Millsaps College

Millsaps College students walk across campus on a spring day

“Millsaps College simply is first-rate, a warm, friendly place that exemplifies the ideal of learning together.
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Our orientation and advising will be virtual as well this summer.

Millsaps College
1701 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39210-0001
601.974.1050 / 1.800.352.1050
⋅ 822 students from 19 states and 31 foreign countries
⋅ 51% male; 49% female
⋅ 29% minority student population, with 14% African-American
⋅ 9:1 student-faculty ratio
⋅ Full-time tuition: $38,600; Room: $7,950; Meal Plan: $6,260
⋅ Average student pays $20-30,000 out-of-pocket after receiving merit-based academic, service scholarships, and need-based financial aid.
⋅ More than 80% of students receive some form of financial assistance.

Millsaps students participate in field work across the country and around the world

Students smiling at Millsaps College

Millsaps College campus buildings

Millsaps students in front of a sign that reads Welcome to Jackson

the Millsaps football team

  • Founded in 1890 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Millsaps College emphasizes the transformation of the complete self through academic rigor and the Wesleyan tradition of service to others.  At the very foundation of student life on campus is a spirit of personal honesty and mutual trust.  Members of the Millsaps community affirm their adherence to these basic ethical principles through our Honor Code.
  • As the first college or university in Mississippi to earn a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Millsaps prides itself on graduating principled leaders and accomplished citizens. Our location in Jackson, the cultural, business and political capital of Mississippi, gives our students big-city advantages in a place that is student-friendly and full of opportunities. It’s an easily navigable capital city and a great college-town.

Worth Noting
  • Millsaps students are ambitious, but unpretentious, and typically have sights set on business, law, or medicine, but all leave well-rounded through a curriculum that demands interdisciplinary study and real-world exploration. While the humanities, arts, and sciences are all notably strong, all undergraduate students take at least some business coursework, and some stay for a fifth year MBA or Master of Accountancy degree.
  • The cornerstone of Millsaps’ academic experience is the combination of on- and off-campus learning experiences, leveraging the capital city and college town of Jackson, MS. Students work at the teaching hospital and medical center across the street, at the capitol and law offices a mile downtown, and in bustling business and arts districts.
  • At Millsaps, world-class professors teach every class. There are NO teaching assistants, NO huge lecture halls. That means that in everything students do, they get an honors college experience in EVERY class, not just one or two each year. In EVERY dimension of the college experience – in our classrooms, athletic facilities, and student activities – students engage with other driven and talented students and mentors working to help them succeed.
  • In 2017, Millsaps was one of 12 colleges/universities to have a Rhodes Scholar in two of the past three years, along with Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Navy, Notre Dame, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, Virginia, West Point, and Yale.
  • In the past five years, Millsaps has had two Rhodes Scholars, four Fulbright Scholars, a Truman Scholar, a Goldwater Scholar, and a College Football Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Selected in 2016 by as the best college in Mississippi.
  • One of only a handful of national liberal arts colleges with both a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and an AACSB accredited business school.
  • Globally-recognized faculty-led study abroad program, including a one-of-a-kind, multi-disciplinary program on the College’s very own 4,500 acre biocultural reserve in Yucatan, Mexico.

Faculty & Academics
  • Approximately 100 full-time, or tenure-track faculty. 94% of full-time faculty hold the most advanced degree in their field.
  • 34 majors; 45 minors; including the option for a self-designed major
  • Students regularly publish research with faculty members in scholarly publications.
  • Average class size: 14
  • Student-developed Honor Code

Areas of Study
For the most current listings, please check the college website.

Applied Mathematics
Art: Art History
Art: Studio Art
Business Administration
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Environmental Science
European Studies
Government & Politics
Greek & Roman Studies
Latin American Studies
Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies
Philosophy: Religious Studies
Religious Studies: Sociology/Anthropology
Self-Designed Major

African Studies
African-American Studies
American Studies
Art: Art History
Art: Digital Arts
Art: Museum Studies
Art: Studio Art
Business Administration
Christian Studies
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Education Studies
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Film Studies
Government & Politics
Greek & Roman Civilization
Interreligious Encounters
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Military Science
Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies
Non-Profit Management
Peace & Justice Studies
Religious Studies
Theatre Studies
Vocation, Ethics, and Society
Women’s and Gender Studies

Pre-Professional Programs

Campus Life
  • More than 80 student clubs and organizations
  • 83% of students live on campus.

Varsity Sports

18 varsity sports in the NCAA Division III, Southern Athletic Association:

Baseball (M)
Basketball (M/W)
Cross Country (M/W)
Football (M)
Golf (M/W)
Soccer (M/W)
Softball (W)
Swimming and Diving (M/W)
Tennis (M/W)
Track and Field (M/W)
Volleyball (W)

Life After College
  • Millsaps guarantees graduation in four years, and boasts nearly double the four-year graduation rate of any other in the region.
  • The Economist ranking of alumni outcomes places Millsaps graduates in the top 14% of all college graduates across the U.S.
  • 100% acceptance rate to Medical School from the most recent graduating class.
  • 90% of Millsaps graduates who apply to law school are admitted in their initial year of application.
  • 95% of Millsaps graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate/professional school six months post-graduation.
  • Recent Fulbright recipients are studying business in Mexico, teaching English in Russia, Bangladesh, and Poland, and studying women’s issues in Jordan. Other recent students can be found attending medical school or law school. Still others chose to complete an M.B.A. at Millsaps’ Else School of Management. A recent survey of undergraduates found that 95% of recent graduates report being employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • Middle 50% SAT composite scores: 1130-1350
  • Middle 50% ACT scores: 22-28
  • Average GPA: 3.68




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