several chain and fast-food restaurants, which I don't think is a bad thing. The pricing overall is not too bad, save for a couple fancy places. As for my favorites, Strange Brew Coffeehouse and 929 Coffeehouse are my lifeblood. As for real food, I love Old Venice Pizza (you get free bread!), The Biscuit Shop, Starkville Cafe, and Mama Jean's, a little chinese place in the Cotton District.

3 College Senior

Administration: Overall, the administration tries very hard to create a safe but fun environment. That means that the campus police are pretty strict. I've gotten two speeding tickets; The speed limit is 20 all over so they pass them out like candy. But they do put on a lot of events to make sure there is always something fun and different to do. Personally, however, I have had a negative experience with how the dean of students handled a situation I was having with another student. He was unhelpful, unsympathetic, and even put a hold on my account. All this while I was the one being harassed by another student. It was eventually resolved but ever since I have avoided meeting with him for any reason.

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College Senior

Party Scene: I was never a big partier and have actually never gone to one. I've been bar hopping once which was enjoyable and everyone was really nice and fun, but it's not quite the same. All I know, from very reliable sources like Yik Yak, is that the party scene here is very alive and drenched in liquor, so if you are a person who doesn't want to drink but does want to get down, it could be hard for you.

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4 College Senior

Campus Food: A lot of people have a lot of negative things to say about Perry Cafeteria, and while it does have some issues, I went there for several semesters because I enjoyed it. And it's obvious that other people like it too by the size of the line on Fried Chicken Wednesday (my favorite). Perry has a ton of options so if something doesn't look appetizing, there is probably something else that you'll like. I also love that it's all you can eat. I've put away many a plate at Perry. I would come in during the morning time and stay til dinner some days. Because not only is Perry a great food source but it becomes a social hot spot during certain hours. I listed Perry as the worst food option on campus because, yes, some days the only thing I thought looked good was the cereal. Also, with the fast food restaurants, you already know what they have and if you like it. With Perry you never know what you're walking it (unless you check the online menu like a nerd, like me).

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I enjoyed my stay in Sessums during freshman year, despite the number of issues I have with the housing itself. The price is outrageous; I stayed in one of the cheapest dorms and it cost more than a semester living in a luxury apartment in the area. My room was tiny and we had communal showers, and the only amenities the dorm had was a vending machine. There were never any fun events going on and we only had a single hall meeting in two semesters. The housing department itself really needs to step up its game when it comes to the older, cheaper dorms instead of pooling all its resources into the newer ones. I think the saving grace for my time in the dorms was the novelty of the experience and how good it felt to be on my own for the first time.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is expensive, and every student housing complex gives ridiculous overage fees. But it's better than living on campus for sure.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's no restaurant off campus that sparks excitement within me, I usually go to hang out with friends, not for the food/drinks.

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4 College Junior

Administration: I've been treated fairly by administration with the exception of parking violations.

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2 College Junior

Party Scene: You have to be completely drunk to have a good time.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I wish there were more scholarships available, but the actual financial aid application process isn't that bad.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: It's never anything to get excited about. I usually eat on campus if only if I'm dying of hunger.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I had a great on-campus living experience. My dorm was always clean, any issues I had were resolved quickly and professionally, and I made life-long friendships. All the residents were like family.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office has been very helpful.

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College Sophomore

Party Scene: I am not into the party scene at all.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining options are varied with most offerings at a good value.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus life is great! Especially the BSU and intramural programs.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. Starkville is a safe community as a whole. As a female undergraduate, I even run at night occasionally and feel perfectly secure.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love greek life at MSU. As a greek, I believe being apart of a sorority has been crucial to my happiness at MSU. However, my favorite part of greek life at MSU is that it is not entirely exclusive. It doesn't dominate social life like it does at many neighboring SEC institutions.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: We had a fantastic football season and MSU athletics as a whole are on a upswing. Our baseball games are the best college baseball experience in the country. Intramural's are fairly popular and are easy to become involved in. They have many fun sports and activities including intertube water polo and battleships, a canoe game played in the Sanderson's pool.

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