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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
Rust is a private, Christian college located in Holly Springs, Mississippi. As a historically black college, Rust has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 761 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Rust acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Biology, Kindergarten and Preschool Education, and Broadcast Journalism. Graduating 33% of students, Rust alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $18,400.
150 Rust Avenue
Holly Springs, MS 38635
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Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Independent Mid-South Region

Rust College Rankings

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Rust Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
630-800
ACT Range
13-17
Application Fee
$10
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,335/ 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
$6,155/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
761Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
85
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
90%
Varsity Athletes
13%
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  • Variety
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.16 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.19 responses
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What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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  • Interesting
    100%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
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I am a senior at Rust College and I like that the professors want to see all students want to succeed. I think that Rust College need change the way the things are far as the dorms, cafe food and campus itself. Students complain a lot about the dorms and the activities that are taking place. Maybe if faculty got young minds to make up the activities things would be different around the campus.
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My experience at Rust college has been very good so far as me being a current freshman in the first year experience program. The students and professors at rust college are helpful as far as helping to make sure the freshmen were to get to their classes. I can tell that the professors are teaching what the student needs to learn, my classes so far are going very well. Also, I know where to go if I need anything fixed or check out, Rust College has a very Mass Communication program. But I really like the way Rust College students and professors get their business and class assignments done.
This school has no white girls. I only like white girls, so that was kinda balls. Everyone here is ratchet. The teachers honestly don't give a single care about my success. It's honestly horrible here; go to trade school.