Mississippi College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Mississippi College Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Mississippi College are not highly selective—even with the school's 49% acceptance rate, qualified students have a decent chance of being admitted. To apply to the school, interested students will need to submit an application, along with high school transcripts and scores from the ACT or SAT. For more information, be sure to visit Mississippi College's website, where you can find complete application instructions. If you have any questions, or would like to take  tour of the campus, get in touch with the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Mississippi College Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Mississippi College Description:

Founded in 1826, Mississippi College has many distinctions: it is the oldest college in Mississippi, the largest private college in Mississippi, and the second oldest Baptist university in the United States. Students come from 40 states and 30 countries. The attractive 320-acre campus is located in Clinton, Mississippi, just a short drive from Jackson. Undergraduates can choose from 80 areas of study; professional fields such as business, education, nursing, and kinesiology are the most popular. Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The college frequently ranks well for its value and commitment to community service. Student life is active with over 40 organizations. Athletics are also popular with 12 intramural sports, 2 club sports, and 16 varsity sports (8 men's and 8 women's). The Mississippi College Choctaws compete in the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference. Popular choices include basketball, volleyball, soccer, and track and field. The college made my list of the top Mississippi colleges.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,048 (3,145 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $16,740
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,190
  • Other Expenses: $3,933
  • Total Cost: $30,963

Mississippi College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,974
    • Loans: $5,775

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Elementary Education, History, Kinesiology (Exercise Science), Nursing

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 34%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 42%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country, Basketball, Football, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Track and Field, Tennis, Basketball, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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