SAT Scores for Admission to Four-Year Mississippi Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of Admissions Data for Mississippi Colleges

Mississippi University for Women
Mississippi University for Women. Shayanasadi / Wikimedia Commons

Students who want to attend college in Mississippi will find a wide range of options from large public universities to small private liberal arts colleges. The state has secular and religious institutions, and you'll also find several historically black colleges and universities.

SAT Scores for Mississippi Colleges (mid 50%)

(Learn what these numbers mean)

Reading
25%
Reading
75%
Math 25% Math 75% Writing
25%
Writing
75%
Alcorn State University 400 510 410 510
Belhaven University
Blue Mountain College 480 540 420 660
Delta State University 440 520 470 560
Jackson State University 410 520 410 540
Millsaps College 523 610 523 630
Mississippi College 480 640 460 603
Mississippi State University
Mississippi University for Women 430 500 580 650
Mississippi Valley State University
Rust College
Tougaloo College 420 580 430 600
University of Mississippi 500 610 500 620
University of Southern Mississippi 430 540 510 650
William Carey University 430 520 430 550

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The admissions bar isn't overly high at most institutions, but the level of selectivity does vary quite a bit. To help you determine if your test scores are on target for your top choice Mississippi schools, the table above can help guide you. The SAT scores in the table are for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these Mississippi colleges. If your scores are slightly below the range presented in the table, don't lose all hope -- remember that 25% of enrolled students have SAT scores below those listed.

It's also important to put the SAT in perspective. The exam is just one part of the application, and a strong academic record is even more important than test scores. Also, some of the more selective colleges will be looking for a strong essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

Note that the ACT is much more popular than the SAT in Mississippi, and because of the small number of students reporting SAT scores, some colleges report ACT scores only.

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