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See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at MSU. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.
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Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at MSU – inside and outside the classroom.
See which majors are most popular at MSU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
Discover how many students who start at MSU finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.
Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at MSU.
Mississippi State University
With more than 20,000 students from all 50 states and some 72 countries, Mississippi State University is Mississippi’s flagship research university. It has been named a “best value” institution by Kiplinger’s financial magazine and a “top 20” university for military personnel and veterans by the Military Times. Featuring the state’s only College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Architecture, Mississippi State also is one of the top research institutions in the U.S., carrying the “very high research activity” classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university offers nearly 175 programs leading to baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. In addition to veterinary medicine and architecture, MSU’s other academic colleges are Agriculture and Life Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; and Forest Resources. Along with pursuit of academics, Mississippi State encourages its students to participate in service learning, having clocked more than 30,000 hours in local communities each year.
The Bulldog Community
Mississippi State is a member of the highly competitive Southeastern Conference and fields seven intercollegiate sports for men and eight for women. Recreational and club sports also are a big part of campus life and include everything from ultimate frisbee and rock climbing to paintball and weight lifting. Learning communities play a major role at MSU, with the Shackouls Honors College enrolling more than 1,000 and the Montgomery Leadership Program encouraging skills that turn students into world-class citizens. MSU also expands horizons for students through study abroad programs and,at the same time, brings global students into the Bulldog family through an active international education program. With more than 300 student organizations, those new to campus have an array of fraternities and sororities, service clubs, and religious and political groups in which to find new friends. A variety of campus offices and departments are committed to the well-being of each student, with services available for academic support, career counseling, safety, physical disabilities, and more.