Millsaps College


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Millsaps College


  • 38% have a job after 6 months
  • 46% have a job after 1 year
  • 61% have a job after 2 years


$22,032 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

June 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Eudora Welty Collection, King R. Johnson History Collection, Lehman Engel Collection (music, literature, art), Paul Ramsey Collection in Applied Ethics, The Kellogg Collection of Children’s Books, The Rare Book Collection, The Archives of Millsaps College and The United Methodist Church in Mississippi, and the Harmon L. Smith Collection in Christian Ethics

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 193,040 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 874 current serial subscriptions.
  • 79,858 microforms.
  • 8,470 Audio/Visual items.
  • 500 e-books.

Museums & Art

Special buildings at Millsaps include the Lewis Art Gallery and the James Observatory. Millsaps also provides students with access to many types of special equipment in teaching laboratories and research facilities as outlined below. Chemistry students may use a Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer (FTIR), an atomic absorption spectrophotometer, a GC/Mass spectrometer, a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, a high performance liquid chromatograph, a computer-based gel electrophoreses instrument, a capillary electrophoresis, research grade gas chromatographs, a fluorescence spectrophotometer, an ultraviolet/visible spectrophotometer, a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (NMR), an inert atmosphere reaction chamber, a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, microscale and preparative gas chromatographs (GC/MS), a UV-VIS spectrophotometer, and a Dispersive IR Spectrophotometer. The Biology Department includes a state-of-the-art cancer biology/biomolecular sciences research laboratory which contains two MyCycler thermal cyclers, an MG Research RT-PCR thermal cycler, a FluorChem gel imaging and analysis system, an Experion analysis system, a Nano-drop spectrophotometer, a Bio-Rad electroporator, a Kendro high-speed centrifuge, several Eppendorf microfuges, a Stratalinker, Western blotting equipment, large capacity incubators and shaking incubators, ultralow freezers, and several systems for agarose and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The Microscopic Imaging Facility contains a JEOL scanning electron microscope, a Leica DIC/fluorescence microscope, and a Zeiss Axioimager microscopy system with CoolSnapII HQ camera and imaging software. The Cell Culture Facility houses a laminar flow hood and CO2 incubators for culture and manipulation of cell lines.Geology equipment available to students includes an X-ray diffractometer (Scintag XDS 2000), a Nikon Microphot-FX polarizing microscope, an MEQ-800 earthquake seismograph, a GIS workstation with Rockware and Arcview 9.1 GIS Software, a Sokkia Set 600 Total Stations survey instrument, Solinst digital pressure transducers, and an on-campus hydrogeologic monitoring station to measure the water table and water levels in four on-campus wells. Geology students can use the department???s GeoStuff BHG-3 downhole seismic equipment and Reelogger down-hole data logger to explore the 120 meter-deep on-campus test hole. Equipment in the Millsaps College Environmental and Engineering Geophysics Lab includes 12- and 24-channel engineering seismographs (BISON 5012 and Seistronix RAS-24), a seismic data processing workstation, a PulseEKKO Pro ground penetrating radar system, a Worden gravity meter, and a Geometrics G 816 magnetometer. The campus is also home to the Millsaps College Sorbent and Environmental Laboratory which provides oil spill and stormwater remediation research opportunities to undergraduates. Psychology lab equipment includes a specially-designed automated 24-hour food monitoring system for rats, a Taste Threshold Apparatus for rodents, and a microsurgical lab for animal surgeries. Millsaps students also have access to special student-assigned research lab/offices; a computational modeling lab for math, chemistry and physics students which provides numerical and graphical solutions in three dimensions; a special lab for archeological analysis; and a large-scale professional poster machine for research presentations. In fall 2005, language students will have access to a newly-renovated digital language lab with 25 network computers and satellite connections for foreign language programming.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 135 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 0 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 936 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,500 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service


minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, birth control, religious, other


