Mississippi State University

Mississippi, United States

Public

Mississippi State University

Mississippi state, United States

Public

50:50

Male : Female

16:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

May, October & March

Intakes

80%

Acceptance Rate

50:50

Male : Female

16:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

May, October & March

Intakes

80%

Acceptance Rate

History, Affiliations, and Rankings

Established in 1862, Mississippi State University began its journey as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi. It was created by the Mississippi legislature in February 1878. In 1932 the Legislature renamed the University as the Mississippi State University. The University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is affiliated with the National Sea Grant College Program, Space grant Colleges in the US, Southern Universities Research Association, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Athletically, Mississippi State University has been associated with NCAA Division I FBS - SEC. QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education Rankings have given MSU a Global Ranking in the range of #1001-1200, US News and World Report Best Global Universities rankings have placed MSU at #819.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

Mississippi State University has 2 campuses and a total of 12 schools offering programs in Agriculture & Life Sciences, Architecture, Art & Design, Arts & Sciences, Business, Accountancy, Education, Engineering, Forest Sciences, Veterinary, Health Sciences, and a Graduate School. Mississippi State University has a total of 16 buildings on campus with a total campus size of 4,200 acres. MSU also owns an additional land of 80,000 acres across the country. The University offers more than 175 programs in a wide array of disciplines at the Bachelor's, Master's, and the Doctoral levels. In addition, distance learning options and continuing education programs are also offered at MSU.  

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Since the 143 years of its founding, Mississippi State University has had a long trajectory of accomplishments. It is among only 2.7% of universities in the United States that hold the Carnegie Foundation R1-Very High Research Activity designation. The National Science Foundation ranks Mississippi State among the nation’s Top 100 research institutions and the Magnolia State’s leading research university. Many notable alumni like Will Clark Baseball player (6-time MLB All-Star), John Grisham (Author of popular legal thrillers), and Amy Tuck (Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi) have graduated from Mississippi State University and paved their way to success

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Over 3% of the student body of Mississippi State University comprises international students. More than 1000 students from over 75 countries attend the University every year. It is from a total of more than 20,000 students. The Career Service Center of Mississippi State University offers many resources to the students and alumni for connecting with potential employers and creating a better CV and Resume. The University hosts many career fairs for students to interact with employers. United States Air Force, US Army, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Amazon, Entergy, C Spire and several other companies popularly recruit graduates from Mississippi State University

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History, Affiliations, and Rankings

Established in 1862, Mississippi State University began its journey as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi. It was created by the Mississippi legislature in February 1878. In 1932 the Legislature renamed the University as the Mississippi State University. The University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is affiliated with the National Sea Grant College Program, Space grant Colleges in the US, Southern Universities Research Association, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Athletically, Mississippi State University has been associated with NCAA Division I FBS - SEC. QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education Rankings have given MSU a Global Ranking in the range of #1001-1200, US News and World Report Best Global Universities rankings have placed MSU at #819.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

Mississippi State University has 2 campuses and a total of 12 schools offering programs in Agriculture & Life Sciences, Architecture, Art & Design, Arts & Sciences, Business, Accountancy, Education, Engineering, Forest Sciences, Veterinary, Health Sciences, and a Graduate School. Mississippi State University has a total of 16 buildings on campus with a total campus size of 4,200 acres. MSU also owns an additional land of 80,000 acres across the country. The University offers more than 175 programs in a wide array of disciplines at the Bachelor's, Master's, and the Doctoral levels. In addition, distance learning options and continuing education programs are also offered at MSU.  

