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Millsaps College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1890
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,003
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $95,592,000
Admissions Address

1701 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39210-0001



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Matthew Cox
Admissions office telephone: (601) 974-1050
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: N/A
Decision sent by: N/A
Application fee: None
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://www.millsaps.edu/admiss/apply/appinstructions.shtml Tuition deposit: $250 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: None (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Neither required nor recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 1 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives N/A 2
Total academic units 14 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 86%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 91%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 77%
Total applicants: 910
Total acceptances: 787
Total freshman enrollment: 232
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 66%
Male applicants: 422
Male acceptances: 365
Male freshman enrollment: 105
Female applicants: 488
Female acceptances: 422
Female freshman enrollment: 127
Out-of-state freshmen: 62%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 41%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 65%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 90%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 59%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 41%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 670
Math: 530 – 630
Combined: 1040 – 1300

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 16.0% 9.0%
600-699 36.0% 34.0%
500-599 34.0% 42.0%
400-499 14.0% 13.0%
300-399 N/A 2.0%
200-299 N/A N/A

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 89%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 – 31
Math: 21 – 28
Composite: 23 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 20.0% 29.0% 13.0%
24-29 48.0% 43.0% 50.0%
18-23 31.0% 26.0% 32.0%
12-17 1.0% 2.0% 5.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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