Mississippi State University

1,721 reviews
  1. Mississippi State, MS
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.125 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.124 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.124 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 84 responses
Report
  • We are all different in our own ways.
    32%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Unique and caring
    11%
  • Diverse with MSU pride
    10%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Country
    7%
  • Greek.
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.143 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.172 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • Hail State!
    73%
  • People's University
    14%
  • All of the above!
    9%
  • StarkVegas
    5%

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%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.95 responses

Reviews

1,721 reviews
  • Excellent
    404
  • Very Good
    684
  • Average
    540
  • Poor
    67
  • Terrible
    26
My overall experience at Mississippi State has been great. Coming here has allowed me to grow, meet different people from all over the world, and experience great opportunities with their wonderful organizations. I feel my school is unique because no other college can throw a football game like Mississippi State, no other college could help my growth experience as Mississippi State has, and no other college could provide some of the most carrying faculty as Mississippi State. I would choose Mississippi State University again because being here makes me feel at home!
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
I love school. I have always loved school and been an honor student since kindergarten. My favorite experiences were Wings competitions, Beta Club community pride activities and Band competitions. My school is unique because there are clubs that don't demand you to be an A student. Assembly programs are sometimes planned by students. Even though we are a small school, we have a wonderful choice od dual credit classes and AP classes. I would gladly recommend my school to any student of any school. I love my school. I have " Bearcat" school pride!
  • College Senior
  • Sep 6 2015
I love Mississippi State University! The campus is so beautiful and easy to get around. Most of the staff is really friendly and helpful. The Career Center and Writing Center are great for getting advice and critiques. The premium dorms are very nice (definitely better than Ole Miss!) and the Colvard Student Union and Perry Cafeteria serve pretty good food. I would definitely choose to go here again; the atmosphere is so awesome, the people are mostly so down-to-earth, I have made so many friends! I love walking around this campus when the leaves are changing colors. The dorms and student organizations always have fun events planned. And you won't find more school spirit than in Davis Wade Stadium, ringing our cowbells!
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 27 2013