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Mississippi State University Student Life

Mississippi State University is on a 4,200-acre campus in a small town setting in Mississippi State, MS. Mississippi State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Mississippi State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Mississippi State University has a thriving Student Association. In fact, more students participate in 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.

The Mississippi State University community comes together each year for Bulldog Bash, Homecoming and Athletic Events.

Mississippi State University Housing

Mississippi State University offers 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 2021, 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 5,333 spots available in on-campus housing for all 18,803 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 4,677 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.

Safety at Mississippi State University

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.

Plan a Visit to Mississippi State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to 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

Mississippi State University Students

50%

Women

50%

Men

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

68%

In State

32%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

73%

17%

3%

2%

2%

1%

1%

1%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

18,803

Graduate Students

4,183

Non-Resident / International Students

235

Mississippi State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

22,986

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,990

Out-of-State

$23,950

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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