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Study at Millsaps College

Millsaps College is a privately supported, liberal arts college, located in the heart of Jackson in Mississippi, United States. Millsaps College was established in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church. Millsaps College is set across a 100-acre campus. Students can choose from a variety of academic programs including pre-professional programs, student research, and interdisciplinary programs at the college. Millsaps College featured in the Princeton Review among ‘The Best 368 Colleges'in 2009.

Millsaps College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The athletics teams of the college are nicknamed as the Majors. Mr. Major is the college mascot. The Majors participate in varsity sports including baseball, cross country, football, tennis, and volleyball.

Profile of Millsaps College

Millsaps College is in a medium-sized city, in Jackson, MS. The school has a United Methodist religious affiliation. Millsaps College is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Millsaps College than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include music, science, business and management, and liberal arts.

Millsaps College Selectivity

Millsaps College does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 550 to 670 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 540 and 650. Millsaps College attracts a fair number of students from out of state.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at Millsaps College are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 1, 151 students (1, 104 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at Millsaps College attend full-time. The school is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at Millsaps College belong to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Our mission statement is found on http://www.millsaps.edu/get_to_know/mission_statement. shtml, as follows: Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, to open inquiry and free expression, to the exploration of faith to inform vocation, and to the innovative shaping of the social, economic, and cultural progress of our region. You may also find the more lengthy Millsaps Purpose at www.millsaps.edu/get_to_know/purpose. shtml"

Millsaps College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management83business management, accounting
Liberal Arts54English, history, political science, economics, Spanish language, sociology, anthropology, Classical languages, . . .
Science45biology, chemistry, physics, geology
Therapy and Counselling25psychology
Education and Teaching9Education
Religion and Philosophy8religion, philosophy
Art Studies5art studies
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contact: Millsaps College

Millsaps College

1701 N State St

Jackson, MS 39210-0001

General Phone: (601) 974-1000