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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.
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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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, many to choose from
Greek Life:Important, 34 sororities and fraternities on campus
Party Scene:Notable, known as a party school