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New Student Applications (Fall 2015)

Of the 12,701 new freshman applicants, 72% were admitted and 38% of the admitted students enrolled at Mississippi State University in Fall 2015.
Of the 3,042 transfer applicants, 63% were admitted and 97% of the admitted students enrolled at Mississippi State University in Fall 2015.

New Freshmen High School Background and Test Scores

Test(s) Required for Admission: SAT or ACT

Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen ACT SAT
Composite 20 - 27  
Math 21 - 29 480 - 640
English 19 - 26  
Critical Reading   480 - 620
50% of enrolled students have test scores within the ranges listed, 25% have scores above, and 25% have scores below.
High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen
Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class 52%
Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class 82%
Percent of new freshmen reporting High School Rank 73%
Average High School GPA (4-point scale) 3.34
Percent of new freshmen reporting High School GPA 100%