2017 Best Colleges in Mississippi

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    Mississippi State University

    • Mississippi State, MS
    • 1,738 reviews
    College Sophomore:My school is unique because it is very diverse. There are many types of people and fields of study. Everyone is very friendly and the academics are great.
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    University of Mississippi

    • University, MS
    • 1,835 reviews
    College Freshman:Class sizes are exactly how they should be, given the class. You have just as much access to the teacher as you want due to teachers' office hours
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    Millsaps College

    • Jackson, MS
    • 201 reviews
    College Freshman:There are so many resources and opportunities for students to take advantage of. There are also friendly people around every corner waiting to see how they can help shape your future.
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    Belhaven University

    • Jackson, MS
    • 372 reviews
    College Junior:I don't know too much about the job or internship prospects offered at Belhaven, but I can say that the career center/services provided are top of the line. All of the professionals in the career services group are extremely helpful and friendly to all students who are serious about their education and their future careers!
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    University of Southern Mississippi

    • Hattiesburg, MS
    • 1,445 reviews
    College Junior:There are always job fairs, involvement fairs, and career fairs on campus! Every week in the library, Career Services sets up a resume critique table, USE IT! Ask your professors about pertinent career options and internship possibilities. Sign up with the career services database and check it faithfully! It's the best and only real way to know about all of the work study jobs!
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    William Carey University

    • Hattiesburg, MS
    • 273 reviews
    College Junior:William Carey, what can one say besides saying one thing, Christ. With what is going on with the world today and how people can not pray or even say Christian subjects without being criticized, it feels amazing to be at a school where Christ is their main focus. The administration accepts their students as family, understanding the students and helping them out in any way the can. I extremely felt welcomed the first day I arrived here. I brag about my University because it is a place to worship, to make memorable friends and to understand Christ and the life of that age. The education program is outstanding and the pride of the people for becoming who they want to be shows. Other universities should take not of this place, because no other can bet such a college as this one. Proud student of William Carey.
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    Mississippi College

    • Clinton, MS
    • 489 reviews
    College Junior:My school has excellent professors who love their students, but due to its baptist affiliations, it is limited in what can be spent is not very forward thinking.
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    Jackson State University

    • Jackson, MS
    • 1,136 reviews
    College Junior:Jackson State University is has a beautiful college campus and has a lot of potential to become greater. I am privileged to be a student-athlete and to represent the school. I am a biology major and the science department is very challenging which will help me to become the best student I can be. The people are very friendly, although the school has a lot of potential in some areas, the school spirit and the love that everyone has for this school is remarkable to me. This is why i would choose my school again if i had to do it all over.
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    Delta State University

    • Cleveland, MS
    • 336 reviews
    College Sophomore:The friendliness, and helpfulness of the staff at this school really set it apart from any other. That was the major deciding factor for me.
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    Mississippi University for Women

    • Columbus, MS
    • 297 reviews
    College Senior:All of the professors are great and willing to help. Everything gets pretty hectic around midterms and finals just because any project a professor gives is going to be due around that time.
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    Alcorn State University

    • Alcorn State, MS
    • 606 reviews
    College Senior:My overall experience with the professors at Alcorn State University has been a good one. Some of them were excellent always making themselves available to help and encourage you along the way.
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    Tougaloo College

    • Tougaloo, MS
    • 232 reviews
    College Freshman:College is a very interesting part of my life. I enjoy my major and my classmates but being a full time student and having a full time job is hard; Plus financial aid doesnt give me enough money so i have to pay almost 10K at the end of this semester. I just dont have 10K to pay touro.
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    Mississippi Valley State University

    • Itta Bena, MS
    • 288 reviews
    College Junior:I've learned a lot while at Mississippi Valley State University. They are very caring and make sure you learn the needed skills to be able to be successful in advanced education and life period.
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    Rust College

    • Holly Springs, MS
    • 171 reviews
    College Sophomore:Rust college is an great school, but I did not qualify for any scholarships coming to school here. My freshman year first semester was good , but I fell into the category of failure hanging with the wrong crown and among all that got sick every day with an out break of hives. Then , sophomore year I didn't not qualify for FAFSA , because I played around and failed some of the most important classes and now I am responsible for an 6,000 balance. My head is on correctly and I'm here to find aid . I will not stop trying to succeed I am the first to come to college out of an African American family.
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