C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Mississippi Valley State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, MS 38941
Website
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Mississippi Valley 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
84%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$11,591/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,684/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,394/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,259/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,994/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,704Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Interesting/different individuals
    60%
  • Ok
    25%
  • Ratchet
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.33 responses
Poll
58%
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 18 responses
Report
  • Calm
    33%
  • Successful
    33%
  • Peacful
    22%
  • Horrendous
    6%
  • Wild
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$22,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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Mississippi Valley State University is an outstanding school. You will get the one on one attention need. The teacher to student ratio is awesome. Everyone is so nice. The environment is very cozy and it gives you that since of home. The staff is nice. The students are respectful and friendly. The atomosphere overall is loving. Everyone looks out for on another. You will make lots of new friends. The campus is a nice size. Not too big but not too small, Just right. Game night and homecoming are very exciting times. Thats when you get to see the professors and student relax and have a lot of fun as the watch the football teams and bands battle for the win. I would recommend Mississippi Valley State University to everyone.
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Mississippi Valley State believes in educating the whole student. Educational, cultural, social, well, service, and support is all there. As a freshman starting out my journey in the fall of 2015, Mississippi Valley's faculty and student mentors of Student Support Services have made sure to encourage me when the work had gotten a little tough.It is an amazing and safe campus. Although, personally I think the band has it going on. Throughout all of my great experiences I've encountered with my university, the Mean Green Marching Machine is my favorite of them all. I love dancing to the sound of the sweet melodies. I wouldn't trade being a dancer at Mississippi Valley for anything in the world. It wasn't my first choice to attend this university, but I'm there for a reason and I have grown to love my HBCU. When I graduate in May of 2019, I will be a proud alumni of Mississippi Valley State University. Valley is for me and if I could; I would love to do it again- Simply because Valley is THE road map where I can make my dreams reality. It is where I can Dream. Explore. Succeed! As we always say, "One Team. One Goal. One Valley!"
My time here at the valley was pretty good. Campus is very small so there isn't much to do. However, if you want go to a college with the least amount of distraction, then valley is the place for you. Valley is very small. Everything is right around you. The dorms are not the best. The teacher on campus are unrelenting. Some of them would pile work on top of work and expect you to finish at a specific date. There are friendly teachers here on campus that would want to help you in every way possible on becoming the best of the best. There are also some teachers that'll just pass you with ease.