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Mississippi State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1878
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 12,630
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $237,533,795
Admissions Address

PO Box 6334
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Website

http://www.msstate.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@admissions.msstate.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Phil Bonfanti
Admissions office telephone: (662) 325-2224
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: Contact school for details
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.admissions.msstate.edu Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $50 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 0 1
Social studies 1 2
History 2 2
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 15 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor 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: August 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: Considered
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
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: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 70%
Total applicants: 5,140
Total acceptances: 3,585
Total freshman enrollment: 1,911
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,353
Male acceptances: 1,708
Male freshman enrollment: 960
 
Female applicants: 2,787
Female acceptances: 1,877
Female freshman enrollment: 951
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 20%
 
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: 27%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 55%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 82%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 80%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 14%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A

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

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 100%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 26
Math: 20 – 29
Composite: 20 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 10.6% 20.6% 8.4%
24-29 36.3% 33.5% 34.5%
18-23 44.4% 36.0% 37.5%
12-17 8.7% 9.5% 19.5%
6-11 0.0% 0.3% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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