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Location | Mississippi State
Population | 25,000
Enrollment | 22,657
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/16-12/7
Spring | 01/16-5/8

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

MSU is recognized as top 10 Military Friendly School by VIQTORY.
MSU is home to the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library.
MSU holds the Carnegie Foundation R1-Very High Research Activity designation.

About This Campus

Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, a university town of 25,000 located in Northeast MS. Air transportation is available at the Golden Triange Regional Airport(GTR)located fifteen miles from campus. The over 2000-acre campus, the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, and the nearby Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway provide unlimited opportunities for recreation. The Sanderson Recreation center, with over 146,000 square feet, offers students the finest recreational facility in the state. MSU was founded in 1878 and is the largest university in the state and is the only institution in Miss. designated as a Doctoral I university by the Southern Regional Education Board. As a land grant university, MSU offers a large variety of undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture, Art and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Forest Resources, and Veterinary Medicine. MSU offers 81 undergraduate degree programs.

Location Information

Mississippi State University is located in Northeast Mississippi, 125 miles northeast of Jackson, MS, 175 miles southeast of Memphis, TN and 150 miles west of Birmingham, AL.

Helpful Information

Limited on campus housing available. There is a bus system; however, it is easier if you have a vehicle.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Limited
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
PGA/PGM; Physician Assistant Program; Nursing program

Data Science - pass Cal 1 with C or higher, min. of 30 hours of cumulative 2.5 or higher; Interior Design - Prefer Sophomore only and a portfolio is required; Art majors limited and portfolio may be required; Communication courses are limited for exchange students.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Engineering - The Bagley College of Engineering has 7 departments that rank in the top 100 nationally in research and development expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation.
  • Geosciences - One in three of today's on-air broadcast meteorologist in the U.S. is a graduate of MSU's nationally recognized meteorology programs.
  • Data Science - New program here at MSU! Some limitations to this program (Must have passed Cal 1 with a C; passed a min of 30 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.50).

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, African American Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, 197.00 computer or 71.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Home Pay only
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/18/24

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 19

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Service Fee $176.00 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $250 Year Home Mandatory
International Program Fee $160.00 Year Home Mandatory
Honors Program Fee $50.0 Semester Home Mandatory
Housing Application Processing Fee $100 Year Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Health Service Fee is an x-ray fee is required for international students from Canadian schools only. International Program Fee is required for international students from Canadian schools only. Health insurance is generally required for international students from Canadian schools; however, waivers may be granted. Honors Program fee is mandatory for those students in our honors program. 1st ID card is fee, if you lose it then you will pay a mandatory $50 replacement fee.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/18/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $800
  • Proximity to campus: 1-5
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
On campus housing is limited. If you are coming without a vehicle I would recommend that you live on campus or in apartment close to campus. Public transport is limited.

Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/18/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1160 Semester Home Mandatory

Important Notes about Health Insurance
All international students/students from Canadian Institutions must pay for an x-ray at our student health center.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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