Mississippi Valley State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Mississippi Valley State University Admissions Overview:

In 2015, Mississippi Valley State University had an acceptance rate of 84%, making it a generally open school. Those interested in applying will need to submit an application, along with SAT or ACT scores and official high school transcripts. For complete instructions and guidelines, be sure to visit the school's website, or get in touch with the admissions office for help. Campus visits, while not required, are encouraged for any interested students to see if they would be a good match for the school (and vice versa).

Admissions Data (2016):

Mississippi Valley State University Description:

Mississippi Valley State University first opened its doors in 1950 as a teacher training college. Today it is a comprehensive university offering bachelor's and master's degree programs in a wide range of academic areas (education remains extremely popular). MVSU is a historically Black university located on 450 acres just outside of Itta Bena, a small town in the Mississippi Delta. The school sits roughly midway between Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee. The university has numerous student organizations including an active Greek system. MVSU does well with financial aid, and nearly all students receive some form of grant aid. On the athletic front, the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The school fields nine women's and seven men's Division I teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,455 (2,011 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,116 (in-state)
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,394
  • Other Expenses: $4,400
  • Total Cost: $19,310 (in-state)

Mississippi Valley State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 98%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,376
    • Loans: $7,056

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Physical Education, Social Work

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 60%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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