Mississippi State University is on a 4,200-acre campus in the small town setting of Mississippi State, MS.
Mississippi State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Mississippi State University has fraternities and sororities.
Mississippi State University has the Student Association. In fact, more students participate in the Student Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Mississippi State University include Black Student Alliance, Residence Hall Association, Fashion Board and Campus Activities Board.
Mississippi State University students' favorite campus traditions are Bulldog Bash, Homecoming and Athletic Events.
This table offers information on housing at Mississippi State University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||26%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||6,000|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||5,932|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||74%|
Mississippi State University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
Most Mississippi State University students live off campus. In 2022, 26% of undergrads at Mississippi State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 74% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Mississippi State University. There are 6,000 spots available in on-campus housing for all 18,584 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 5,932 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Mississippi State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Mississippi State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Mississippi State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cheerleading||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Mississippi State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Mississippi State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Mississippi State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, Mississippi State University has bicycle patrols, crime prevention program, RAD program, general law enforcement services.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Mississippi State University, take Highway 82 to Mississippi State, MS. If you need to fly, book your flight to Golden Triangle Regional airport.
While you're planning, check out other schools in MS you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Mississippi State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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