Mississippi State University (MSU)

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

SAT / ACT Scores Due August 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 4,825 5,623 10,462
Accepted 3,062 3,440 6,502
Acceptance Rate 63% 61% 62%
Enrolled 1,379 1,515 2,894

MSU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.24 (weighted)

ACT Scores

(85% of Students Admitted to Mississippi State University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 20 to 30
  • Math 18 to 26
  • Composite 20 to 27
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 30 26 27
Bottom 25th Percentile 20 18 20

Mississippi State University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($40)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Important
High School Transcript   Considered
Recommendations     Not Considered
Essay     Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Not Considered
Volunteer Work     Not Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 2 2
English 4 4
Foreign Language 1
History 2 2
Math 3 4
Science 3 4
Social Studies 1 2
Lab 2 2
Other 1 1
Electives 1 1

Mississippi State University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 17,820 (91%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 1,683 (8%)

Mississippi State University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($40)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement     Not Considered
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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