Mississippi State University (MSU)

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MSU can be found in Mississippi State, MS, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. MSU has an enrollment of about nineteen thousand students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at MSU. A score between 970 - 1250 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Mississippi State University (MSU) average GPA (3.06 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 65% of all those who apply are accepted to Mississippi State University, from which 44 percent choose to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Mississippi State University (MSU) acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 62%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.msstate.edu.

Overall Mississippi State University (MSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Mississippi State University was reported as 64.8% in Fall 2013 with over 11,200 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MSU ACT Scores: 20 - 28
  • MSU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Mississippi State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Mississippi State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mississippi State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 56.9%
  • 2010-2011: 55.5%
  • 2011-2012: 62.8%
  • 2012-2013: 62.2%
  • 2013-2014: 64.8%
  • Projected MSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 62.1%

How Does Mississippi State University (MSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for MSU is seventeen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The University of Alabama56.6%
University of Mississippi59.4%
University of Alabama at Birmingham86.7%
University of Memphis68.4%
University of Southern Mississippi66.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mississippi State University (MSU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 30
Math19 - 27
Composite Score20 - 28
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