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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate76%
Acceptance Rate76%

About Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University is a public, state school in the town of Mississippi State, MS. Mississippi State University was founded in 1878. The college currently enrolls around 23,086 students a year, including 18,584 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Mississippi State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Mississippi State University. Around 76% of applicants get into Mississippi State University each year. In 2022, 17,707 students applied to Mississippi State University and 13,478 were admitted.

Mississippi State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 9%

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Mississippi State University is locatedin Mississippi State, MS,.

If you are interested in seeing Mississippi State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 82 to Mississippi State, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Golden Triangle Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Mississippi State University and Mississippi State are like without leaving home.

College Info

75 B.S. Hood Drive Mississippi State, MS 39762

Campus Setting: Small Town

Mississippi State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mississippi State University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mississippi State University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Mississippi State University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Mississippi State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1290


Math SAT Range

520 - 660


Reading SAT Range

530 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1290 and Above


1060 to 1290


1060 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Mississippi State University students is 1170. Applicants with SAT scores of 1290 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Mississippi State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1060 to 1290 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1060 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Mississippi State University.

Mississippi State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Mississippi State University is like? There are approximately 23,086 students enrolled at Mississippi State University, including 18,584 undergraduate students and 4,502 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from MS and 32% percent of students are from other states.


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Small Town

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