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About Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Itta Bena, MS. Mississippi Valley State University was founded in 1946 and now enrolls around 2,032 students a year, including 1,694 undergrads.

Mississippi Valley State University offers housing for up to 1,509 students. Most students live off campus, either in nearby housing that is not owned by the college, or

Mississippi Valley State University's endowment was valued at $284,936,600 in 2021. The institution spends around $4,875 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 13 undergraduate students for every full-time Mississippi Valley State University professor.

2021 Mississippi Valley State University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Average GPA 2.9
Mean ACT score 17
In-State Tuition $6,530
Out-of-State $6,530

2022 Mississippi Valley State University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University does not offer early decision or early action.

Mississippi Valley State University Acceptance Rate

It is slightly difficult to get into Mississippi Valley State University. Mississippi Valley State University admitted 68% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 3,351 applications received in 2021, 2,272 students were offered admission . ### Mississippi Valley State University Waitlist 2021

Mississippi Valley State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Mississippi Valley State University?

Mississippi Valley State University is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Mississippi Valley State University, applicants must submit the following items.

Mississippi Valley State University Application Requirements

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Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2.5
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Mississippi Valley State University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 2.9 /4.0. The mean ACT score for Mississippi Valley State University students is 17.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Mississippi Valley State University.

Mississippi Valley State University Waitlist 2021

Mississippi Valley State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Mississippi Valley State University Test Optional?

Mississippi Valley State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, . 91% submitted the ACT.


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Dorms at Mississippi Valley State University

Yes! Mississippi Valley State University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,509 students.

Mississippi Valley State University students are active in the school's Student Government Association, Baptist Student Union and Black Student Fellowship. Homecoming, Black History Month, and and Founder's Day are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Mississippi Valley State University.

Financial Aid at Mississippi Valley State University

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Mississippi Valley State University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mississippi Valley State University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Mississippi Valley State University, around 62% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 386 students who started at Mississippi Valley State University as first-time freshman, 63 graduate within four years.

Mississippi Valley State University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 28%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 35 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $30,000 a year.

Based on this information, how does Mississippi Valley State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Mississippi Valley State University a good school for you?

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Where is Mississippi Valley State University?

Mississippi Valley State University is located in the small town setting of Itta Bena, MS.

If you want to see Mississippi Valley State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 82 to Itta Bena, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Jackson-Evers International.

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

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College Info

14000 Highway 82 West Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400

Campus Setting: Small Town

Mississippi Valley State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mississippi Valley State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mississippi Valley State University is Continuous processing.

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

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Mississippi Valley State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

14 - 18

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Mississippi Valley State University is 17. Students with an ACT score of 18 and above have a good chance of getting into Mississippi Valley State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 14 and 18 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 14 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Mississippi Valley State University SAT Scores

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Mississippi Valley State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$16,314

In State

$16,314

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,530
$6,530
Fees
$20
$20
Housing
$7,764
$7,764
Books
$2,000
$2,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Mississippi Valley State University is like? There are approximately 2,032 students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University, including 1,694 undergraduate students and 338 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from MS and 31% percent of students are from other states.

73%

Full Time

27%

Part Time

69%

In State

31%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,032

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

68%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,550

Out-of-State

$6,550

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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