Mississippi State University

1,692 reviews
  1. Mississippi State, 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
71%
SAT Range
990-1270
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,297/ year
National
$15,431

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

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,117/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,973/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,253/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,401/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,660/ 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
15,146Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • We are all different in our own ways.
    41%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Unique and caring
    10%
  • Country
    7%
  • Greek.
    5%
  • Outgoing
    5%
  • Outstanding
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.108 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.129 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • 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
60%
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

1,692 reviews
  • Excellent
    386
  • Very Good
    670
  • Average
    531
  • Poor
    67
  • Terrible
    26
I have so much love for MSU. Immediately when you walk on campus you fall in love and instantly feel at home. It's a feeling that every student at MSU knows but no one can really describe. I'm truly so thankful that I made the decision to go to MSU and call it home. The people are so great and so so helpful. They make your experience A+. The academics are truly something you won't find anywhere else, the professors want to see you succeed and have great office hours. The athletics are by far the best in the SEC everyone loves their school and the atmosphere is something so special. The student section is absolutely incredible, in both Davis Wade, The hump, and Dudy Noble. MSU is the best school, I can't imagine myself anywhere else.
  • Freshman
  • 13 hours ago
Could use more instructional guidance. Some things are just plain confusing
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
I would choose MSU all over again
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago