Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Questions and Answers

Sophia M.
4 days ago
How are roommates selected for first year students at MSU?
Mississippi State University
For first-time freshman, once you are accepted to MSU, you can apply for housing beginning on October 1 for the following fall semester. There is a roommate search and selection process you can participate in if you aren’t sure who you want to room with! Part of that process is a compatibility quiz. If you don’t find a roommate, the Department of Housing and Residence Life will assign you with someone based on the compatibility quiz! More info can be found here: https://www.housing.msstate.edu/future-residents/assignments/
Nicolas S.
6 days ago
What is the job placement rate for recent graduates at Mississippi State University?
Mississippi State University
Hi Nicolas! According to our most recent Annual Report published by our Career Center, 64% of students have a full-time job post graduation and 23% enroll in continuing education/graduate programs. If you have any additional questions, I am happy to connect you with a specific major you are interested in to discuss their specific job placement rates and/or connect you with the MSU Career Center!
Galaxxaiah D.
18 days ago
Does Mississippi State University have a color guard?
Mississippi State University
Yes! A fantastic one! You can learn more here: https://www.msuband.msstate.edu/about/auxiliaries
Brooke H.
18 days ago
What type of increments can tuition be paid in?
Mississippi State University
Hi there Brooke! We have payment plan options for students! Information regarding payment plans can be found here: https://www.controller.msstate.edu/accountservices/payment/plans.php If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to let me know!
Brooke H.
18 days ago
After the initial Financial Aid package is given from MSU, are there any ways for that to be reevaluated or any way for students to be able to get more?
Mississippi State University
Hi Brooke! Once students receive their financial aid awards and once scholarships have been awarded to students in the spring semester (for students planning to attend in the fall) students can always contact their Admissions Counselor to discuss options on how students can make college the most affordable it can be!
Quiviana M.
1 month ago
At what point in high school is a good time to start applying to Mississippi State University?
Mississippi State University
Hi Quiviana! Our application for admission goes live at 8 pm on August 1. Students can apply to MSU in August of their senior year! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Somewhat Selective (57% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

70% White
18% Black
3% Hispanic
2% Multiracial
1% Asian
1% Native
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer79k
Electrical Engineer71k
Project Engineer68k
Mechanical Engineer67k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)65k
Civil Engineer59k
Based on 12,019 student responses
52.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
95.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
59%in High-Meaning careers
27%in STEM careers

Financial Aid

Grants per year
Loans per year
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