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Academics

  • 17:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 175+ programs leading to a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree
  • 22 pre-professional programs
  • Average entering GPA is 3.60
  • Average entering ACT is 25.6
  • Average entering ACT is 1210
  • #1 in the SEC in social science research according to the National Science Foundation
  • Top 10 in the nation in agricultural science Research according to the National Science Foundation
  • #6 worldwide for entrepreneurship research – Journal of Small Business Management
  • 1 of 13 land-, sea- and space-grant institutions nationwide
  • 1,700 Shackouls Honors College students in Fall 2018
  • Pathfinders Program to help students successfully transition to college

Career Preparation

  • At MSU’s Career Day events, hundreds of potential employers recruit for co-op, internship and full-time positions.
  • 806 students interned or participated in a co-op work experience.
  • Students worked in 32 states. and 2 countries
  • Our Academic and Career Planning Class, the Strong Interest Inventory and our Career Center can help students discover exciting career paths.
  • The Career Center’s Resume Writing & Review service and Mock Interviews help students prepare for the next step.
  • The E-Center works with students to form more than 100 new startups annually. In the last two years, several of these companies have together raised more than $1.5 million to help these students step off the graduation stage into a job they created.

Community and Student Life

  • 22,000+ students, from every state and 80 countries
  • 4,200-acre campus, founded in 1878
  • Numerous Living-Learning Communities within 15+ furnished residence halls – 7 of which have private baths constructed since 2005
  • 23 dining options on campus, including Chick-fil-A, The Fresh Food Company, The Marketplace at Perry, and Provisions on Demand (PODs)
  • Hundreds of student organizations – from Greek life and intramural to improv comedy and eSports
  • Starkville named in the “Top 25 Best College Towns and Cities in America” – WalletHub

Southeastern Conference Sports

  • 8 varsity women’s teams
  • 6 varsity men’s teams
  • In 2019, State’s baseball team made it to the College World Series for the 11th time in MSU history.
  • An MSU Record, 13 teams made the post-season: football, softball, baseball, soccer, men’s tennis, and men’s and women’s teams for basketball, golf, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field.
  • MSU claimed 2 SEC championships – in women’s basketball and men’s tennis.
  • The Bulldogs placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
  • Our football team scored its ninth straight bowl game.