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Mississippi State, Mississippi

Mississippi State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
56.9%
Admission Difficulty for Mississippi State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Mississippi State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,893 out of 17,381 applicants were admitted making Mississippi State University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Mississippi State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Mississippi State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
13%
SAT Scores for Mississippi State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Mississippi State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1200

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mississippi State University?

Mississippi State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mississippi State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >69%
1200 to 1330 Avg + 57%-69%
1070 to 1200 Avg - 44%-57%
940 to 1070 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 940 Low <31%
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Mississippi State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
87%
ACT Scores for Mississippi State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Mississippi State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Mississippi State University?

Admission data indicates that Mississippi State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mississippi State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mississippi State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >71%
25 to 29 Avg + 57%-71%
22 to 25 Avg - 46%-57%
19 to 22 Reach 35%-46%
Less than 19 Low <35%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.32
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Mississippi State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mississippi State University was 3.32 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Mississippi for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Mississippi State University accepts 57% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Mississippi State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,738 7,643 17,381
Accepted 5,403 4,490 9,893
Acceptance Rate 55% 59% 57%
Enrolled 1,877 1,688 3,565
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 38% 36%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mississippi State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Mississippi State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mississippi State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176080 IPEDS survey data for Mississippi State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

13% of students submit their SAT scores to Mississippi State University. 87% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Mississippi State University. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1330. 13% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 87% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.