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January 20, 2020

Admissions Q&A’s | Mississippi State University

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Avg cost after aid


Graduation rate


Acceptance rate


LRT Sports: How much does being an athlete affect the admissions process?

None.  The Student will need to get through the NCAA clearinghouse then they are admitted.

LRT Sports: What are the qualities you look for when taking on a student-athlete?

Skill and ability to stay eligible.

LRT Sports: What will set a student-athlete’s application apart from the general applicants or other student-athletes?


LRT Sports: Does an early admission application carry more weight/have a different priority in your acceptance process?

No.  State law requires we admit all students that meet the criteria and there is no admission cap.

LRT Sports: Would your institution recommend that a student-athlete come in for an interview? If so, when would you recommend they start this process?

No.  If you are not skilled enough to hear from us don’t call us.

LRT Sports: What GPA/SAT/ACT would your institution recommend that a student-athlete shoot for?

What percentage of student-athletes receive financial aid?

NCAA clearinghouse.

LRT Sports: What is the best way for  student-athletes to start the financial aid process if they need financial aid?


LRT Sports: What is your institution’s policy on financial aid? Does it differ for scholar athletes?


LRT Sports: What is the best piece of advice you can give to a student-athlete who has your institution number one on their list?

Register to attend sports camps.

LRT Sports: What makes your athletic program stand out?

Division 1.