School Spotlight: Millsaps College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Millsaps College
Jackson, MS

Some students thrive in small classroom environments, where students and professors know each other on a first name basis, and it’s nearly impossible to “hide” in such an intimate setting. If you learn best when immersed in a small, yet engaged student body, consider Millsaps College. Located in a progressive southern city where food, music and art reign supreme, Millsaps is a private, liberal arts college that’s affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is also one of the 44 colleges that change lives. With approximately 1000 students on campus, Millsaps focuses on the undergraduate experience, boasting a 9:1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of just 14. Writing is a major component of the college’s new Compass Curriculum. All students are required to attend two writing workshops before the end of their sophomore year and complete a Writing Proficiency Portfolio (including a critical reflective essay on the value of a Millsaps education) before graduation. Students have over 80 clubs and organizations at their disposal, which provide events and activities to enrich students’ lives outside of the classroom. From Greek life and DIII athletics, to community service and student government, Millsaps’ close-knit student body loves to get involved.

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.