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 81% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 9% of housing units are Singles.
  • 57% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 27% of housing units are Triples.
  • 7% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 12 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 42% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Major Madness (Spring music festival and crawfish boil), Intramural competitions, Project Midtown (semiannual Saturday of service), Multicultural Festival, Homecoming, Habitat for Humanity, Earth Week, Outdoor Movies, Southern Circuit Film Series, Millsaps Players Performances, Gleaners and Stewpot volunteer projects, student recitals, Purple Pride Day (athletics)
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 85 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta (pre-health), Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology), Alpha Psi Omega (theater), Beta Alpha Psi (accounting), Beta Beta Beta (biology), Beta Gamma Sigma (business), Eta Sigma Phi (classics), Financial Management Association National Honor Society, Kappa Pi (art), Mu Phi Epsilon (scholarship and musicianship), Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership), Order of Omega (greek leadership), Phi Alpha Theta (history), Phi Beta Kappa (academics), Phi Delta Kappa (professional educators), Phi Eta Sigma (freshman scholastic), Phi Sigma Tau (philosophy), Pi Delta Phi (French), Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics), Schiller Gesellschaft (German), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish), Sigma Gamma Epsilon (geology), Sigma Lambda (leadership), Sigma Pi Sigma (physics), Sigma Tau Delta (English)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Ministry Team, Catholic Student Association, Millsaps Christian Fellowship, Wesley Fellowship, Canterbury Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Glory Phi God Fellowship, Gospel Choir, Jewish Cultural Association, CALLS, S. L. A. C. K. E. R. S (religious studies club)
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Association, Global Alliance, Multicultural Affairs Diversity Group, Multicultural Food Club
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Body Association, Student Senate, Men’s NCAA Division III sports teams (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, and tennis), Women’s NCAA Division III sports teams (basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball), Active Minds, A. C. E (Activities and Campus Entertainment), Anime Club, Amnesty Millsaps, Anthropology Club, APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society), Art Club, Bobashela yearbook staff, Boxers Rebellion Club, Campus Link (AmeriCorps), Circle K, Chamber Singers (16-24 member touring choir), Cheerleaders (basketball and football), Classics Club, College Republicans, Crew Club, Cycling and Triathlon Club, E. A. R. T. H. , English Club, Family and Friends Pride Coalition, Film Society, Foundations (Freshman Welcoming Organization), French Club, Future Black Law Students, German Club, Global Alliance, Gospel Choir, Habitat for Humanity, Honor Council, Interfraternity Council, Judicial Council, LEAD, Louis Wilson Fund Portfolio Managers, Major Impressions Dance Team, Mathematics Club, Millsaps Baseball Diamond Girls, Millsaps Players, Millsaps Singers, Multicultural Food Club, National Panhellenic Council, NOW CAN, Outdoor Adventure Club, Panhellenic Council, Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-law), Presidential Ambassadors, Pre-Vet Society, Pro-Choice Club, Project Yellow Ribbon, Psychology Club, Society of Physics Students, Sociology Club, Spanish Club, Student Affiliates of American Chemical Society, Student Athlete Advisory Council, Students for Life, Stylus literary magazine, Symposium, United Nations Association, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Up ’til Dawn, Women’s Lacrosse Club, Young Democrats, intramurals (basketball league, 3-on-3 midnight basketball tournament, free throw contest, 3-point contest, flag football, racquetball singles and doubles, Ultimate Frisbee, chess, disc golf, softball, golf scramble, kickball, soccer, indoor soccer, court soccer, volleyball, table tennis, frisbee golf, team handball, wallyball, dodge ball, tennis singles and doubles, 5K run/walk, innertube water polo, 8-ball pool), Millsaps Forum
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Purple & White (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Jackson, MS (11), New Orleans (190)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Jackson, MS (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Jackson, MS (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 97% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 30% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,548
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 6 fraternities
  • 5 fraternity houses
  • 54% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 6 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 52% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Jackson State University)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other

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