If you are applying to Mississippi State University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $40.
The following is an overiew of some of Mississippi State University's admissions stats.
|Mississippi State University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||26%|
|Mean SAT Score||1170|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||9%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||91%|
These are the application deadlines for Mississippi State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 1||––|
Mississippi State University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Mississippi State University is moderately difficult. Mississippi State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Mississippi State University accepted 76% of all applicants, around 13,478 from the 17,707 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Mississippi State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Mississippi State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
What does Mississippi State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
Make sure to check with Mississippi State University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Mississippi State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Mississippi State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Mississippi State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 38% submitted a class rank. At Mississippi State University 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 50% were in the top 25% and 78% were in the top 50%.
At Mississippi State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||20.5%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16.2%|
|3.25 and 3.49||10.8%|
|3.00 and 3.24||8.9%|
|2.50 and 2.9||9.8%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3.8%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Mississippi State University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Mississippi State University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Mississippi State University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 9% of Mississippi State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 91% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Mississippi State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1290 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Mississippi State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1290 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Mississippi State University student is 1170.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Mississippi State University students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Mississippi State University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.
To be most competitive at Mississippi State University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mississippi State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mississippi State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Mississippi State University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Mississippi State University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Mississippi State University?
❌ Students who are admitted to Mississippi State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Mississippi State University accept transfer credits?
✅ Mississippi State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Mississippi State University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Mississippi State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Mississippi State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Mississippi State University?
❌ No, Mississippi State University is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Mississippi State University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Mississippi State University is 76%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Mississippi State University?
❌ Mississippi State University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Mississippi State University? Mississippi State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Mississippi State University acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
30 and Above
21 to 30
21 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Mississippi State University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Mississippi State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1290 and Above
1060 to 1290
1060 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Mississippi State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.58. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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