About Rust College

Founded in 1866, Rust College. is a Private college. Located in Mississippi, which is a city setting in Mississippi, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,005 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Rust College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 45 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Rust College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate46%
Application Deadline
Application Fee10
SAT Range
ACT Range13-17

Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,2% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 7 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Rust College.

50%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
50%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
25%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
25%
“All the time, including weekends”
25%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
25%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
75%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
50%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
25%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
75%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
50%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
25%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
50%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
25%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
50%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
50%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
50%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
25%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
25%
“All the time, including weekends”
25%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
25%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
75%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
50%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
25%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
75%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
50%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
25%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
50%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
25%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
50%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Rust College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    13 Students rated on-campus housing 2.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    9 Students rated off-campus housing 2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    13 Students rated campus food 2.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    13 Students rated campus facilities 2.5 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    13 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    12 Students rated school activities 2.6 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    12 Students rated local services 3.1 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    13 Students rated academics 2.9 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Rust College?

5 Students rated Rust College

Nya

I think that Rust is an outdated extremely easy school. The dorms are moldy and old. The classes are too easy I rarely feel like learn anything. The food is okay but were served basically the same thing everyday and the same thing every week. The only good thing about it is that its very affordable.

Jasmine

rust is a ok school but I wouldn't recommend anybody to go here you will have a lot of financial problems then they will lose your important paper work you don't get your checks on time you eat the same food every week there has been a lot of unsafe insidents on campus bad security its mostly like highschool.

Keyairra

The academic department of Rust College is outstanding. The professors are very hands on and the student body helps each other. However, the cafeteria could use better food choices. Also, the living conditions need to be improved immediately. The school spirit is very overwhelming. We take great pride in our school and loves those who comes in and out.

D'Angelo

Rust College is a small private Methodist historically black college. The professors show a genuine interest in your success and are usually pretty accessible. The college is in a small town in MS, so it is not a TON of stuff to do. However they do have a recreation center with pool tables, a small theater, ping pong, and usually have activities on campus for students to engage in. Greek life is prevalent. There is no football team but the basketball, baseball, and volleyball teams keep you in school spirit. There was an obnoxious amount of locals on campus though.Rust College is a very good college. It is so diverse. Some of the professors are kind and respectful. If you are having trouble in a class, they are sure to find you a tutor. I would change the lunch menu.My experience at Rust was wonderful. My first year was full of surprise . However the staff is great so is the school and students. Everyone is so kindhearted coming from a big town city to a small town will teach you so much about life. Although one thing I would like to see change at Rust college is a better view and fun campus for the students.I enjoy attending Rust College. I make new friends every year and further my learning experience to get my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. I enjoy meeting new people, trying new things with friends and even some of the teachers. I do wish some things about the school would be fixed or upgraded some.I love the learning environment and the school spirit. The professor try their best for us to learn and the student body itself is a support system. I would like to see a change in the living conditions, however.

Rust College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Rust College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Rust College is 46%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The advice i would give to myself is that when preparing first make sure that it is what you want for yourself and not anybody else. It is only one person's decision and that is mine. Also, if you decided that college is for you, make sure that the school you plan to attend is a good one in all areas such as classwork, social life, dorm life etc. This means you should make a visit to tour the school of interest. Finally, please make sure that you manage your time. Priorities are important and should not be taken lightly. It is important for you to learn all you can while you can because you are payin for school, so why wast your money on things like making friends or partying all night. Just think, those are things that are priceless. So spend your money on something that will make you successful in the future.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    IF you had a rough ending in high school, you can start fresh with teachers that will work with you if you are willing to learn.

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  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known that the finicial aid system was going to be unorganized. Also I wish I would have known that the dorms was going to be a disgrace.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I consider the campus life and dorm life to be the worst thing about my school because their physical appearance are not up to par at all.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are: outspoken, fun, caring, loving, stubborn, and great people.

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  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There registration process at the start of each semester; registration and tuition payment is not online like other schools.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    the acapella choir

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Rust College is that there is no hinderance as to the amount of knowledge one may recieve. Professors are always ready and available to communicate with students and also offer solutions to issues a student may be battling. Professors also encourage higher level thinking. The library on campus opens at seven o' clock in the morning and doesnt close until midnight; this allows students the ability to read and study as often and as long as you like. The college also offers monthly presentations from various professionals and speakers for the cultural growth of students.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I would not recommand anyone to attend Rust College unless it is their last resort.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Rust College has moded the students into future leaders in this society with excellent administrators and professors that care and are willing to walk alone our academic journey with the students.

    Read all  1 answers
  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    the type of person that should not attend this school is someone that likes a big campus and likes being around alot of people. It is a very small school therefore the class size is small so the people that like big classes should not come here.

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

1,005

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

58%

Out-Of-State

29%

In-State

13%

International

Organizations

31

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

93%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
96%
% Hispanic/Latino
N/A
% White or Caucasian
1%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

79% of students attending Rust College receive some sort of financial aid. 77% were awarded federal grants. While 71% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$9,500

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$250

Books and Supplies

$4,100

Room and Board

13,850

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,095
$30 - $48K
$10,481
$48 - $75K
$13,010
$75 - $110K
N/A
$110K & UP
N/A

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