Mississippi State University

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Questions and Answers about Mississippi State University

Katherine B.
2 months ago
Does Mississippi State University offer on campus job opportunities?
Mississippi State University
Yes absolutely! Students get jobs in different centers and departments on campus as well as off campus!
Naya C.
2 months ago
Can transfer students with some college (no degree) be considered eligible to live off-campus their first year?
Mississippi State University
Hi Naya! We classify our first-time freshmen by their high school graduation date. Example: If you graduate in May (or spring) 2022 and are attending MSU in the fall of 2022, you are considered a first-time freshmen, even if you have taken college classes. If you graduate from high school in May (or spring) 2022, attend community college in the fall of 2022, then want to attend MSU in the spring of 2023, you are considered a transfer student at that point. If you have additional questions let me know!
Naya C.
2 months ago
If I have a parent who is retired from the Military, am I able to use their GI Bill towards tuition expenses?
Mississippi State University
Hi Naya! That is a great question! Based on what benefits they have left, yes! We also have the Veterans Waiver for our out-of-state students which covers 100% of the out-of-state portion of a students tuition if there parent/guardian is active or former military-- this can be used with the GI Bill benefits, so that's a huge plus about MSU! We have an Admissions Counselor who works with military dependents and students who are in the military! Her name is Sally Wilson, she would love to connect with you! Her email is sgw153@msstate.edu
Daisy L.
3 months ago
What kind of undergraduate research opportunities are available?
Mississippi State University
Hi Daisy! Any undergraduate student who is interested in undergraduate research we are typically able to get plugged in to a research opportunity of their interest! We would love to connect with you more and find out exactly what your interests are so we can better answer your question! Feel free to email me avent.vanhorn@msstate.edu to connect!
Molly C.
3 months ago
How does MSU aim to support incoming students as they transition into college life?
Mississippi State University
Great question Molly! We are so very fortunate that we have a new Center for Student Success that has a dozen plus staff members and that is their entire job! As Student Success Coordinators, they assist students with tackling any obstacle they might have! We have other resources as well including the Writing Center, the Math Lab, the Center for Student Activities, the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center and so many other centers who assist students!
Emily S.
3 months ago
Can you still be in extracurricular activities, like sports teams or band, if you were not involved in those in highschool?
Mississippi State University
Our NCAA athletic programs and our band all do require try outs! We are fortunate that we do have intramural sports that any student can play!

Majors offered at Mississippi State University

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness

Academics at Mississippi State University

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

Mississippi State University demographics

70% White
18% Black
3% Hispanic
2% Multiracial
1% Asian
1% Native
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Common careers for Mississippi State University students

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

Net price of attending Mississippi State University

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Student reviews of Mississippi State University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Welcoming student body
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Diverse and Inclusive
Beautiful campus
Access to outdoor activities
Brad Vo
Coding And Computer Science
Game Design and Development
Board Games And Puzzles
Engineering + 3 others



Most of my experience during state was during a pandemic so it likely isn't the usual experience but we are going back to more normalities now and it has been fun. There are lots of clubs and communities and people to meet in general. Most professors are pretty cool people as individuals even if not the best teachers.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some professors are clearly here just for research and tenure rather than for improving the upcoming generations and preparing them.

Erin Hecht
Painting and Studio Art



I had a rough time first semester with both classes and social life, but it is worth putting yourself out there and joining the various things Mississippi State has to offer, it will improve the experience drastically.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I didn't like that it felt like only people in greek life had opportunities for fun events, but I was just looking in the wrong places. There is something for everyone here.

Anamica Khadgi
Travel And Tourism
Speech and Debate
Martial Arts
Art + 5 others



To me, my favorite experience has been the speech and debate council. It is a community of people who strive to help each other to grow and become better individuals.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The chemistry department is not that great.



Like many others, I was born and raised in Mississippi, and coming to Mississippi State University I know for sure will open new doors, opportunities, and relationships that I can carry with me for a lifetime.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Mississippi State University was a ten across the board for me based on past visits. Campus activities will indeed make one remember why they chose to call Mississippi State University "home".

Madison Milton
3D Modeling



Most of the departments are top-notch giving a great and fair education, especially the STEM departments. The campus is beautiful and I love walking around in my free time. There is a wide variety of social activities so anyone can find something. There is a wide variety of sports to watch and play. The gym is very nice and has great hours. There is a lot of support for students for free if anything comes up from renting a computer charger to free student counseling. Air Force Detachment is one of the tops in the nation so it is a great opportunity when looking at the military.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only bad thing is the food. The chain restaurants are open at weird times and serve chicken. It's easy to get tired of them. The dining hall food isn't that great and they have weird hours. On holidays the dining facilities are closed and there is no on-campus food.

Phillip Wright
Art + 3 others



Mississippi State's student populace might not be the largest that you come across during all of your college tours, but it is one that is always welcoming and accepting of all those that make their way through it. Whether you're five minutes or five hours away from home after stepping foot on campus, there is always something here to help you make State your home.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some departments and parts of campus life receive more general funding than others, and, as a result, some parts and/or classes within your education experience might appear to have more poured into them than others.

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