Rust College

170 reviews
  1. Holly Springs, MS
  2. 4 Year
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
Rust College is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Independent Mid-South Region
Address
150 Rust Ave
Holly Springs, MS 38635

Rust College 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
39%
SAT Range
630-800
ACT Range
14-17
Application Fee
$10
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$9,796/ 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
    $9,193/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,119/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,138/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,835/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,960/ year

Academics

Professors
C
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.9 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
908Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
93%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Variety
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.15 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.18 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Interesting
    100%

After Rust College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$22,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
18%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses

Reviews

170 reviews
  • Excellent
    18
  • Very Good
    35
  • Average
    69
  • Poor
    34
  • Terrible
    14
The Gym – Rust College has the ugliest gym ever. The volleyball court is made of blue scotch tape, and the bleachers are the wooden pull-out bleachers that my high school upgraded from. I think they should tear down the gym and build a dome or a coliseum. I play NCAA sports and I'm actually embarrassed when we have home games. However, the library is great ..!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 3 2012
Stressing Then Rewarding – The Science and Math Department is very challenging. With professors from foreign countries, the language barrier could become a problem if you're not paying attention. However, they show extensive knowledge in what they teach, and in the students. One on one sessions are available upon request, and professors do there best help. My course of study, Biology PreMed, can be very overwhelming at times, but it is all worth it. Especially when you have administrators, and teachers willing to go the extra mile with you. Facilities and technology could use improving but the critical knowledge is very essential to excelling.
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 15 2011
Southern Hospitality – A very small college with a very big heart. Located in Holly Springs historical part of Mississippi, Rust College offers a variety of academic and lifestyles for all.In addition its located only twenty minutes south of the blues and dazzling life of Memphis,TN. The population isnt big, but the pride within the town is wonderful. Rust College is a place where students can excel academically, and in there personal lives. The hometown atmosphere is just what some need when the busy school life can seem a burden. The southern hospitality proves to have an effect on the students in a positive way. If you don't mind taking a short drive, there is plenty of hometown and more modern day attractions to choose from. Overall the locals, helping hands approach, and the hospitality of city and country together, make Rust College a stable and very charming place to study.
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 15 2011