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)
Alcorn State University400510410510--
Belhaven University------
Blue Mountain College480540420660--
Delta State University440520470560--
Jackson State University410520410540--
Millsaps College523610523630--
Mississippi College480640460603--
Mississippi State University------
Mississippi University for Women430500580650--
Mississippi Valley State University------
Rust College------
Tougaloo College420580430600--
University of Mississippi500610500620--
University of Southern Mississippi430540510650--
William Carey University430520430550--
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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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