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Mississippi State University

About Mississippi State University

Mississippi State Institution is an open research university that is officially known as Mississippi State University for Agriculture and Applied Science. The land-grant university was officially certified as Mississippi Agricultural & Mechanical College in 1878 and accepted its first student batch in 1880, after being established by Congress through the Morrill Act (1862).

The university is spread out over 4,200 acres and houses about 730 structures. The university's grounds include grasslands, farms, and woods. Aside from these, the institution has eight colleges. More than 175 graduate, baccalaureate, and specialty degree programmes are available. The university is the only one in Mississippi that offers accredited veterinary medicine and architecture programmes.

It is the state's largest school by enrolment, with a nationally and globally varied student body of more than 22,000 students at its central campus. In addition to these schools and colleges, the university has an off-campus facility in Meridian that offers graduate and undergraduate degree programmes. Apart from that, the College Of Engineering in Vicksburg, in collaboration with the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, offers master's programmes in science to students. There are also a number of farms outside of the primary site that are used for agricultural research. The university's intercollegiate athletics teams compete in NCAA Division I and are known as the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The university was a founding member of the SEC in 1932.

Aside from that, there are around 300 student clubs and organisations at the university. The Maroon Band, MSU Road Runners, Alumni Delegates, Maroon VIP, Music Maker Productions, Lambda Sigma, the Engineering Student Council, Orientation Leaders, Arnold Air Society, the Black Student Alliance, the Stennis-Montgomery Association, the Baptist Student Union, and many others are among the well-known groups.

 Mississippi State University Rankings

Rankings for Mississippi State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

  • #196 in National Universities by US News & World Report 2022
  • #99 in Top Public Schools by US News & World Report 2022
  • #175 in Best Value Schools by US News & World Report 2022 
  • #1001 QS World University Rankings 2022
  • #201- US Universities by QS Ranking 2022
  • #1001 World University Rankings 2022 
  • #501 US College Rankings 2022

Mississippi State University Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
MBA (1 Courses) 1 year USD 20900
Engineering (1 Courses) 2 year USD 20900
Arts (1 Courses) 4 year USD 20900
Information Technology (IT) (1 Courses) 4 year USD 20900

Mississippi State University Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Engineering IELTS , TOEFL , GRE
Information Technology (IT) GMAT , IELTS , TOEFL , SAT
Management GMAT

Mississippi State University International Admission

To study in the United States, Mississippi State University requires proper documentation as well as grades on certain exams. To be considered for admission to Mississippi State University, international students must submit the following documents:

Application Portal: MS State undergraduate application webpage | Common Application | Coalition Application
Application Fee: 60 USD
Admission Requirement: 

  • Official Transcripts.
  • A minimum of 3.0 and 3.2 GPA  for UG and PG respectively.
  • Standardized Exam scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three Letter of Recommendations
  • Certification of finance availability
  • English Proficiency Test Scores

Mississippi State University English Language Proficiency Requirements

Tests Required Scores
Duolingo 95-100

Know more about Studying in USA

Tuition Fees in USA (1st Year Average) BE/Btech: USD 28300 | MS: USD 22693 | BBA: USD 26616 | MBA: USD 29558 | BSc: USD 29418 | MA: USD 20452 | MIS: USD 22133 | MFin: USD 37683 | MEng: USD 29558 | MIM: USD 35301 | MEM: USD 23254 | MArch: USD 34741 | MFA: USD 28857 | BHM: USD 27176
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in USA USD 700 to 1000 Per Month
Entrance Exams in USA TOEFL: 86 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 60 | GRE: 309 | GMAT: 560 | SAT: 1177
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Cost of Student Visa in USA USD 160
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Mississippi State University Average Tuition Fee Per Year


$ 24,900


$ 24,920

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

$ 10,630

Campus accommodation

$ 9,804

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.