288 reviews
  1. Itta Bena, MS
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  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
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
Mississippi Valley State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, MS 38941
Website

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
16%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
15-19
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Mississippi Valley State University

Cost

Net Price
$7,003/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,659/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,475/ year
  • $49-75k
    $3,008/ year
  • $76-110k
    $678/ year
  • $110k+
    $1,133/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,652Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
89%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Interesting/different individuals
    58%
  • Ok
    26%
  • Ratchet
    16%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.32 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Calm
    35%
  • Successful
    29%
  • Peacful
    24%
  • Horrendous
    6%
  • Wild
    6%

After Mississippi Valley State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$22,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
47%
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

Mississippi Valley State University Reviews

288 reviews
All Categories
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!"
Mississippi Valley State University is a very close-knit type of university. It's one of the smaller colleges in the Delta. Most professors look out for their students and make sure that they are understanding the classes. Some innovations could be made to the laundry room, and the cafeteria food. The new gym has several new innovations with a great weight room. Some of the staff comes off as rude (i.e.: financial aid office). If you are looking for a small university to attend but still be exposed to new things, Mississippi Valley State University is the place to be.
If you want a small, simple or quiet life, then you might want to consider Valley. Located is a small rural area, the institution gives you the opportunity to discover your inner self. But that discovery will also be made over eating terrible cafeteria food XD. The financial aid office is filled with amateurs and rude people. The school as an entity is below standard but the Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences department there is awesome!!!