Millsaps College: Narrative Description

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1701 North State St.
Jackson, MS 39210-0001
Tel: (601)974-1000
Free: 800-352-1050
Admissions: (601)974-1050
Fax: (601)974-1059
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 100-acre urban campus. Endowment: $86.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8845 per student. Total enrollment: 1,146. Faculty: 97 (92 full-time, 5 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,007 applied, 85% were admitted. 35% from top 10% of their high school class, 69% from top quarter, 92% from top half. Full-time: 1,053 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 33 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 47% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 11% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 4% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 8/1, 12/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,256 includes full-time tuition ($19,490), mandatory fees ($1200), and college room and board ($7566). College room only: $4248. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $604 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $30 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 80 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 55% of eligible men and 56% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Ministry Team, Major Productions, Outdoors Club, Student Body Association, Black Student Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Major Madness, Multicultural Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense education, lighted pathways. 922 college housing spaces available
Free: 800 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Millsaps Wilson Library with 190,982 books, 79,248 microform titles, 874 serials, 8,409 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $830,277. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Jackson State University.

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