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.
Colleges That Change Lives

Millsaps College
1701 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39210-0001
601.974.1050 / 1.800.352.1050
admissions@millsaps.edu
www.millsaps.edu
⋅ 832 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: $37,290; Room: $7,450; Meal Plan: $6,050
⋅ Extensive program of need-based financial aid, as well as merit based academic and service scholarships
⋅ More than 80% of students receive some form of financial assistance.

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

Millsaps baseball team with another win

The Millsaps campus in the spring

Millsaps cheerleaders at a game

Millsaps students smile together

Character
  • 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.

Worth Noting
  • 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 Forbes.com 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
  • Our unique Vocation, Ethics, and Society Initiative challenges students to explore their personal and professional futures through academic classes that examine the meaning of work and through mentor-based internships in the Jackson community.
  • Unique, multi-disciplinary study abroad program on the College’s very own 4,000 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.

Majors
Accounting
Applied Mathematics
Art: Art History
Art: Studio Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Economics
Elementary Education
Environmental Science
European Studies
Geology
Geophysics
Greek & Roman Studies
History
Latin American Studies
Literature in English
Mathematics
Music
Neurophilosophy
Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies
Philosophy
Philosophy: Religious Studies
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Religious Studies: Sociology/Anthropology
Self-Designed Major
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Undecided

Minors
African Studies
African-American Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Art: Art History
Art: Digital Arts
Art: Museum Studies
Art: Studio Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Studies
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Economics
Education
Education (Secondary)
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Film Studies
French
Geology
Greek & Roman Civilization
History
Interreligious Encounters
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Literature in English
Mathematics
Military Science
Music
Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies
Non-Profit Management
Peace & Justice Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Political Science: Applied Politics
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Studies
Vocation, Ethics, and Society
Women’s and Gender Studies

Pre-Professional Programs
Dental
Engineering
Health
Law
Medical
Ministry
Nursing
Pharmacy
Veterinary

Campus Life
  • More than 70 student clubs and organizations
  • 83% of students live on campus.

Varsity Sports

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

Baseball (Men)
Basketball
Cross Country
Football (Men)
Golf
Soccer
Softball (Women)
Swimming and Diving
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball (Women)

Life After College
  • Millsaps boasts the highest four-year graduation rate of any school in Mississippi (nearly double the four-year rate of any others) and amongst the highest in the region.
  • White House College Scorecard data show that Millsaps ranks #1 in Mississippi for alumni earnings ten years post-graduation.
  • 90% of Millsaps graduates who apply to law school are admitted in their initial year of application.
  • The Economist ranking of alumni outcomes places Millsaps graduates in the top 14% of all college graduates across the U.S.
  • 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 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 94% 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