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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Delta State is a public university located in Cleveland, Mississippi. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,198 undergraduate students. The Delta State acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 40% of students, Delta State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,100.
About Delta State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
1003 W Sunflower Rd
Cleveland, MS 38733
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Delta State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1200
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$12,669/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,049/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,198Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
839
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    83%
  • Approachable
    8%
  • Shy
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.30 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Amazing
    25%
  • Approve
    25%
  • Dissapointing
    17%
  • Family
    17%
  • Average
    8%
  • Home
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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Delta State University Reviews

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All of the teachers really seem to care about their students, and they take the time to get to know all of their students. The teacher to student ratio is really low, so class sizes are relatively small.

As for student life, they have quite a few selections of greek life, clubs, and honor societies to choose from! There is always something going on campus. From a movie night to dinners hosted by clubs, there's always something to do!

Campus size is small, so getting to classes quickly isn't hard at all; as a matter of fact, I walk to all of my classes and can get from one side of campus to the other within 10 minutes. Downtown is also within walking distance! (If I had to estimate, I would say it takes around 15-20 minutes to walk downtown)

It's also quite affordable, and my financial aid almost completely covers the cost of attendance.

All in all, I would absolutely recommend Delta State University.
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I completed a bachelors in Speech and Hearing Sciences! I loved the campus, the faculty, the community, and especially the little town of Cleveland, MS. Delta State provides high quality education at a very affordable cost.
Delta State University is one of the most affordable colleges in the entire country. With the PTK scholarship, your full tuition is paid. That along with FASFA (Pell Grant) you really only need one loan. Our student body is small less than 3000 but very diverse as there is an exceptional number of foreign exchange students. It's a fun and fascinating experience to meet people from other countries and cultures! Small campus is easy to navigate and they recently repaved all the roads.