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Since the 143 years of its founding, Mississippi State University has had a long trajectory of accomplishments. It is among only 2.7% of universities in the United States that hold the Carnegie Foundation R1-Very High Research Activity designation. The National Science Foundation ranks Mississippi State among the nation’s Top 100 research institutions and the Magnolia State’s leading research university. Many notable alumni like Will Clark Baseball player (6-time MLB All-Star), John Grisham (Author of popular legal thrillers), and Amy Tuck (Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi) have graduated from Mississippi State University and paved their way to success

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Over 3% of the student body of Mississippi State University comprises international students. More than 1000 students from over 75 countries attend the University every year. It is from a total of more than 20,000 students. The Career Service Center of Mississippi State University offers many resources to the students and alumni for connecting with potential employers and creating a better CV and Resume. The University hosts many career fairs for students to interact with employers. United States Air Force, US Army, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Amazon, Entergy, C Spire and several other companies popularly recruit graduates from Mississippi State University

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International Students %

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

211

Global Ranking

USN-2021

501-600

Global Ranking

Shanghai-2021

895

Global Ranking

USN-2022

1001-1200

Global Ranking

QS-2022

1001-1200

Global Ranking

Times-2022

211

Global Ranking

USN-2021

501-600

Global Ranking

Shanghai-2021

895

Global Ranking

USN-2022

1001-1200

Global Ranking

QS-2022

1001-1200

Global Ranking

Times-2022

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Scholarships

The Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program, offered by Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is an exchange program for young and mid-career professionals from developing countries and nations undergoing democratic transition

Eligibility

minimum of five years full-time professional experience (prior to August 2022) in their field of specialization, after completing a university degree, and should be interested in the policy aspects of their field.

Applicability

You will be required to fill an external application

The Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program, offered by Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is an exchange program for young and mid-career professionals from developing countries and nations undergoing democratic transition

Eligibility

minimum of five years full-time professional experience (prior to August 2022) in their field of specialization, after completing a university degree, and should be interested in the policy aspects of their field.

Applicability

You will be required to fill an external application

This scholarship programme is aimed to help high performing students get a bachelor’s degree in the USA

Eligibility

They focus on students who plan to help improve the under-resourced and underserved communities back in their home country.

Applicability

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by 15 December 2021 (priority deadline) or by 15 January 2022 at the latest.

This scholarship programme is aimed to help high performing students get a bachelor’s degree in the USA

Eligibility

They focus on students who plan to help improve the under-resourced and underserved communities back in their home country.

Applicability

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by 15 December 2021 (priority deadline) or by 15 January 2022 at the latest.

THis scholarship is offered by Indian Govt, for post graduate students doing research abroad

Eligibility

Indian postgraduate students are eligible

Applicability

You will be required to fill an external application

THis scholarship is offered by Indian Govt, for post graduate students doing research abroad

Eligibility

Indian postgraduate students are eligible

Applicability

You will be required to fill an external application

This Scholarship is awarded by the US Govt and is for international students

Eligibility

International students are eligible

Applicability

You will be required to fill an external application

This Scholarship is awarded by the US Govt and is for international students

Eligibility

International students are eligible

Applicability

You will be required to fill an external application

The fellowship awards 5 international women students to pursue full-time graduate courses.

Eligibility

The fellowship awards 5 international women students to pursue full-time graduate courses.

Applicability

You will be required to fill an external application

The fellowship awards 5 international women students to pursue full-time graduate courses.

Eligibility

The fellowship awards 5 international women students to pursue full-time graduate courses.

Applicability

You will be required to fill an external application

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

Admission Requirements

FAQs

Full admission to Mississippi State will be granted to high school graduates who complete the CPC with one of the following: A minimum 3.20 grade-point average (GPA) on the CPC. A minimum 2.50 GPA on the CPC and a composite score of 16 or higher on the ACT or the equivalent SAT score.
Full admission to Mississippi State will be granted to high school graduates who complete the CPC with one of the following: A minimum 3.20 grade-point average (GPA) on the CPC. A minimum 2.50 GPA on the CPC and a composite score of 16 or higher on the ACT or the equivalent SAT score.
MSU does have a Freshman Residency Requirement (FRR). Full-time freshman students are required to live in university student housing. Research has shown living on-campus as a freshman has numerous educational and social benefits.
MSU does have a Freshman Residency Requirement (FRR). Full-time freshman students are required to live in university student housing. Research has shown living on-campus as a freshman has numerous educational and social benefits.
Students at Mississippi State can choose from more than 160 academic degrees, including master's degrees. Mississippi State also has a highly ranked program in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Students at Mississippi State can choose from more than 160 academic degrees, including master's degrees. Mississippi State also has a highly ranked program in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Quad Suites in Dogwood Hall and Single Rooms in Herbert and Ruby Halls are for upper-division students only. Dogwood Hall is the only residence hall designated for upper-division students. All other residence halls are open to all divisions.
Quad Suites in Dogwood Hall and Single Rooms in Herbert and Ruby Halls are for upper-division students only. Dogwood Hall is the only residence hall designated for upper-division students. All other residence halls are open to all divisions.
Mississippi State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,803 (fall 2020), with a gender distribution of 50% male students and 50% female students. At this school, 26% of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 74% of students live off-campus.
Mississippi State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,803 (fall 2020), with a gender distribution of 50% male students and 50% female students. At this school, 26% of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 74% of students live off-campus.

