MSU in Brief Statistics

Academics

  • 20:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 175+ programs leading to a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree
  • 18 pre-professional programs
  • Shackouls Honors College
  • 1 of 13 land-, sea- and space-grant institutions nationwide
  • Average entering GPA is 3.54
  • Average entering ACT is 24.4
  • Pathfinders Program to help students successfully transition to college

Career Preparation

  • 14 career counselors, 16 career fairs
  • 677 Co-op students in 2013-2014
  • 94% of students are either employed or accepted to graduate school six months after graduation
  • 1,000+ employer visits last year
  • $25 million in financial aid awarded to new freshmen last year

Community Life

  • 21,000+ students, from every state and over 80 countries
  • 4,200-acre campus, founded in 1878
  • New: living, dining, lab, classroom and recreational spaces – including a new Fresh Food Dining Facility on the south side of campus scheduled to open for Fall 2015
  • Numerous Living-Learning Communities within the residence halls

Southeastern Conference Sports

  • 8 varsity women’s teams
  • 7 varsity men’s teams
  • 2013 Liberty Bowl & Egg Bowl Champions
  • 2013-14 Women’s Basketball NIT Quarterfinals
  • 2013 College World Series Runner-Up
  • 2017 NCAA Final Four
  • #1 baseball field in the U.S. to watch a college game (Sports Illustrated)
  • New football complex and stadium expansion

Student Life

  • 375+ student organizations 17 social fraternities, 16 social sororities
  • 21 intramural sports competitions
  • Ranked in top 50 social media colleges by studentadvisor.com
  • 7 new residence halls with private baths constructed since 2005