We are from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and my daughter has some interest in going out-of-state for college. There are a significant number of kids from our area who go to Ole Miss, but my daughter is interested in equine science, so I thought we would consider State. It seems like a smaller version of Texas A&M to me (strong agriculture and engineering, lots of school spirit with a down home vibe), but I have not spent any time on the campus or in Starkville. I would appreciate any feedback from anyone who has been there or who has kids at State.
Also, I would like some feedback on getting to and from Starkville. I have explained to my daughter that if she went out of state then coming home more than once a semester would not be an option. I told her that if she is worried about the convenience and frequency of coming home then she should stay closer to DFW. Nevertheless, I would like to hear about anyone’s experience with travel to and from State not only for their kids but for themselves (visiting for parents’ weekends, football games, etc.).