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Studying in United States

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: $20,000 - $65,000 (INR 14,99,421 - INR 48,74,100)

Postgraduate: $10,000 to $80,000 (INR 7,49,731 - INR 59,97,844)

MBA: $50,000 - $140,000 (INR 37,14,650 - INR 1,04,94,967)

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: $20,000 - $65,000 (INR 14,99,421 - INR 48,74,100)

Postgraduate: $10,000 to $80,000 (INR 7,49,731 - INR 59,97,844)

MBA: $50,000 - $140,000 (INR 37,14,650 - INR 1,04,94,967)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $820 - $925 per month (INR 60,920 - INR 68,721)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $450 - $1000 per month (INR 33,431 - INR 74,293)

Food Expenses: $350 - $500 per month (INR 26,002 - INR 37,146)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $820 - $925 per month (INR 60,920 - INR 68,721)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $450 - $1000 per month (INR 33,431 - INR 74,293)

Food Expenses: $350 - $500 per month (INR 26,002 - INR 37,146)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the USA

IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5+

TOEFL iBT: 78 - 100+

Cambridge English Language Assessments (CAE): B2 - C1

PTE: 54-58

Duolingo: 100+

 

Admission Tests to Study in USA

GMAT600 - 770+

GRE270 - 310

SAT: 900-1500+

ACT: 23-30

LSAT150 - 170+

MSAT: 490 - 510+

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the USA

IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5+

TOEFL iBT: 78 - 100+

Cambridge English Language Assessments (CAE): B2 - C1

PTE: 54-58

Duolingo: 100+

 

Admission Tests to Study in USA

GMAT600 - 770+

GRE270 - 310

SAT: 900-1500+

ACT: 23-30

LSAT150 - 170+

MSAT: 490 - 510+

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in the USA

  • When school is in session, your US student visa permits you to work up to 20 hours per week on campus and full-time during school breaks (up to 40 hours per week).

  • The employer must ensure that the employment should not displace (take a job away from) a US resident.

  • F1 students are permitted to work in the United States, but only under specified circumstances and in compliance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's complicated standards and restrictions (USCIS).

  • Many US colleges need approval from the International Student Office before taking any on-campus job, and such employment may not be permitted during a student's first semester or year.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the USA

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the USA. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus or at a school-affiliated off-campus site. Some examples are working in a campus bookshop, cafeteria, or other facilities where students may assist. To be considered for this position, you must apply at least 30 days prior to the start of school. Speak with your DSO about applying. If you're authorised, your DSO will provide you with a letter of approval, which you'll need to apply for a Social Security number (SSN).

 Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. F1 students can gain authorization to work under certain training programmes. This form of part-time work is not difficult to acquire. However, it is only available to F1 students who have completed at least one full academic year of their programme of study and who have an economic hardship that meets the Department of Homeland Security's urgent conditions. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are two programmes designed specifically for students who want to obtain experience in their field of study.

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in the USA

  • When school is in session, your US student visa permits you to work up to 20 hours per week on campus and full-time during school breaks (up to 40 hours per week).

  • The employer must ensure that the employment should not displace (take a job away from) a US resident.

  • F1 students are permitted to work in the United States, but only under specified circumstances and in compliance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's complicated standards and restrictions (USCIS).

