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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
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Overview
Public
16,695 Undergraduates
56% Admissions Rate
Town: Remote
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Mississippi State University
Lee Boulevard
Mississippi State, Mississippi
39762
(662) 325-2323
www.msstate.edu

The Mississippi State University for Agriculture and Applied Science, also called Mississippi State University, is a public land-grant, space-grant and sea-grant research university in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. It is also one of the top 180 institutions of higher education in the United States and the flagship school of the Mississippi State University system. The Morrill Act of 1862, which was for land-grant institutions of higher learning, led to the establishment of Mississippi State University in 1880. Today, the campus sits on 4,200 acres of land in a rural setting. Its motto is “Learning, Service, Research.” Notable alumni include President of Mississippi State University Mark Keenum, CEO of Freeport-McMoRan Richard Adkerson, novelist John Grisham, baseball player Rafael Palmeiro, baseball player Will Clark, politician Sonny Montgomery, U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn, insurance executive Arthur L. Williams Jr. and author Brad Watson. The school’s colors are maroon and white, its mascot is Bully and its teams are nicknamed the Bulldogs. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – SEC. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s baseball, football, track and field, basketball, golf, tennis and track and field, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, softball, track and field and tennis.

Location

Mississippi State, Mississippi is a census-designated place in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. It is the official designated name for the area encompassing Mississippi State University, which lies partly in nearby Starkville. The population at the 2010 census was 4,005. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

70

restaurants score

Students
50%

Men

50%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

1703

New Transfer Students

Admissions
56%

Acceptance Rate

46%

Enrollment Yield

14,012

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,628

Typical Cost

$22,358

Out-Of-State (published)

$8,318

In-State (published)

97%

Recieve Financial Aid

87%

Have Loans

$14,299

Median Debt

Academics
20.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

37

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

146

Doctorates Awareded

Physical Fitness Parks Recreation And Leisure

Top Major

4

Faculty Awards

1

National Academy Members

46

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 34 sororities and fraternities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Basketball Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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