Millsaps College

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1701 N. State Street

Jackson, MS 39210-0001

Phone: (601) 974-1000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Feb. 1
application deadline

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#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Millsaps College is a private institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 849, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Millsaps College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 82. Its tuition and fees are $32,520 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

With a solid academic reputation and distinguished faculty who are accessible to students, Millsaps College is considered an ideally-sized living-learning environment where students develop into mature citizens with the intellectual capabilities, ethical principles, and sense of responsibility needed for leadership in all sectors of society. Millsaps College offers a classroom experience that students have described as interactive--rather than just listen to a lecture, students are challenged to debate, discuss and ask questions. Millsaps' programs are designed to cultivate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; creativity, sensitivity, and tolerance; the ability to inform and challenge others; and an appreciation for humanity and the universe. In addition, Millsaps offers a wide range of opportunities for professional research, internships, study abroad, and community service. Since 1890, Millsaps has been committed to freedom of inquiry and expression in the classroom and on the campus. Its long-standing tradition of educating students in the arts and sciences was rewarded during the 20th century as it earned the privilege of establishing a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and also being the first college in the state to earn this affiliation.

Millsaps College is recognized for its strengths in liberal arts and business. It is one of the few liberal arts colleges in the U.S. to hold both a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and accreditation at both the graduate and undergraduate level by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Through its Else School of Management, Millsaps offers a five-year MBA to its business undergraduates and also provides a strongly supportive environment for its arts and sciences undergraduates to obtain masters degrees in business.

Millsaps also understands the need for practical support of its students in their preparation for life-long vocations. The Career Center offers strong counseling and placement services, while the Faith and Work program encourages students to explore careers that engage and inspire them through special service opportunities and student groups, a Meaning of work course, and internships, fellowships and other special programs.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1890
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $92,081,788


When applying to Millsaps College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 54.8%
Application deadline February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Millsaps College is 8:1, and the school has 85.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Millsaps College include: Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Social Sciences; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 8:1
4-year graduation rate 67%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Psychology 10%
Social Sciences 8%
English Language and Literature/Letters 7%

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Student Life

Millsaps College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 849, with a gender distribution of 50.4 percent male students and 49.6 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus. Millsaps College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 915
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Millsaps College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Millsaps College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Millsaps College, 89 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Millsaps College.

Students who have cars on campus 89%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Millsaps College, 59.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,545.

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Tuition and fees $32,520 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,368 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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