Millsaps College

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“Millsaps College simply is first-rate, a warm, friendly place that exemplifies the ideal of learning together.
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Millsaps College
1701 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39210-0001
601.974.1050 / 1.800.352.1050
⋅ 732 students (697 undergrad, 35 grad) from 22 states and 23 foreign countries
⋅ 45% male; 55% female
⋅ 39% minority student population, with 23% African-American
⋅ 9:1 student-faculty ratio
⋅ Full-time tuition: $40,140; 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.
Students sit outdoors for a class discussion
An artist is painting
A baseball player slides into second base
Millsaps students hold up a college banner in a canyon
A student reads a book in her dorm room
  • Founded in 1890 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Millsaps College emphasizes scholarly inquiry and spiritual growth. The college’s lineage is one of service, social justice and critical reflections on the most important questions in life.
  • Students adhere to The Major Call, a pledge of student support that provides the foundation by which students live and learn as a community.

Worth Noting
  • Students don’t just come to Millsaps College, they belong at Millsaps College. From the classroom to the playing field to study abroad, Millsaps is a tightly-knit community of students, faculty and staff who support each other and provide an experience that can’t be replicated at a big university.
  • Through our Community Engaged Learning (CEL) academic program, students put their knowledge to practical use. They might help write policy papers for a member of the Mississippi Legislature, conduct medical research in a nearby hospital, help elementary students with literacy skills or draft a business plan for a local start-up.
  • Millsaps is recognized for its outstanding study abroad programs, where students may find themselves on an archaeological dig in Peru, having a conversation with a member of the British Parliament, researching Roman graffiti in Italy or spending time at the college’s 4,500-acre biocultural reserve in the Yucatan Peninsula.
  • Millsaps graduates in the class of 2019 had a 100% acceptance rate to medical school.
  • Millsaps boasts the first Phi Beta Kappa chapter in Mississippi, and is one of only a handful of national liberal arts colleges with both a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and an AACSB accredited business school.
  • Ranked by Forbes magazine as the best college in Mississippi.

Faculty & Academics
  • There are approximately 100 full-time or tenure track faculty at Millsaps, and 94% of the full-time faculty hold the most advanced degree in their field.
  • The college offers 32 majors, including the option to self-design a major, and 47 minors.
  • Pre-professional programs in engineering, pre-health, law and ministry are available and supported through innovative partnerships.
  • With an average class size of 10 students, faculty are better able to get to know students, engage them in research and practical applications of knowledge and build relationships that last for years after graduation.

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 and Politics
Greek and Roman Studies
Latin American Studies
Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies
Philosophy: Religious Studies
Politics and Religion
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 and Politics
Government and Politics: Applied Politics
Health & Exercise Science
Interreligious Encounters
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Medical Humanities
Military Science
Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies
Nonprofit Management
Peace & Justice Studies
Philosophy, Law and Society
Religious Studies
Vocation, Ethics and Society
Women’s and Gender Studies

Pre-Professional Programs

Campus Life
  • Nearly 90% of students live on the Millsaps campus, comprised of 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital city of Mississippi.
  • Jackson is home to around 40,000 college students, and offers a wealth of great food, shopping, sports, and nightlife.
  • With more than 50 student organizations and 10 Greek organizations, it’s easy to find a place to belong at Millsaps.

Varsity Sports

Millsaps College is a member of the Southern Athletic Association and competes with 18 NCAA Division III teams:

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
  • Over 90% of graduates are employed or in graduate school six months after graduation.
  • Millsaps has the highest graduation rate of any four-year college or university in Mississippi.
  • Millsaps graduates have the highest average salary for graduates from any four-year college or university in Mississippi, ten years after starting college.
  • Millsaps boasts seven Rhodes Scholars and 17 Fulbright Scholars.

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