  • Many US colleges need approval from the International Student Office before taking any on-campus job, and such employment may not be permitted during a student's first semester or year.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the USA

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the USA. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus or at a school-affiliated off-campus site. Some examples are working in a campus bookshop, cafeteria, or other facilities where students may assist. To be considered for this position, you must apply at least 30 days prior to the start of school. Speak with your DSO about applying. If you're authorised, your DSO will provide you with a letter of approval, which you'll need to apply for a Social Security number (SSN).

 Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. F1 students can gain authorization to work under certain training programmes. This form of part-time work is not difficult to acquire. However, it is only available to F1 students who have completed at least one full academic year of their programme of study and who have an economic hardship that meets the Department of Homeland Security's urgent conditions. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are two programmes designed specifically for students who want to obtain experience in their field of study.

A post-study work visa is one of the primary factors of interest for international students planning to pursue an education in the United States. After completing their education, most international students want to work in the United States. Some student visa options in the United States allow students to work in the country for a limited time while studying and after they finish their degree. 

The F1 Visa, M1 Visa, and J1 Visa are three different types of student visas that allow students to stay in the United States for a short time after they finish their studies.

The F1 visa is a post-study work visa that allows students to stay in the United States for upto 12 months after finishing their studies. The J1 and M1 student visas allow visa holders to stay for 30 days. Students pursuing STEM courses get an additional 17 months (making a total of 29 months) under STEM OPT extension.

A post-study work visa is one of the primary factors of interest for international students planning to pursue an education in the United States. After completing their education, most international students want to work in the United States. Some student visa options in the United States allow students to work in the country for a limited time while studying and after they finish their degree. 

The F1 Visa, M1 Visa, and J1 Visa are three different types of student visas that allow students to stay in the United States for a short time after they finish their studies.

The F1 visa is a post-study work visa that allows students to stay in the United States for upto 12 months after finishing their studies. The J1 and M1 student visas allow visa holders to stay for 30 days. Students pursuing STEM courses get an additional 17 months (making a total of 29 months) under STEM OPT extension.

Here are the different costs for different types of USA student visas that are required by an international student to study in USA:

  • F-1 Student Visa: $510 (INR 37,885)

  • F-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

H1B Visa: $555 (INR 41,227)

Here are the different costs for different types of USA student visas that are required by an international student to study in USA:

  • F-1 Student Visa: $510 (INR 37,885)

  • F-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

H1B Visa: $555 (INR 41,227)

Step 1: Get the US DS-160 Visa Application form.

Step 2: Prepare your financial and other supporting documents.

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form, and pay the application fee.

Step 4: Attend your appointment/interviews at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, you can start your study abroad journey.

Step 1: Get the US DS-160 Visa Application form.

Step 2: Prepare your financial and other supporting documents.

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form, and pay the application fee.

Step 4: Attend your appointment/interviews at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, you can start your study abroad journey.

Here are some of the top high paying job industries in the USA for international students are as follows:

  • Investment Banking and Securities Dealing

  • Sports Teams and Clubs

  • Management Consultancy

  • Financial Research

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

  • Engineering and IT

  • Mining, Resources and Energy

  • Law

Here are some of the top high paying job industries in the USA for international students are as follows:

  • Investment Banking and Securities Dealing

  • Sports Teams and Clubs

  • Management Consultancy

  • Financial Research

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

  • Engineering and IT

  • Mining, Resources and Energy

  • Law

Housing some of the best universities in the world, the United States of America is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. It is well-known for attracting the largest number of international students from around the world. Additionally, according to World GDP Rankings, the United States is in top place with a $22.939 Trillion economy as of 2021. It also boasts the world's 8th largest purchasing power parity (PPP). According to Statista, the United State's projected Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.2%.

Housing some of the best universities in the world, the United States of America is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. It is well-known for attracting the largest number of international students from around the world. Additionally, according to World GDP Rankings, the United States is in top place with a $22.939 Trillion economy as of 2021. It also boasts the world's 8th largest purchasing power parity (PPP). According to Statista, the United State's projected Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.2%.

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