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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

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About This Campus

Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, a university town of 25,000 located in Northeast MS. Air transportation is available at the Golden Triange Regional Airport(GTR)located fifteen miles from campus. The over 2000-acre campus, the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, and the nearby Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway provide unlimited opportunities for recreation. The Sanderson Recreation center, with over 146,000 square feet, offers students the finest recreational facility in the state. MSU was founded in 1878 and is the largest university in the state and is the only institution in Miss. designated as a Doctoral I university by the Southern Regional Education Board. As a land grant university, MSU offers a large variety of undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture, Art and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Forest Resources, and Veterinary Medicine. MSU offers 81 undergraduate degree programs.

Location Information

Mississippi State University is located in Northeast Mississippi, 125 miles northeast of Jackson, MS, 175 miles southeast of Memphis, TN and 150 miles west of Birmingham, AL.

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Mississippi State
Population | 25,000
Enrollment | 21,974
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/18-12/9
Spring | 01/18-5/11

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 1%
Black | 21%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 2%
Two or more | 1%
White | 74%
Other | 0%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Notable Academic Programs
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Professional Golf Management

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • African American Studies
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel/Fashion Design
  • Aquaculture
  • Art
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Criminology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Physics
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Finance/Banking
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Furniture Design
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Psychology
  • Real Estate
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sustainable Resource Management


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, 197.00 computer or 71.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Home Pay
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/01/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 19

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $75.00 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $193.00 Year Home Mandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/01/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 28% living on campus
  • Double: $3854.00
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 4
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 4
Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Housing is limited. If you are coming without a vehicle I would recommend that you live on campus. Or in apartment close to campus. If you have a vehicle, you may want to consider living off-campus.

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $2019 declining balance plan.


Campus Links


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/01/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.


  • Health records due by: ASAP
  • Immunization before registering
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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