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Students

Total Students

22,335

Student Ratio
Female 48%
Male 52%

Faculty

Total Faculty

3,318

Faculty/Student Ratio
20 : 1
 

Tuition

Estimated Cost

$28,840

Admissions

Total Applicants

9,862

Admitted

63%

Enrolled

29%

Test Scores

SAT Math

490-630

SAT Reading

480-605

SAT Writing

ACT Composite

20-27

About Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University, established in 1878, offers bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist’s and doctoral degree programs. The university is home to more than 19,000 students who hail from every county in Mississippi, all 50 states and 75 countries. Currently, there are more than 750 international students and more than 100 exchange visitor scholars. MSU provides a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning, research and discovery, as well as a diverse student body.

Mississippi State University is a home-away-from-home for international students. The university promotes multicultural events to help international students celebrate their home culture and tradition while at MSU. The events also help students to develop awareness and understanding of other cultures and traditions by meeting people from diverse backgrounds.

Google Hangout and Info Session with MSU

Watch this Hangout with Mississippi State University, one of the most prestigious universities in the South! Karin Lee, the Manager of International Student and Scholar Services gives you an exclusive look at the university. Nandita Gupta, a current international student from India will tell you about her wonderful experience as an international student at MSU. They also answer live questions from potential international students like you!

To contact Karin directly, fill out the form on the Mississippi State profile.

Academics at Mississippi State

As a Top 100 public academic institution, Mississippi State University has the programs, professors and facilities needed to educate you in your chosen field.

No matter what your dreams, our majors in aerospace, engineering, broadcast meteorology, international business, biomedical engineering, professional golf, management, education, architecture, political science, veterinary medicine, interior design, and many more will prepare you for a lifetime of accomplishments.

With eight colleges, 80-plus majors and the second-largest cooperative education program in the South, MSU offers a variety of paths leading to baccalaureate through doctoral degrees.

Our low 18:1 student-faculty ratio ensures you will receive the individual attention you may need to excel.

Student Life at Mississippi State

MSU is home to more than 300 student organizations. The Student Association allows you to experience politics, while the Blackfriars Drama Society nurtures the thespian in you. The Famous Maroon Band is only one of several groups making beautiful music on campus; another is Black Voices, a group that inspires through historical spiritual songs. Student disc jockeys learn broadcasting at our award-winning radio station, WMSV-FM. MSU’s award-winning newspaper, The Reflector, provides an outlet for creative students.

International student organizations at MSU provide exciting opportunities to participate in cultural programming throughout the year. There are 24 international student organizations representing Germany, China, Korea, India, Sri-Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, Africa, Japan, Iran, Indonesia, and Pakistan, as well as Hispanic, Arab and Muslim students.

International Admissions at Mississippi State

The first step to begin your journey at MSU is to fill out the "Request More Information" on the previous page.

Then, expect to compile the following information for your admission application:
  • Complete the application for admission.
  • Submit a non-refundable $40 application fee. Applications will not be processed until the application fee has been received.
  • Send official or attested copies of academic documents from all former secondary and post-secondary schools in an attested sealed envelope directly from the secondary school, examination board or university. If transcripts, mark sheets or diplomas are in any language other than English, please have them translated and attested by the issuing institution.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program (ACT) composite scores: Minimum acceptable ACT composite score: 18, Minimum acceptable SAT combined score: 860 (Official ACT or SAT scores must be sent to Mississippi State University directly from the testing centers. MSU’s ACT code is 2220; the SAT code is 1480.) NOTE: In lieu of an official ACT/SAT score, international students may submit an acceptable score on a national university entrance exam from their country of residence. Such scores will be reviewed for approval by the Office of Admissions and Scholarships.
  • International undergraduate students admitted to Mississippi State University must demonstrate English language proficiency* to register for academic courses offered through the colleges. *See English proficiency section.
  • The school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

International Services at Mississippi State

The first few days at Mississippi State are a busy and exciting time for incoming international students, and the university provides several programs to help students transition into their new lives as members of the Bulldog family. Each fall, MSU welcomes new students with Orientation, an event designed to introduce students to campus, academic advisers, and the Starkville community. During Orientation, students may register for classes, meet fellow classmates and learn more about all of the exciting opportunities at MSU. To help new international students adjust to a new culture, current domestic and international students will discuss student life at MSU, student involvement in campus activities, financial and time management, sports, university history and tradition, and academic life.

The International Services staff at Mississippi State is happy to assist the international student community in dealing with regulatory compliance obligations with both the federal government and Mississippi State. They also conduct international student Orientation and tax workshops, and provide immigration counseling for current students. The International Services staff at Mississippi State is happy to assist the international students.

To move around campus at Mississippi State, our students enjoy utilizing the university transit system. MSU provides several different routes that allow students the ability to get around campus easily without a car. In addition to the campus routes, there is a university shuttle that runs every Saturday to various grocery stores and shopping centers in town. This is a free service for all MSU students, faculty and staff.

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